Unidentified White Female
The victim was discovered on June 26, 1983 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: June 26, 1983
Estimated age: 16-20 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: Very thin and small build.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Straight Blonde with light reddish hair.
Delicate facial features.
Jewelry: A gold metal chain, with a small gold charm, with "14K gold" inscribed on it.
The victim was located at 13707 Little Tujunga Canyon Drive, Crescenta Valley, CA. She was found inside an abandoned trailer which had been set on fire. She was burned beyond recognition and had a wire wrapped around her neck and a hose inserted in her vagina.
Suspect Melvin Smith was arrested and sentenced to 25 years. He admitted that he picked the victim up at Sepulveda and Ventura Boulevard, sometime after 0400 on the morning of the murder. The suspect admitted beating the victim until she did not move anymore. The crime was committed in an abandoned trailer at location. http://doenetwork.org/cases/588ufca.html