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If language is an index of belonging, then Decompositions is the writing of an exile, a tribe of one. For Belford, poetry is a social process that explores linguistic and political particulars from a gaze that is opposite to the shelters of convention, the academy, the city, or the south.
It is a writing that rules out the anticipation and doubt of traditional narrative. These are not safe poems, they resist more than they assure. Short-listed Arthur Ellis Award. In , Jack the Ripper, a. Canadian Dr. Cast of 4 women and 6 men. Cast of 3 men. Proposes a social self that is able to recognize the ironies and restrictions we live in without returning to a garrison mentality. Short-listed Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.
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Reverend Aaron is found lying unconscious on the dusty…. Set in the desert at the Mexico-U. This volume of Native myths and legends is an indispensable document in the history of North American anthropology. Winner Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. Composed of text found in western novels published between and — the heyday of pulp publishing and a period of unfettered colonialism in North America — Injun then uses erasure, pastiche, and a focused poetics to create a visually striking response to the western genre.
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Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped…. Poetry distinguished by its attention to form and thought. Short-listed Indigenous Voices Award. However, her teeth bore little evidence of decay , although one of her molars was slightly damaged. Her body had been extensively dismembered with a saw, with sections of the body being placed in various trash bags, which had subsequently been disturbed by animals. The bones of her torso were never located. The victim was between 13 and 20 years old.
Her height was between 5 feet and 5 feet 2 inches, and she may have been overweight, although her remains were too decomposed to establish an estimation of her precise weight. Her straight, medium-length hair was dark brown, but had been bleached blond. She wore distinctive jeans that had various colors upon one of the legs. Her teeth were also considered unique by examiners, as they were of a distinct shape and although they showed no signs of dental care, were well maintained. The body of a teenage girl aged between the ages of 15 and 20 found on July 15, , in Blairstown, New Jersey.
Because of numerous factors including significant damage to her face, she remains unidentified. She was white, approximately twenty-inches tall and weighed around seven pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes. After the child's murder, she was wrapped in a distinct pink, black and white towel depicting an African landscape and then placed inside of a gray trash bag. She is believed to have been multiracial, as traits from Caucasian, Hispanic and Asian races were found during her autopsy, which led to several reconstructions being made to illustrate her potential likeness.
The victim had long dark hair with light highlights and was believed to be at a height between four feet eleven to five feet two inches at a weight between 80 and pounds. Her body was partially disrobed and had also been burned, along with evidence that animals had scavenged the body, after it was dumped alongside interstate Her teeth were in natural condition and she also had possibly borne a child during her life.
She was believed to be at the age of 16 to 20 years old when she died, although it was initially presumed that she could have been as old as thirty-five. Because of this fact, her remains were in an advanced state of decomposition, which may have erased any signs of trauma that she could have endured. In her long, black and braided hair, red and copper-colored extensions were found, which could be a vital clue in determining her identity.
The decedent also wore camouflage pants, boy's underwear, a pink halter top and a black bra with red lace. She was between five feet two inches and five feet five inches and weighed between and pounds when she was still alive. Due to decomposition, only partial fingerprints were obtained and the eye color or any possible tattoos or scars could not be determined or found. She had some spaces between her upper front teeth, along with one dental filling on one of her back teeth. She was five feet and eight inches tall, weighed around pounds, and had blonde hair and blue eyes. Her left ear was pierced three times and her right ear was pierced twice.
She had been shot to death, and serial killer Ronald Lanphear was found to be responsible for her murder. According to Lanphear, he and his girlfriend Diana Geisinger encountered the girl hitchhiking in Perry, Oklahoma, and picked her up. While he did not remember her name, she allegedly said that her July 11 was her seventeenth birthday and she planned to call her mother that day, but she was killed before she could do so. The decedent had died approximately three to six months before her body was discovered.
She had painted at least two of her fingernails pink and her skeletal structure bore evidence of abnormalities, some specific conditions of which were noted by a forensic anthropologist to be unusual to occur in someone of the subject's age. The remains were clothed in pink undergarments and a white jersey with the letter "W. Although her weight could not be determined, she was most likely of a slim build. Authorities determined the girl was a victim of homicide but declined to release details of how she was murdered, as the case is currently open.
On October 8, , an man was found shot to death in a hotel room in Hatch, New Mexico. Allegedly, the assailant knocked on the victim's door, and when he opened it, he was shot once in the chest before the killer fled. The unidentified victim was 5'6," lbs, and was approximately twenty to forty years old. He had brown hair, brown eyes, and wore a mustache.
