Bitter Creek Betty

On the 1st of March, 1992, the body of a naked female was found in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. It is believed that her body had been at the location for around a month before she was discovered, but because of the cold weather, her body was well-preserved.

She was between 24 and 32 years old, and between 5″6′ and 5″8′. She had a scar from a caesarean section on her abdomen, and a tattoo of a rose underneath one of her breasts.

Investigators also found a gold necklace and ring, sweatpants, and pink underwear close to the area where she was found.

A tattoo artist came forward and said that he did the tattoo on her. He said that the victim was Hispanic and that she didn’t have a specific accent. He theorised that she was likely a drifter who hitch-hiked throughout the country.

DNA testing would later confirm the possibility of her being from a Hispanic background.

Bitter Creek Betty had died from being stabbed through one of her nostrils, as well as being strangled and beaten most likely at a different location to where her body was found. She had also been sexually assaulted both vaginally and anally before her murder.

DNA was collected from her body, and in May 2020, Clark Perry Baldwin, a long-haul trucker from Iowa, was arrested and charged with her murder, along with the murders of two other women from Wyoming and Tennessee.

Whilst it is great news that her killer has been caught, Bitter Creek Betty deserves to have her identity back. To bring her justice, and to give her family closure.

Bitter Creek Betty’s NamUs page has recently been removed, however, no official identification has been made.

If you have information on Bitter Creek Betty’s real name, please contact the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office at 307-352-6720.

Bitter Creek Betty. Credit: Victims of Homicide Wiki


Bitter Creek Betty, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, 1992, the 1990s, Unidentified Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Murder, Homicide, Unidentified Person, Unsolved Mystery, True Crime, Real Crime, Unsolved True Crime, Unsolved Case, Unresolved Case, Clark Perry Baldwin

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