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Case File: 720UFMA

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: November 15, 1978
  • Location of Discovery: Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Estimated Date of Death: 3-12 months prior
  • State of Remains: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 19-26 years old
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Light blonde or light brown, long.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Chunky build.
  • Dentals: Unknown. Her front teeth had noticeable decay.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown.
  • DNA: Unknown.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A short sleeved shirt with a green collar and green swan on the front (size 14-16). There were no labels or other identifying markers on it.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was found on Amherst Street, about an 1/8 mile off Amherst Road and about 1/2 mile south of Route 116 in Granby. She had been shot in the temple and buried in a shallow grave under a log. A brown leather belt was found around her neck, and reportedly used to drag her body to the burial site.

    Inquiries were made at local colleges, as Route 116 is and was often used by college students hitchhiking or traveling between Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley and Amherst-area colleges, but no women were reported missing.

    She was laid to rest in West Ceremony, the simple white wooden cross reading "Unknown Girl" replaced with a headstone purchased by the citizens of Granby.

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

  • Agency Name: Granby Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Chief Alan Wishart
  • Agency Phone Number: 413-467-9222
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: Northwest District Attorney's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 413-586-5150

  • Agency Case Number: case nbr here
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1624
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Granby Police Department
  • The Republican News Archive
  • Gazettenet.com News Archive

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    Added: 4/8/09; Last Updated: 1/25/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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