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Case File: 986UFNV

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: July 16, 1974
  • Location of Discovery: Elko County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - charred/burned
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
  • Weight: 110-130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red or auburn
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: No adrenals.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Clothing present but burnt. Identifiable were blue jeans, a blue-green colored blouse, and buttons that were commonly used on jackets and overalls in the 1970s.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: A red, plastic fuel can was found near the body with fuel in it, but it wasn't the same fule used on the body.
  • Case History

    A tourist couple discovered the victim's charred remains in rural Elko County, 11 miles north of Thousand Springs and 200 feet off Highway 93, near the Winecup Gamble Ranch.

    Her killer had strangled her and then poured fuel on her and set her afire.

    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: 197400504
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #8359
  • 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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