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328UFCA - Unidentified Female

teeth comforter
Reconstruction of the victim by the Parabon Nanolabs; victim's teeth and comforter found with the body.

Date of Discovery: June 29, 2001
Location of Discovery: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Minutes prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Charred/burned
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 16-30 years old
Race: Black with some European ancestry
Sex: Female
Height: 5'0" to 5'6"
Weight: 90-140 lbs.
Hair Color: Possibly black
Eye Color: Possibly brown or hazel, based on DNA analysis.
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Previously broken nose. The victim likely had no freckles and a brown to dark brown complexion, based on DNA analysis.

Identifiers

Dentals: Available; the victim had no dental cavities and her teeth were very well cared for. All teeth have had plastic sealants applied. She had porcelain caps on her teeth. The victim is missing all of the first bicuspids, #5, #12, #21, and #28. She has had orthodontics or preparation for orthodontics and all four of her wisdom teeth are present. The lower wisdom teeth are not fully erupted.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Victim may have been wearing Structure brand jeans or jean jacket.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was discovered burning in a dumpster on June 29, 2001 in an industrial area off 18th Avenue and Power Inn Road. Examination of her lungs indicated she was alive when the fire was ignited. The victim may have been wrapped or carried in a comforter. It was reported that, just prior to the fire, a Seventies-era, orange Datsun 240Z or 260Z with a primer gray left front fender was seen in the area.

She was believed to be a white female until October 2017 when DNA phenotyping analysis indicated she was most likely of African descent with some northern European ancestry.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Sacramento Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Greg Wyatt
Agency Phone Number: 1-916-808-0656
Agency E-Mail: wyattg(at)saccounty.net
Agency Case Number: 01-51826

Agency Name: Sacramento County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Dick Woods
Agency Phone Number: 1-916-874-1696
Agency E-Mail: dwoods(at)pd.cityofsacramento.org
Agency Case Number: 01-3041

NCIC Case Number: U990002866
NamUs Case Number: 2367
NCMEC Case Number: 1107101

Information Source(s)

NamUs
State of California Department of Justice
NCMEC
FBI
Sacramento Police Department
Outpost for Hope
News10
Sacramento Coroner

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2012; Last Updated: 11/1/17


Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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