The woman whose skull and body parts were found earlier this month in Anne Arundel County has been identified as 20-year-old Jessica Lynn Lee, police officials said.

The young woman from Glen Burnie went missing in May and had last been seen in the Shoppers Food Warehouse on the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park, according to data from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

On Aug. 6, Lee's skull was found by a man walking into the treeline behind Ollie's Bargain Outlet on the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Several hours later, remaining body parts were found, police officials said.

The medical examiner's office found that Lee died of trauma to her upper body, and her death is being investigated as a homicide.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com