Sex Female
Race Black/Asian
Location Chelsea, Massachusetts
Found November 13, 2000

January 2004

Unidentified for 19 years
Postmortem interval Unknown
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 17-25
Height approximation 5'0 - 5'2
Weight approximation 100 - 130
Cause of death Strangulation

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"Lisa" was the possible name of a young woman murdered in Massachusetts in 2000. She may have been native to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A man was convicted of her murder but she remains unidentified.


The victim, who was known to be a prostitute, was picked up by a john in Boston, Massachusetts, later identified as Eugene McCollum. She stated her name was "Lisa" and was native to "Philly." He then drove the victim to his room at the YMCA in Lynn, where the pair quarreled over payment, resulting in his decision to strangle her. He later wrapped her headless body in a carpet and left the scene.

Her head and hands were later recovered in a container in Nahantt, Massachusetts in 2004.


  • She appeared to be light-skinned, of predominately Black ancestry with the possibility of East Indian, Cape Verdean or Asian descent.
  • She had dental fillings.
  • She had a slight overbite.
  • She had notably good muscle-tone with a petite build.
  • Her toenails were painted purple.
  • Her shoe size is estimated to be 8.5
  • Her hair short was dark in color with reddish tint and may have been dyed.
    • She wore a wig.



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