Unidentified White Female
- The victim was discovered on January 25, 1986 in Saline County, Kansas.
- Estimated Date of Death: 1 -2 days.
- Cause of Death: Homicide - Drowing; she had a black eye and had been severely beaten before being tossed into a creek.
- Called "Miss Molly" by investigators
- Estimated age: 25 - 30 years old
- Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 125 lbs.
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair with blonde highlights, short length. Light blue or grey eyes. Light complexion. Appendix scar and stretch marks on her abdomen indicated that she had carried a child and had given birth in the past. Also, her appendix had been removed, and she had scars on the left side of her jaw (there was a 1" scar on the jaw bone to the left of the chin and a 3/4" scar on the jaw bone below the left cheek); a 3/4" circular scar on the right knee. She had false fingernails painted bright red.
- Dentals: Available. Teeth in good condition. Dental records indicated the victim had some recent orthodontic work completed that would be pertinent identifiable characteristics – a recent extraction of a tooth, root canal therapy with a broken reamer found, and both upper first premolars extracted and orthodontics done to close the spaces.
- Clothing: She was located partially clothed in a beige Chantelle brand brassiere, size 32B, made in France, with French and European markings. She had on black Jockey For Her brand very abbreviated French cut bikini panties, knee high stockings and lavender sweat pants. The sweat pants were Abraxas brand, had 2 pockets in the front with zippers that zipped up and down. It appears that neither the bra or the sweat pants were sold in Kansas. There was no jewelry or identification found. A blue colored nylon bag with white drawstrings, and white pillow case, including other clothing items were located in the vicinity of the body, however, it has never been proven that these items belonged to the victim.
- Fingerprints: Available.
- DNA: Available.
- Dentals: Available. Tooth #1 Missing, No Socket. #2 Occlusal. Amalgam. #3 Missing. Recent, 6 to 8 weeks. #4 Normal Virgin Tooth. #5 Ortho TE, Work done to fill gaps. #6 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #7 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #8 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #9 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #10 Normal Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #11 Normal, Bruxing on Mesial Incisal. #12 Missing. Ortho Extraction. (TE) #13 Normal. #14 OL, AM, Root Canal. Reamer. #15 Occlusal. Amalgam. #16 Missing, No Socket. Mandible: #17 Missing, No Socket. #18 Mesial, Occulsal. Amalgam. #19 Occlusal. Amalgam. #20 Missing, Retained K, Primary 2nd Molar. #21 Normal Virgin Tooth. #22 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #23 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #24 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #25 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #26 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #27 Normal, Incisal Wear. (Bruxing) #28 Normal, Lingually Inclined. #29 90 degree rotation B surface to the Mesial. #30 Occlusal. Amalgam. #31 Occlusal. Amalgam. #32 Missing . Additional dental information: Recent (6 to 8 weeks prior to discovery) extraction of tooth #3; root canal therapy on tooth #14 with broken reamer in M B root of this tooth 2-3 mm long at apex of root; both upper first premolars were extracted and orthodontics done to close the spaces; a retained primary 2nd molar and no #20; #29 rotated 90 degrees; all fillings were Amalgam.
- Other: Full body x-rays available.
On the afternoon of January 25, 1986, the victim was located in a creek, on the north side of a bridge in the westbound lane of I-70, approximately 14 miles west of the city of Salina, KS. It appears that the woman was beaten and tossed over the bridge into a shallow creek where she died as a result of drowning.
She did not appear to be a homeless person, and seemed to be very well groomed, recent dental work, expensive clothes, fashioned false fingernails. The bra and sweats she was wearing were manufactured in France and were sold only on the East and West coasts in large cities such as New York and California, or from outside the USA.
"Miss Molly" was buried in an unmarked grave in Gypsum Hill Cemetery and remains unidentified. Her killer has not been caught.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Saline County Sheriff's Office