Reconstructions by NCMEC, Carl Koppelman, the Orange County Police Department and Shannon Collis
Date of Discovery: August 30, 1987
Location of Discovery: Anaheim, Orange County, California
Estimated Date of Death: One to two months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
Estimated Age: 15-19 years old
Height: 5'1" to 5'4"
Hair Color: Blonde to light brown, medium length and straight.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had high cheekbones and a slender build.
Dentals: Available. Chipped front tooth (#9). Missing teeth #1, 3, 15, 16, 17, 32. Restorations to teeth #14, 18, 30. Caries in teeth #13, 19, 31.
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Red handkerchief and length of cord.
The victim's skeletal remains were discovered in the Santa Ana Canyon near the Riverside Freeway. She was located in a grassy area about 50 feet off the road, in an area 50 yards by 50 yards.
Searchers found handfuls of blonde hair but no clothes, pocketbook, car keys.
An autopsy didn't reveal the cause of death, but defects in two ribs were found consistent with penetrating stab wounds.
She is believed to be a runaway.
Agency Name: Orange County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Scott Hayes
Agency Phone Number: 1-714-647-7400
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 87-04092-EL
Agency Name: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-714-647-7000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 87-028007
NCIC Case Number: U441981359
NamUs Case Number: 7660
NCMEC Case Number:1184201
Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
Orange County Register
Added: 8/1/07; Last Updated: 9/6/2017
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