Scientists have been called into the help Irish police in their investigation into the mystery of an American woman's skull which was found by Irish fishermen off Kilmore Quay in April 2010.

Forensic scientists from Dundee University, Scotland, have now been recruited to aid in a facial reconstruction of the dead woman.

Last April, a crew of deep-sea fishermen opened their net to find a human skull. They immediately informed the Irish police.

The Irish state pathologist established that the remains were that of a white female, aged between 35 and 65, who lived on the east coast of America and was of European descent, according to reports on STV, a Scottish TV station.

The expert team from Dundee was called in as they have worked on skulls that are hundreds of years old. They have carried out a dental examination and discovered that the molars in the skull have crowns attached. The molar is also a good source of DNA which allows the scientists to make a profile of the woman.

Further analysis of the skull showed the scientists that between the ages of six and fourteen she may have lived in Kansas, West Virginia and along the east coast of the United States. They also confirmed that she had a good diet consisting of fish, meat and vegetables.

Irish police are asking anyone with possible information about the woman to contact the police at Wexford town police station.