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Forensic reconstructions of the victim; Victim's jewelry

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: December 22, 1991
  • Location of Discovery: Vinton, West Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2 to 3 weeks prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by multiple gunshots
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-29 years old
  • Race: Hispanic/Native American, possible with black ancestry characteristics.
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'3" to 5'6"
  • Weight: 100-115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Reddish-brown of medium length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had an extra vertebra. Evidence of back problems: Septa aperture right humerus; sternal body exhibits an anterior curvature; extra lumbar vertebra fused to sacrum.
  • Dentals: Available. Tooth #3, silver amalgam occlusal and lingual surfaces; Tooth #14, silver amalgam lingual surface; Teeth #15 & 18, amalgam on occlusal surfaces; Teeth #1, 16, 17 and 32 not seen, may be antemortem loss or congenital absence.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Some jewelry was found near the body and believed to be hers: A white metal ring (size 5 3/8) worn on the little finger of the left hand. The ring's face depicted a bird, turquoise in color with a red tail. A gold-plated earring. Both pieces appear to be similar to jewelry worn by the Native Americans or those in the Southwest United States.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    A passerby discovered the victim's decomposing remains off Gray Road near Vinton, just south of Interstate 10.

    She may be from Texas or farther west.

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

  • Agency Name: LSU FACES Lab
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Ginesse Listi
  • Agency Phone Number: 225-578-3906
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Ted Dupin
  • Agency Phone Number: 337-491-3700

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 191-91; ME: 92-16
  • NCIC Case Number: U535636160
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #1868
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • LSU FACES Lab
  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
  • KPLCTV News Archive

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