The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 116UFCO

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Artistic rendering of the victim

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: June 3, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Baca County, Colorado
  • Estimated Date of Death: Approximately one year prior
  • State of Remains: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: Probable homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 19-24 years old
  • Race: Hispanic/Native
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had never given birth.
  • Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work, including two silver cast crowns - one upper and one lower on the left side. Based upon her dental work, it is possible she either came from Mexico or from along the Mexican border.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Unknown
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Gray corduroy Levi pants (size 30X31) with the leg cuffs hemmed up to 27 1/2" inseam, a bra (size 34B), and a beige winter coat with white synthetic fur collar and 4" fur cuffs.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: A 1986 D quarter was found in the pocket.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were discovered scattered in an open field in Baca County, southwest of Springfield. Most of the skeleton was located and had been bleached by the sun. Part of the spine was still connected.

    The roads near where she was discovered were frequented by truck drivers attempting to avoid the port.

    She was laid to rest in the Springfield City Cemetery in 2005.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Baca County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Morrow
  • Agency Phone Number: 719-324-5251
  • Agency Name: Baca County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 719-523-4511

  • Agency Case Number: LE: F88-170
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations
  • ID Wanted Organization
  • Springfield Colorado News Archive

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/18/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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