Update release (October 9, 2015 4 p.m.):
On September 12, 1976, the body of a Caucasian female was located in the 5600 block of Dogwood Road 21207, a short distance from the Lorraine Park Cemetery. The investigation has indicated that the victim died as a result of asphyxia and her death was ruled a homicide.
The victim 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.
A yellow seed bag (pictured below) was found at the scene. Detectives learned that the manufacturer of the seed bag stopped making it several years before the body was found. The bag was only distributed in the area around northern New York State and Boston.
Detectives believe that the woman may be from the Boston area.
For over 40 years, detectives have been looking for evidence and information to tell them who this woman was and who killed her. So far they have not been able to identify the woman or her killer.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Several sketches of the woman and the seed bag are at the bottom of this post.
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