He also had healed, oval-shaped scars on both elbows. An investigation revealed a possible name of Antonio Perez and a possible birthdate of August 22, , but this has not been confirmed and he remains unidentified. A man's mummified corpse was found by electric company workers chained to a telephone pole by the neck on May 27, , near highway in Luna County, New Mexico.
He was approximately five feet eight inches tall with light brown hair and a graying beard. He also had green stitches in his knee. The victim wore an undershirt, a green shirt, jeans, and Nike shoes. The victim was estimated to be between 30 and 50 and was presumed to have been set afire after being chained to the pole, which was burnt halfway.
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The lighter presumably used to light the fire was found near the man's remains. The chain itself had been fastened with a lock. The decomposed body of a female, estimated to have been deceased for between three and six days, was discovered by construction workers on September 19, , at a location known as "Chapel Hill" in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina. She was found clothed in only a pink shirt decorated with three cartoon-style rabbits, two riding bicycles and one riding a unicycle; a bra; and white socks that were noticeably clean, indicating that she had worn shoes, likely around size six, but they had been removed either before or after death.
Jewelry on the body included a ring and a bracelet both made from metal. The decedent had shoulder-length brown or strawberry-blond hair with streaks that appeared to have been frosted blond and was cut in layers. She had also undergone surgery to remove her appendix at some point in life, as a scar was noted on her abdomen.
The victim's wisdom teeth had yet to erupt. Other examinations of the remains indicated she did not appear to have ever broken or fractured a bone, or borne a child. Days before the remains were found, a female matching the description of the deceased was seen walking along Interstate 85 , near the city of Burlington.
The case was ruled as murder; one which has yet to be solved. The body of a newborn male infant was discovered on March 3, , near Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina. The child was murdered; having received extensive blunt trauma to his head and much of his body. After the child's death, he was placed inside of a distinctive large garbage bag, which had become undone and was covering only his legs at the time of discovery.
His umbilical cord and several pubic hairs—likely from his mother—were still present on his body. DNA from the child's mother was also found. The boy's body had been disposed of by being accidentally dropped or thrown from a passing vehicle. This method of body disposal did not cause the damage to the child, as his wounds were considered to have been too severe and had evidently occurred before death. His mother may have been white or Native American possibly from the Lumbee tribe.
The day prior to the boy's discovery, a pregnant female was observed to have acted unusually after she was informed that she was required to take a test at a hospital. Later that night, a pregnant woman and a man were seen in a truck that was parked close to the area where the body was found. In March , a memorial placed at the location of Baby Michael's discovery was discovered to have been damaged. This desecration may have been caused by one or both of his parents. A white female with Hispanic characteristics was discovered on July 20, , approximately two weeks to two months after her death in Dunn , Sampson County , North Carolina.
The victim was aged between 17 and 24 years old, five feet four to five feet seven inches tall, and weighed around pounds. She wore a black spaghetti strap top, blue bra, and green jeans. She had painted her fingernails blue at one point and had curly reddish hair. She was not likely a smoker and had no dental cavities, although some wear was observed on her lower row of teeth. The murders of 12 men and women, only three of whom have ever been identified, taking place in between and All of the victims were dismembered.
On October 22, , the remains of an unknown woman were found in Ottawa County, Ohio. The body was unclothed, leading officials to suspect foul play after the case was reopened in The victim had died as a result of drowning and her body lacked any form of trauma to indicate her death was forced. She was aged between 20 and 30 at the time of her death, was about five feet four inches in height and weighed pounds. An examination of her body indicated she may have been pregnant the year before her death.
Her hair was a reddish-brown and her eyes were hazel or brown. On April 18, , the mummified corpse of a woman was discovered on the banks of the North Canadian River close to Jones in Oklahoma County , Oklahoma. The presence of three gunshot wounds upon her body clearly indicated her death was a homicide.
Due to the fact quicklime that had been poured onto her remains in a likely attempt to accelerate decomposition, the woman became known as "Lime Lady". The quicklime had actually helped preserve her corpse. She was between the ages of 18 and 25, five feet six inches tall and weighed approximately to pounds. She had a heart tattoo on her chest as well as an appendectomy scar. It is believed that she may have been murdered by a biker gang earlier in the year or in , although some contemporary reports indicate she may have been deceased for as little as ten days.
