Pyre Case
Blackhawk CO Jane Doe.jpg
Sex Female
Race White
Location Blackhawk, Colorado
Found September 30, 1952
Unidentified for 68 years
Postmortem interval Weeks
Body condition Burned
Age approximation 17-30
Height approximation 5'7
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Homicide

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Pyre Case refers to a young woman found burned in 1952 in Blackhawk, Colorado. The victim has also been known as "Maria."

She had been struck in the head with an object, but it could not be determined if she had still been alive when the fire was lit and what was her cause of death.


  • Brown or black hair.
  • Some agencies list her race as "unknown".

Clothing and accessories

  • Fragment of sequined cloth from a turquoise colored blouse.
  • Small electric razor.
  • Metal rivets of blue jeans.
  • Purse.
  • Sole of one shoe.
  • Three empty lipstick containers.
  • Man's ring with no setting.
  • Denver tramway token.
  • Two pieces of a broken handbag mirror.
  • Three safety pins.
  • Rhinestone necklace.
  • Earrings.




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