In August 2019, workers found body parts in a sealed debris container. Detectives are currently awaiting the results of genetic genealogy tests.
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – Pierce County investigators hope someone has details about a woman found dead near Lake Bonney in 2019, a case that resurfaces as new tests on her remains This is pending results.
Detective Sergeant Lynelle Anderson was assigned to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s Cold Homicide Unit.
“For us, if detectives at the time had looked at all the evidence and everything that they believed would be conclusive and could not resolve the investigation then they would have turned it over to the unit. investigate the unrecorded case and continue from there. ,” said Anderson.
This case happened on August 28, 2019, on a vacant lot at the time on East 9th Street, just north of Lake Tapps. Construction workers near Lake Bonney found what they believe are body parts in a sealed debris container.
“When the excavator operator looked at it, he noticed there seemed to be a blanket, and the shape of the blanket and some duct tape on it caught his attention and he,” Anderson said. I have a feeling of nausea in my stomach.”
A forensic anthropologist identifies human remains as belonging to a woman. They identified it as a likely woman between the ages of 24 and 44, 5 foot-1 to 5 foot-7 tall. It is believed that she has a set of false teeth and the anthropologist says that is unusual for a person of that age.
Detectives suspected she was murdered when they found her body bound in duct tape.
“There is a family out there that should know what happened to their loved one,” Anderson said.
As of September 6, the department is awaiting genetic pedigree results – hoping her DNA will connect her to family members who have submitted their own data to a public database. A life could have been lost if the workers hadn’t called the police.
“If they hadn’t slowed down and thought ‘that doesn’t seem right’ then she would have been taken away and we would never have found her,” Anderson said.