On June 19, 1986, the body of a white female between twenty and thirty was found in Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, in Lake Pontchartrain. She had been murdered around one to two days prior to the discovery, but had already started to decompose. The cause of her death was by asphyxia as well as stabbing, as wounds were visible on her face. Her hair was either a light brown or red, which was shoulder length. She also had freckles and breast implants. She was of petite stature, standing at five feet two to four inches and weighed an estimated 126 pounds. Her body was nude with a plastic bag that had been placed over her head and a weight was tied to her neck to ensure her remains would not surface. It is believed that she had been married, as her left ring finger showed that a ring had been worn at one time, but had been removed recently, likely by the killer. She was also three months pregnant. After her autopsy, examiners concluded that the victim may have been in a vehicle accident prior to her murder, as evidence on her hips showed signs of healed fractures. It was also possible that a rhinoplasty was performed on her nose, which may have been due to the same reason. Scars were also found on her abdomen, her knee and one wrist. Her teeth were excellently cared for, although some were possibly congenitally missing and all of her wisdom teeth had been removed.