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Artistic renderings of the victim
Date of Discovery: August 10, 1999
Location of Discovery: Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado
Estimated Date of Death: 1997 to 1999
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma to the right side of the head.
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
Race: White/Hispanic or Native
Height: 5'9" to 6'0"
Weight: 135-145 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, shoulder-length, well-cared for.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Described as very tall. She may have been pregnant at least once. Healed fracture to the left rib.
Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Light-colored Bansforner sleeveless crop top T-shirt (size medium), Wrangler blue jeans with the cuffs rolled up two times (approximately 5 inches) (size 34x34), maroon or red Bonjour sports bra (size extra large - approximately 36C or D), red men's thermal long underwear bottoms with a Winston cigarette logo on the back of left side (size approximately 28x22), red or pink knee high socks, and black or dark brown sandals with leather straps and double buckles (approximately size 9 or 10, made in Italy).
Jewelry: A small copper or rust-colored bracelet with a single letter "C" on the front.
Additional Personal Items: Small metal clip on left side belt loop (similar to a small money clip), not extremely faded, in good condition.
The victim's skeletal remains were located in an old, abandoned refrigerator in a secluded rural area on Road 610, 3.5 miles off of Exit 56 (Red Rocks Road), 3 miles northwest of Walsenburg.
The discovery came about when the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office received a letter dated August 10, 1999, from a man in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the letter he stated that he came upon the remains while walking through the area three weeks before. A deputy was then dispatched to the scene.
The refrigerator was a Philco brand, model unknown, but possibly a 1940s to 1960s model. It had a lever handle and was a single door unit.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Huerfano County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Della L. Duran
Agency Phone Number: 719-738-2725
Agency Name: Huerfano County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 719-738-1600
Agency Case Number: ME: 99028; LE: HS030399
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #12447
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Colorado Bureau of Investigations
Huerfano County Coroner's Office