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151UFNY - Unidentified Female

Tattoo Bin Pillowcase Towel
Victim's tattoo; bin containing remains; pillowcase and towel with the remains; bracelets found with additional remains; necklace and earrings found with victim's child.

Date of Discovery: June 28, 1997
Location of Discovery: Lakeview, Nassau County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: No more than three days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 16-30 years old
Race: Black, possibly mixed-race
Gender: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had an abdominal scar, possibly from a caesarean section. A tattoo of a peach in the shape of a heart with a bite taken out of it and two drips falling from its core was located on her left breast.


Dentals: Not available
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Two gold bracelets were found with additional remains of the victim located in 2011. One 16" gold colored chain and two gold colored hoop earrings were discovered with the child found at Gilgo Beach.
Additional Personal Items: She was found in a Rubbermaid container along with a red towel and a floral pillowcase.

Circumstances of Discovery

On June 28, 1997, a dismembered body was discovered in a wooded area of Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeview, New York. Both arms, head, and legs below the knee were severed and have not been located. The torso was found on the west side of Lake Drive, about 200 yards north of Peninsula Boulevard.

With no leads to the woman’s identity, the police published a picture of the approximately two-inch wide tattoo in a national tattoo magazine, in the hopes of finding the artist who did the work. They received a call from a man in Connecticut who claimed he remembered giving the tattoo to a woman. The artist said he remembered the customer as a young black woman, about 18 or 19 years old, who was accompanied by two women, an aunt and a cousin. During the session, he also claimed she told him she was from either the Bronx or Long Island and that she was in Connecticut because having trouble with her boyfriend at the time. It is possible the woman had other tattoos on her arms or lower legs that the killer did not want found.

On December 13, 2016, it was announced that DNA testing had indicated an unidentified toddler found on Gilgo Beach, a known area where the Long Island Serial Killer disposed of their victims, was likely the child of this victim, who is now believed to be one of this unidentified serial killer's early murders.

The testing also indicated that skeletal remains located in Jones Beach State Park in 2011 were also that of this victim.

1019UFNY, 1047UFNY, 605UFNY and 2864UMNY are suspected to be victims of the same serial killer.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Eric Smith
Agency Phone Number: 516-572-5166
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 97-2492

Agency Name: Nassau County Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective William Brosnan
Agency Phone Number: 516-573-7000 OR 1-800-244-TIPS
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U037859772
NamUs Case Number: 11652

Information Source(s)

Long Island Press
The New Island Ear
New York Post
Associated Content

Admin Notes

Added: 7/22/00; Last Updated: 5/17/17

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

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