Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Cold Case Investigation

Sent on 6/25/2013 2:53:42 PM

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a young female found deceased in the desert southeast of the Pima County Fairgrounds, on April 8, 1981. The female did not have any identification when she was found. Due to signs of trauma on the body the Sheriff’s Department is treating this as a homicide. The victim was described as: • Caucasian. • Blond hair. • 18 to 22 years old. • 5’ 3” tall. • 100 to 110 pounds. • With a white opaque spot on one of her front teeth. The victim was wearing: • A navy blue Chain Reaction brand blouse that had red sleeves with floral print. • H.I.S. brand blue jeans, size three, with a patch near the left rear pocket. • White ankle socks with pink pom-poms. • Brown, suede type, earth shoes. Located near the victim was a blue denim OOPs California brand jacket with red and white striped cuffs and collar. A second light blue jacket was also located in close proximity. The jacket had two pockets with white stitching on the front, three brass type buttons, and no liner. A facial reconstruction image of the female was produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is attached. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the young woman or the circumstances surrounding this incident is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME


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