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Unidentified Female
1976 Homicide Victim

An unidentified female was found murdered on Dogwood Road on September 12, 1976.On September 12, 1976, the body of a Caucasian female was located in the 5600-block of Dogwood Road in the Precinct 2/Woodlawn area of Baltimore County, a short distance from the Lorraine Park Cemetery. The victim died as a result of asphyxia and her death was ruled a homicide.

She is believed to have been in her late teens to mid 20s, approximately 5' 8" tall and weighed 159 pounds. She had shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes, a 1 1/2" scar on her left thigh and a "rough" (not professionally done) tattoo of letters that appear to be "J.P." on her upper right arm. When discovered, she was wearing a white/beige pullover short sleeve top, beige/yellow Levi jeans, a white bra, brown colored shoes, a rawhide string necklace with a small round blue object affixed.

Since her discovery, detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department have launched an extensive investigation in an effort to locate the person or persons responsible for her murder. In addition, nationwide missing person/fingerprint searches have been conducted in an effort to identify the victim. The attempt to find her killer(s) and all efforts conducted to positively identify her have been unsuccessful.The public's help is needed in identifying the body of a female found on Dogwood Road in 1976.

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."

Information concerning the case is also available on the Doe Network's web site at, case number 279UFMD.

Revised March 6, 2015


Revised April 6, 2016        

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