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Case File: 971UFCA

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: August 24, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1988
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Stab wound to the chest
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-24 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'5" to 5'8"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Reddish brown shoulder length hair, tied in a ponytail.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Oral surgeon states victim had recent orthodontial work prior to death. All four pre molars and wisdom teeth removed. Mouth too small for teeth.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: nucDNA available with CA DOJ (#05-000770).
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue Jordache jeans (size 9), a black halter top, and a black string bikini.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was located in a shallow grave in a field in the Mojave Desert near Avenue A and Avenue E. There was evidence of mutilation of her breasts. Animal activity was present at the grave site.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500
  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 088-15320-1186-011; ME: 8808367
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4034
  • Former Hot Case Number: 647
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit

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