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51UFNY - Unidentified Female

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Reconstructions of the victim by Carl Koppelman, NCMEC and Project EDAN. To view a postmortem photo of the victim, click here.

Date of Discovery: February 14, 1988
Location of Discovery: Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 6-12 hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by asphyxiation and blunt force trauma

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
Race: White, but possibly native to South America
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair Color: Light brown, bleached blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Freckles and some moles on her face. Her underarms had about 2 weeks worth of growth. Recent shaving of pubic hair. No scars or tattoos noted. Both ears pierced but no earrings present. Press-on nails painted with reddish-pink fingernail polish. Untrimmed eyebrows.

Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Natural teeth with no fillings or decay.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Sample submitted - Tests complete

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None.
Jewelry: None
Additional Personal Items: None

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's nude body was discovered lying in a city street in Mount Vernon, approximately 10 miles north of Manhattan, New York at 11:54 AM.

She was bound at the wrists and ankles and her body appeared to be in a posed position.

Autopsy results indicated the victim had cocaine and broccoli in her stomach.

Police suspect she was the victim of a serial killer and that she may have been a prostitute.

It is also possible that she was from overseas, due to her unshaven underarms.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Christopher DiMase
Agency Phone Number: 914-231-1600
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: MEW 88-410

Agency Name: Mount Vernon Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 914-665-2510 or 915-665-2573
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U288016763
NamUs Case Number: 10229

Information Source(s)

NamUs
Can You Identify Me: America's Unidentified
NCMEC
Hellbeasts - A Blog About Crime and Injustice
Crime Watch Daily
Cold Case - Missing Female
Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2013; Last Updated: 4/26/17


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