Multiple facial reconstructions of the decedent have been created, and her DNA was extracted for profiling in A woman believed to be aged between 40 and 50 whose dismembered remains were discovered on April 12, Her remains were subsequently lost by law enforcement. On July 11, , the remains of an infant or toddler were discovered near Ashland , Jackson County , Oregon after one of the blankets he was wrapped in was hooked by a fisherman. His remains were concealed in a blue blanket, a patchwork quilt with several red designs.
The bundle was bound by telephone wires and weighed down with metal assayer's molds.
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The child's autopsy indicated he likely died in the autumn of and he possibly had Down syndrome or a similar disability. The exact cause of the child's death was never determined, due to decomposition, but the case is classified as a homicide. His footwear were ankle-length socks and white shoes, which may have been from a shoe store in Medford, Oregon.
His other clothing may have been from a J. Penney store. The child was also found wearing a diaper made of cloth that was secured with pins and plastic pants. What is unique about the boy's dentition is that one of his front bottom teeth was split in two, having two roots and an uncommon groove at its top. In efforts to identify the child, examiners took his footprints and compared them to those taken from other children from a local hospital and none apparently matched.
The skeleton of a man between the ages of 50 and 80 was discovered on August 26, , in Bandon, Coos County, Oregon. The victim had died between and , as the condition of his remains indicated. At the scene, which was near highway , three coins and two unfired bullets were found along with the man's clothing and dentures. He wore a hat, socks made from wool, a car key on a ring, a belt and a pair of leather boots which had white soles.
It is possible that his dentures may have been from a local establishment serving veterans in , as inscriptions on them indicated. His body was weighted down by rocks and barbells that were enclosed around his remains with chicken wire. The decedent is believed to have died a week to three weeks before his body surfaced. A forensic examination of his remains indicated he may have been Hispanic, aged between 25 and 35, with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was five feet five inches tall and weighed approximately pounds. The decedent wore a mustache and beard, and his hairline was receding. He was found wearing a black shirt, gray sweatpants and shoes, although he wore no socks. A young man and woman whose bodies were found on August 9, Both are believed to have hailed from a wealthy background, possibly in French Canada. Each victim had been shot three times and both had died within 24 hours prior their discovery.
The cause of death was not determined, but the bodies of two homicide victims were found within a half-mile of the same location, one in and one in The deceased had a visible overbite and analysis of her hair indicated that she used cocaine. She was between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed between and pounds. On January 25, , the body of another unidentified woman was found in the same vicinity. She was aged between twenty-five and thirty-two, between 5 feet 4 and 5 feet 7 inches tall, and died from a stab wound to the back of the neck.
Like the previous victim, she had protruding teeth and wore no clothing; unlike the previous victim, her body had been burned. She was estimated to have been dead for around one to three years. Convicted serial killer Henry Louis Wallace has been questioned in relation to these deaths, as he confessed to murdering black women in North and South Carolina in the relevant timeframe. However, no charges have been brought. She had scars from thyroid surgery and a caesarean birth, and had undergone a hysterectomy.
Her hair was naturally brown but was dyed red. The body was nude except for panties.
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On February 14, , the virtually skeletonized remains of a black woman between the ages of 15 and 25 years were discovered in Maury County, Tennessee. Her body was found near a highway, leading investigators to believe that she may not have been a native of Tennessee. An examination of the decedent's body indicated she most likely died six to nine months prior to the discovery of her body, thus making the most likely time of her death in the spring or summer of She was 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches in height, and weighed between and pounds.
She wore a red top decorated with a seashell design, blue pants with a floral design, undergarments, and wedgie shoes. Her hair was black and kinky; her eye color could not be determined. Her autopsy also noted a distinctive dental trait: she had an extra tooth in her upper jaw. The unhealed fractures of the decedent were found in her pelvis and ribs. It is possible the decedent was either the victim of a car accident or had been intentionally run down by a car, as her unhealed bone injuries and the location of her body suggest.
She had died of drowning approximately one day prior to her discovery under unknown, but suspicious circumstances. She was 5 feet 2 inches in height and weighed between and pounds. This girl's age is estimated to be between 14 and 17 years old and she had large breasts for her age and a mole near her left temple. She also had scars on both arms which may have been caused by cigarette burns.
Prior to her death, Davidson County Jane Doe had been seen in the company of another girl who was never located; according to witnesses who had seen the two together, the deceased had called herself a name phonetically sounding like "Sherry" or "Cheryl", and both girls claimed that they had run away from a treatment center in St.
