Lake Hodges Jane Doe: Is the remains found Elizabeth Sullivan?

UPDATE:  11/12/15 – 

“The remains found in this case are still unidentified and the Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for assistance with identification. The Medical Examiner’s Office believes the remains belong to a female of either Hispanic or African American decent, between the ages of 25 and 35 years old and 5′-“03 to 5′-“04 in height. The Medical Examiner’s Office also believes the decedent died approximately 1 month prior to being discovered.

The decedent was also found wearing a very distinctive ring along with a pair of shorts and a San Diego Padres athletic jersey. Attached is a photograph of the ring found with the remains as well as photographs of the types of clothing items found.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Prepared by: Kenn Nelson, Lieutenant Homicide Detail (858) 974-2321″

Original story:  Police have not been able to identify the skeletal remains found near Lake Hodges in San Diego County.  At first there was a thought it might be Sky Peterson that went missing in August from the same area, but the remains have been identified as a female.

Going through my list of missing woman that fit the description of a black or Latina woman 25-35 years old, 5’3″ to 5’4″ tall is Elizabeth Ricks Sullivan.  What does not fit is the police say the woman was believed to have died 3-6 weeks ago and Elizabeth has been missing one year. 

Police also state that the woman wore shorts and what sheriff’s homicide Lt. Kenn Nelson called a unique athletic jersey and a distinctive ring. He gave no further description of those items.  We have no cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s homicide unit at (858) 974-2321 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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