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Case File: 990UFNV

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: February 5, 1973
  • Location of Discovery: Clark County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: 6 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-40 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Light brown or red which appeared to be frosted.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Tooth 23 mesiolingual rotated. Maxilla and most superior teeth lost. Not enough remaining for significant evidence.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available in CODIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were found in open desert south of Las Vegas about 0.3 miles west of US 93 and 2.5 miles south of Railroad Pass. The remains were scattered over a 300 to 400 yard radius.

    Collected were the pelvis, long bones, jaw, teeth, ribs and portions of the skull and other bones. Also found was a small amount of brown hair which appeared to be frosted. The majority of the remains were in a shallow grave on the north side of Gornowick Sand and Gravel Company road. Also in the grave were bed clothing and wire. It would appear that the decedent might have been tied and wrapped.

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

  • Agency Name: Clark County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 702-455-6649
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Las Vegas Metro Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 702-229-3716

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 73-0098; LE: 237-624
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #403
  • Former Hot Case Number: 438
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Clark County Coroner's Office

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    Last Updated: 7/7/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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