Update in 2011 Homicide Case

Charlotte, NC
Wallin, Jessica A.
jwallin@cmpd.org
3/2/2016

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
704-336-2338, cmpdpio@cmpd.org

 

Case Update: 

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Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide/ADW Unit have worked with Anthropology Professors with Davidson College and Davidson Police Department to create a forensic reconstruction of the possible victim in this case. As part of their efforts, detectives are continuing to request the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown female who was found deceased on March 17, 2011, in the 10100 block of Statesville Avenue. The attached picture is a forensic reconstruction of the possible victim.
 
Please also see the photographs of the shoes and shirt that the unknown female was wearing. The deceased female is possibly white or Hispanic and between the ages of 20-30 years old.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Fitch is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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Case Update: Wednesday, July 08, 2015, 3:25 p.m.,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide/ADW Unit are continuing to request the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown female who was found deceased on March 17, 2011 in the 10100 block of Statesville Avenue. Please see the attached photographs of the shoes and shirt that the unknown female was wearing. The deceased female is possibly white or Hispanic and between the ages of 20-40 year old.

As the investigation has progressed, it has been determined that this case is a homicide investigation. Detectives with the Homicide/ADW Unit are working with the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an effort to identify the victim due to the age range.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Fitch is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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The Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police Department is requesting assistance with the identification of an unknown person found deceased on 03/17/2011 at 10:28 am at 10145 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC. Anyone with information about the listed victim wearing the clothing described below and shown in the attached photographs is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Victim:
Non African-American Female
(Possibly White or Hispanic)
20-40 years of age
Straight dark hair

Clothing:
White t-shirt with “Virginia Beach Virginia” and a pink flower on the front
Jeans
Navy and Plaid Boat Canvass Shoes


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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting an investigation into human skeletal remains which were found in the woods at Statesville Road and East I-485. The remains were located at 10:28 a.m., on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

North Division officers received a call for service in reference to skeletal remains found in the woods. When they arrived, they found skeletal remains which were subsequently determined to be human. At this early stage in the investigation, detectives are unable to determine the race, age or approximate length of time that the body has been in the woods. The remains have been taken to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office who is responsible for determining the cause of death and approximate date of death. The Homicide Unit will work closely with the Missing Persons Unit to review missing person cases which may be related to this case.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit are on scene conducting the investigation. The Civil Emergency Unit is on scene to conduct a grid search in a large wooded area. Crime Scene Search is on scene as well, photographing the scene and collecting physical evidence.

Anyone with information regarding this may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.