Reconstructions of the victim by NCMEC, Carl Koppelman and Wesley Neville. To view a post-mortem photo of the victim please click here
Date of Discovery: October 5, 1980
Location of Discovery: Henderson, Clark County, Nevada
Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide
Estimated Age: 14-25 years old
Weight: 103 - 110 lbs.
Hair Color: Light blondish-brown
Eye Color: Blue, green or hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced ears. Non-smoker. A crudely made tattoo of the letter "S" in blue in on the inner portion of right her forearm, approximately 1/2" X 1/4". Wearing silver-colored fingernail polish. Had a vaccination scar on her left bicep.
Dentals: Available. Wisdom teeth impacted. She had fillings. Dental Features: 7 & 8 are present, diastema - gap between two teeth on the upper right side of her mouth. Tooth 27 present - root tip.
Fingerprints: Available. Full prints are available in file. Prints sent to CA DOJ, FBI, and LVMPD - no matching record.
DNA: Sample submitted - Tests Complete.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim was located on State Route 146 near Arroyo Grande Road at about 9:20 PM. She was murdered elsewhere and her body dumped at the site.
She suffered multiple head wounds, possibly with a hammer, to back of skull and behind right ear and seven puncture-type stab wounds approximately 3" in depth to the left upper portion of her back.
The case was officially reopened by police in June 2015.
Agency Name: Henderson Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective John Williams
Agency Phone Number: 702-267-5000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 80-3937
Agency Name: Clark County Coroner Office
Agency Contact Person: Ashley Grygor
Agency Phone Number: 702-455-3210
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 80-01221
NCIC Case Number: U898928671
NCMEC Case Number: 1114321
NamUs Case Number: 46
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/6/2016
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information may be estimated.