Sketches of the victim; Trunk victim was found in.
Date of Discovery: October 31, 1969
Location of Discovery: St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma to the head with a blunt object and strangled with a red or maroon bolo tie cord, about 20 inches in length.
Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown to black, 8-10 inches long and in bobby pins.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had given birth to at least one child, but not recently. She suffered from a mild gallbladder disorder. She had three small, hairless moles - one on her left cheekbone, one on her right forearm, and one on her left thigh. No tattoos or scars noted. Her ears were not pierced. Her fingernails were clean and well-kept.
Dentals: Available. Possibly had small, partial, upper front plate, for four missing teeth. Poor oral hygiene. Surgical absence of all wisdom teeth. Teeth appeared crowded.
Clothing: Top part of a green "shortie" type nightgown with a floral design and lace at the top.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim was discovered at 4200 34th Street South in a wooded area in view of a busy restaurant parking lot of The Oyster Bar. She was found in plastic wrapped with masking tape and curled into a new, plain black steamer trunk or foot locker. the trunk was manufactured by Nonbreakable Trunk Company and its dimensions are 35 1/2" x 16 1/2" x 20 1/4".
Agency Name: District 6 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Forensic Investigations
Agency Phone Number: 727-582-6800
Agency Case Number: 1969-03733 or 69-3733
NCIC Case Number: U230018686
NamUs Case Number: 1019
The Tampa Tribune - July 22, 1993
Added: 4/25/08; Last Updated: 10/26/15
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