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Case File 119UFMA

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Unidentified White Female

  • Located on July 26, 1974 in the Race Point Dunes, Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • Cause of death was a blow to the head.
  • Estimated Date of Death: 10 days to three weeks.
  • Her nickname is The Lady in the Dunes

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 25 - 40 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5' 6-1/2"; 145 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, auburn or reddish-blond hair. Athletic body. 34" waist, 31" legs. Her hair was tied in a ponytail with a rubber-type barrette. Her toenails were painted pink.
    • Dentals: Extensive dental work. She had gold crowns on her teeth worth $5000 up to $10,000 at that time. The dental work was done in what dentists call "the New York style" of dental work. Dental charts available.
    • Clothing: Jeans were found at the scene. She wore a elastic barrette in her hair. She lay on one half of a light green, heavy cotton beach blanket.
    • DNA: Available

    Case History
    The victim was discovered in the dunes about a mile east of the Race Point ranger station in the summer of 1974.
    The woman's hands were missing -presumably removed by the killer so she could not be identified through fingerprints - and her head was nearly severed from her body with an instrument similar to a military entrenching tool. The left side of her skull had been crushed. No weapon was found at the site.
    Her nude body was discovered lying on a beach towel with her head resting on her folded jeans. There was no sign of a struggle, and the woman lay on half the towel, as if she'd been sharing it with a companion.
    The body was exhumed in 2000, in an attempt to confirm her identity.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Provincetown Police Department

    By Mail:
    Provincetown Police Department
    26 Shankpainter Road
    Provincetown, MA 02657

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    Source Information:
    Provincetown Banner
    Message from Chief of Police - Provincetown, MA
    Cape Cod Times
    People Magazine
    Anthro Design Works

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