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FBI Requests the Public's Help Identifying Skeletal Remains

FBI Albuquerque February 17, 2009
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

GALLUP, NM—On July 31, 1999, the skeletal remains of a Caucasian female were found in a shallow grave off of Interstate 40 near Gallup, New Mexico. According to the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), the woman was between 5'1" to 5'7" tall and between 35-50 years old. OMI believes that the woman was deceased for about two years prior to the discovery of the remains.

Forensic drawings based upon "2-D" (two dimensional) facial reconstruction were made by Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department forensic artist Detective Mary Brazas. Detective Brazas also drew representations of jewelry found with the remains. These drawings are shown below.

Ribbons originating at the Stoddard County, Missouri County Fair and presented by the Association of Retarded Citizens in Stoddard County were also found with the remains.

The FBI is requesting assistance in identifying this person. If you have any information, please contact:

FBI Albuquerque, Special Agent Diana Parker, 505-889-1542
New Mexico OMI Investigator Terry Coker, 505-272-3053
Dexter, Missouri Police Dept. Detective Trevor Pulley, 573-625-8914

This is a joint investigation by the FBI, NM OMI, Bernalillo County Sheriff, Navajo Nation Police, and the Dexter, Missouri Police.

Facial reconstruction drawing of deceased woman, front view Facial reconstruction drawing of deceased woman, side view Earrings and beaded anklet found with remains