Paul, Minnesota , and were heading to Haines City , Florida. Her traveling companion was a white teenage girl with sandy-blonde hair and who wore wire-rimmed glasses. On April 3, , the skeletonized partial remains of a young girl were discovered about yards off Big Wheel Gap Road, four miles southwest of Jellico, Tennessee in Campbell County near a strip mine.
She was believed to have been dead between one and four years. Her age was estimated between 9 and She was found by a passerby. These items may or may not belong to her. The tests showed she was likely born in Florida or central Texas, and had later lived in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain states, the Southwest or the Pacific Coast. The body of black female was discovered on October 25, She had received a gunshot wound to the head, several stab wounds and her body also revealed evidence of her having been beaten prior to her death. She was aged between 30 and 40, was five feet six inches in height and weighed pounds.
She had died days prior to her discovery. According to her forensic examination, Campbell County Jane Doe had an extra tooth visible on the right side of her mouth and also had several impacted teeth , giving her a distinct smile. The woman's body was exhumed in March to extract DNA from her remains. On March 19, , the body of a white female between the ages of 45 and 55 was discovered in the Cumberland River in Nashville. She had been shot twice in the head approximately one day before her body was located, and her body was dressed in athletic pants, underwear and one Reebok shoe. She wore jewelry, including a gold necklace with a Leo zodiac pendant and two rings; one of which was gold and the other black.
The victim was overweight for her height, weighing pounds at her height of five feet two inches. A man had been seen in the company of this woman prior to her death inside a store; he had worn the same pendant as she. This individual was never located. In , the decedent's DNA was entered into national forensic databases, although no matches have been made with her remains.
She had been murdered approximately four months prior to her discovery, and her clothing had been removed. Although the actual cause of Rutherford County Jane Doe's death has not been conclusively determined, her hands and feet had been bound with yard trimmer cords. This decedent was approximately five feet six inches in height and aged between her mid 20s and mid 30s; her hair was short and brown. Her teeth also revealed she had undergone dental surgery in her lifetime. She wore two bracelets one of which contained pictures and a ring.
Although this decedent is believed to have been of African heritage, investigators cannot exclude the possibility she may have been biracial. The skeletonized remains of three individuals: a female adult; a male child; and a teenager whose sex remains undetermined, were discovered in Middlebury, Vermont on May 15, Each victim had been shot in the head between one and three years prior to their discovery.
At the crime scene, investigators recovered feathers from a pillow and pearl buttons presumed to belong to pajamas. Facial reconstructions of the oldest and youngest victims were created in On June 13, , the nude body of a boy of African heritage aged between three and six years old was found in Massey Creek, Virginia. The child was four feet tall and weighed just 50 pounds. He had been dead less than 24 hours. On September 19, , the body of an Asian male estimated to be in his mids was discovered in Quantico, Virginia in Prince William County.
The location of his body was, specifically, next to the Joplin Road exit of Interstate His time of death was estimated as approximately 24 hours prior to being found and his cause of death was determined to be homicide by ligature strangulation. His height was 5'2" to 5'3" and he weighed from to pounds. He was wearing a tan, long sleeve dress shirt with thin white stripes in boy's size 6, John Henry brand and boys size 12, Fruit of the Loom briefs. Tattoos on fingers of left hand; middle finger "9"; ring finger "6"; little finger possible "1".
The decomposing body of a white male was found on May 27, , in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was estimated to be between 20 and 40 years of age most likely being aged in his early twenties. The decedent's hair was brown and he was approximately five feet four inches tall. He was presumed to have been nearsighted, as he wore plastic-framed glasses to treat the condition, issued by a Veterans Administration. The decedent's possessions included a switchblade along with a cross necklace, ten dollars and twelve cents, a cassette tape, memo pad, a lighter, and a pen.
His clothing included a short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, white socks with yellow and green stripes, a brown belt with paint-spattering, brown shoes, and a coat. The man had been killed by two gunshot wounds by a man named John Swartz, who has since been convicted of his murder.
The victim had allegedly been picked up at a truck stop by Swartz and had informed Swartz his name was Chris. Swartz had paid the decedent assist him with unloading cargo, which he then used to buy several items. After Swartz had picked up a second shipment, 'Chris' requested more money along with some of the items in the vehicle, threatening Swartz with the knife he had purchased with his initial payment.
