NJ authorities ID 1991 homicide victim known as ‘Tiger Lady’

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Tiger Lady Sketch

A sketch of a 1991 homicide victim, left, who was known by a tattoo as “Tiger Lady.” (Credit: New Jersey State Police)

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities will provide more details Friday about how they identified the body of a 1991 homicide victim in New Jersey known by her tattoo as “Tiger Lady” as a missing teenager from Pennsylvania.

In a news release on Wednesday, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said investigators determined the female was from Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Her name has not been released.

Her body was found off Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township near the Pennsylvania border on Oct. 26, 1991. Her death was ruled a homicide, but investigators were never able to determine how she died.

She became known as the “Tiger Lady” because of a tiger tattoo on her left calf.

The prosecutors will be joined at the news conference by the State Police Office of Forensic Sciences, Center for Human Identification, BODE Technologies and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Pfeiffer has made it a priority to use DNA technology to help solve cold case homicides since he took office last year.

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