The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 559UFCA

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Ring Ring inscriptione Blouse
Victim's ring and blouse or dress

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: September 7, 1969
  • Location of Discovery: Castaic, Los Angeles County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
  • Cause of Death: Possibly shot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 19-26 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Light brown, long.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Mandible not recovered.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available - insufficient for profiling.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: She was wearing the pictured mini dress or blouse which was white or light beige in color with a dark brown check and floral pattern. The fabric was an eyelet-type weave and it was lined in beige.
  • Jewelry: The size 9-1/4 white metal ring pictured was found near her grave. The ring was manufactured by James Avery Jewelers, which has stores in TX, OK, GA, LA, and CO. The ring was most likely purchased in Texas, near Kerrville, Austin, or Dallas area. The inside of the ring contained a stamped insignia with three candles.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was recovered from a shallow grave off Interstate 5 approximately 19 miles south of Gorman.

    The remains had been disturbed by animals. The skull was not located.

    It does not appear that the victim was from the Santa Clarita Valley. She may have been a hitchhiker who was drawn to the Hollywood scene.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500
  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0754

  • Agency Case Number: 69-9955
  • NCIC Case Number: U410016070
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2996
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Texas Department of Public Safety

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    Added: 1/24/07; Last Updated: 10/12/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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