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Case File: 1220UFFL

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: July 14, 1982
  • Location of Discovery: Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1 week prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-25 years old
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'0" to 5'2"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. She had poor teeth with substantial tooth decay.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A multi-colored scarf and a brown Camel short sleeve T-shirt with an image on the front of a camel, pyramid, and palm trees in the desert.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: A pair of prescription eye glasses.
  • Case History

    The victim's body was found with two males, 2506UMFL and 2507UMFL in C-51 Canal, eight miles west of U.S. 441 on New Hope Sugar property in Belle Glade.

    The body was wrapped in clothing, bed linen, and plastic. The wrapping was held together by clothesline, window cord and fishing lines. A pair of loose handcuffs were found near the remains. She had been shot twice in the back.

    Investigators believe the killings could be drug-related and that the trio was killed elsewhere.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Lt. Mike Wingate
  • Agency Phone Number: 561-688-4092
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: District 15 Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Michael Bell
  • Agency Phone Number: 561-688-4575 or 4465

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 1982-P-203; LE: 82-69850
  • NCIC Case Number: UI89587717
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #776
  • Former Hot Case Number: 577
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • FLUIDDB
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
  • Sun-Sentinel News Archive (12/13/06)

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    Added: 3/13/07; Last Updated: 5/5/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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