By Paul Burton

DEDHAM (CBS) – Investigators say they’ve identified the young woman found dead in Dedham last week.

Dedham Police Chief Michael D’Entremont and Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said at a news conference Monday that the woman was Susan Anyanwu-Corbin.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says they used dental records to make the identification.

Morrissey says a citizen’s tip helped authorities identify the young woman, but he’s still asking for help to discover how her body got to the Dedham wooded area.

“People who may have socialized with her, may have resided with her, worked with her, corresponded, Facebook, or even socially friendly with her, help us now identify her movements,” Morrissey said.

It was a family member who reported Anyanwu-Corbin missing, and Boston police put out missing posters immediately after she disappeared.

She and her family lived at several addresses in the Boston area after moving to the U.S. from Nigerian about four or five years ago.

The young woman is known to have worked in retail for most of the time she lived in the U.S.

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A Marist College sweatshirt similar to the one found near the Dedham remains. (Photo credit Norfolk County DA)

They released photos at Friday’s news conference of items she was wearing at the time she was found including a Marist College sweatshirt, a ring, and a bracelet with a charm engraved with the word “Peace.”

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The Peace Charm bracelet found on the remains in Dedham. (Photo credit Norfolk County DA)

The body was found in a wooded area off High Street April 4. The state medical examiner’s office said she had been dead for “several months.”

The Medical Examiner says they haven’t been able to determine a cause of death, but are still not saying this is a homicide investigation.

Morrissey says, “We are taking this very seriously and are working closely with the Boston Police, who have been great partners to the Dedham Police and State Police detectives attached to the District Attorney’s Office.”

Authorities ask that anyone with any information contact Dedham Police at 781-751-9300 or State Police at 781-830-4990.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports


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