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Case File: 622UFOR

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Victim's clothing

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: April 13, 1946
  • Location of Discovery: Oak Grove, Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2 to 4 weeks prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide - Blunt force injury to the head.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-59 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
  • Weight: 115-125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, graying with hair in curlers and pins.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals:Available. Upper teeth were false, but eight lower teeth had fillings.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A pair of brown slacks, a dark blue sweater, long underclothing, black dress material, and a topcoat.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    In the early morning hours of April 13, 1946, three fishermen found the victim's fully-clothed torso floating in the Williamette River. Her head, arms and legs were sawn off. It appears that the person responsible had a knowledge of anatomy, as the cuts were neatly done. The body was then wrapped in feed sacks, tied with a telephone cord, and weighted down with window sash weights.

    On April 14, 1946, her arms and legs were located in the river by five boatmen, approximately six miles from where the torso was found. Some of the men remember seeing the sack in the river at least 30 days earlier.

    On October 13, 1946, her head was recovered from the Williamette River in the Oak Grove area.

    A suspect has never been identified.

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

  • Agency Name: Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
  • Agency Phone Number: 971-673-8220
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 503-723-4949

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 46-22603; LE: 68-8077
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #12778
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Namus
  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • Joplin Missouri Globe News Archive - 4/14/46
  • Sheboygan Wisconsin Journal News Archive - 4/14/16
  • The Nebraska State Journal News Archive - 4/14/46
  • Walla Walla Washington Union-Bulletin News Archive - 8/15/46 & 10/14/46
  • The Star Alabama 4/14/46

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 3/1/2015 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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