NEW: Police Ask For Help In Solving 29-Year Old SLC Cold Case

29-Year Old Salt Lake City Murder Mystery
Salt Lake City police release images of evidence found in the suspicious death of an unidentified woman in 1986. Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 22, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a canal near a North Redwood Road sewage plant more than 29 years ago.

Investigators believe the remains ─ discovered near 1850 N. Redwood in October, 1986 ─ belong to a white woman, 20 to 40 years old, 5-feet-5 inches tall and 115 pounds.

At the time the body was discovered, the State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death suspicious, but a subsequent police investigation failed to produce any significant leads.

Monday, SLCPD detectives released images of evidence collected at the scene, including jewelry, a wristwatch, and articles of clothing. They hope the pictures will jog someone’s memory and help determine the victim’s identity and the manner in which she died.

The list of items released by police is as follows:

  • A white, long-sleeve blouse with lace on the collar and cuffs
  • Levis pants with no pockets
  • A black Advanced brand wristwatch with a round face and off-white checker pattern, with a design of a swimmer on the bottom
  • A purple striped bracelet that unclips to a pen
  • A sterling silver size 7½ ring with one large stone (possibly a hematite) and two cubic zirconium stones on the sides, stamped with C&G and “sterling” on the inside.
  • A handmade blue polka dot dress with lace on the cuffs and collar also attached was a cardboard tag inside with the number 10 written on it.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 801-799-3000.

Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department
Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department
Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department
Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department

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