UPDATE: A cold case in Dade County has reopened.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Dade County Sheriff's Office revealed a new forensic version of a 1988 murder victim at a press conference on Monday.

This is the second case in the past week law enforcement has asked for the public's help.

Hamilton County investigators revealed that serial killer Sam Little murdered a woman, whose name is unknown.

Though this victim is not related to that case, GBI agent Joe Montgomery says these two models are captivating the public’s attention, which could lead to a breakthrough. 

"We have had a lot of calls on it, and some of those calls I believe will be beneficial to helping us identify who this young lady was,” Montgomery said.

Montgomery says they have the victim's DNA on file, but years of decomposition have made it harder to evaluate.

"When this case occurred, there was no such thing as DNA testing. So that made it a lot harder for the identification, plus you had the decomposition which made it very hard at that time to do finger prints as well,” Montgomery said.

But detectives haven't stopped working to solve the case. 

"But nobody has ever stopped looking or trying to find out. When new leads are developed in cases across the country, the sheriff's office finds out about it and they will call me or I will call them. So, we’ve never stopped not looking,” Montgomery said.

Investigators hope that revealing this new image will allow a community to move on together.

Dade County Chief Detective Don Hicks was there the day they found the woman's body. He says this has been the hardest case of his career, which is why any sort of information could help.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call the Dade County Sheriff's Office at (706) 657-3233 or the GBI at 404-244-2600.

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The sheriff's office says the victim is a female who was found in 1988 off I-59.

She is believed to be between the ages of 25-35. 

Using forensic artists, investigators have recreated the victim's facial structure, which they hope will lead to learning her identity.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call the Dade County Sheriff's Office at (706) 657-3233 or the GBI at 404-244-2600.

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