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Case File: 743UFDE

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Artistic renderings of the victim; Laundry bag victim found in; Ribbon worn in the victim's hair; Location the victim was found

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: March 18, 1967
  • Location of Discovery: Bear, New Castle County, Delaware
  • Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Septicemia (blood poisoning/infection)
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 110-115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown, long and curly, tied back with a 1/2" X 8" red ribbon.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Vaccination scar on front of the left thigh. No birth marks or surgical scars. Both ears pierced, although it didn't appear that she had worn earrings in quite a while. Approximately three months pregnant. Fair complexion. Blood type O. Petite.
  • Dentals: Available. Dental coding from limited dental charting done in 1967. No radiographs to confirm. Natural teeth in good dental repair, probably last seen by a dentist about six months to a year prior to death.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue bikini style panties with manufacturers label removed. Her bra size is estimated to be 34DD.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's body was located off the shoulder of Porter Road, a rural area in Bear, New Castle County, Delaware. This location is just a few miles away from Interstate 95 and US Highway 40.

    Her legs were stuffed inside of a large white cloth commerical laundry bag (24" X 36") which bore the markings "Bag O - Storage. American Laundry. Dry Cleaning. EX4 5277." The laundry bag was found to be from a laundry and dry cleaning company located in Trenton, New Jersey.

    Initially, it was believed that she had died as a result of a botched abortion. It is now known that she died from not receiving medical care for an infection.

    Recent ancestry testing suggests she may be of European, Italian, Greek, or Jewish descent. DNA was compared with genealogy websites and revealed a maternal connection with relatives in Virginia and North Carolina, but no one contacted knows who the victim is.

    She is buried in Potter's Field in Delaware.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Delaware State Medical Examiners Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Hal Brown
  • Agency Phone Number: 302-577-3420, ext. 206
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 67-N-170
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #7097
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • News Article (4/10/13)
  • The Washington Times News Archive (9/27/93)

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