FL PINELLAS COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 35-55, found on Belleair Beach in Pinnellas County, FL - 25 Apr 1972 - Headless & Weighted Down


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1511UFFL - Unidentified Female​

Date of Discovery: April 25, 1972
Location of Discovery: Pinellas County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 1-3 weeks prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 35-55 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 4'5" to 5'1"
Weight: 120 to 125 lbs.
Hair: Head hair color unknown, but possibly naturally brown.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Legs were unshaven and hair was 1" in length. Dark complexion and/or well-tanned. Well-manicured fingernails. She may have been a smoker. Blood type A RH+. Stocky build.


Dentals: Not available.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None.
Jewelry: None.
Additional Personal Items: Lead weights and wires were used to weigh the victim down.

Circumstances of Discovery

The woman's body was discovered on Belleair Beach in Pinnellas County, Florida on April 25, 1972. Her head was not recovered, and wires were used to fasten lead weights to her body. One of the weights was Selco brand, and the wire was identified as Walkersyn 900 machine tool 12, type THW/600V. It was last manufactured in 1962. Three days before, a body was seen floating half a mile south from where this set of remains were discovered, but was not recovered by authorities.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: District 6 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Lamont Breton
Agency Phone Number: 727-582-6800
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 72-7137

Agency Name: Pinnellas County Police Department - Homicide Unit
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 727-582-6333
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 72-10045

NCIC Case Number: U635887305
NamUs Case Number: 1348
Former Hot Case Number: 887

Information Source(s)

Pinnellas County Sheriff
The Evening Independent (April 26, 1972)

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