CA GYPSY JANE DOE: WF, 25-35, found in a remote hilly area in Lancaster, CA - 26 Jul 1984 - Harley Davidson buckle


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580UFCA - Unidentified Female

Victim's jewelry, belt buckle and clothing.

Date of Discovery: June 26, 1984
Location of Discovery: Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 7-10 days prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Blunt force trauma

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: Unknown, but had heavy build
Hair: Dark brown, medium length, straight
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Available.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Insufficient DNA for profiling.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: White, long sleeve sweatshirt with collar, Jones label; blue Levis; black, ankle length boots; brown socks; men's black and white t-shirt; white lace, Accentuate bra; black, lace panties, a belt with a Harley-Davidson belt buckle.
Jewelry: Yellow metal chain with horse pendant around neck. Yellow medal chain with Catholic medallion found in victim's right rear pocket.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
The victim was located among some bushes in a remote hilly area, on Avenue J and 255th Street in Lancaster, California on June 26, 1984. She was found nude from the waist down, lying face down on a green electric blanket.

She was known to associate with Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders. She may have used the nickname “Gypsy” and worked at the “Tennessee Bar” in Culver City, California prior to her death.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner
Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512 or 323-343-0754
Agency E-Mail: dmachian(at)
Agency Case Number: 847947

Agency Name: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 760-415-7332
Agency E-Mail: homicideops(at) or contact.lapdonline(at)
Agency Case Number: 1984-07650-1194-011

NCIC Case Number: U034769243
NamUs Case Number: 4230

Information Source(s)
NCMEC (archived)
LASD Homicide - Cold Case Unit

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