184UFKS - Unidentified Female
Artistic renderings of the victim by Carl Koppelman and Wesley Neville; initial police sketches. To view a postmortem photograph, please click here.
Date of Discovery: January 25, 1986
Location of Discovery: Salina, Saline County, Kansas
Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 days prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by forced drowning. The victim was also severely beaten.
Estimated Age: 20-35 years old
Weight: 125 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown with blond highlights, short in length.
Eye Color: Blue or gray.
Distinguishing Marks/Features: 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. 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 & Personal Items
Clothing: Beige Chantelle brassiere (size 32B, made in France with French and European markings), black Jockey For Her very abbreviated French cut bikini panties, knee high stockings and lavender Abraxas sweat pants with two 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.
Additional Personal Items: 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 proved that these items belonged to the victim.
Circumstances of Discovery
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, had 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.
Investigators nicknamed the victim "Miss Molly" and she was buried in an unmarked grave in Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
In 2019, it was announced investigators discovered consistancies with the dental records of Anna Neeft, a Belgian woman last seen in Canada in 1984. Afterward, the unidentified woman's body was exhumed for DNA. Comparison between the two women is being conducted, but could take months.
Agency Name: Saline County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Mike Smith
Agency Phone Number: 785-826-6500
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1986-89
NCIC Case Number: U183402219
NamUs Case Number: 5066
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