Case :



Gender : Female
Date Of Discovery : June 1, 1975
Location Of Discovery : Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : Weeks to months
Race : Caucasian
Age : 40 – 65
Height (estimate) : 163 cm (5’4”)
Weight (estimate) : 64 kg (140 lbs)
Hair Colour : Brown
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information :

Upper tooth – gold crown on upper right canine tooth
Upper teeth – most absent suggesting that this person likely had a partial upper dental plate

Medical Information :

Lungs – possibly suffered pneumonia or pleurisy during life time
Right lung – evidence from old lung disease (possibly pneumonia or pleurisy)

Spine – severe arthritis of lumbar spine, may have caused pain during lifetime
Abdomen – appendectomy scar, 12 cm (4.8″) in length

Notable Identifiers :

Build – described as well-nourished

Clothing/Jewelry :

Underwear – panties, pink in colour
Undergarment – corset
Stockings – corset attached to stocking remains
Footwear – black, fleece-lined winter boots, zippered

Other Personal Items :

Wedding ring – initials ‘H.W.’, 14 kt ring, thin band

Additional Information :

The body of this unidentified woman was located in water within the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Specifically, she was located near the west bank of the Niagara River, approximately 3.2 kms (2 miles) from Lake Ontario.

It is possible that the found remains belong to a woman who jumped into the Horseshoe Falls on February 17, 1975.  Witnesses say that the woman who jumped into the Falls was wearing a long overcoat (possibly grey) and carrying a green umbrella.

There has been no scientific proof to establish that the woman observed jumping into the Horseshoe Falls and the deceased person are the same individual.  However, the general descriptions are in agreement.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20050017 – NCMPUR 2005001799
Source Links :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
Ontario Provincial Police

Last Modified :
January 3, 2023