Unidentified White or Hispanic Female Found February 20, 1997 in Swatara Twp, Dauphin County
Vital Statistics Estimated Age: 18-30 yrs old (likely in her early to mid 20s) Estimated Height: 4'11" to 5'1" Estimated Weight: probably small-framed Hair Color: unknown Eye Color: unknown Skeletal Findings: Roughly half of her bones were recovered. Lower jaw was not recovered but it is believed that she had a narrow face and the wear on her teeth indicated a receding jaw. Clothing: white blouse with cloth-covered buttons, white or light colored bra & underwear, scraps of fabric that could have been a burgandy sweater or stretch pants. Jewelry: ladies Timex watch Estimated Time of Death: 3 to 5 years prior to being found Dentals: partial, available DNA: available
Case Details On Thursday, February 20, 1997, two employees of the Swatara Twp Sewer Authority stumbled upon the skeletal remains of a young female in a wooded area about 50 feet off of Chambers Hill Road in Swatara Twp. The site where she was found is about 100 yards from the intersection with Route 441. The site is also close to the old township landfill, where several years earlier the remains of several missing women had been found but there is no evidence indicating that this young woman's death is related to the others.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
Dauphin County Coroner's Office 717- 564-4567 or Swatara Twp Police Department 717- 564-2550
Sources PennLive.com The Patriot News newslibrary.com