WICHITA, Kansas -- This could be a break in a cold case in Sedgwick County after investigators say they can now put a face to a human skull discovered two years ago.
The human skull was found in a creek bed in the south west part of Sedgwick County just west of Viola back in April of 2011.
Investigators believe they're one step closer to identifying who this person is, but they need your help.
A facially reconstructed image released by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning shows a woman with a distinctive nose and a round face.
The face was reconstructed from a human skull examined by anthropology experts and a forensic dentist.
"Those examines suggested the skull is consisted of a female African American descent between the ages of 16 to 22," said Captain Greg Pollock, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.
The human skull was discovered in the 10000 block south of 343rd Street West in a creek bed just west of Viola.
Now the question investigators are asking who was she?
"We looked at several missing person reports," said Pollock. "Talked to other jurisdictions and so far we haven't been able to make a match."
A group of anthropology students were conducting a survey in the area of where the skull was discovered.
Students found human bone fragments and examination results show the bone is of an African American female.
We're told the fragmented bone is a femur bone.
Additional testing needs to be done in order to determine if there's a connection between the human skull and the fragment bones.
"Any type of skeletal remains investigation is extremely difficult," said Pollock. "I mean you're dealing of the time that the skeletal was out on the location."
But the image now provides someone for the community to try to recognize.
"People may or more likely to see something they recognize in a person," said Peer Moore- Jansen, Wichita State University Biological Anthropologist. "Even if you get a hundred responses the likelihood that one of them may be the person you're looking for just sort of enhances the reach of trying to find out in the process who that individual is."
With the help of this image, investigators are hoping to bring closure to a family who may be missing a loved one.
Forensic experts are working on establishing a DNA profile for this person.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office at (316) 660- 5300 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267- 2111.