«Lady lime»: 40 years later established the identity of the missing girl, murdered in her birthday

For 40 years, the County Sheriff’s office in Oklahoma to investigate the murder of a girl who became «the most famous Jane DOE» (unknown) in the Department.

With the help of volunteer genealogists project DNA Project Doe and office of forensic medical examination Oklahoma city the identity of the girl was established.

As reported in police, the girl identified as 21-year-old Tamara Lee Tigard.

«Lady lime»: 40 years later established the identity of the missing girl, murdered in her birthdayPhoto: Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office

Tamara Lowes, a California native, was found shot to death in Eastern Oklahoma on the day of his birth, on 18 April 1980. Her body was found near the North Canadian river, it was covered in lime, for which she became known as the «Lady lime» (lime (English). — lime). The killer tried to destroy the evidence and to accelerate the process of destruction of the body.

«I just always tried to get justice for her, said at the press conference captain Bob green, who worked the case from the beginning. — All these years none of her family or friends did not know what happened to her. I just couldn’t give up, and now we know who she is.»

According to green, he called in a Doe Project in September 2018 and asked me to help with this case.

During the nine-month process of creating a DNA profile revealed that the Lowes also lived in Las Vegas and even served in the army. The girl went missing in March 1980.

The closest relatives of Tamara Tigard (her parents and brother) had died. The closest relative was a cousin, so managed to establish the identity of the deceased. In addition, the identity was confirmed by the military medical records.

Oklahoma police added that the investigation into the murder of Tamara Tigard continues.

«Now we know her name — said captain Greene. Her life mattered and we will honor her memory, continuing to find her killer.»