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355UFIL - Unidentified Female

Reconstructions of the victim by NCMEC and Diana Trepkov; victim's jewelry. To view a postmortem photo of the victim, please click here.

Date of Discovery: September 23, 1980
Location of Discovery: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: Less than a week prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 17-25 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130-135 lbs.
Hair Color: Black, short and curly with a reddish tint.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Not available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A blue sweater, a tan bra, and a navy blue zipper sweater which may have had a floral print.
Jewelry: She wore a silver ring on her left ring finger, a gold earring in the shape of a spade in her left ear, and a gold crescent shaped earring in her right ear.
Additional Personal Items: Red or pink hair comb. There were two sponge hair rollers found near the body which the victim was also believed to have been wearing.

Circumstances of Discovery

On September 23, 1980, the victim was found in the Calumet-Sag Canal in the south Chicago suburbs.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Cook County Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Freddie Summers
Agency Phone Number: 312-666-0500 ext. 2230
Agency E-Mail: summers82(at)
Agency Case Number: 556 Sep 1980

Agency Name: Illinois State Police Zone 1 Investigations
Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Jim Tsambikou
Agency Phone Number: 1-847-294-4590
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U214845229
NamUs Case Number: 8511
NCMEC Case Number: 1106799

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2012; Last Updated: 8/28/17

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