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814UFPA - Unidentified Female

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Reconstructions of the victim by the University of South Florida; Victim's shoes.

Date of Discovery: August 9, 1973
Location of Discovery: Black Creek Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: 24-48 hours prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable due to insect/animal activity
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 18-40 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Height: 4'10" to 5'2"
Weight: 100 lbs.
Hair Color: Black or very dark brown pulled back in a 2" ponytail.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: None noted.


Dentals: Not available. Partial upper plate containing six (6) teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Not available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue/green shorts, a pink blouse with white lace and blue bedroom slippers with a blue and green floral pattern.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Yellow and green blanket, a safety pin.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent was discovered along Interstate 80 westbound, near mile marker 250 in the Village of Tank in Black Creek Township.

Her body was wrapped in a yellow-green blanket, fastened at the legs with a safety pin. The remains were doused in sulfuric acid.

She was exhumed in September 2016 for additional examination.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Luzerne County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Thomas McAndrew
Agency Phone Number: 570-825-1664
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: S08-0005332

Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Police
Agency Contact Person: Corporal Thomas McAndrew
Agency Phone Number: 570-459-3890
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U930004422
NamUs Case Number: 8924

Information Source(s)

University of South Florida
Pennsylvania State Police
York Dispatch News Archive

Admin Notes

Added:Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/10/16

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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