Police Need Help Identifying 1979 Cold Case Victim

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    National Center of Missing and Exploited Children
    Police are reaching out to the public for help to identify a girl found dead in West Haven.

    Thirty-nine years have passed since a body was found on New Haven Water Company property near Route 34 in West Haven, and who she is remains a mystery.

    West Haven police have released some facial reconstruction images in the hopes that someone can help them determine who she is.

    The remains were found on April 20, 1979. Police believe she was in her late teens to early twenties and had been dead for one to eight years.

    Police said the victim was white and and between 5-feet-1 and 5-feet-3. 

    She had periodontal disease, several fillings in her teeth and her wisdom teeth were missing, police said. 

    This victim might also have been missing lower vertebra and have had arthritis, which could have caused some lower back pain. 

    The only item of clothing found a black laced bra.

    Police also found a folding travel alarm clock in a hard red case.

    The images released are from a forensic artist at the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

    West Haven Police ask anyone with information to call the detective division directly at 203-937-3905.

    You can remain anonymous.