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Brockton woman identified as victim found in wooded area

A Brockton woman was identified Wednesday as the person whose dismembered body was found on Sunday stacked on top of the skeletal remains of a second woman.

Ashley M. Mylett was 20 years old, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office.

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Cruz’s office released Mylett’s name and age but did not provide other information about her or how they believe her remains came to be dumped in the Brockton woods where they were found Sunday, about a quarter-mile from the corner of North Quincy Street and Wedgewood Road.

Wedgewood Road is a well traveled dead-end road, with a VFW hall located at the end.

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Mylett’s relatives, reached by telephone Wednesday, declined comment and requested privacy.

In Wednesday’s statement, Cruz said authorities are trying to identify the second victim. Cruz has said the remains were skeletal, making it difficult to determine the cause of death and identity.

He said investigators know the second victim was a woman.

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No cause of death for Mylett was released. The state medical examiner’s office is expected to conduct autopsies on both victims.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
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