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Case File: 1048UFTN

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Reconstruction of the victim (lower part of face is interpretation as the mandible was missing) and a shirt located near the victim's remains

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: March 25, 2003
  • Location of Discovery: Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee
  • Estimated Date of Death: 8 months to 4 years prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 17-25 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black with synthetic hair woven into the natural hair. A portion of a braid was also located.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Extremely protruding front teeth (almost horizontal) with 2 left incisors missing prior to her death.
  • Dentals: Available. Mandible missing. Nine maxillary teeth present with no restorations. Extremely protuding anterior teeth (almost horizontal) with both left incisors missing before death.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available with FBI laboratory.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Sleeveless T-shirt with "I Don't Need a Great Deal of Love, Just a Steady Supply" on the front, a blue fleece hoodie jacket, and a waistband. The T-shirt cannot be conclusively associated to the victim but it was recovered with her remains. Additionally, clothing with a tag that could be attributed to scrubs were also located.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    Surveyors found the victim's scattered skeletal remains in drainage creek behind Alice's Bar at the intersection of North Wright Road and Cusick Road.

    One theory is that she may have been from further north and was a victim of a truck driver serial killing.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee
  • Agency Contact Person: Lee Jantz
  • Agency Phone Number: 865-974-4408
  • Agency Name: Alcoa Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Kris Sanders
  • Agency Phone Number: 865-981-4111

  • Agency Case Number: UT03-07
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #7700
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Maryville News Archive

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 1/19/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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