On August 7th, 1994,11:25pm, at a vacant parking lot around 60 feet North of La Tuna Canyon Road and 1/2 mile East of the 210 freeway ramp in the Sunland-Tujunga neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California, a passerby tried to stamp out what they thought was a bit of trash on fire – but it turned out to be the body of a young female victim.
The police were called immediately, and they were able to discover that the victim had been strangled to death just hours before she was found, and her body had been set on fire in an attempt to conceal her identity.
The victim was between 14 – 24, and her race was either white, Hispanic or admixed. She was between 5′ 2″ and 5′ 6″, and weighed 133lbs and was described as being “medium” or “somewhat obese”. She had shoulder-length black hair that was underneath a New Born Free medium-length brown hair wig.
The victim also had a horizontal scar on the right side of her forehead, around 3/4″ wide.
Police believe that the victim was dumped at this site after being killed, due to there being evidence of drag marks at the scene. It was at this parking lot she was set on fire in an attempt to hide her identity.
Unfortunately, no leads as to who the woman is or who killed her have ever been identified.
If you, or someone you know, can identify this woman, or give the police any information that may lead to her being identified, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Homicide Division on 213-486-6850.
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