Faith
Faith grave.jpg
Sex Female
Race White
Location Pass Christian, Mississippi
Found August 20, 1969
Unidentified for 51 years
Postmortem interval 2-3 days
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 60-65
Height approximation 5'7" - 5'9"
Weight approximation 130 - 140 pounds
Cause of death Exposure

"Faith" was the nickname given to an unidentified victim of Hurricane Camille who was found alongside two other women in 1969. The hurricane had hit their area late on August 17.

Case

"Faith" was discovered with two other unidentified women in an apartment complex, with one possibly found near or in city hall in the aftermath of Hurricane Camille. It is believed that the women may have known each other and might have been friends. Hurricane Camille was a Category 5 hurricane that hit the Gulf and Eastern US Coast and killed 259 people, including these three women, seven unidentified people in Nelson County, Virginia and a man in Albermarle County, Virginia.

The three women are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport, Mississippi. Memorial services are held for them on the anniversary of Hurricane Camille’s landfall.  

Clothing and Accessories

  • Paisley pull-over dress.

Theories

  • She may be one of three women who went missing after Hurricane Camille that were in Pass Christian, Mississippi: Zoe Matthews, Mary Louise Smith, and Mary M. Smith.

Sources

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