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Sketches of Victim

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: May 18, 2006
  • Location of Discovery: Port Jervis, Orange Co, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1995 or earlier
  • State of Remains: Partial Skeletal Remains (Human cranium was revocered. Teeth are missing, as is the mandible. No other bones were recovered)
  • Cause of Death: Undetermined
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Year of Birth: 1955-1965
  • Estimated Age: 25-50 years
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: The nose on the female is prominent and may be helpful in identification.
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A single earring was recovered near the skull. It is described as a hoop style earring
  • Jewelry: None Stated
  • Additional Personal Items: None Stated
  • Case History

    On May 18, 2006, a homeowner in a residential area of the City of Port Jervis observed from his rear window a human cranium on the roof of an adjacent tire business. The skull, according to the witness, was not there the evening before. The cranium was located on a metal roof of a garage building for a local tire company. The skull appeared to have been set on the sloped roof. It was sitting up right and a single hoop earring was located near the skull on the roof. Broken sea shells were also observed near by but it is unknown if they are related.

    Anthropological studies on the skull indicate it belonged to a white female possible of Hispanic descent aged 25-50 years. There does not appear to be any indications of burial or submersion in water, nor is there any apparent trauma. The teeth appear to have been removed post-mortem and after the skull was skeletonized.

    Port Jervis is located at the intersection of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is readily accessed from New York City and other metropolitan areas. Interstate 84, NY 17, US 6, US 209 and the NYS Thruway are all within close proximity or pass thru or by the city.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Port Jervis City Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Michael J. Worden
  • Agency Phone Number: 845-856-5101
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 06-00617
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Port Jervis Police

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