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    Alsip, Illinois
    September 23, 1980

    On September 23, 1980, at approximately 12:19 pm, the body of a Black female was located in the Cal-Sag Channel in Alsip, Illinois. The victim was face down in the fetal position and was naked from the waist down. The victim had six stab wounds to her back and two stab wounds to her chest. The victim's hands were bound with an electrical cord, and a neck tie around her neck which also bound one hand to her upper legs. Her face was covered with adhesive tape. The victim was found wearing a blue wool sweater, a dark floral blouse, and a beige bra.

    Age: 19 to 25 years old Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
    Weight: 133 pounds Sex: Female
    Race: Black
    Victim’s jewelry