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Case File 272UFTN

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Left & Center: Reconstructions of Victim by Gigi Waite;  Right & Far Right: Reconstruction by Joanna Hughes

Unidentified White Female

  • Discovered on March 6, 2000 in Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee.
  • Believed to be murder victim. Cause of death was asphyxiation through drowning.
  • Estimated date of death is two to three weeks prior to discovery.


Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 20's. Year of birth is estimated to be between 1970-1980.
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'9 1/2" ; 130 - 160 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Probably had long, medium to dark brown hair. Her ears were pierced, but her body was found with no jewelry. She had no distinguishing marks, specifically no scars or tattoos. She had never given birth.
  • Dentals: X-Rays available. Good teeth, probably frequented a dentist. Her bicuspid third-year molars were missing, she had a porcelain crown on one tooth and several fillings. Dental work also suggested she wore braces.
  • Clothing: No clothing located.
  • Other: Full body X-rays and fingerprints available


Case History
On March 6, 2000, two fishermen found the nude body of this victim female floating in Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, TN. Melton Lake is in Anderson County Tennessee. It is a reservoir of the Clinch River, and is located in the Tennessee Valley Authority area. Based solely on the natural flow of the river, police believe the victim went into the water approximately a quarter mile upstream, in neighboring Knox County.
The victim may have disappeared around February of 2000. She may have had a reason to be at the Clinche River around this time. It is possible she could have been a victim of a kidnapping.


Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Oak Ridge Police Department
865-425-4399
or
Detective Ron Andrus
865-425-3517

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

NCIC Number: U010000730
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
AMW
The Oak Ridger
Faceswerx
Joanna J. Hughes | Forensic Artist


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