Sahara Sue Cscr-featured
Sex Female
Race White
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Found August 14, 1979
Unidentified for 39 years
Postmortem interval Hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 15 - 25
Height approximation 5'6
Weight approximation 100 - 105 pounds
Cause of death Stabbing

Sahara Sue, was an unidentified woman found dead in Las Vegas on August 14, 1979. She is well known for not having any teeth at a young age. A recent lead has indicated she may have lived in a local trailer park. She likely spent time in California and could have used the name Shauna or Shawna.


Sahara Sue's body was found within hours of her death. She was seen alive with a man at a liquor store, who may be involved in her murder.

It appeared that someone had removed some of her clothing and possibly the lower denture that was not recovered.



Sahara Sue's jewelry

  • Although she had no teeth, Sahara Sue may have been from a wealthy background, as she wore linen clothing and white gold jewelry, which are fairly expensive.
  • She may have been from Amish origin, as she lacked teeth, which the Amish sometimes have removed to prevent future problems.
  • Her case could be related to the Arroyo Grande Jane Doe, who was found dead from similar circumstances a year later.
  • NamUs lists that a possible identification of Deborah Meyer



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