The Doe Network:
Case File 486UFPA

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Alpha Zeta Beta sorority key with the name "E. Mathis" on it

Unidentified White Female

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 34-65 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'4"-5'8"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown or auburn hair. Four red acrylic fingernails were recovered. She had arthritis on the lumbar vertebrae.
  • Clothing/Jewelry: Thin, white torn clothing, possibly from a blouse, skirt, or dress. No pattern, size, or brand evident; darker color nylon knee high stockings. Yellow metal necklace and charm. The charm is a sorority key with missing stones and is inscribed with "AZB", E. MATHIS, Life Member June 2, 1946, Alpha Delta."
  • DNA: Available

Case History
The victim was located in a black plastic trash bag in a vacant lot, near Tusculum Street, which parallels the railroad tracks, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 8, 2006. Investigators suspect she had been dug up elsewhere and dumped in this lot at a later date. She was left haphazardly about 30 yards away from a set of old railroad tracks.

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Philadelphia Medical Examiner
Steve Olszewski

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Source Information: 6/18/07
Unidentified Deceased Reporting System
Philadelphia Daily News 12/9/06

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