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FBI, Highland Park police seek tips in woman's '96 murder

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
FBI agents and the Highland Park Police are asking for help to identify this woman, who was found dead in an alleyway on May 20, 1996.

Highland Park — The FBI and Highland Park police are asking the public for help to identify a woman who was found slain in an alleyway in 1996.

Officials said the woman, whose remains were found May 20, 1996, was 15-22 years old and may have been biracial.

Her remains were found near a white shirt with yellow and black smiley faces, a white skirt, white socks and low-cut, black and white gym shoes. She was wearing a “Teddy Bear” watch with a leather band on her left arm.

FBI agents released a sketch of the victim and a picture of the watch.

The woman was about 5-foot, 3 inches tall and weighed about 190 pounds.

Anyone with information about the victim should call Highland Park Police at (313) 252-0050 or the FBI Violent Criminal Apprehension Program at 1-800-634-4097.

The victim was wearing this Teddy bear watch.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez