Left reconstruction by Wes Neville, right reconstruction by Harvey Pratt
Unidentified White Female Found October 23, 1987 in Bushkill, Northampton County
Vital Statistics Estimated Age: late 30s to early 50s Height: 5'1" Weight: 160 lbs Hair Color: ash blonde with gray streaks Eye Color: blue Blood Type: A Negative Clothing:Longhaul brand blue jeans (size 33-35); a red t-shirt with a black and yellow abstract design of a woman's face with a glass bead or rhinestone eye; thermal underwear, Sears brand, with blue & white snowflake design (size medium, hips 37-39); a thin, silver wire bracelet on her left wrist. No coat, shoes, purse or identification were found with the body. Cause of Death: Heart Attack Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Available
Case Details On Friday, October 23, 1987, the body of an unidentified woman was found along Route 33 in Bushkill. A PennDOT crew, who had been working on the southbound lanes, were backing up their equipment collecting traffic cones when they saw the body. The area she was found in is roughly 2 1/2 miles south of the Wind Gap exchange and about 2 miles north of the Belfast exchange. Her body was found some 10 to 20 feet from the shoulder of the road. The woman was found face down, with one arm underneath her and the other flung to her side. Disturbances in the grass showed that she had been dragged to the spot where she was found. It is believed she may have been at the site as early as Wednesday night, October 21st, since her clothing and hair were wet and the last recorded rainfall had been on Wednesday. Also noted was a sunburn pattern on the women's neck and right arm that would indicate that she regularly spent time in the passenger side of a vehicle, possibly someone who frequently rode with truckers.
Victim's shirt - click on the image for a larger view.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police Troop M - Bethlehem 610-861-2026 or Northampton County Coroner's Office