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Case File: 858UFWV

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: November 24, 1993
  • Location of Discovery: Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Estimated Date of Death: Early 80s, possibly 1982
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 27-33 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: None noted.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue cotton socks, Gray "hip-hugger" slacks (size 4), gray sweater with a maroon stripe on collar, waist and cuffs, panties (size large) with a leaf pattern with bees and lace trim, and brown leather platform 3-inch heels (size 7 1/2).
  • Jewelry: Interlocking gold wedding engagement ring set with a rope pattern. A gold-faced watch with silver band.
  • Additional Personal Items: Keys (no description available).
  • Case History

    The partial skeletal remains of the victim were found by hunters a short distance from Glen Rogers Road and Ravencliff Road over a steep embankment on Bolt Mountain near the Wyoming County line.

    UPDATE: In July 2017, she was identified as Margaret Dodd, missing from West Virginia since 1977.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Raleigh County Sheriff's Office (WV)
  • Agency Contact Person: Chief Deputy Steve Tanner
  • Agency Phone Number: 304-255-9121

  • Agency Case Number: 93-712
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #10913
  • Former Hot Case Number: 947
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • WVNS News Archive

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    Last Updated: 5/12/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator

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