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Body in burning Woodbridge dumpster ID'd as female

Thursday - 3/24/2011, 6:38pm  ET

Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

Woodbridge, Va. -- Police now say the body found in a burning dumpster Wednesday is a woman.

Officials believe she was between 20 and 40 years old, somewhere between 5'2" to 5'4" tall, and weighing 120 to 140 lbs.

Police say she had straight dark hair and a missing front left tooth.

Police still don't know her race, or anything else about her. They are hoping the public can help.

Firefighters responding to a dumpster fire at the Bayvue Apartments on Bayside Avenue found the body Wednesday morning.

The body was so badly burned police could not tell at if it was a man or a woman.

The remains were take to the Medical Examiner's Office for analysis.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

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