Update from May 21, 2018
I found out that in April 2018 Buckskin Girl has been identified through DNA analysis. Her name is Marcia Lenore King from Little Rock, Arkansas. She was 21 at the time of her death. I am beyond happy that she has been identified but so saddened for her family. RIP Marcia Lenore King.
As some might have read, I previously wrote a post on the unidentified homicide victim, Buckskin Girl, who was found on the side of the road in rural Miami County, Ohio in 1981. My sister sent me an update that was provided last month to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Buckskin Girl’s death.
Two new computer generated images were released of Buckskin Girl, which are a much needed update and huge improvement from the previous composites that I posted in my blog.
Along with the new pictures, Buckskin Girl’s clothing was sent to a U.S. Federal Government Lab in Texas to do an analysis on any pollen other microscopic evidence that could be found after all these years. Analysis showed that the fibers in her clothing contained pollen from the northeastern regions of the U.S. (from Rhode Island to Pennsylvania) as well as pollen from the western part of the U.S. or Mexico.
Analysts also found soot in her clothing which could indicate she had lived in an urban area or was hitchhiking, where soot from cars and trucks could blow into her clothing as she hitched for rides. This is a scenario I feel is the most plausible.
Investigators are still working to identify Buckskin Girl. To read the full article on the update, click here.