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Left to right: Artisic rendering and sketch of the victim; The victim's clothing and hankerchief

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: February 14, 1982
  • Location of Discovery: Cococino County, Arizona
  • Estimated Date of Death: February 4, 1982
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Insect/animal activity
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation or suffocation
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-23 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
  • Weight: 120-130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde, straight and about 9.5 inches in length.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Rough, well-healed scars on the top of the left foot. A 2-inch diagonal scar on the back of her right thigh. Three moles above her right breast and 1 mole on her upper left leg. Left ear or possibly both ears pierced (right ear missing due to animal activity). She had recently undergone preparation for a root canal.
  • Dentals: Available. Tooth #19 (lower molar) had been drilled in preparation for a root canal approximately one week prior to her death. Teeth # 1, 16, 17 and 32 not erupted.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Red and white horizontal striped pullover sweater, designer Seasons blue jeans (size 9), and a bra (size 36C).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: White hankerchief.
  • Case History

    An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer discovered the victim's body near westbound Interstate 40 about 11 miles west of Williams. She was lying face down under a cedar tree about 25 feet from the interstate.

    She was possibly last seen at the Monte Carlo Truck Stop in Ashfork, Arizona during the early morning hours of February 4, 1982.

    She was misidentified in 1984 as a Florida girl who had runaway in 1980. The runaway returned to her family in 1986 prompting the case to be reopened.

    She is known to investigators as "Valentine Sally" and is buried at a cemetery in Williams.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Cococino County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Chuck Jones
  • Agency Phone Number: 928-226-5033
  • Agency Name: Cococino County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Amy Kelly
  • Agency Phone Number: 928-679-8775

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 82-11000; ME: 82-022; NCMEC: 1184503
  • NCIC Case Number: U214162293
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #9864
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Cococino County Sheriff's Office
  • Arizona Daily Sun News Archive

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