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Case File: 13UFFL

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Artistic renderings of the victim (NCMEC and Wesley Neville)

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: August 3, 1982
  • Location of Discovery: Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
  • Estimated Date of Death: Minutes prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 12-25 (most likely 14-17) years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark blonde or brown, straight or curly and shoulder-length.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: She was large-busted and slim. She had a distinct accent, either Southern or Cajun. She chewed her nails. No scars, tattoos or other physical identifiers were noted.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Dark blue jeans, dark blue blouse, and brown sandals.
  • Jewelry: Not wearing any.
  • Additional Personal Items: In her pockets, she carried $30.00 and three business cards -- from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Canutillo, Texas, and West Monroe, Louisiana.
  • Case History

    The victim died from injuries as a result of being hit by a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 95, near State Road 84 at approximately 2:20 PM.

    This young woman was apparently a hitchhiker. The investigation revealed that she had been seen on the Florida coast during the days preceding her death.

    Investigators contacted the names on the business cards found with her. Two of them were no help. The third, a Louisiana police officer, thought he might have talked to the girl, a runaway, a couple days before she was killed. If it's the same girl, she had a friend or a sister in Las Vegas and a thick Cajun accent. She may have been hitchhiking to Las Vegas. She may have used the first name "Donna" while traveling.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Broward County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Wendy Crane
  • Agency Phone Number: 954-357-5200

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 1982-01111; NCMEC: 1106920
  • NCIC Case Number: U250017391
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #1272
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Wesley Neville - Forensic Artist
  • NCMEC
  • FDLE

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/27/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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