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Authorities need help searching for clues in 30 year old semi crash cold case


The Washington State Patrol is looking for information to help identify a woman killed in a semi crash that took place almost 30 years ago.

In May 1991, a woman was the passenger in a semi-truck when the driver hit another truck, resulting in a fire. Both occupants of the semi-truck were killed. The woman’s body was badly burned and was never able to be identified. No family or friends have come forward since her death.

Details about the victim include:

  • Between the ages of 17-21
  • Appeared to be of Native American descent
  • Approximately 5’1″- 5’4″
  • Brown hair
  • A slight gap between bottom middle teeth
  • Between 110-130 lbs
  • Last seen wearing Levis, grey shirt, black cowboy vest and feather earring
  • Suffered from severe scoliosis

The crash took place in Washington but officials are uncertain where the victim was picked up by the driver.

The driver’s route included Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.

Officials are currently retracing this route, stopping at truck stops along the way in hopes of finding more information. They are posting the flyer below.

Helen Doe

If you have any information relevant to this case, please contact the Washington State Patrol Cold Case Team at (425) 401-7740.


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