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Case File: 964UFNV

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: July 14, 1972
  • Location of Discovery: Elko County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 105-115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Reddish-blonde to light brown, curly and shoulder-length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on the outside of her right knee. Appendectomy scar on right lower quadrant.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available for one finger.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    A rancher found the victim's decomposed body in rural Elko County, a half mile west of Star Valley Road. The area is about eight miles south of I-80.

    The victim's body was nude and had been posed in a cross-like manner. She had been shot by a .22 caliber handgun in the neck and left cheek.

    A dark blue Volkswagen Beetle with Tennessee plates was seen in the area around July 7th. It was believed to be reported stolen from Tennessee, but was not recovered.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Elko County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-738-8936

  • Agency Case Number: 197200455
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #8358
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Elko Daily News Archive (November 24, 2009)

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    Added: 2/15/15; Last Updated: 2/15/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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