Authorities think a killer used lime to accelerate the decomposition of a body that was left in eastern Oklahoma County in 1980.
But the specific type of lime used actually helped preserve her body, according to a news release from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department.
Officials are trying to solve the cold case of the “Lime Lady” and identify the victim.
“It is reasonable to assume that because of the 18-25 age range of the ‘Lime Lady' that she could still have a parent or sibling living,” an investigator in the case said in a news release. “The ‘Lime Lady' has got to be someone's somebody, and someone is still looking for closure on her.”
On April 18, 1980, the woman's body was found on the east bank of the North Canadian River near Jones.
The sheriff's office is on Twitter and using the hashtag #poltwt to release a series of tweets with information about the case in an attempt to create new leads.
The victim is described as white, with brown hair, between the ages of 18 and 25, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing about 120 pounds. She had extensive dental work with some teeth out of alignment.
The woman had a small heart tattoo over her left breast. The outline of the heart was in blue ink, and the center of the heart was colored red. She also had an appendectomy scar. Tips can be submitted by calling 713-1017 or online at http://www.oklahomacounty.org/sheriff/tipline/.