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Case File: 280UFLA

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Reconstruction of the victim; Victim's clothing

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: January 7, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Starks, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
  • Estimated Date of Death: 24 hours prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - burned/charred
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-22 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
  • Weight: 135-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, kinky.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had only one kidney but it is unclear if it was a congenital defect or surgically removed. The other kidney is horseshoe-shaped.
  • Dentals: Available. Fillings in some of her molars.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Red tank top under a blue and tan plaid shirt, red shorts with blue flowers, white panties, and black drawstring sweatpants.
  • Jewelry: Yellow metal ring with one red stone, one clear white stone, and one empty setting.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's charrred remains were found near an abandoned factory near Highway 12 at milepost 10.1. The body had been set on fire at the location where she was discovered.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Cold Case Homicide Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 337-494-4523
  • Agency Name: LSU FACES Lab
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Ginesse Listi
  • Agency Phone Number: 225-578-3906
  • E-Mail


  • Agency Case Number: LE: 003-97; NCMEC: 1184553
  • NCIC Case Number: U991440594
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #11395
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC
  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 1/22/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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