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Victim’s identity sought in unsolved case

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is asking the public’s help in identifying a young female found deceased with multiple stab wounds in Bossier Parish nearly 34 years ago.

Back on Jan. 28, 1981, hunters found a decomposed body in the woods about a mile off of Highway 157 just south of Highway 528 in east-central Bossier Parish.  Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office found no purse or identification on her.  They conducted a thorough search for a match with missing or unidentified person’s databases, but nothing matched.

The unidentified victim is a white female ranging in age from 15-20 years old, 5’6” tall, about 125-135 pounds with blonde hair.  She was wearing blue jeans with a long-sleeve button up shirt and tan cardigan sweater.

She was also wearing a large Buffalo Nickel belt buckle and white “Evonne Goolagong” brand deck shoes.  The name “D. Davies” was written in a marker on the inside of the shoes she was wearing.  On the outside of the shoes were the names “Dena & Michael Brisco” written in ink.  Forensics experts determined that she had a substance on her teeth used to bond braces that could have indicated she had removed the braces on her own.

The Coroner’s Office found multiple stab wounds and determined she had been deceased for about four to six weeks.  Detectives worked with the LSU FACES Lab in Baton Rouge, who developed a reconstruction composite drawing of what the unidentified female may have looked like.

Based on their investigation, detectives believe she may be from the Ark-La-Tex area in addition to a number of parishes in southeast Louisiana, including Calcasieu Parish and the Vinton area, as well as Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Evangeline, Acadia, Vermilion, Allen, Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes.  Detectives also believe she may have been a runaway and are hoping someone knows who she is.

“We have an unsolved homicide and an unidentified female victim that we believe someone has answers to,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “Even after nearly 34 years, we would like to help bring closure to her family, wherever they may be.”

If anyone has any information about her identity or information about this case that may lead to her identity is urged to contact the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-965-2203.