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Case File: 435UFNJ

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Artistic rendering of the victim (NJSP); Victim's clothing and jewelry (mouse over images to enlarge)

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: February 28, 1977
  • Location of Discovery: Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable due to traumatic injuries
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-21 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black or brown, kinky, tied back with an elastic band.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: May have been a smoker. Right ear pierced, but not stated if she wore an earring. Long fingernails that were polished along with her toenails.
  • Dentals: Available. Several slight gaps in between her top front teeth.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Indian print hooded wool coat with black/rust/blue colors, blue Levis, brown/beige/blue striped cowl-neck sweater, pantyhose, white bikini panties with "togetherness" in dark brown print and an outline of two babies, and bone color 4" high heeled shoes (size 9B). Her shoes were traced to a store in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Jewelry: White metal or gold ring with a clear or aquamarine stone worn on her left middle finger. White metal/silver or gold ring with a small heart worn on her left ring finger. Yellow metal/14k gold ladies ring with an interlocking effect worn on her right ring finger. Yellow metal or silver oval-shaped ring with a rose and stem on the top worn o her right middle finger. Yellow metal/gold twisted bracelet worn on her right wrist. White metal ladies Seiko watch with a black leather strap worn on her left wrist.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's body was found in an area adjacent to the northbound access ramp leading from the Molly Pitcher Service Area or Molly Pitcher Commuter Bus Ramp to the northbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike in Cranbury Township. She had been shot in the head twice.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Donna Fontana
  • Agency Phone Number: 732-745-3190
  • Agency Name: New Jersey State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: Major Crimes Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-709-7090 or 609-882-2000
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: Cranbury Township Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 609-395-0031

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 68-77; LE: H207712; NCMEC: 1184303
  • NCIC Case Number: U640501623
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #1523
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NJSP
  • NCMEC

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/9/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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