Artistic rendering of the victim
Date of Discovery: August 26, 1980
Location of Discovery: Newhall, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 1979 to 1980
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot wound to the back of her head.
Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
Height: 5'4" to 5'8"
Hair Color: Blonde to brown, 8 inches in length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A healed craniotomy on the left parietal area of her head. Pierced ears.
Dentals: Available. She had four fillings.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Clothing: Red sweatshirt with a zipper front.
Jewelry: One 3/4 loop pierced earring with backing.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
A worker inspecting some nearby water towers came upon some human bones scattered in a 10-foot radius in a vacant lot of an oil field located approximately .6 miles north of 25121 Sierra Highway in Newhall.
A .25-caliber jacketed bullet was removed from the temporal area of her skull. She was a victim of the Sunset Strip serial killings. The suspect, Douglas Clark, was sentenced to death.
Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
Agency E-Mail: dmachian(at)co.la.ca.us
Agency Case Number: 8010981
Agency Name: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Homicide Cold Case Unit / Detective Richard C. Kennerly
Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: #18 LASD 1980-05808-0673-011
NCIC Case Number: U763471992
NamUs Case Number: 4370
NCMEC Case Number: 1184175
People vs Clark
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Added: 7/23/07; Last Updated: 5/29/16
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