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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 1.5" 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 and 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.

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.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

Revised November 30, 2016         


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