Betty the Bag LadyThis case currently has a major lead being processed by investigators
Sex Female
Race White
Location New Buffalo, Michigan
Found August 23, 1992
Unidentified for 28 years
Postmortem interval 4 - 7 days
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 65 - 75
Height approximation 5'2
Weight approximation 102 pounds
Cause of death Homicide

Not to be confused with the Bag Lady.

"Betty the Bag Lady" is the nickname given to a woman found dead alongside a road in 1992. She had been placed at the location days after her death.

She is currently undergoing testing by the DNA Doe Project.


The victim's body was found on August 23, 1992 on Krueger Road, Berrien County, Michigan. The body was nude and had been bound with twine and wrapped with various materials such as a sheet, a towel and two garbage bags. Her hands and dentures were missing.

Investigators have hypothesized that she may have lived at a care facility in one of the neighboring states, specifically either northern Illinois or Indiana.

It was announced in August 2020 that investigators were following potential leads in the case, of which the investigating office said may be potential family members.


  • An appendectomy scar.
  • A broken spine (not the cause of death).



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