The Bossier Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a young female found dead of multiple stab wounds in Bossier Parish nearly 34 years ago.

Hunters found her decomposed body in the woods about a mile off of Highway 157, just south of Highway 528, in east-central Bossier Parish. Detectives found no purse or identification on her, and haven't been able to match her with missing or unidentified people.

Unidentified Homicide Victim.Belt Buckle
Photo courtesy of Bossier Sheriff's Office

"We have an unsolved homicide and an unidentified female victim that we believe someone has answers to," said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington in a news release. "Even after nearly 34 years, we would like to help bring closure to her family, wherever they may be."

She's a white female between 15 and 20 years old, 5'6" tall, between 125 and 135 pounds with blonde hair. She was wearing blue jeans with a long-sleeved button-up shirt and tan cardigan sweater. She was also wearing a large Buffalo Nickel belt buckle (pictured left) and white "Evonne Goolagong" brand deck shoes.

The name "D. Davies" was written in marker on the inside of her shoes. On the outside of the shoes were the names "Dena & Michael Brisco" written in ink. Forensics experts have determined that she had a substance on her teeth used to bond braces, which could indicate she removed them on her own.

The Coroner's Office reports she'd been dead about four to six weeks. The LSU FACES Lab in Baton Rouge has done a facial reconstruction to show what the young lady might have looked like.

Detectives believe she may be from the Ark-La-Tex area, or perhaps one of the parishes in southeast Louisiana -- Calcasieu and the Vinton area, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Evangeline, Acadia, Vermillion, Allen, Lafayette or St. Landry. She also may have been a runaway.

If you recognize the girl and know who she might be, you're asked to call the sheriff's office at 318-965-2203.

Check out my interview with Bossier Sheriff's Detective Shannon Mack, who told me more about the case:


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