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Wanda
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Sex Female
Race Black
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Found April 5, 1995
Unidentified for 24 years
Postmortem interval Days
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 13 - 30
Height approximation 5'7
Weight approximation 140 pounds
Cause of death Not stated(S)2

Wanda was a female found in a shallow grave in 1995. It is possible that she was seen alive prior to her death, using this name.

Case

The body was found in a "very" shallow grave by six children. The site was behind a vacant house, which had been used for the manufacturing of crack cocaine. She died days before, but was not facially recognizable because of decomposition. She was buried buried in a supine position.

The female was initially estimated to be 20-25, according to a 1995 news report. The cause of death remains undetermined, but an overdose or natural death is suspected.[1]

Investigators believe she was from the West End portion of Atlanta.

Characteristics

  • She had brown eyes.
  • She had a noticeable gap between her upper front teeth.
  • She had a mole at the end of her right foot.
  • Her ears were pierced.
  • She had black hair in tight cornrows.

Clothing

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Shoes

  • She wore a button-up short-sleeve shirt that was light blue.
  • Black Adidas sneakers
  • Bugle Boy blue jeans with a drawstring waistband
  • Multicolored underwear with a depiction of "Tweety Bird" and the phrase: "That's All Folks."

Theories

  • Possible identities:
    • Thwana "Wanda" Darrough, missing from Arkansas in 1989.
    • Monica Bennett, missing from Georgia in 1989.
    • Wanda Washington, missing from Indiana in 1993.

Links

  1. "Woman Found Dead Still Unidentified." The Atlanta Journal. 15 April 1995.
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