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Case File: 439UFCA

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: January 11, 1987
  • Location of Discovery: Daly City, San Mateo County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by forced overdose and strangulation
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 25-30
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
  • Weight: 95-105 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Straight, dark brown hair with seborrhea (dandruff).
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Appendectomy scar (2 inches long). Evidence of childbirth. Smoker. Hands worn from some kind of hard work. Possible cataract in her right eye. Underarms and legs were unshaven.
  • Dentals: Available. No fillings or other devices noted. Tooth #16 impacted or unerupted. Dental chart
  • Fingerprints: Available. Fingerprint card
  • DNA: nucDNA available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Gray Windy Weather jacket with hood and fleece lining, Eyes Stopper blue jeans, blue velour sweater, New York gray pullover, hooded lavender sweatshirt, blue underwear, pair of brown socks, pair of black socks, pair of white socks, and a pair of brown lace-up shoes that were fairly expensive. Clothing was in the size 6 range.
  • Jewelry: None.
  • Additional Personal Items: A partially labeled prescription container bearing the name "Long's Drug" in Concord. A matchbook from Vern's, a local restaurant. Two packs of Winston cigarettes, one of which was a new pack.
  • Case History

    Children discovered the fully dressed remains of a young female, possibly a transient, in the bushes in front of 198 Bruno Street in Daly City. She had been apparently forced to take on overdose of prescription drugs and then strangled.

    The autopsy identified the prescription drugs as imipramine and desimpramine - anti-depressants often used to relieve agitated psychotic symptoms. There was no evidence that she was a habitual drug user.

    There was no evidence of sexual assault. She did not have identification or a house key on her.

    Earlier she was seen buying a pack of cigarettes at Vern's Diner on Mission Street in Daly City. Some people across the street were having a garage sale and they saw her fighting with a male, but did not intervene.

    When investigators interviewed people from Vern's and other businesses and residences in the area, no one recognized her.

    Her fingerprints were sent to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, but received no hits.

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

  • Agency Name: San Mateo County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Phone Number: (650) 312-5562

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 87-37
  • NCIC Case Number: U250003273
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #9938
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • San Mateo County Coroner's Office
  • Daly City Police Department
  • San Jose Mercury News Archive

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