Washington body parts are from a dismembered woman

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OLYMPIA — A Washington sheriff's office says human remains first discovered by a dog on the Nisqually Indian Reservation come from the body of a woman who was dismembered by another person.

A forensic anthropologist on Thursday determined the woman was not dismembered by an animal.

Thurston County sheriff's Sgt. Ray Brady told The Olympian detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

Coroner Gary Warnock is trying to identify the woman. He says teeth might be used for identification if they can be matched to dental records for a missing person.