This physical threat was accompanied by a verbal threat of informing authorities he had an "unauthorized passenger" inside his vehicle. After he had taken contact information that was later discovered in his pockets, Swartz eventually killed the man and proceeded with his shipment. Construction workers discovered the skeletalized remains of a 26 to year-old woman in a shallow grave in Centreville, Fairfax County on December 6, Multiple articles of clothing were found with her body, as well as a clip-on button earring.
In addition, she was wearing dark pink nail polish on her fingernails. Fairfax County Jane Doe was estimated to be between five feet and five feet three inches in height and had "dark blond to brown hair". The dental care she had received was relatively poor as many of her teeth were in an advanced state of decay. She is presumed to be white, although it is possible that she may have been Hispanic. Snohomish County Jane Doe is the name given to an unidentified female aged between 15 and 21 who was picked up hitchhiking in August The man that accepted her request for a ride eventually strangled and shot the victim seven times in the head after she refused to engage in intercourse after the pair had spent the day together.
Her decomposed body was discovered five days afterward, on August 14, , in Everett, Washington. The decedent was determined to be a white female with un-dyed brown, shoulder-length hair. She was five feet ten inches in height and weighed between and pounds. She had a suntan, restorations on her upper front teeth that protruded somewhat , and appeared to be a smoker, as she had a packet of Marlboro cigarettes in her possession.
In , the man that killed her was convicted of her murder after ballistic testing confirmed that bullets recovered at the scene of her discovery had been fired from his gun. He was released 26 years later. This unidentified decedent is also known as "Precious Doe. On February 1, , the partially skeletalized remains of a girl between the ages of 13 and 18 were discovered in woodland near Amboy, Clark County, Washington although her NamUs profile states the remains were discovered on February She is estimated to have died circa , and was the victim of a homicide.
The girl's weight and height could not be estimated because the bones of her torso were never found. One or both of her hands were also not found at the crime scene. After examining her bones, it is believed that the muscles on her neck would have been "well developed. Soon after a review of the case, internet users began referring to her case as the "Fly Creek Jane Doe" case. Initially believed to be aged between 16 and 30, a further examination conducted in indicated that she was actually aged between 16 and 35 years old at the time of her death.
The decedent was white, around five feet five inches in height and weighed approximately pounds. She had two prominent moles on her neck, and is known to have suffered from a minor case of spina bifida. She also had a scar on both her left arm and upon one of her knees. Her body was extensively dismembered, with her head, hands and feet being severed from her body.
A separate hand was located around the time of the discovery of her torso, but was determined not to have belonged to the decedent. She is known to have borne at least one child during her life. Her head was not located until , which was matched with the DNA of the victim. She had suffered a blow to the face, which had caused fractures to her skull. Additionally, sharp force trauma was found on the side of the head. Several reconstructions have been created of Spokane County Jane Doe's face. On March 21, , the body of a teenage female was found in Seattle , Washington.
She had died at least ten months before her discovery and was aged between 12 and She was most likely left-handed, and a healed fracture was also observed on her skull. Gary Ridgway described her as a white female in her early twenties who may have had brown hair.
She was aged between 14 and 19 and had lain undiscovered for between two and six years. A third Green River victim also remains unidentified. Her remains were discovered in August Due to the recovered remains being partial, no option exists to reconstruct her face, although she is believed to have been aged between 13 and Ridgway described this victim as a white female in her mid-teens or early twenties with blond or brown hair and around pounds in weight. She had been strangled to death within 48 hours prior to her discovery, with her body being discarded in a wooded area close to the state border of Maryland.
She was estimated to be between the ages of 35 and 50 at the time of her death. The victim had reddish hair in a perm and her height was approximately five feet five inches. Her weight was between and pounds. The victim had several distinctive scars upon her body; one shaped like the letter "w" on her forehead; and another shaped like the letter "y" on one of her wrists.
A scar from a hysterectomy and an appendectomy were also present. Despite the fact the decedent was found shortly after her death, her eye color is unknown. In , the body was exhumed to obtain DNA information in efforts to determine her identity. A young boy estimated to be between five and seven years old whose body was found in a pond in Waukesha, Wisconsin in He was dressed in upper-class clothing. Despite the apparently affluent background of the child, his family never claimed his body.
The body was found in a wooded area near Highway It is believed that she had died elsewhere and was disposed of at that location. The victim and her murderer may not have been local to the area where the body was discovered as her body was found near a highway, indicating that her body may have been transported to the location from elsewhere in the United States. The victim, aged 45 to 65 and most likely white, had been killed by blunt-force trauma to the skull. She had likely borne at least one child before her death.
