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Forensic reconstructions of the victim; Victim's jewelry
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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 20-29 years old
Race: Hispanic/Native American, possible with black ancestry characteristics.
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.
Clothing & Personal Items
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
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.
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
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.
LSU FACES Lab
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
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