Reconstruction of the victim as it appeared in May 1968 paper; Photo taken at the coroner's office after plastic surgeon's reconstruction in May 1968; Cosmetics and shoes found at the scene.
Date of Discovery: April 28, 1968
Location of Discovery: McCullers, Wake County, North Carolina
Estimated Date of Death: Day prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown
Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
Race: White with a very slight possibility of Native American mixture.
Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Black with some dark brown and occasional gray.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had small ears. She had a surgical scar below the left side of her naval. Blood type is A postive.
Dentals: Available. Missing teeth #1, 16, 19, and 32. Fillings in teeth #13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 29, and 31. Crown fractured to gingival on tooth #30.
DNA: Blood card and hair samples available.
Clothing: Green and white polka dot dress or blouse with a zipper, brown Italian loafer-style shoes (size 7 1/2, manufacturer not determined) - appeared to be cheaper brand in the range of $4-$10, women's greenish-blue all-weather coat with gray lining, and remnants of what appeared to undergarments and pantyhose.
Additional Personal Items:
- Pair of gold and brown smoke colored-bifocals.
- A more expensive transistor battery, probably for a radio.
- Two metallic buttons.
- Top of a ballpoint pen with the inscription "Unipeco Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A."
- Cosmetics/Hygiene items to include: Skin Dew crème for dry skin, overnight medicated cream ($1.25), and silk Fashion liquid makeup ($1.75, introduced in 1967) - all manufactured by Helena Rubenstein, NY, NY; A glass top with "_ilk of _ntimate" - manufactured by Revlon, which is believed to be Silk of Intimate perfume. Some metal tubes or containers which could have been used for lipstick/eyeliner.
- Hair clips and a possible greenish-blue hair net.
- A wire frame for standing make-up mirror and some glass remnants of mirror.
- A Thin Gillette blade in a wrapper.
- A pair of Permo TWEEZ tweezers.
On April 27, 1968, a woman in a green and white polka dot dress was seen walking down Ten Ten Road in McCullars community, near Fuquay-Varina, in southern Wake County, North Carolina. A witness says her mother and sister saw the woman as they drove toward a church up the road. When they came back 15 minutes later, they saw a fire burning in the field.
The women believed a farmer was burning something until the next day when the woman's body was discovered in that spot.
A suspect in the case died in 1992. The suspect planted tobacco in Canada. Because this woman was a stranger to neighbors, investigators think it is possible that the woman came down from Canada to meet with the suspect. Investigators interviewed the suspect in 1968. He admitted that he and a friend drove up the road to get a look at the woman, but told detectives she had vanished when they got there.
The whereabouts of the victim's remains are unknown, but investigators have hair and blood samples from the original investigation.
Agency Name: Wake County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 919-856-6800
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1968-000001
NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
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