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RACINE (WITI) -- Investigators are using recent tips and new technology to try to solve the 14-year-old Racine County murder mystery involving a woman whose name and age remain unknown.

Authorities believe the woman was beaten and tortured before being dumped in a cornfield in the town of Raymond in 1999.

In December, 2012, a composite sketch of what the woman may have looked like was released. Jane Doe is described as 5'8" tall with short brown hair and double pierced ears. Her left ear has a deformation consistent with a condition known as "cauliflower ear."

The woman was found wearing a country western-style shirt with a red floral pattern.

Earlier in October, the body was exhumed and sent to Milwaukee where a forensic anthropologist has joined the case.

"Through the study of her bones, we can tell where she was born and was raised. We're hoping based on that geographically where she is from, and her age group, we might be able to identify her," said Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmeling.

A press conference two weeks ago also generated new leads.

"I'm not at liberty to discuss what that information is or where we are at with it, but I can tell you the last press conference did produce some tips," said Schmeling.

Authorities will continue to work on the case in the hopes of providing closure to the woman's unknown loved ones.

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