The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 881UFMO

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: March 31, 1978
  • Location of Discovery: Elsberry, St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2 days to 4 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 29-39 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'7" to 5'10"
  • Weight: 145-160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown.
  • Eye Color: Light blue or gray.
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Stocky build. Well-nourished. Tattoo on her left arm of the name "Dee" between her left wrist and elbow.
  • Dentals: Available. Her teeth were in good condition.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Beige bra.
  • Jewelry: Cat's eye ring worn on her left hand.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's body was found near the Hatfield Landing on the Mississippi River near Elsberry.

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

  • Agency Name: Lincoln County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Kelly Walters
  • Agency Phone Number: 636-528-5087
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  • Agency Name: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Sgt. Mike Merkel
  • Agency Phone Number: 636-528-8546
  • Agency Name: Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 573-526-6178

  • Agency Case Number: A78-93
  • NCIC Case Number: U642911965
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #5295
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1737
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol

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