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CA LANCASTER JANE DOE: WF, 30-50, buried in homemade coffin in Lancaster, CA - 8 December 1968

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    1205UFCA - Unidentified Female


    Date of Discovery: December 8, 1968
    Location of Discovery: Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 months prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Mummified
    Cause of Death: Bullet to the temple.

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 30 - 50 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'4", Measured
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Red/Auburn; short and graying
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: A hysterectomy scar. She had given birth to at least one child.

    Dentals: Available; She had crowns in the front teeth of the upper jaw. Several gold fillings.
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Two-piece light pink (some sources state light blue) nylon pyjamas with elastic waist band measuring 15 inches (length of bottom portion was 35 inches), and a small Veyella red and white checkered bathrobe (woven in Great Britain, fabric by “Sadie Shaw”).
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: An X-ray examination revealed she had bobby-pins on her head, as well as a hair-net. There was a copy of the Los Angeles times dated 7/1/1967 in the casket.

    Circumstances of Discovery
    A group of hunters located the victim in a homemade wooden coffin buried in the ground 15 feet from the road on 188th Street East in a remote area of Lancaster. The top had been glued and nailed down and then painted red. It had been covered with dirt, tree limbs, and rocks.

    The victim was wrapped in two multi-colored quilts. One was 80” by 70” with various red and blues on one side and solid green on the other side. The other quilt was 67” by 76” with the same colors. Her head was resting on a brocade pillow. There was a paper bag covering her head with a hair net on her head.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Los Angeles Cnty Coroners Ofc
    Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
    Agency Case Number: 6812438

    Agency Name: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Cold Case Unit
    Agency Contact Person: Richard C. Kennerly or Sgt Richard Longshore
    Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500

    NCIC Case Number: U092977791
    NamUs Case Number: 2994
    Former Hot Case Number: 652

    Information Source(s)
    Los Angeles County Homicide Cold Case Unit
    The AV Times News Archive (5/25/12)
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