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Reconstructions of the victim; Victim's pants and teeth
Date of Discovery: August 3, 1969
Location of Discovery: Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California
Estimated Date of Death: July 29, 1969
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing and slit throat
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 16-25 years old
Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
Weight: 120-130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown dyed a reddish blonde and shoulder length.
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced ears. She wore silver nail polish.
Dentals: Available. She had buck teeth. Dental work included 19 fillings done within the year or two preceding her death. Based on her dental work, investigators surmised that she may have come from abroad.
Fingerprints: Available but of poor quality.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: She was wearing brown sandals with a gold colored buckle, a dark blue blouse, black bra, pink bikini panties, and what appeared to be homemade white hip hugger bell bottom pants decorated with a blue floral print (daisies with a red center). The clothing appeared consistent with that worn by youth during this time period.
Jewelry: She wore thin, horseshoe-shaped, gold earrings.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Hunters found the victim's body in a quarry a few feet down an embankment. Her body had been dragged there across dust and scrub brush and dumped behind a cluster of rocks within sight of old Highway 1. Investigators believe she was killed there.
She was buried in the Lompoc Cemetery in 1969.
In 2001, she was exhumed for DNA collection and to have reconstruction created.
Author Sue Grafton's novel "Q" is for Quarry is loosely based on the investigation of this victim.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Cold Case Unit
Agency Phone Number: 805-681-4150
Agency Case Number: LOMPOC-1969
NCIC Case Number: U763720372
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department