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Sex Female
Race White
Location Frederick County, Maryland
Found August 24, 1982
Unidentified for 37 years
Postmortem interval Months
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 17-27
Height approximation 5'3 - 5'5
Weight approximation 100 - 130 pounds
Cause of death Homicide
Not to be confused with the Woman in the Trunk.

"Cheerleader in the Trunk" (also referred to as Woman in the Trunk and Lady in the Trunk) was a woman found dead in a footlocker in 1982 in Maryland. No clothing or personal items were located.


  • She had signs of wear on her bones, especially her hips, indicating she was active in gymnastics or other sports.
  • She had extensive dental work.
  • She had brown hair.
  • Decomposition prevented analysis of eye color.



  • The case appeared on The New Detectives when this victim was a suggested identity for a missing woman, who was later found dead.
  • The case was later shown on Nancy Grace.



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