Sheriff's Office seeks to identify woman's body
Published: Apr 27, 2005 - 10:21:02 am EDT
SOUTH BAY - The body of a middle-aged woman was recently found just outside of the city of South Bay, without a clue as to the identity of the woman.
Detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office seek the help of the community in helping to solve the mysterious crime.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on the possible identity of the woman, or with any information on the crime, to contact them.
Beside the obvious information gleaned from the scene, of which there is little to go on, the law enforcement department has no other way of contacting family members of the deceased person or piecing together the details of her death.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Division has taken charge of the investigation.
Detectives are particularly interested in finding out what exactly happened to the woman, whose remains were found alongside U.S. Highway 27 in South Bay April 18.
The woman is described as a white female, approximately five-feet tall with sandy brown, grayish hair. She has, detectives say, a distinct gap between her front teeth and has gold tooth fillings. Closer investigation of the body following the death revealed that she has two scars on her lower stomach, pronounced bunions on both of her feet and had been treated for breast cancer and received radiation therapy.
That is all detectives know about the woman.
Anyone near that area in the days leading up to the discovery of the body, who might have seen activity that was suspicious is urged to contact the sheriff's office.
Detectives are hopeful that someone could have seen possibly a vehicle or a person conducting suspicious activity and could aid detectives in their case. Detectives also hope that someone can identify the missing person based on the description they have released.
Presently, the sheriff's office has not released any further information on the case.
Detective John Cogburn is handling the case. He can be contacted at (561) 688-4063, or by fax at 688-3777. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crimestoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).http://www.newszap.com/articles/2005/04/27...hobee/sun03.txt