Found September 19, 1967 in Salem Twp, Westmoreland County
Estimated Age: 14-16 years old
Estimated Height: 5'4"
Estimated Weight: 90-100 lbs
Hair Color: Reddish-Brown
Estimated Date of Death: about 2 weeks prior to discovery
Cause of Death: unknown due to severe decomposition
The body of this young girl was found on Tuesday morning, September 19, 1967 near the Colvan Sanitary Landfill on County Road about 1/8 mile off of Route 66, roughly 2 1/2 miles west of Slickville.
She was partially buried a few yards off the road leading to the landfill. A passerby noticed a foot sticking up out of the ground and called authorities.
Little information is available for the girl. She was unclothed except for a white footie on her left foot. She was clutching a piece of white cloth in her right hand. A green, zippered clothing bag was found with her.
She has never been identified.
She was buried in the "Potter's Field" on the grounds of the Westmoreland County Home, just south of Greensburg.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
Westmoreland County Coroner's Office 724-830-3636 or