On October 12, 1988 a hunter discovered human skeletal remains adjacent to I-196 near CR 378 in Covert Township, near the town of Covert, MI. It is estimated the victim died (or was placed at the location) without clothes three months to a year prior to being found.
Forensic investigators determined the remains were of a White/Caucasian female, approximately 5′ tall and weighing around 100 pounds. The deceased was between 15 and 40 years and had light brown to blond shoulder-length hair, possibly wavy. During autopsy the anthropologist discovered the remains show signs of Osteopenia, which is a precursor to Osteoporosis, and shows up in younger women. Investigators believe the woman had given birth to at least one child.
NamUs ID: UP6653
Date Body Found: October 12, 1988
Estimated Age: 15-40
Estimated PMI: 3 months
Location: Covert Township, MI
Agency of Jurisdiction
Michigan State Police, Special Investigation Section
Scott Ernstes, Detective Sergeant
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Status: Research in progress
Image Credit: Michigan State Police