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Case File: 917UFWA

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: August 29, 1978
  • Location of Discovery: Elbe, Pierce County, Washington
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1976 to 1978
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Blonde or brown, 13-17" in length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Mandible not recovered.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue sweater with pink shoulders and a zipper in front, Pat, On The Back multi-colored striped T-shirt with button front. Colored stripes consist of red, yellow, white, green, two shades of blue, black, and lavender. Blue denim pants, green Sportscaster windbreaker jacket with inside pockets (size Medium), panties (size 7), and blue Trax tennis shoes with white chevron (Size 6).
  • Jewelry: Unknown.
  • Additional Personal Items: Marlboro cigarette pack.
  • Case History

    Two fishermen found a skull southwest of Eatonville on the north side of Mashell River where it crosses Mt. Highway. Investigators found additional remains and clothing.

    Missing persons cases were compared with the unidentified case without success.

    It isn't clear what happened to the remains. There is no indication in the Sheriff's Office records and the Coroner's records on the case are missing. The remains and clothing were destroyed on May 10, 1985.

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

  • Agency Name: Pierce County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 253-798-7516
  • Agency Name: Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Amber Midkiff
  • Agency Phone Number: 253-798-6494

  • Agency Case Number: 96U0000012; OCA 8241100; ME: 23-306
  • NCIC Case Number: U350023493
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #5706
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1090
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Seattle PI News Archve
  • The News Tribune Archive (12/2/96)

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