Little Miss Lake Panasoffkee was a teenager or young adult who was found murdered in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida in 1971.

Case

The body was found after a few weeks and she had been strangled with a man's belt that was still around her neck. The victim may have been married, as she wore a ring on her left ring finger.

Testing performed on her remains indicated she may have originated from the area of Laurium, Greece. Following these results, it has been speculated she was possibly in the region for an Epiphany festival. A potential match between the victim and a Greek woman known as "Konstantina" was also investigated, but turned up negative.

Characteristics

  • She had brown hair.
  • The victim had given birth at least once.
  • She was likely from southern Europe, most likely Greece.
  • She had extensive dental work.
  • She had an orthopedic surgery on her ankle between 1967 - 1970, the surgery (known as the "Watson - Jones" technique) was used to correct instability in the ankle.
  • She had Periostitis in her lower right leg, which is inflammation around the tissue near a bone, which would've caused pain, and she may have walked with a limp.

Clothing and accessories

  • A white and green floral poncho or shawl
  • A solid green shirt
  • Green plaid pants
  • Gold Baylor wristwatch on her left hand
  • A gold ring with a clear stone
  • A small gold necklace
  • A men's size 36 belt (did not belong to the victim, yet is believed to be the murder weapon)

Gallery

Media

  • The case was featured in an October 1992 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.

Sources

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