A female torso was located on June 27, 2004 by a work crew trimming bushes at the I-70 (westbound) rest area near the 199 mile marker in Wright City, about 50 miles from St. Louis, MO.The rest area is the first Missouri rest area on the west bound side from Illinois. There is a back entrance to the rest area that is secured by a gate, which is often left open, and was probably left open on the night of this occurrence. The back gate is accessible from the north service road. The area in which the victim was found is a remote area of the rest stop, along a circle drive which is primarily used as a picnic area and is accessible to cars, vans and smaller trucks. It is unlikely that an over-the-road type vehicle would use this area due to limited access, although it is remotely possible. The victims body was found approximately 10′ from the edge of the pavement, down a slight hill. It appears as though the suspect(s) drove to the area, removed the victim from a vehicle and simply discarded her remains by throwing her down this hillside. The victim was not murdered at this location. It is estimated that her remains were discovered within 12 hours from the time she was discarded, probably sometime after 9p.m. on Sunday, 06-27-04. There is very little evidence of decomposition, therefore it is estimated that she was killed no more than just hours before being dumped at this location. It is probable that she was killed at a location not far from the scene of recovery – maybe no more than 50 to 100 miles. Her head, arms and legs were removed and have not been recovered.
Estimated age: 20 – 45 years old Approximate Height and Weight: 5′ 0″ – 5′ 6″; 115 – 145 lbs Distinguishing Characteristics: She is possibly White, Hispanic or Biracial. Dark pubic hair. There were no evident tan lines, freckles, moles or birthmarks. There were two scars on her torso, a caesarean section scar and one appendectomy scar. Vertical stretch marks from a probably prior pregnancy were visible. The scars and stretch marks were not noticeable in photos taken after she was discovered. She had a kidney infection and scarring of the ovaries. The victim appeared to be in shape, athletic wise, as there was little or no body fat evident. Her muscles were defined, but not bulky. Dentals: Not Available Clothing: Black in color, “LEI” brand bra, size 36B. The victim was nearly flat-chested, and the 36B bra was too large for her. No other clothing was found. Fingerprints: Not Available. DNA: Available Investigators If you have any information about this case please contact: Warren County Coroner Roger Mauzy 636-456-8506 or Warren County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Doug Stonebarger 636-456-4332, ext 303 You may remain anonymous when submitting information. Agency Case Number: 04-0375 NCIC Number: U-280005096 Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information: St. Louis Major Crimes Unit Warren County Coroner