Murder mystery: Deputies hope new facial image cracks cold case

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Murder mystery: Deputies hope new facial image cracks cold case

CREATED Jun 25, 2013 - UPDATED: May 8, 2014

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the community in identifying a woman found deceased near the Pima County Fairgrounds, on April 18, 1981.

"As a detective you always want to bring closure to the case," said detective Mark O'Dell.

O'Dell tells KGUN9 the woman did not have any identification when she was found.

With obvious signs of trauma, deputies classified this case as a homicide, said O'Dell.

The victim was described as a Caucasian woman with blond hair, between 18 and 22-years-old, 5’ 3” tall, between 100 to 110 pounds with a white opaque spot on one of her front teeth.

She was found wearing a navy blue Chain Reaction brand blouse that had red sleeves with floral print., H.I.S. brand blue jeans with a patch near the left rear pocket, white ankle socks with pink pom-poms and brown, suede type, earth shoes.

When deputies found her, they also found a blue denim OOPs California brand jacket with red and white striped cuffs and collar. A second light blue jacket was also located in close by. The
jacket had two pockets with white stitching on the front, three brass type buttons, and no liner.

A facial reconstruction image of the female was produced by the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children.

"Technology is leaps and bounds what it was," said O'Dell.

Anyone with information about the potential identity of the woman or the circumstances surrounding this homicide is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

"Is it possible thirty years later? Absolutely," said O'Dell.