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Case File: 1143UFAZ

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Note found with the victim

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: June 4, 2003
  • Location of Discovery: Sasabe, Pima County, Arizona
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2002-2003
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-29 years old
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'3" to 5'7"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Red, auburn or reddish-brown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Antemortem loss of the three 1st premolars may suggest that the individual had been under orthodontic care to minimize anterior crowding of dental arcades, no active caries.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available. MtDNA and nucDNA is available at UNT (ref 10-1990)
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Black Provision Co. Cape Fear T-shirt, blue Beefy T T-shirt (size XL 46-48), blue San Francisco Tultex sweatshirt (size L), cut brown sweatshirt, green plaid Solo shirt (size XXL), blue Freestyle For Living fleece jacket (size XL), and white FTL briefs (size 34-36). The clothing was comingled with the remains and clothing of another female.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Green Jansport backpack, gray Street Bag backpack, syringe tubing and Spanish language presumed antivenom, toothpaste, toothbrushes, religious cards, paper with names and telephone numbers including "Jorge Mendoza Orantes" "0017099375335."
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were found comingled with 1144UFAZ by a U.S. Customs helicopter searching a well-traveled migrant route. The remains may have initially believed to have been male according to some sources.

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

  • Agency Name: Pima County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Bruce Anderson
  • Agency Phone Number: 520-243-8600
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: Bruce Anderson
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6531
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2274
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • AZ Central News Archives

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