Artistic rendering of the victim
Date of Discovery: May 14, 1989
Location of Discovery: Corona Del Mar, Orange County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Recent
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
Height: 5'2", Measured
Weight: 158 lbs., Measured
Hair Color: Bleached blonde, shoulder-length with dark roots.
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Stocky build. Afflicted with scoliosis, curvature of the spine. Pierced ears and painted fingernails.
Dentals: Available. Teeth were in poor condition. She was missing four top front teeth when discovered.
DNA: Sample submitted - tests not complete
Clothing: She was wearing a white tank top, short red skirt, pantyhose, and a white tennis shoe (size 7).
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
A surfer found the victim's body on Mother's Day morning around 6:00 AM, crumpled against a barbed wire fence along the Pacific Coast Highway, near Crystal Cove.
She had been killed elsewhere and then dumped along the highway from a passing car.
Toxicology tests showed no signs of alcohol or drugs in her system. Her fingerprints were run through "Cal ID", a statewide computer system for identifying fingerprints, but nothing turned up. Her description and a drawing of her was published in local newspapers, but no one came forward and identified the woman. She did not appear to be a transient.
Agency Name: Orange County Coroner's Department
Agency Contact Person: Scott Hayes
Agency Phone Number: 714-647-7411
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 89-02618-AB
NCIC Case Number: U360918454
NamUs Case Number: 7669
Orange County Coroner's Department
Added: 12/11/05; Last Updated: 11/15/17
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** Listed information may be estimated.