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The Doe Network:
Case File 239UFON

Reconstruction of Victim.

Unidentified Caucasian Female

Vital Statistics

Case History
On the morning of May 3, this victim was located floating face down in the Nation River about 100 yards from the Highway 417 bridge. The Nation River is just west of Casselman, Ontario and just thirty five miles from Ottawa.

When the body was recovered it was discovered the victim's wrists were bound together in front using a man's necktie. Two other neckties had been used to secure the ankles. Her head was wrapped in 2 cloths, a bloodstained hand towel and a loose scrap of patterned cloth, adhered to the towel.

Around her was a kitchen towel, knotted in the back to form a ligature. Underneath this towel was cable wire wrapped around the victim's neck.

Thirty blood spots were found on the bridge roadway and a there was a splatter of blood on the bridge rail.

The body had probably been submerged in the water for a period of 1-4 weeks.

Due to the blood found on the bridge it was believed the murder might not have taken place before April 19th, when the last heavy rain occured that would have washed away all evidence of the blood.

No blood from the body or from the bridge could be used as forensic evidence. The woman had been beaten about the head area. Death was eventually caused by strangulation.
No persons could be matched in either Canada or the United States with the victim. Fingerprint checks and descriptions were both checked.

The police receovered the following items with the victim's body: