Seeking Gypsy Soul: Coroner’s Office Looks for Answers in Unidentified Woman’s Death
No one matching her description has been reported missing in the area. Her fingerprints have been run through a local data bank with no success. Now, they’ve been sent on to the FBI but that could take weeks before any answers come back…and that’s only if there is a match, which there might not be.
The woman, whose clothes and personal appearance seemed well cared for, appears to have hung herself by sliding down a bank.
According to Deputy Coroner Roy Horton last week, the woman who had medium length brown hair with blond highlights was between 19 and 23 years old, was 5’3″ to 5’4″ and weighed about 125 pounds. She was dressed in a sleeveless, gray t-shirt with the words Gypsy Soul written in black letters. (The photo above was provided by the Coroner’s Office. It is not her actual shirt but is an image of the same shirt.) She had on skinny jeans and a skirt.
On her back, Horton said, “she has a thin outline of angel wings….that go below her shoulders all the way down her back.” Inside the wings is “some kind of symbol we can’t figure out like a 4-sided star that is very thick and bold.” On her right hip, he says, is a red rose. “It’s very, very large. It takes up her whole hip area. On her left side, near her lower abdomen, is a big, black scorpion–five or six inches in length.” Her finger nails were painted orange.
She also had scars on her wrist that might have been self-inflicted.
If anyone recognizes this description, please contact the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office at (707) 445-7739.