Muskogee County investigators have a mystery on their hands. They need the publicâ€™s help identifying a woman who bled to death after a miscarriage. Someone left her in a ditch, near a busy interstate.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies don't want to bury her until they find her family, but time is running out.
The News on 6 has a policy not to show pictures of the dead, however, in this case, it's the only way to help identify this woman.
News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright says deputies found the woman's body about a mile south of I-40, on a county road, near Webber's Falls on April 27th. She'd been dead about 12 hours and had no identification; not even any socks or shoes. She was wearing a long sleeve white top and dark pants.
Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson: "The thing is, we're going to have to bury her pretty soon and it'd be nice to identify her and get her back to her family before we do so."
She's between 25 and 40 years old, possibly Hispanic and had a well kept appearance. They can tell from stretch marks that she was probably a mother, with children out there somewhere. They thought she might be an illegal immigrant, but then noticed a vaccination mark on her arm, so believe she grew up in America. "Maybe she was riding with illegals. Maybe she was with somebody who'd had run-ins with the law and they were afraid they'd be held for homicide. But, the truth is, it's not a homicide, it's a natural death."
Investigators put the woman's information in the national crime computer and listed her picture on missing personâ€™s forums. They've had no hits on her fingerprints or DNA.
If she's not identified, she'll soon have to be buried, in a pauper's grave with no marker, just a number. "She belongs to somebody and we need to find out who they are."
Sheriffâ€™s deputies hope someone saw her at a gas station, truck stop or restaurant along I-40 and can give them a hint of who she is so they let her rest in peace.
The woman's fetus was not found with her body.
If anyone has information about this case, they can call the Muskogee County Sheriff's office at 918-687-0202.