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Case File: 851UFMI

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: October 24, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Manistee County, Michigan
  • Estimated Date of Death: Weeks prior to discovery
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-60 years old
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: No hair. Dark brown pubic hair.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Obese. Appendectomy scar. Pierced ears.
  • Dentals: Available. Orthodontic bracket to 8 and 9.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None.
  • Jewelry: One clear stone earring.
  • Additional Personal Items: None.
  • Case History

    The decedent was located in Lake Michigan, against the break wall in Manistee, Michigan.

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

  • Agency Name: Manistee County Medical Examiner's Office (MI)
  • Agency Contact Person: Joyce deJong
  • Agency Phone Number: 231-398-1153
  • Email

  • Agency Case Number: A97-192
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #511
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1251
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Last Updated: 2/29/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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