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Unidentified Female

1996 Homicide Victim

Photo of a facial reconstruction using the found human remains created by a police forensic artist.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 17800 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 to 19 years old, and approximately 5' 1" to 5' 3.5" 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.

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.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 cotton blend blouse 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 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 to 10" printed on it.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text, online or mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: "MCS (include tip)" to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised April 3, 2020         


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