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Case File: 1272UFPA

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: February 20, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Date of Death: 3 to 5 years prior
  • State of Remains: Skeletal parts
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-30 years old (likely in her early to mid 20s)
  • Race: White and/or Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 4'11" to 5'1"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Most likely had a small build. Lower jaw was not recovered but it is believed that she had a narrow face and the wear on her teeth indicated a receding jaw.
  • Dentals: Available - upper jaw only.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: White blouse with cloth-covered buttons, white or light colored bra and underwear, and scraps of fabric that could have been a burgandy sweater or stretch pants.
  • Jewelry: Ladies Timex watch.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    On Thursday, February 20, 1997, two employees of the Swatara Township Sewer Authority stumbled upon the skeletal remains of a young female in a wooded area about 50 feet off of Chambers Hill Road in Swatara Township.

    The site where she was found is about 100 yards from the intersection with Route 441. The site is also close to the old township landfill, where several years earlier, the remains of several missing women had been found. There is no evidence indicating that this young woman's death is related to the others.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Dauphin County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 717- 564-4567
  • Agency Name: Swatara Township Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 717- 564-2550

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • 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)
  • Pennsylvania Missing

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    Added: 4/18/15; Last Updated: 4/18/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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