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551UFCA - Unidentified Female

Reconstruction of victim.

Date of Discovery: February 10, 1997
Location of Discovery: Palm Desert, Riverside County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Within one day of discovery
State of Remains: Recognizable
Cause of Death: Unknown, had superficial contusions on legs and head

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 35-50 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5’6”, Measured
Weight: 145, Measured
Hair Color: Brown with some grey
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Extensive dental work including crowns and root canal work; no scars of tattoos


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue denim pants, tan underwear, white sleeveless shirt, white and tan shirt, tan jacket, tan bra
Jewelry: Yellow metal wedding band on left ring finger
Additional Personal Items: Oversized bifocal eyeglasses with plastic frame, assorted cards and bus passes

Circumstances of Discovery

Decedent was found by a construction crew in hills behind the shopping center. She had some personal property with her but no identification. For example, she had some greeting cards but the addressee and signature were torn out. She may have been living in that area for a few days.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Riverside County
Agency Contact Person: Dawna Wimsatt
Agency Phone Number: 951-443-2300
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 97I0827

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7026

Information Source(s)

Riverside County Coroner

Admin Notes

Added: 12/18/06; Last Updated: 12/6/17

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

** Listed information may be estimated.

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