Determining how 19-year old Taylor Robinson of Akron died will be a difficult task according to Summit County Medical Examiner's chief investigator Gary Guenther. Guenther tells AkronNewsNow " It's going to be very difficult. We're dealing with just bones. There's no tissue, so there will be no evidence of obvious stab wounds or gunshot wounds."
Thats why her bones were sent to an anthropologist in Pennsylvania.
Guenther says they can only hope the bones yield evidence if they were struck during an attack. " If there are any injuries to the bones, the anthropologist will be able to tell us if there is like a sharp object.that struck one of the bones, they'd be able to tell us. But with no tissue left it's really difficult," says Guenther.
He says it will take weeks for the anthropologist to determine if the bones yield any evidence that could lead police to Robinson's killer.
Taylor Robinson's remains were identified through dental records Wednesday, after bones and a partial skull were found near a picnic area in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park by hikers earlier this week. Robinson had been missing since May 3rd after vanishing while working as a home health care aide at a home on Kipling Street in Akron.
The FBI and the National Park Police have joined Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner in the investigation. Her death is being investigated as a homicide
Akron Police have not named any suspects in the investigation.