Recognize these X-rays?
September 02, 2013
By Kelly Soderlund, ADA News staff
Lumberton, N.C.—The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for dentists' help in identifying a woman found on the edge of a cornfield in 1978.
The woman is estimated to be between 15 and 22 years old and had been dead two to four weeks before she was found, according to a poster released by the center.
She was 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed between 95 and 110 pounds.
She had several fillings and four molars extracted, leaving small gaps between her back teeth on the top and bottom of her mouth. The woman had seen a dentist during her life.
Portrait: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released this composite sketch of what the woman may look like. She is estimated to be between 15 and 22 years old.
She had light brown or reddish brown medium length hair.
The woman was found wearing blue jeans with slightly ragged cut off hems, a white hooded short-sleeved shirt with multicolored horizontal stripes through the center and white wedge-heeled open toe shoes with a flower design on the top. Both her fingernails and toenails were painted metallic red.
Anyone with information should contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Forensic Services Unit at 800.843.5678 and reference NCMEC number 1184297 or National Missing and Unidentified Person System case number 1882.
The NCMEC is a nonprofit organization that assists law enforcement and families in finding missing children and reducing child sexual exploitation and victimization.