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127UFPA - Unidentified Female

Recon Recon Shirt
Reconstructions of the victim by the University of South Florida and Frank Bender; victim's shirt, pants and shoe; reconstructions of victim's clothing.

Date of Discovery: December 20, 1994
Location of Discovery: Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: 6 months to 2 years, most likely closer to 12 to 18 months
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined, treated as a homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 34-47 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" to 5'4"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Medium build. Right handed. The victim had given birth at least once. There was evidence of physical stress and osteoarthritis causing back pains and discomfort in left knee possible causing a limp. A small metallic fragment in lower jaw.


Dentals: Available. She was missing ten teeth, front teeth were missing post mortem.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A Yellow/Gold colored T-Shirt with Printing - "Kiss My Ass, I'm On Vacation." Light colored sweatpants of Macgregor brand. Underwear, Size 8, Hanes Her Way brand. One sneaker shoe, boys size 6, British Knights brand.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's fully skeletonized remains were discovered on a steep embankment overlooking a water filled strip mine. This area of Sugarloaf Township is wooded and located approximately two miles from the West Hazleton exit, which is exit #14, of Interstate 81.

The woman's bones were found in December 1994 during a mine reclamation project when a surveyor noticed a pelvic bone. Investigators said the remains were not buried and appeared as if they had been lying on a dirt road near an abandoned mine for a few months, possibly years.

Istotope analysis indicated that the woman was not native to the area where she was found. She may have lived in or spent time in Texas, Florida or other states in the Southeastern part of the United States.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Police
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 717-459-3890
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N1-379761

Agency Name: Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-800-4PA-TIPS
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 8919

Information Source(s)

Local 21 News
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers

Admin Notes

Added: 7/22/2000; Last Updated: 9/1/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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