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Investigators hope pollen testing can help solve 34-year western WI cold case

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Vernon County (WQOW) - Investigators hope new information and new science will help them solve the cold case murder of a woman who's body was found in western Wisconsin. 

The body of the woman, aged 50 to 63 years old, was found in 1984 near Westby, in Vernon County. She had brown graying hair, blue eyes, height 5’5” and weighed approximately 150 pounds. The victim also had an approximately a 4-inch abdominal surgical scar.

She died of head trauma, and both of her hands were cut off, and were never found. The victim wasn’t murdered in the location where the body was found and there was no attempt to hide the body. 

She was wearing a dress, and a three-quarter length coat. That clothing was recently submitted for pollen testing, which indicated the victim is likely from an urban area in Arizona or New Mexico.

If you have information on this case, you're asked to call the Vernon County Sheriff's Office at (608) 637-2124.

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