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Case File: 462UFUK

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: October 23, 1979
  • Location of Discovery: Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Estimated Date of Death: October 23, 1979
  • State of Remains: Body
  • Cause of Death: Murder

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-35 yrs old
  • Race: Eastern European
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'1"-5'11"
  • Weight: Thin Build
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel/Brown

  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Dark brown, shoulder length, straight hair; It is believed she had had at least one child; prominent teeth.

    Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Black shoes, black and white floral dress and a black polo neck jumper, yellow blouse.

  • Jewelry: Unknown

  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History

    The victim was located in the Cranbrook area of Kent, England on October 23, 1979. She may be from Eastern Europe.

    Harry Pennells, 75, a retired lorry driver, of Ticehurst, East Sussex, is charged with murdering the woman in Bedgebury Forest, near Cranbrook, Kent, between 18 and 24 October 1979.

    Detectives believe she had no fixed address and was a regular hitchhiker, possibly coming from the north of England. It was also thought she may have been a prostitute operating from the Spitalfields area of central London.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: National Crime Agency
  • Agency Contact Person: UK Missing Persons Bureau
  • Agency Phone Number: 0845 000 5481 or +44 (0) 1344 876 376 Fax: +44 (0) 1344 872 572
  • E-Mail


  • Kent Case Number: 1979
  • Other Reference Number: 0122

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • BBC News
  • Missing People

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    Last Updated: 6/18/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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