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ESTIMATED YEAR OF DEATH: 1977
HEIGHT: 5'3", estimated
HAIR: BLONDE/STRAWBERRY BLONDE
EYES: N/AHuman skeletal remains located in wooded area with high weeds/trees on Old Union Church Rd approximately 1 mile east of Rt. 13 on County Route 456, Townsend DE..
[6 missing person exclusions]
Forensic Art image 1 by Parabon Labs
From THE DOE NETWORK:
This woman was a homicide victim. She is believed to have been a victim of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.
Henry Lee Lucas lived in Elkton, Maryland, which is very close to the area where the remains were found. Investigators also found that writings Lucas made while he was serving time in a Texas prison have many similarities to the crime scene and information that was developed. It was also discovered that Henry Lucas claimed to have brought a female from Michigan to Delaware and left her body here. In 1983, Lucas confessed to killing 6 women in Delaware, but he later recanted.No local leads were ever developed making investigators believe that the victim may in fact be from the Michigan area.
She had given birth to at least two to three children during her lifetime.
Scar on right buttock.
Wear patterns on vertebrae suggests chronic stress in which the victim suffered periods of inflammation and bony reaction. The right second metacarpal was broken at mid-shaft. It may have resulted from a struggle.
Amalgam fillings #3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15 in upper jaw, 21, 28, 30, in lower jaw. Evidence of heavy accumulation of tar, old extraction in lower jaw, removable appliance in upper jaw, and gum disease. Work is of poor quality. Individual had not seen a dentist for at least 1 or more years prior to her death.