PORTLAND — Portland police and the state medical examiner have identified the body found off St. John Street on Sept. 21.

Vicki Jacobs, 37, was originally from Warwick, R.I. and had moved to Portland a couple months before her death, police said. She had been staying at Florence House.

Police used letters that were in the woman’s possession to contact family members and then the state medical examiner was able to use medical records to confirm the identity.

The skeletal remains were discovered at 2 a.m. by two men who were walking along a roughly 25-foot path on a steep, overgrown embankment that would be difficult to climb. The path stretched from the railroad tracks near St. John Street through woods to the rear of an apartment building in the 500 block of the street.

The woman had apparently been dead for several weeks before the discovery, police said.

The cause of death has not been determined pending toxicology tests but police say it does not appear suspicious.