Manchester building site skeleton could date to 1960, according to a BBC article. A woman’s skeleton was found at a building site in Manchester city centre. It may have been there for the last 50 years. The remains were found by workmen at the site on Miller Street, near the CIS Tower. It was treated as non suspicious until post-mortem tests showed that the woman had a fractured neck, collarbone, and jaw. Until scientists come up with a DNA profile, police are hoping distinctive clothing found near the body can help them identify the woman.
The detective said the forensic science service was working to extract a DNA profile from the remains that could help them identify the woman. If that fails, officers will look at dental work and process the clothing in more detail to glean information from the dye and weave of the fabric. A blue jumper and blue/green bra were recovered among the remains, while a green pinafore with large buttons was found nearby. The pinafore has a distinctive design and police are hoping someone recognises the items.