Posted 3/21/23

The Maury County Sheriff's Department has identified human remains found in 2020.

In a release the victim has been identified as Amanda Newcomb.

Newcomb's remains were found in a wooded area near Hood Road in November 2020. They were collected by investigators and sent to the medical examiner's office for testing.

The sheriff's department began working with a private lab in Texas in November 2021 for genealogy processing. A year later, the department received information that listed possible ancestors of the unidentified woman from several generations prior.

Investigators contacted living descendants of the unidentified woman based on the genealogy report and constructed a family tree, says the sheriff's department.

After finding the closest biological relative based on their findings and taking a DNA sample for lab testing, investigators received a positive ID confirmation January 26th.

The sheriff's department says no cause of death for Newcomb could be determined.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the sheriff's office at 931-388-5151, or Lt. Roscoe Voss: 931-375-6601.