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Case File: 855UFSC

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Facial reconstruction done 3 months after recovery

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: August 13, 1991
  • Location of Discovery: Charleston County, South Carolina
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1990 to 1991
  • State of Remains: Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 25-35 yrs old
  • Race: Black/African American
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 4'9"
  • Weight: Cannot Estimate
  • Hair Color: Cannot Estimate
  • Eye Color: Eye color could not be determined due to the state of preservation

  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Extra set of ribs (13 paris instead of the usual 12), 6 lumbar vertebrae (bones of the lower back) instead of the usual 5. Bony reaction near the right ankle suggests an injury near the lower right leg (possibly including the ankle); bony reaction on the 6th lumbar vertebrae suggests possible bad back, possible limp; 2 left ribs broken before death

  • Dentals: Available (Charting is available)
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Available
    Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None

  • Jewelry: None

  • Additional Personal Items: None

    Case History

    This black female was recovered in August 1991 in a march creek adjacent to James Island County Park. She was buried face down one to three years prior to discovery.

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

  • Agency Name: Charleston County Coroners Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Suzanne Abel
  • Agency Phone Number: 843-746-4030
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 1991A00001
  • NamUs Case Number: UP # 9604

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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