The victim was discovered on November 24, 1974 in Altamonte, Seminole County, Florida.
Estimated Date of Death: 10-15 days prior.
Estimated age: 38-55 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 4'11"-5'3"; 140-160 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Reddish blonde to light brown hair of fine texture, with few waves; eye color not available. A narrow, prominent nose. Obese, stocky build. Possible prior pregnancy. No signs of prior surgery.
Clothing: Royal blue, knit slacks with an elastic waist band, with a waist measurement of 38" and 36" in length (ankle to waist); light red or pink, "Fashion Of Singapore", crew neck, sleeveless, knit blouse, size 42, with a 10" zipper in the back; white bra with a label reading 'Exquisite Form', size 41B.
Jewelry: Yellow gold wedding set with diamond chips on sides, size 10-11. (Valued at 300-400 dollars)
Fingerprints: Not available
Dental: Charting available. Poor dental hygiene with 16 absent teeth and abnormal wear to the upper central incisor and the left lateral incisor. Also, numerous cavities present with no evidence of any restoration. The unusual wear to the teeth could be caused by biting something, possibly associated with sewing or hairdressing professions.
DNA: available in CODIS
The victim was discovered by the County Sheriff's Department on November 24, 1974 behind what was at that time a nearly constructed Interstate Mall, located at I-4 and Highway 436.
She may be a victim of convicted serial killer Gerald Stano, who confessed to killing the woman in October 1974, and dumping her body at a construction site. He claimed to have picked her up as a hitchhiker, and not to have known her name.
She may have had ties to California or Arizona as her wedding rings had been sold between 1969 to 1972 to jewelry stores in those states. The rings could not be traced.
If you have any information about this case please contact: Altamonte Springs Police Department
District Nine Medical Examiner
Seminole County Sheriff's Department
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NCIC Number: U-010020228
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Source Information: FLUIDDB NamUs Ocala Star-Banner - Aug 25, 1983