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Artistic rendering of the victim
Date of Discovery: July 24, 1997
Location of Discovery: Lake Norman, Catawba County, North Carolina
Estimated Date of Death: July 15-21, 1997
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Weight: 80 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark, straight with gray with white striped elastic hairband.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Her ears were pierced three times. No tattoos or obvious scars were noted. Negative toxicology results.
Dentals: Available. Teeth 1, 16, 18, 32 are missing. Teeth 3, 15, 30 have restorations.
Fingerprints: Available. Prints might be on file with the NC SBI.
DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available. Full STR and partial mtDNA uploaded to the national CODIS. Head, chest, and abdominal x-rays are available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Jewelry: Gold necklace with pearls on it.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
A boater spotted the victim's body in a cove a half-mile north of the N.C. 150 bridge in Lake Norman near the Catawba-Iredell county line.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Catawba County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. Joel Fish
Agency Phone Number: 828-465-8345
Agency Name: North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Clyde Gibbs
Agency Phone Number: 800-672-7042
Agency Case Number: LE: 1997-02338; ME: 97-5002
NCIC Case Number: U048657871
NamUs Case Number: UP #2818
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Catawba County Sheriff's Department
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