Sacto 9-1-1
July 8, 2011
Nevada County authorities seek help with 27-year-old cold-case death

coldcase.jpgNevada County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in solving a 27-year-old case.

The investigation focuses on the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found July 8, 1984, six miles north of Nevada City along state Highway 49.

She was found 50 feet below a dirt parking area, two to three weeks after police think she died.

The victim (see sketch at right) is described as having been between 18 and 30 years old when she died. She was 5 feet, 5 five inches tall with a slim build and shoulder-length blond hair. She was wearing several layers of clothing and a yellow-gold ring with a green stone (see photo at right).

Press Release 2011 07 07 cold case homicide from 1984 ring photo.JPGPolice say they believe the woman, possibly a transient, was the victim of a homicide, possibly by strangulation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Sullivan at (530) 265-1471.

- Whitney Mountain

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