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Case File: 1234UFCO

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Artistic rendering of the victim

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: July 11, 2011
  • Location of Discovery: Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado
  • Estimated Date of Death: 12 hours prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Suicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 55-70 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 211 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, graying with more white in front around her face, styled into soft waves, but tight afro curls when wet at autopsy.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Well-healed 5" lower midline abdominal scar. Faint 6" transverse abdominal scar (possibly representing a past Cesarean section). One-inch rounded scar on the bottom of her chin. Her fingernails and toenails were long, clean, and intact. Walked with a cane.
  • Dentals: Not available. Natural teeth but with partial upper denture
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Brown/black/white paisley pullover top, black undershirt, black bra, black pants, white cotton panties, white socks, and black shoes.
  • Jewelry: White metal earrings, white metal chain necklace, and a white metal wristwatch.
  • Additional Personal Items: Two suitcases with miscellaneous clothing and toiletries. Black plastic framed Rx eyeglasses. Walking cane. Unmarked baggies of pills and medications. A black purse with a wallet but no personal information. A Bible. A book "The Political Teachings of Jesus."
  • Case History

    The decedent checked into Motel 9 at 3634 East Mulberry Street on June 27, 2011, arriving by taxi. She paid for the room in cash through July 11, 2011. On July 11, she did not show up for breakfast as had been her custom. Since it was her last paid day, the staff assumed she had checked out. They entered her room with a master key and found her deceased on the bed with pills at her feet and a bright blue, granular purging coming from her nose and mouth. There was no suicide note but autopsy results showed a massive overdose of multiple medications and case was ruled as a suicide. Luggage and other items were found in the room but all identifiers had been meticulously eliminated before death.

    It was later learned that she had stayed at other motels in the area, always taking a taxi, paying in cash, and giving false and different names. She told Motel 9 that her name was Sandra Nelson, of 5203 Bosa Ave., Park City, Utah. This was later found to be a non-existent address and false name. She also stated that she was originally from Los Angeles and was looking for a house in this area.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Larimer County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Patrick Allen or Dianne Fairman
  • Agency Phone Number: 970-679-4517

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 11C-558
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #9890
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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    Added: 2/18/15; Last Updated: 2/18/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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