Tempe Girl is the name given to an unidentified female who was found deceased behind a strip mall in Tempe, Arizona on the 27th of April 2002. She had died as a result of a cocaine overdose.
Investigators found a compact disc close to the woman’s body which had fingerprints on it that belonged to a woman who lived in Phoneix, Arizona. When the woman was interviewed by police, she said that she knew nothing about the woman but said her boyfriend had seen Tempe Girl hitchhiking near 32nd Street and Greenway Road in Phoneix, Arizona on the 26th of April.
The boyfriend went on to say that he offered her a ride to the destination of her choice which was Tempe, Arizona. He said that the girl was interested in buying tickets to an upcoming music festival. Tempe girl spoke in Spanish, and also told the boyfriend that she had been disowned and kicked out of her family’s home due to drug use.
Another person was also picked up in the vehicle, a drug dealer. Tempe girl then decided to spend her money on buying cocaine from the drug dealer rather than buying the tickets to the concert as she had originally planned on doing.
During the drive, she used some of the cocaine that she brought, but she had a bad reaction to the drug. She started to have a seizure, and so the driver pulled her out of the car and left her behind a strip mall. The driver then told the drug dealer to call the police at a nearby gas station, before leaving the scene.
Tempe Girl was not discovered until 5:40am the next morning.
Tempe Girl is described as being a Hispanic/Native American woman between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. She was between 5″0′ and 5″2′, and weighed between 120lbs – 125lbs. She had brown eyes, and straight black hair between 12-12.5 inches in length, she is reported to have spoken Spanish, and she had a scar on the back of her left hand in the shape of a “T” and another scar on the top of her left shoulder, and her nails had been painted in a purple nail polish that was starting to fade.
At the time of her death, she was wearing a red halter top, blue underwear, and a purple elastic hair tie on her right wrist, Watch L. A brand of blue jeans with a side zipper and eyelets on the waistband and one Lower Eastside black slip-on dress shoe, size 6.5 with a 2-inch wedge heel.
Tempe Girl is currently undergoing testing by the DNA Doe Project.
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