04/19/2019: Carol Lubahn added to list of exclusions
04/15/2019: Kim Larrow & Marie Blee added to list of exclusions
03/25/2019: Teresa Hammon added to list of exclusions
03/15/2019: Phyllis Brewer added to list of exclusions
01/03/2018: Melinda Creech added to list of exclusions
ESTIMATED YEAR OF DEATH: 1982
HEIGHT: 5'5", measured
WEIGHT: 120, measured
HAIR: BLONDE/STRAWBERRY BLONDE
Found on February 14, 1982 while a AZDPS officer was searching for a tire. The decedent was found lying under a tree, wearing only pants and a red and white striped sweater was found nearby. Circumstances are unknown otherwise. oconino County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit 928-226-5033 is investigating this case as a homicide.
Hair: Straight, measuring 24 cm/9.5 inches
Left earlobe is pierced (right ear missing due to animal activity). Irregular, rough well-healed scars on the dorsal aspect of the left foot measuring 3.5 and 1.4 cm in maximum dimension. A well-healed diagonal scar on the anterior lower thigh measuring 3.5 cm in length.
Blue jeans with the brand name "Seasons".
White sweater with thin red stripes, a white bra
[15 missing person exclusions]
Forensic Art by Carl Koppelman
From THE DOE NETWORK:
Tooth #19 (lower molar) had been drilled in preparation for a root canal approximately one week prior to her death. Teeth # 1, 16, 17 and 32 not erupted.
Evidence suggests that she was dragged to her location and placed there. A Northern Arizona University student said that he picked up a hitchhiker fitting Valentine Sally's description near Cordes Junction on February 2 while traveling north. She told the driver that she was coming from Phoenix, where she was living with friends and working as a dishwasher. Because of some family problems, she had to get to New Jersey, and was planning ot go ot the Little America truck stop when she got to Flagstaff to try and get a ride from a truck driver to the East Coast. It is possible she went to a dentist in the Phoenix area before February 2, 1982. There are witnesses that put Valentine Sally with a man (possibly two men) at the Monte Carlo truck stop in Ash Fork, Arizona during the early morning hours of February 4, 1982. One of her companions is described as a white male, 60 to 65 years of age, 5’8" to 5’10" tall, medium weight, wearing a two-tone, brown, checked leather vest and a felt cowboy hat adorned with a large peacock feather on the front of the hat.