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MCSO: Young woman possibly a victim of foul play; clues to her ID elusive

Composite images of the missing individual.


Composite images of the missing individual.

DOLAN SPRINGS – The Mohave County Sheriff’s office is looking for information on the death and possible homicide of an unidentified female discovered by hikers near U.S. 93 between Dolan Springs and the Hoover Dam Sept. 28. MCSO is investigating the death as a possible homicide.

The woman is described as African-American or bi-racial, between the ages of 13 to 17, black or dark brown hair, approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall, between 105 and 130 pounds and pierced ears.

No scars or tattoos were noted.

The body was discovered after it had been exposed to the elements for one to two weeks.

Dental records were obtained and are being uploaded into a national database. DNA samples were obtained.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter provided reconstructed images from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a reconstructionist from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations.

MCSO is currently investigating leads with the assistance of the national center and agencies from Nevada and California.

At this time, the Mohave County Medical Examiner has been unable to determine cause of death.

If you have any information please contact Detective John Goodwin or the Detective Division at the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753 ext. 4288, or call Silent Witness at 928-753-1234.