On April 18, 1980 fishermen found the nude body of an 18-25-year-old white female on the bank of the North Canadian River, east of Jones, Oklahoma, about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City. She had been shot several times in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun. Although found without clothes, investigators believe she was dressed at the time of the murder as a dime was hit by a bullet and driven into her body. Her height and weight were estimated at 5′ 7 and 115 lbs. On her left breast she had a red and blue tattoo of a heart with a scroll. After being dumped, her body was completely covered with lime to enhance decomposition, however the incorrect lime had been used and it actually helped preserve the body. Over the years she became known as “Lime Lady”.
Date Found April 18, 1980
Race White / Caucasian
Location Jones, Oklahoma
Agency of Jurisdiction
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office
Captain Bob Green, Investigations Division
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Undergoing testing. Extra sequencing techniques are being applied to obtain usable data.
Photo Credit: Carl Koppelman