Bedgebury Forest Woman
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Sex Female
Race White
Location Kent, England
Found 23 October, 1979
Unidentified for 41 years
Postmortem interval Days
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 30-35
Height approximation 5'1" - 5'11"
Weight approximation N/A
(Thin build)
Cause of death Beating

"Bedgebury Forest Woman" is the nickname given to a woman found murdered in 1979. A man was charged with her murder, but he was later cleared in connection to her death.

In late 2019, the victim was announced to have been identified by the Doe Network, but this appears to have been done in error.

Case

Detectives believe she had no fixed address and was a regular hitchhiker, possibly coming from the north of England. It was also thought she might have been a prostitute operating from the Spitalfields area of central London.

Characteristics

  • Straight, shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Probably had at least one child.
  • Prominent teeth.
  • She had an ectopic pregnancy.

Clothing and accessories

  • Black shoes.
  • Black and white floral dress.
  • Black polo neck sweater.
  • Yellow blouse.

Sources

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