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Sheriff's department seeks to identify cold case homicide victim

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Sketch of the victim (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Sketch of the victim (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department asks for the public's help in identifying a woman whose body was found in a wash more than 30 years ago.

Authorities said the woman was badly beaten and strangled to death. They suspect she died two days before she was found in a small wash near Houghton Road, south of the Pima County Fairgrounds, by two men off-roading in a Jeep on April 8, 1981.

Sheriff's officials describe the victim as Caucasian, between 18 and 22 years old, about 5'2" tall, 105 lbs. with blonde hair and crooked teeth. She was wearing a navy blue blouse with blue flowers on burgundy puffed long sleeves, light blue jeans, white socks with pink pom-poms, and brown suede leather shoes with laces.

The Cold Case Unit has taken over the investigation.

Authorities said she might be from the east coast. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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