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Unidentified Girl

Help Wanted! Can you help us solve one of the hardest of all the unsolved crimes in the Josephine County, Oregon? Even forensic science hasn't been able to solve this crime scene investigation.  

All comments, thoughts, ideas, suggestions are very much appreciated. Please post in the comments box below on this page.

Forty two years ago, in August 1971, a young girl was discovered deceased with no identification near the California/Oregon border by campers. She was found in a side road, south of Rough and Ready Creek on the east side of  highway 199, or Redwood Highway, about one-fifth of a mile off the highway.

On August 26, 1971 - a report about the case appeared in The Bulletin (now called The IV News), in Cave Junction, Oregon. It was titled - 'Girl's Body Still Not Identified'.  The full report in the Bulletin can be viewed by clicking on the photo. 

In 2013 we are no closer at identifying this girl. Forensic science has determined the  girl was  5' 4" or 64" tall, slim, had auburn hair and well-filled teeth. She was wearing full length Wrangler jeans, misses' size 13-14 slim,  brown shoes with brass buckles, a light colored sweatshirt and a pink and beige coat with large pink buttons. Photos of the girl's clothing, footwear and two rings found at the crime scene, can be viewed in the full case report at NamUS here.

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We don't even have any conclusive evidence that the girl is even from the USA. She could have just been visiting from another country, who knows - and that's why we are inviting anyone from anywhere who might know anything to solve this crime. Can you help name her? 

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Sara Burke 
Hi, I've written before but my email has contacting you because my husband's mother has been missing since February 1970 and I feel like there …

Is this case still unsolved? 
I was just reviewing facebook posts and came across this. Is the case still unsolved? Maybe another post to get it out there again.

Have You Ever Been In The Small Town Of Rough And Ready? 
I am not sure if this will help you in any way at all. However, just let me go ahead and tell you what I seen when I went to the crazy little town of Rough …

AL Scratched Intials on Ring Help  
If I were a young girl and somebody very important to me gave me a ring as a gift I might scratch that person`s initials on the ring. Or, if I was giving …

Mother of Pearl Ring Found at the Scene - Clue 
A ring similar looking to the The MOther of Pearl ring found at the crime scene investigation was stamped - West Germany. Any thoughts with that clue? …

Where are the rings she was wearing? 
Hi There what an intriguing crime scene investigation - but I was just wondering WHERE is the photo of the rings you mentioned that were at the crime …

I did little odd jobs for a man that lived up on shan crk. yrs ago. For the life of me o can't remember his name, but he told me his daughter had disappeared …

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I was on the Queen of Bronze mining claim in 2003 at the lower end of the claim by the smelter site when I came across a partially decomposed piece of …

Deputy Kari  Not rated yet
Many people have given thoughts from many places - THANK YOU! May I ask - why might YOU de-face a ring in that manner? Please NOW SPEAK. She had red or …

Deputy Lee Not rated yet
The rings are in the evidence locker at the Josephine County Sheriff's Office in Grants Pass, OR. There were a total of two rings. Thanks for your question. …

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