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Case File: 499UFIN

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Sketch of victim by Betsy Cooper

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: August 5, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Morocco, Newton County, Indiana
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1988
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-45 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Osteochondritis on rim of glenoid fossa of right scapula; spina bifida present in T11 and T12 (unlikely these conditions were clinically significant, but could be observed on x-rays)*Victim may not have been aware of this condition. Unique frontal sinus pattern that may be comparable to available antemortem x-rays. Anomaly of C1-C2 joint, antemortem cervical spine films may show this.
  • Dentals: Available. Very good dental hygene. Tooth #1 is present and erupted. Tooth #3 has MO alloy with mesial buccal fracture. Tooth #15 is missing and bone is healed. Tooth #16 has a ceramic crown, probably CEREC Crown (CEREC Crown was not only expensive in 1988 but was on a wisdom tooth). Tooth #17 is missing. Tooth #32 is missing.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available. mtDNA is uploaded to NDIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Jordache jeans.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Safety pin with the number 450 stamped on it.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were located along Beaver Creek in the Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area in Morocco. The area is 9,670-acres in central Newton County between U.S. 41 and the Illinois state line. Another individual by the name of Tony was found with this victim.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Newton County Coroners Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Scott McCord
  • Agency Phone Number: 219-964-9872

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 56-09-Charlene88
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6107
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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