Unidentified White Female
The victim was discovered on March 27, 1977 in Highland, San Bernardino County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 weeks prior
State of Remains: Recognizable Face
Estimated age: 30-50 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'1"-5'2"; 120-125 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black, medium length hair, with slight grey; brown eyes. Appendix scar on abdomen. Pierced ears. Dark complexion.
Clothing/Jewelry: Dark blue, short-sleeve, denim jumpsuit, size 13; white bra; two pair of underpants. White shoes, "White Bond" Size 6.5, with laces on the side, rather than front), and turquoise socks. A green,wool coat found nearby contained a pack of razors, piece of pencil, three matchbooks ("Zack's" Sausalito). Small, turquoise earring (pierced, right); white metal chain necklace, with a Maltese cross. Yellow metal, wrist bracelet with pendants, a fish lure object ((left wrist); a metal barette; a yellow metal watch.
Dentals: Available. A dental examination was conducted and the teeth were charted, but no X-rays were taken (Note: dental X-rays will be obtained when the body is exhumed as part of the DNA Recovery project for entry into Codis).
Fingerprints: There is no evidence that fingerprints were taken.
DNA: Sample available - not yet submitted
On March 27, 1977 the body of a woman was found in the foothills north of Sycamore Heights residential area (east side of Cook Canyon, approximately 3000 foot level, Highland).
It was apparent that the body had been in this location between one and two weeks.
Cause and manner of death could not be determined. Although no trauma was present, leading to the possibility that exposure caused her death, homicide cannot be ruled out.
She was buried at San Bernardino County Cemetery (Samaritan Park – Grave #192-W).
If you have any information about this case please contact:
David Van Norman
San Bernardino County Sheriff - Coroner
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Agency Case Number:
48925 / 424808-01
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.