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In time, the case might become a whodunit. For now, it's just a whoisit.

King County Sheriff's Deputies have dug up the remains of a

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1969 Murder Victim Dug Up in Seattle--Deputies Looking to ID Her First, Then Find Killer

mystery-woman.jpg
In time, the case might become a whodunit. For now, it's just a whoisit.

King County Sheriff's Deputies have dug up the remains of a woman in Seattle who was murdered in 1969.

The woman, temporarily named "the Tolt Hill Jane Doe," had been found in June 1969 one mile west of the Tolt River Bridge near Carnation, and was later buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle.

Under a court order, the body was unearthed, and now investigators' first order of business is to find out who she was.

Here's what little description there is, according to information released by KCSO:

At the time [of the victim's death] the Medical Examiner's Office described the woman as Caucasian, 23 to 25 years-old, 5'1" to 5'2" tall, 105-115 lbs, with dark hair. She died from a few weeks to as much as six months before she was found.

She has never been identified and the case is under investigation as a homicide.

DNA from the woman is being run through the national DNA database at the University of North Texas' Center for Human Identification, as well as the FBI's CODIS system.

Interestingly, a hunk of skull belonging to another victim was also found in 2006 about three blocks from where Tolt Hill Jane Doe was found. Detectives are looking into a possible connection between the two.

Sheriff's deputies say they have no reason to think the murder is the work of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Here's a photo of the crime scene from 1969.

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