OCEANSIDE — Nearly 12 years ago the body of a woman was found in a drainage ditch on Airport Road near the intersection of Benet Road, and the Hispanic adult female has never been identified.
The Oceanside Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the Jane Doe who was found deceased and with severe trauma to her head.
She was discovered on Aug. 8, 1999, at 7:50 a.m., near the Iron Sights Shooting Range on Airport Road, which is a public indoor shooting range.
The woman’s age at death was estimated to be between the early 20s and 30s. She had black hair in a braid that reached down her back. The victim was wearing a green T-shirt that had a mock turtleneck, blue zip up pants, blue and white Reebok shoes and white socks. She also had a 6-inch scar on her left knee.
The 76 San Luis Rey Mission Expressway is situated parallel with Airport Road. The Oceanside Municipal Airport is also located at Airport Road, and is northeast of the ditch where the murder victim was found.
Police are asking that anyone who may have been in the area, or saw the victim or any vehicles in the area during the night or early day hours of Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 1999, to please call the public information line at the Oceanside Police Department (760) 435-4900.
A photo of the deceased can be found at www.oceansidepolice.com/unsolvedcases.asp.