Her bones were found at the bottom of a steep ravine near a cemetery west of Auburn — a site soon recognized as one of the Green River Killer’s preferred dumping grounds.
Ever since, investigators have tried in vain to restore a name to the remains, likely of a teenager, who for decades they’ve known only as “Bones 17.”
Now, 35 years after her grim discovery, an enhanced composite genetic profile of Bones 17 has been developed with DNA recently extracted from her remains. Investigators hope the resulting computer-generated image — a young female with blond hair, bluish-green eyes and a light complexion — will finally lead to the name of one of the last unidentified victims of Washington’s most prolific serial killer.
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