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Case File 516UFWA
Sketch of Victim
The victim was discovered on August 14, 1977 in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington
Estimated Date of Death: 5 days prior
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the head.
Estimated age: 15-22 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8"-5'10" (70"); 155 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Short light brown hair, with no color treatment. No unusual scars or tattoos. Appeared to have a suntan.
Clothing: A tank top with white, blue, green, & pink pastel stripes, cut off blue jeans, pnk panties and blue and white "MR SNEEKER" tennis shoes size 7. She had no purse or identifying papers in her pockets.
Jewelry: A Timex watch with a yellow metal face and a brown leather band on her left wrist.
Dentals: Available. Her teeth were in good condition, upper two front teeth had dental restorations.
Blackberry pickers searching through woods 1.5 blocks off of Emander Rd. on 113th St near Paine Field found the woman's partially decomposed body August 14, 1977, in the woods a half-block off Emander Road in Everett.
As the body was discovered, 22-year-old David Marvin Roth was picked up by Gold Bar police on a weapons charge. An informant told police Roth had described picking up a hitchhiker days before and drinking beer with her. She told him she lived with two men. They went into the woods. She resisted his advances, and he strangled her with an elastic cord and shot her in the head seven times.
Police matched slugs found in the woman's head to Roth's .22-caliber rifle. He was convicted in 1979 and sentenced to life in prison. He did not know the victim's name.
Clothing and watch
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Snohomish County Medical Examiner
Snohomish County sheriffs office
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