ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is asking the public for help to solve a 40-year-old mystery.
They’ve released a photo showing an artist’s depiction of a girl who died in June 1973. The girl was struck and killed by a vehicle in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was believed to be between 14 and 16 years old, but police were not able to identify her.
They believe she had just recently arrived in St. Petersburg, possibly having traveled through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina or Virginia.
“The female was using several alias names including Janice Marie Brock, Marie, and Maria and may have a birth date in the month of June,” the NCMEC said.
A forensic artist with the Miami Dade Police Department created the sketch to show what the girl may have looked like.
She also had:
*Reddish-brown hair that would have come down around her shoulders
*Freckles on her shoulders and three brown flat birthmarks on her back
*Fingernails were very short from biting
*Left ear lobe was pierced. Both ears had been pierced at some point, but the right ear lobe had healed.
*No dental fillings
*Moderate scoliosis of the spine, but she might not have been aware of this
*Front tooth chipped. Unknown if this happened before she died, or when she was hit by the vehicle.
If any of this sounds familiar, please contact the NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or visit Missingkids.com/Contact to try to help investigators bring closure to this case.