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Investigators ask for help identifying woman found near Lake Thunderbird in Norman in 2008

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is asking for help identifying a woman found in a shallow grave near Lake Thunderbird in August 2008.
by Jonathan Sutton Modified: September 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm •  Published: September 3, 2014
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— Investigators are asking for help identifying a woman’s body found in a shallow grave near Lake Thunderbird six years ago.

The woman’s body was found in August 2008, and the medical examiner determined the body had been there between three months and a year.

She is described as white, possibly with American Indian heritage, 5 feet 5 inches tall, between 30 and 45 years old and had given birth to at least one child.

The woman had a sunburst tattoo covering a large part of her back. A forensic artist with the bureau did a reconstruction of the woman’s face in an attempt to make a positive identification. DNA tests attempting to identify the woman have not succeeded.

“We’re hoping someone can identify her because we’ve run though all the other leads,” OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said.

Anyone with information on the woman is asked to call OSBI at (800) 522-8017.

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by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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