The Doe Network:
Case File 588UFCA

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Jewelry

Unidentified White Female


Vital Statistics


Case History
The victim was located at 13707 Little Tujunga Canyon Drive, Crescenta Valley, CA. She was found inside an abandoned trailer which had been set on fire. She was burned beyond recognition and had a wire wrapped around her neck and a hose inserted in her vagina.
Suspect Melvin Smith was arrested and sentenced to 25 years. He admitted that he picked the victim up at Sepulveda and Ventura Boulevard, sometime after 04.00 on the morning of the murder. The suspect admitted beating the victim until she did not move anymore. The crime was committed in an abandoned trailer at location.

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Trailer


Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
Detective Richard C. Kennerly
323-890-5500

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
Jane Doe # 56; LASD 1983-01873-1251-011; Coroners 83-07963

NCIC Number:
U-570016326

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
NamUs


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