Betty the Bag Lady Berrien Co 1992

Betty the Bag Lady Berrien Co 1992

Description
In the evening of August 23, 1992, a passerby noticed what appeared to be a body wrapped in a black plastic bag 15 feet off the side of a rural road near Red Arrow Highway in New Buffalo, Michigan. The nude, decomposing remains of a White-Caucasian elderly woman were found wrapped in a sheet and inside two garbage bags, with her feet wrapped in an institutional-type white towel. Both her hands and her dentures were missing. Forensic scientists determined the body had been dumped about 24 hours prior, and that the woman had been deceased from four to seven days. Investigators speculate she may have come from a care facility in either northern Illinois or Indiana.

NamUs ID: UP8224
Date Body Found: August 23, 1992
Race: White / Caucasian
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 65-70
Estimated PMI: 4 Days
Location: New Buffalo, MI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Michigan State Police, Special Investigation Section
Scott Ernstes, Detective Sergeant
269-657-5551
ernstess@michigan.gov

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/8224/
https://crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?threads/berrien-county-jane-doe-wf-65-75-found-along-krueger-road-in-garbage-bags-23-august-1992.6522/

Status: Research in progress

Image Credit: Amy Michaud, MSP

Posted on

December 14, 2019