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520UFFL - Unidentified Female

ring ring
Reconstruction of the victim by Samantha Steinberg; original sketch and victim's jewelry.

Date of Discovery: September 1, 1982
Location of Discovery: Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 21-35 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 130-140 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Two cesarean section, 6" scars above and below her naval area. Her finger nails were long and well-manicured, her toenails and fingernails were painted red.

Identifiers

Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Short sleeved, white pullover terry cloth blouse with gold fringe on the bottom, blue jeans and knee-high stockings.
Jewelry: Gold and silver wedding ring on her left hand and a large ring with gold, white and turquoise on top with a silver band on the right hand.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was located floating in the canal west of 512 on State Road 60 about 17 miles west of Vero Beach. A truck driver spotted the body less than a foot of water in a canal.

She had been shot four times with medium-caliber gun, probably a .38.

Invesigators do not believe this woman was a victim of serial kiler David Alan Gore, who preyed on women and teenage girls in the area during the 1980s. Gore was executed in 2012.

The victim was exhumed in 2016 for additonal forensic analysis and to create a more detailed facial reconstruction compared to the initial sketch created around the time she was discovered.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: District 19 Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Kim Carroll
Agency Phone Number: 772-464-7378
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ME82-19-176

Agency Name: Treasure Coast Crimestoppers
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-800-273-TIPS (8477)
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1982-19860

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 13611

Information Source(s)

NamUs
TC Palm (4/21/16)
TC Palm (4/12/12)
TC Palm (1/7/10)
Treasure Coast Crimestoppers
The Miami Herald

Admin Notes

Added: 10/30/06; Last Updated: 11/28/17


Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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