Unidentified Female



Case Number: 32-77-040780 

Unidentified Female

Victim: Unidentified white female approximately 45 years old

Murdered on: May-June 1977

Location: Old Union Church Road, Townsend, De. 

Investigation Details: 

The victim’s badly decomposing body was located by a passerby on the side of the road in a drainage ditch. The victim is described as a white female, approximately 45 years of age, 5’3” to 5’6” with blond or light brown hair. The victim’s death has been ruled a homicide.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Cold Case Homicide Squad directly:

Det. Brian Shahan: Email Brian Shahan 302-395-2781

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1977 unidentified remains