Artistic renderings of the victim; Victim's ring and clothing tag.
Date of Discovery: February 10, 2003
Location of Discovery: Manhattan, New York County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 1970 to 2003
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
Estimated Age: 15-21 years old. Several of her teeth and bones had not reached full maturity, suggesting she was between 17 and 19 years old.
Height: 5'1", Estimated
Hair Color: Light-colored, possible red.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Petite build.
Dentals: Available. She had expensive dental work at one point in her life, but her teeth also had severe decay, suggesting she may have been from a family of means but may have fallen on hard times.
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Bra (size 32A) and pantyhose.
Jewelry: Yellow metal ring with the initials "P Mc. G" May be read as P G Mc. A 1966 Bulova watch.
Additional Personal Items: 1969 (some sources state 1968) dime found with the remains. An International Ladies Garment Workers tag of a type sewn into clothing in 1988 was recovered with the victim, as well as a plastic toy soldier that could not be exactly dated.
The victim's skeletal remains had been wrapped in a rug and concealed under a layer of relatively fresh concrete, which itself was hidden behind an old coal-burning furnace in the basement of a rundown, mostly abandoned apartment building on West 46th Street in Hell's Kitchen on Manhattan's West Side.
Police say the building was used by prostitutes and that the basement could be reached from several points inside, as well as through a steel trap door in an adjacent parking lot.
The killer had bound her hands and feet with an extension cord and circled it around her neck, then wrapped her body in a patch of rust-colored carpet.
Possibly of Irish descent. The victim may have abused drugs, and possibly worked as a prostitute, as scraps of glittery clothing were recovered at the scene.
Agency Name: New York County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Angela Soler
Agency Phone Number: 212-447-2770
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: M03-00825
NCIC Case Number: U900004399
NamUs Case Number: 5703
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Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 5/29/17
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