Unidentified Asian Female Case File 165UFMA

Located on February 15, 1997 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Estimated Date of Death: circa 3 days.
The cause of death was ruled accidental drowning

Vital Statistics

Estimated age: 25-35 years old, with probable age of 29-32 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 4'11-5'0"; 90 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Short black hair.
Clothing: She was wearing black stretch pants with the name Maria Marin written on a tag. Also wearing a rust colored ski jacket, a gray striped shirt and size 5 1/2 white sneakers.
Other: She was 8-10 weeks pregnant.
Dentals: An extra tooth on the right side of her mouth.

Case History

The victim was located at approximately 08:54 on February 15, 1997.
She was found in the Monatiquot River, by a man who was canoing. According to the witness, he had canoed down the river all but 4 days the past month and a half, and had not noticed anything out of the ordinary before that day.
The area of the river where she was located is adjacent to the Union Street Rotary by Route 3, only a few hundred yards from the Braintree Police Station. Braintree is about 12 miles south of Boston.
Her body was taken to the ME's in Boston where an autopsy was performed, and fingerprints were also taken. Her fingerprints were sent to several agencies for identification, yet did not match any on file at that time.


NamUs UP # 14114 (has photos)

ME/C Case Number: 1997-490
Norfolk County, Massachusetts
25 to 35 year old Asian Female