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Case File: 943UFAR

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: May 7, 1990
  • Location of Discovery: Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1990
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the head.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Active periostitis along the proximal aspects of the medial, distal, and lateral portions of both femora shafts. Periostitis is noted on both inominates. This pattern indicates inflammation of the pelvis and the femora. Areas of plaque within the malar sinus indicate irritation of the cavity.
  • Dentals: Available. Teeht #1 through #14 are missing but #6 cuspid is present (upper right cuspid due to near facet and shape of crown). #13 crown of an upper premolar is present but no root structure is present and it appears to be an upper left premolar. #19 amalgam. #21 root tip present. #24 and #25 root tips present.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA available with UNT (ref #08-7661).
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Some small burned pieces of women's clothing were found with the bones and debris.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was located 8 miles west of Decatur, Arkansas off of Highway 102 in Rogers, Arkansas on May 7, 1990. This area is close to the Oklahoma and Missouri state lines.

    Several bones were recovered along with what appeared to be shotgun wadding. Buckshot pellets (#4) were found in the ground under the skull. A neighbor reported seeing a fire in the area in February 1990, but never went to investigate. He believed someone was burning trash.

    Investigators believe the victim or the bones may have been run over with a vehicle to make identification difficult or impossible. After the victim had been shot, she was set on fire. There wasn't enough remains to provide for a reconstruction.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Benton County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 479-621-0223
  • Agency Name: Arkansas State Crime Laboratory
  • Agency Contact Person: Chris Edwards
  • Agency Phone Number: 501-227-5936
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 233-90
  • NCIC Case Number: U806567077
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2847
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1355
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NWA News Archive

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    Last Updated: 2/21/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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