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Case File 16UFLA

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Unidentified White Female

  • Discovered in Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana on June 19, 1986.
  • Cause of death was homicide.
  • 36 Hours The victim was in the water for one day prior to discovery.
  • Decomposed Remains

  • Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 20-30 years old.
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2" - 5'4" (64.2 est); 120-126 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown/red shoulder length hair; unknown eye color. Freckles. Very petite.
    • Scars, Marks: She had a round, dime-size scar, 1.5 cm circular in shape, on her right knee; 2.3 cm scar mid line on abdomen, above the naval; 1.2 cm scar on the top of her right wrist. Silicone breast implants.
    • Skeletal Findings: A right hip fracture that had healed. There are indications that she had had plastic surgery on her nose. She may have been in an automobile accident before - she seemed to have facial reconstruction and possibly damage to her hips which had healed previous to her demise. Antemortem trauma noted with the iliopubic and ischiopubic rami depressed posteriorly.
    • Clothing: She was not wearing any clothes nor jewelry when she was discovered; however, there was a 1/2-inch wide ring mark on her left ring finger.
    • Medical Conditions: She was 3 months pregnant.
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • Dentals: No dental work, perfect teeth. All four wisdom teeth extracted. Teeth #1,16,17 and 32 not seen, may be antemortem loss or congenital absence.
    • DNA: Available in CODIS.

    Case History

    The victim's nude body was found weighted down in Lake Pontchartrain by a fishermen just east of the Interstate 10 twin spans and about 50 yards from the north shore June 19, 1986.

    A plastic bag was placed over her face, secured with gray duct tape and a 22-pound weight tied to her neck. She had suffered numerous stab wounds to her facial area as well.

    Detectives think she might have been married because of markings indicating she had worn a ring on her left hand.
    Based on information from meteorologists and marine biologists, detectives concluded the body likely was dumped in the lake between Bayou Lacombe and the Rigolets Pass.

    An autopsy revealed the woman died of asphyxia a day or two before the body was discovered.

    Detectives tried to identify the woman through her silicone breast implants. But the implants did not have serial numbers, and detectives were unable to trace them to the doctor who performed the surgery.
    She is believed to not be local to the area.

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    If you have any information on this case, please contact:
    St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
    Detective Marco Demma


  • Agency Name: LSU FACES Lab
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Ginesse Listi
  • Agency Phone Number: 225-578-3906
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    Agency Case Number:
    LSU 03-35

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    Source Information:
    The Times-Picayune
    America's Most Wanted 2/5/05
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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