CA NEWHALL JANE DOE: WF, 15-20, found in vacant lot of an oil field in Newhall, CA - 26 Aug 1980

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1225UFCA - Unidentified Female

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Artistic rendering of the victim by NCMEC.

Date of Discovery: August 26, 1980
Location of Discovery: Newhall, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 1979 to 1980
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot wound to the back of her head.


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'4" to 5'8"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Blonde to brown, 8 inches in length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced ears.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available. She had four fillings.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Red sweatshirt with a zipper front.
Jewelry: One 3/4 loop pierced earring with backing.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown


Circumstances of Discovery

A worker inspecting some nearby water towers came upon some human bones scattered in a 10-foot radius in a vacant lot of an oil field located approximately .6 miles north of 25121 Sierra Highway in Newhall. A .25-caliber jacketed bullet was removed from the temporal area of her skull. She was a victim of the Sunset Strip serial killings. The suspect, Douglas Clark, was sentenced to death in 1983. His accomplice, Carol Bundy, received a plea deal of 52 years to life and died in 2003. Other unidentified victims of the murders include 1322UFCA and 1363UFCA.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Betsy Magdaleno, Coroner Investigator
Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
Agency E-Mail: IDUnit@coroner.lacounty.gov
Agency Case Number: 1980-10981

Agency Name: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500
Agency E-Mail: homicideops@lasd.org
Agency Case Number: #18 LASD 1980-05808-0673-011

NCIC Case Number: U763471992
NamUs Case Number: 4370
NCMEC Case Number: 1184175
Former Hot Case Number: 775


Information Source(s)

Namus
NCMEC
People vs Clark

LA County Coroner's Office


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