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Case File 38UFCA

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Sketches of Victim

Unidentified Hispanic/White Female

  • Located on October 4, 1990 in Garden Grove, Orange County, California
  • Cause of death was homicide. The victim was strangled.
  • Estimated Date of Death: 24 hours or less

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 25 - 35 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3"; 179 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder-length curly brown hair and brown eyes. She most likely gave birth at least once. Obese build. Blood type O+
    • Dentals: Available. Two of her upper teeth were outlined with gold dental trim. Several of her back teeth were missing.
    • Clothing: She was wearing a sleeveless black blouse over a pink tank top (size 42); and Paloma brand, acid-washed blue jeans (size 34). She was barefoot, but it appeared that she normally wore sandals. No jewelry located.
    • Other: Information leads police to believe the victim had some connection to a person named Steve Glick. Fingerprints are available.
    • DNA: Available in California Department of Justice database.

    Case History
    The victim was discovered around 07:30 on October 4, 1990 by five children walking to school in Garden Grove, CA. They saw a large, rolled-up carpet near the sidewalk on Lewis, south of Downie, across the street from their elementary school. One of the children investigated the scene and observed that someone was rolled into the carpet; the children then called the police.
    Authorities concluded that the victim had been strangled sometime in the early-morning hours, then placed into the red carpet tied up with electrical wire and twine, abandoned on a grassy parkway on Lewis Street across the street from Riverdale Elementary School and not far from the Crystal Cathedral where she was discovered shortly after her homicide. No identification or money was found on the body.
    The victim may have been an immigrant from Mexico; South America; or the Pacific Southwest. Investigators placed numerous announcements in Spanish-speaking newspapers and other outlets, but to no avail. They are hoping to get newspapers in other countries to write about the woman in the carpet and run a picture of the artist's drawing of the victim.

    Victim's Teeth

    If you have any information concerning this woman's identity or the circumstances surrounding her death, please contact:
    Garden Grove Police Department

    You may remain anonymous if you wish.

    Agency Case Number: 90-05253-MH

    NCIC Number: U-120003346
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Garden Grove City Web Site
    Orange County Sheriff - Coroner Web Site
    OC Register

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