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Unidentified Female
1996 Homicide Victim

A police forensic artist created a facial reconstruction by using the found human remains.Baltimore County Police have created a facial reconstruction of what they believe a woman may have looked like from the skeletal remains police discovered in 1996. A forensic artist created the model using the found skull. Computer enhanced images were previously developed to assist detectives in finding the identity of the woman.

Workers discovered human remains on March 5, 1996 in the 17,800-block of Falls Road, south of Gunpowder Road, in Baltimore County. Forensic experts determined that the body had been in the woods for five years or more. Her cause of death has been undetermined.

The victim is described as a black female, approximately 17-19 years old, and approximately 5' 1"-5' 3 1/2" tall. She had a small blemish on the right side of her skull that may have been a hereditary trait, or caused by surgery or an accident.

When discovered, she was wearing a blouse that appeared to have originally been light in color with slightly darker faint pinstripes. The pinstripes had four lines per bar. The blouse, which was a cotton blend, had a collar, pocket, cuffs, and pearl-colored buttons. She was also wearing a leather or vinyl jacket with a zip-up front and gathered waistband. She had on Flippo Totti brand pants with a web type belt and ankle zippers, high-top MIA brand athletic shoes with a Velcro strap across the ankle and no shoelaces, and gold hoop earrings (for pierced ears) with a small gold ball mounted on the bottom of the hoop.

A computer enhanced image was developed to help detectives identify the woman. It is not an actual photo of the woman.A computer enhanced image was developed to help detectives identify the woman. It is not an actual photo of the woman.A label found at the scene had "It's a Label Made in the U.S.A." printed on it. Another label believed to be from the deceased's blouse or jacket had "Size 9/10" printed on it.

Reward Offered

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Homicide Unit's Unsolved Case Squad at 410-887-3943 or Communications Team at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587) to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS." 

Revised March 10, 2010


Revised April 6, 2016        

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