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Case File: 1027UFOH

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Left to right: Clay reconstruction made by Jack Sudimack of Franklin County Coroner's Office; Computerized reconstruction by artist Amy Stump.

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: April 22, 1981
  • Location of Discovery: Chesapeake, Lawrence county, Ohio
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1979 to 1981
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-60 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
  • Weight: 130-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Mild signs of arthritis in the thoracic and lumbar spine. She had prominent cheekbones. She had a prominent overbite and buck teeth. Most likely her upper teeth protruded over her lower lip.
  • Dentals: Available. Photographic images depict perimortem trauma to the premaxilla which resulted in avulsion of tooth 8 and 9. The anterior mandibular dentition shows wear on tooth 22, 24 and 25. Dental charting done and radiographs made on 7/21/11 by Robert Barnett, DDS, after remains were exhumed.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available. Complete Mitochondrial DNA profile uploaded to NDIS and nearly complete (13/14) STR data uploaded to NDIS. Full body X-rays are available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: There was a dark pullover sweater over the upper body, covered with a lightweight shirt. On top of all this was a heavy red cable-knit sweater. The individual was wearing gray slacks. On the right foot was an inner light-colored lightweight sock, covered by a heavyweight red sock. The left foot had only the inner light-colored lightweight sock on it, though the cuff of the red sock was still present. Her hands were covered with socks.
  • Jewelry: None listed.
  • Additional Personal Items: A pay stub, bus ticket and Greyhound terminal locker key were recovered but lead nowhere. She also had a Jerry Falwell combative coin with her.
  • Case History

    Two girls playing near their home on Wright Ridge found a woman's body in a covered cistern/well in a rural part of Chesapeake. There was a rope and cinder block around her neck and elastic bands on her wrists - two around her left wrist and one around her right wrist.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Lawrence County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Kurt Hoffman
  • Agency Phone Number: 740-533-0202

  • Agency Case Number: ME: HCCO-OC-45-81
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6259
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • WSAZ Channel 3 News Archive

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