Case :



Gender : Female
Date Of Discovery : August 28, 2005
Location Of Discovery : Rockwood, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : One month prior to discovery
Race : Caucasian
Age : 25 – 45
Height (estimate) : 163 cm – 168 cm (5’4” – 5’6”)
Weight (estimate) : 59 kg (130 lbs)
Hair Colour : Brown – worn medium length, dyed reddish brown
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information :

Dental plate – partial upper dental plate consisting of two teeth; left incisor and left canine

Medical Information :

Nose and eye – previous facial injury resulting in a broken nose and damage to the left eye socket
Ribs – previous injury to the 7th rib on the left front of her rib cage

Notable Identifiers :

Left eye socket – injury corresponds to the two teeth on the dental plate
Build – described as medium

Clothing/Jewelry :

Shirt – tank top, beige in colour, 1″ straps, round neck line, size 10/12, ‘Atmosphere’ label
Shorts – corduroy, black, two zippered pockets in front, two back pockets with button down flaps, size 9, ‘Illegal Jeanswear’ label

Brassiere – pink, number ’31’ on left cup, ‘725 Originals’ label
Panties – thong-style, white, small white bow on the waist, ‘Rivage Intimate’ label

Other Personal Items :

Sleeping bag – “Woods” brand

Additional Information :

The remains of this unidentified woman were found in a wooded rest stop/picnic area. The rest stop is located at on Highway 7, west of the Town of Rockwood, outside of Guelph, Ontario.  The victim had been dragged approximately 10 metres (2.75 yards) into the nearby woods.  Her body was then covered with a “Woods” brand sleeping bag.

According to the subsequent police investigation, the clothing worn by the woman was manufactured in Montreal and other parts of Quebec.  Police are treating her death as suspicious.

In July 2008, a memorial plaque was placed at the location where the unidentified woman was found. The stone was provided by The Knights of Columbus Holy Name of Mary Rockwood Council 14201.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20050002 – NCMPUR 2005000299
Source Links :

Ontario Provincial Police – Criminal Investigations Branch – 705-329-1835
Crime Files: Cold Case Edition – Woman in the Woods
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
Guelph Mercury – July 15, 2008 Edition

Last Modified :
January 13, 2023

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