From the files of theCold Case Squad
Unidentified Female Remains
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALEDISCOVERED ON JANUARY 12, 2004NEAR MILEPOST 268, SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 5MARION COUNTY, OREGON
Experts have advised that the victim was most probably a Hispanic female, approximately 18 to 29 years of age. She was between 4’ 10" and 5’ 3" tall and weighed between 120 and 140 pounds, having a stocky build. She had straight black hair about eighteen inches long, which she wore in a ponytail. She was dressed in relatively expensive, fashionable clothing. She had received quality dental work which appeared to have been performed outside the United States, presumably in Mexico. Of particular note, the woman had a healing fracture of her upper left leg (femur bone) which had been repaired with a temporary titanium rod. Investigation has determined that this device was installed in Mexico. Accordingly, it is likely that the woman had been in the United States for only a relatively short period at the time of her death. Because her body was found along the southbound side of Interstate 5, her travels would have included northern Oregon and perhaps the state of Washington.
The attached drawing depicts how the woman may have appeared in life. The drawing was prepared by a forensic anthropologist who examined the remains.
Anyone who believes they may have information about the possible identity of this woman is asked to contact the Cold Case Squad, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, P. O. Box 14500, Salem, Oregon 97309, telephone (503) 540-8006. Information may also be provided through this Cold Case link at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office website.