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Mohave County Sheriff's officials trying to solve 50-year-old cold case homicide

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An artist from the Museum of Northern Arizona made a sketch of what the victim of a 1971 homicide might have looked like. The woman's body was found near Kingman.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim of a 50-year-old cold case homicide.

An artist from the Museum of Northern Arizona made a sketch of what the victim of a 1971 homicide might have looked like. The woman's body was found near Kingman.

Officials say woman’s body was discovered Jan. 23, 1971 near a dirt road in the desert east of Kingman near U-S Highway 93.

According to the sheriff’s office, the victim was found in a canvas sack that was tied at the top with a white cotton rope with the words “Deer-Park Ames Harris Neville Co.,” printed in green.

The woman was about 40 years old and 5-foot-4-inches tall, and between 125 and 140 pounds with curly brown hair. She was wearing a multi-colored long-sleeve blouse, a black cardigan sweater and burnt orange stretch pants with a label that read “Symphony. It’s what’s happening.”

Anyone with information on the identity of the woman or her murder is asked to call the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit at (928) 753-0753, ext. 4408, or (800) 522-4312 and reference DR# 71-0383.