Dentists urged to help solve identify of body

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are asking Detroit-area dentists for help in identifying the mummified remains of a woman found in a car last week.

Investigators believe it's Pia Farrenkopf, but the identity hasn't been settled. There's evidence of extensive dental work, and Oakland County authorities believe dental records could quickly confirm a name.

But they don't know the dentist who treated Farrenkopf.

The body was found in the rear seat of Farrenkopf's Jeep in her garage in Pontiac. She may have been dead for more than five years. There is no evidence of foul play.

Without dental records, authorities would have to turn to DNA from Farrenkopf's family in Massachusetts. That process could take months.

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