On October 11, 1980 a passing motorist found the body of a black woman on the east shoulder of an isolated rural road about 100 yards north of Barnes Boulevard in Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida. She had been shot in the head and the case is considered a homicide. She was 21-30 years old, weighed about 120 pounds, was 5’6, and had brown hair and eyes.
During the search for the woman’s identity the investigators discovered that she had been arrested in Pinellas County, about 150 miles to the west. The name she gave when booked was “Joanne English”, which turned out to be false, along with her Social Security number and date of birth. DNA, fingerprints, and dental records are available for comparison.
NamUs ID: UP2312
Date Body Found: October 11, 1980
Race: Black/African American
Estimated Age: 21-30
Estimated PMI: 1 Day
Location: Rockledge, FL
Agency of Jurisdiction
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
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Status: Research in Progress
Image Credit: Pinellas C. Sheriff’s Department
Last Updated: August 6, 2020