Artistic renderings of the victim (NCMEC)
Date of Discovery: March 5, 1979
Location of Discovery: Bahia Honda State Park, Monroe County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: Three hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Possibly by drowning or suicide
Estimated Age: 16-19 years old
Weight: 110-115 lbs.
Hair Color: Auburn or brown, curly and shoulder length.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Thin, brown eyebrows. Described as healthy. Her right index fingernail had a noticeable healed scar. All other fingernails were well manicured. The autopsy revealed that she was likely a smoker and showed signs of emphysema which might have caused severe coughing.
Dentals: Available. She had some dental work completed. One of her upper middle teeth had a porcelain/metal crown. Several other teeth had fillings and some teeth had been removed leaving healed sockets.
DNA: Not Available
Clothing: Blue Lee jeans (size 30x32A) and a black Eclipse tank top (size small, made in Korea).
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim's body was located washed up on the rocks under the south end of the Bahia Honda Bridge. She had been in the water for several hours. There were no signs of real trauma.
Agency Name: District 16, Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Thomas Beaver, M.D.
Agency Phone Number: 305-743-9011
Agency E-Mail: district16medicalexaminer(AT)gmail.com
Agency Case Number: 79-0020
Agency Name: Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Major Crimes Unit - Homicide
Agency Phone Number: 305-853-3211
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A
NCIC Case Number: U274388067
NamUs Case Number: 6251
NCMEC Case Number: 1115295
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 8/21/16
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** Listed information may be estimated.