These sketches are computer-generated facial reconstruction done by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which were created based on the description of the victim. The photos should not be the main identifying factor.
•Estimated age: 15 – 19 years old
•Approximate Height and Weight: 4’10”- 5’1″ (147-155 cm)
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder length dark blond or light brown hair with a possible reddish tint. Her eye color and weight couldn’t be determined.
•Clothing: She may have been wearing a white with blue broad stripes casual, sleeveless top, size unknown, which was found near the skeletal remains outside of the plastic sheeting. No jewelry was recovered.
The skeletal remains of a murdered teenager were discovered on October 16, 1997, by a hunter in a remote wooded area in Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama, near Indian Creek Road, South of Kelly Spring Road.
Indian Creek Road is near a major roadway – Alabama Highway 53. The highway is a connector that runs between Huntsville, Alabama and Interstate 65 in Ardmore, Tennessee. So it’s possible the person responsible for the homicide came from another state and choose to the area at random, possibly knowing the area was discrete.
According to authorities, the victim’s body was wrapped in plastic sheeting commonly used in construction. The plastic was wrapped with gray duct tape.
The victim is believed to have been deceased for a period of up to 1 – 1 1/2 years before discovery. She was not wearing clothes when she was discovered. The body drifted down the creek, and washed onto the bank, and that’s when the teen was found by a hunter.
If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Madison County Sheriff’s Department
Criminal Investigations Squad
The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Unit (VICAP)
Crime Analyst Glen W. Wildey, Jr.,
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