1476UFCA - Unidentified Female
Reconstruction of the victim by by PJ Puterbaugh; approximation of suspect's shoes.
Date of Discovery: October 16, 1981
Location of Discovery: San Diego County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
State of Remains: Burned
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing
Physical DescriptionEstimated Age: 30-50 years old (most likely in 40s)
Height: 5'4" to 5'5"
Weight: 104 lbs.
Hair Color: Light to medium brown.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown.
IdentifiersDentals: Unknown. Dentures were located with the remains.
Clothing & Personal ItemsClothing: Severely burned fragments of clothing were recovered. A multicolored (purple, blue, gray, white, and yellow) headscarf; wool, zip-up coat of unknown coloration; dark blue windbreaker made of nylon; yellow and dark gray plaid maroon jacket, light blue shirt, and dark blue socks.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
Circumstances of DiscoveryThe victim was found in a supine position s at 1753 Garnet Avenue. The body had been burned after she was stabbed to death. Signs of a beating were also observed, and she was nude from the waist down. She was a known transient and was seen by residents in the Pacific Beach area nearly everyday. She was known as "Bag Lady." A shoe print near the body suggested the type of footwear worn by an individual presumed to be involved in the murder.
Investigating Agency(s)Agency Name: San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Jennifer Wright or Julio Estrada
Agency Phone Number: 858-694-2895 (Wright) or 858-694-2905 (Estrada)
Agency E-Mail: Jennifer.Wright(at)sdcounty.ca.gov
Agency Case Number: 81-02225
Agency Name: San Diego Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Det. Lori Adams
Agency Phone Number: 619-531-2000 or 619-531-2293 (Cold Case Unit)
Agency E-Mail: sdso.homicide(at)sdsheriff.org
Agency Case Number: 81-081845
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 11737
San Diego Police
The body had been burned after she was stabbed to death. Signs of a beating were also observed, and she was nude from the waist down. She was a known transient and was seen by residents in the Pacific Beach area nearly everyday.
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