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Case File: 589UFCO

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Unidentified Female

  • 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.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
  • Race: White/Hispanic or Native
  • Gender: Female
  • 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.
  • Case History

    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.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    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.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations
  • Huerfano County Coroner's Office

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    Added: 9/23/07; Last Updated: 2/18/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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