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Do you recognize this woman?

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children releases dental X-rays of unidentified woman; asks dentists for help

April 18, 2013

Anyone with information on this woman should call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Forensics Services Unit at 1-800-843-5678 and reference case number 1104191.  
White Haven, Pa.—The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children needs dentists' help in identifying a pregnant woman found under a bridge in White Haven, Penn.

The center released dental X-rays of the woman's teeth (see below) and photographic and sketch facial composites created by forensic artists of what the woman may have looked like in real life. The woman, who was estimated to be between 14 and 25 years old, was found on Dec. 20, 1976, along the Lehigh River under a bridge on Interstate 80.

She was in her third trimester of pregnancy when she was found and stood between 4'11” and 5'4” tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes, according to the center. A dental exam revealed she had four molars extracted, likely before the age of 12, and sometime after the extractions, she had several cavities restored.

“At some point after that it appears she did not receive or seek any further dental care, evidenced by a visible fracture and decay found on other teeth that could have caused her pain,” according to a poster released by the NCMEC.

The woman's race is undetermined; she could have been white, Asian, Native American or of mixed ancestry, and it's possible she's of European descent, perhaps Polish, Czech or Silesian. She has a 2-inch scar on her left leg, just above her heel, a small circular mole above her left eyebrow and a mole on her left cheek. The moles on her face could have developed some time during her pregnancy, the center said.

Anyone with information should contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Forensic Services Unit at 1-800-843-5678 and reference NCMEC number 1104191 or National Missing and Unidentified Person System case number 8913. The NCMEC is a nonprofit organization that assists law enforcement and families in finding missing children and reducing child sexual exploitation and victimization.