Case :



Gender : Female
Date Of Discovery : October 27, 2006
Location Of Discovery : Bowmanville, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : Between 2 to 10 years or longer
Race : Black
Age : 18 – 25
Height (estimate) : Unknown
Weight (estimate) : Unknown
Hair Colour : Unknown
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information :

Teeth – one front tooth slightly wider than the other, visible white fillings on front teeth, small silver fillings in some back teeth

Alignment – prominent upper and lower teeth that stick out, upper teeth stick out more than lower teeth

Medical Information :

Nose – well-healed nasal fracture at mid-point of nose, located where nasal bones end and the soft part of the nose begins, possibly the result of trauma or rhinoplasty

Bones – show changes indicative of anemia but may not have been known by the woman

Notable Identifiers :

Jaws – narrow upper and lower jaws from side to side

Clothing/Jewelry :

Shirt – ‘Blue Rodeo’ brand, multi-coloured stripes including blue, red, yellow and green, hooded shirt

Watch – ladies digital watch with a stainless steel strap, manufactured by the Omni Watch Company in early 1980s, sold exclusively through Consumer’s Distributing between 1981 and 1983

Ring – single garnet stone with diamonds on either side, size 9.5, women’s ring, inside band stamped by ‘Burns’

Other Personal Items : Unknown
Additional Information :

The remains of this unidentified woman were located near the South Service Road and Holt Road, near the entrance to the Darlington Nuclear Plant.

As a result of being set, her healed nose fracture would not be obvious unless someone who knew her at the time, saw her during the healing process or if she mentioned it.

A piece of red ribbon was located near the remains as was a small red heart. It is unclear whether these items are related to the remains.

In 2010, police conducted a wider search of the area. Two items were recovered which may be related to the unidentified woman. Found was a lady’s ring and the remnants of an unique hooded shirt.

The women’s ring was believed to have been sold by Burns Jewelers. Burns Jewelers was a family-run business that operated between 1923 and 1994. The store was located on Simcoe Street in Oshawa. The ring was made by A&A Manufacturing in Toronto.

The men’s shirt located nearby was sold through Tip Top Tailors between 1995 and 1996. The ‘Blue Rodeo’ label was discontinued after a copyright infringement was claimed by the Canadian band of the same name.

As well, police now have a DNA profile of the unidentified woman.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20060291 – NCMPUR 2006029199
Source Links :

Durham Regional Police Service
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
DNA Doe Project
Ontario Provincial Police

Last Modified :
January 13, 2023

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