There was evidence of arthritis in her neck and back, and this may have affected the way she walked. Because of the degree of decomposition of the body, the hair color, eye color, weight, and complexion of the victim are unknown. However, some details could be assessed. Her height is estimated to be 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall. The victim's dental characteristics were fairly unusual, as the partial denture and crowns in her mouth were said to have been out of the ordinary. No clothing was found at the body disposal site except for a multicolored blouse and size 12 brown pants.
She was buried in Wyocena, Wisconsin , on September 1, , after her case went cold but her body was later exhumed in April The remains were transported to Virginia for additional testing, including DNA profiling. The skeleton of a young man was discovered by loggers on September 21, , in Dallas, Barron County, Wisconsin.
This decedent is estimated to be between 18 and 24 years old at the time of his death. Basic estimations, such as the height, weight and hair color were later calculated. He was about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9 inches tall and likely weighed to pounds, with a large build. Hair found with the body was light brown. It is believed that the decedent had been stabbed to death; this was indicated by tears in his western-style plaid shirt. He was also wearing jeans, a denim jacket, and blue shoes with white stripes.
Some distinctive elements as to the victim were also noted. It is possible that he wore glasses, although none were found at the scene. He had received a large amount of dental work in life; this had been performed shortly before he died. He had also had some kind of surgery on his left knee that involved a screw and staple in the tibia.
This kind of surgery would have required an extensive hospitalization period that could have lasted up to six months. Serial numbers on the screw and staple were traced, but this did not lead to the location where they had been purchased. Vernon County Jane Doe is a woman aged between 50 and 65 years old who was murdered in She had been killed by blunt-force trauma to her head.
Her hands had been severed from her arms to prevent fingerprinting and identification. Skeletal remains of a lightly-built Caucasian male between the ages of 22 and 27,  discovered in the now-defunct 'Good N Loud' music store on University Avenue in Madison on September 3, , when the owner pulled a vent pipe from the brickwork in an attempt to find the source of a blockage that was causing water seepage. His pelvis had been broken, possibly in the process of forcing him into the chimney,  and he may have been there for two months to two years.
He may have worked as a page in the state Legislature sometime between and A possibly mentally handicapped woman who was discovered in a field; evidence on the body indicated that she had endured weeks of abuse before ultimately dying in July The victim had been dead less than a day and was between 18 and 30 years old. The skull of a woman aged 35 to 60 years was found in an advanced stage of decomposition on October 21, She had been dead for approximately one year before her skull was found. The skull had been placed in a garbage bag, which was disposed of near Anderson Scout Camp Road, where it was later discovered by Boy Scouts.
The woman had dark brown hair, no teeth, and may have been of mixed race. Examination of the skull indicated that she may have had a mental disability. She may also have had "different looking" features, such as wide-set eyes and a flat nose. She may have been living in a group home , as her condition may have been severe. A teenage or young adult woman who was found frozen in ice in She had a distinctive overbite and may have been pigeon-toed or knock-kneed. The nude body of a white female was discovered on March 1, , in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The decedent's body is believed to have been discarded at the location of her discovery approximately one month prior, although due to the cold weather, her body was well preserved.
She was between 24 and 32 years of age, and between five feet six and five feet eight inches in height. At the crime scene, a golden-appearing necklace and ring, sweatpants and pink underwear were found. This man claimed that she was Hispanic, lacking any discernible accent, and was likely a drifter who hitchhiked frequently around the country. Later genetic testing would also determine the woman was of possible Hispanic and European descent. The woman had died from being stabbed through one of the nostrils, having also been strangled and beaten, likely at another location.
Multiple missing persons have been ruled out as possible identities of Bitter Creek Betty. Apart from this victim, two other decedents from the area also remain unidentified. DNA from the scene has also matched another murder, indicating she has been murdered by a serial killer. A female aged 16 to 21 was discovered murdered on April 13, , in Sheridan County, Wyoming. Unlike the previous victim, the body of this decedent was too decomposed to identify visually and her eye color could not be determined. The cause of her death was ruled as blunt force trauma to the head.
She was white, five feet five to five feet six inches tall, to pounds and had brown hair with a wavy texture. It is believed that she was murdered at a different area than where her body was discovered. The victim's clothing consisted of a patterned white and light blue top that had ties underneath the bust, with pearl and jewel-like buttons. The female also wore a bra, blue jeans, pink underwear and brass earrings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Eklutna Annie.
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