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Case File: 205UFCA

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Frontal Recon Side Recon Right Recon Left Recon Pants Teeth
Reconstructions of the victim; Victim's pants and teeth

Unidentified Female

  • 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
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • 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.
  • DNA: Available.
  • 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
  • Case History

    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.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 805-681-4150
  • E-Mail

  • 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.

    Information Source(s)
  • Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

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    Added: 2007; Last Updated: 10/4/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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