The Doe Network:
Case File 416UFNY

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Reconstruction by Wes Neville

Unidentified Black / White Mixed Female

  • The victim was discovered on July 14, 2003 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: July 14, 2003
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • State of Remains: Burned
  • Formerly Hot Case # 19

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 33 - 46 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 4'10"- 5'3"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair with blonde streaks; dark eyes. Light skinned with slender build. She may have been wearing a wig. She has an extra lumbar vertebra in her back.
  • Clothing: Unknown.
  • Jewelry: She was wearing a necklace with a charm that is a heart with a cross inside of it; it hung from a gold-link chain. She also wore two gold rope necklaces, one thick and one thin. In addition, she was wearing a gold link bracelet made with a series of three small, round links and a big oval link. She also had what appeared to be a silver-colored toe ring with her. It had raised heart shapes all around it.
  • Other: Items in her purse indicate that she was a hypodermic user.

Case History
The victim was located inside a burning building in Niagara Falls, New York on July 14, 2003.
The building, which formerly housed Pharoah's nightclub is located at 1919 Whirlpool Avenue in the city of Niagara Falls. There have been reports that people broke in to the building sometimes to have parties. The fire was apparently set to cover the homicide and a gasoline container was found near the body.
The body had multiple blunt force injury to head, face, neck and severely burned in the fire.
She had a business card in her purse from a Home Improvement business that was picked up from the window sill of Russ's Bait Shop at 1226 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY. It is suspected that the victim may have been a prostitute from that area.

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Left: Heart pendant;  Right: Toe Ring

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Niagara Falls Police Department
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Detective Paonessa
Erie County Medical Examiner's Office

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Source Information:
New York Missing Persons

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