Case name: The woman in the dam
Case code: 2023-BEL03
- Date of death (estimated): Between 1994 and 1995
- Date of discovery9 May 1996
- Location: Belgium: In the lake at the foot of the dam of La Plate Taille in Froidchapelle.
- Sex: Female
- Estimated year of birth: Between 1961 and 1971
- Estimated age: Between 25 and 35 years old
- Height: 160 - 170 cm
- Skin tone: Undetermined
- Hair colour: Undetermined
- Eye colour: Undetermined
- Clothing: The woman was wearing presumably red jeans from ‘VOS Jeans’, white socks with a red and blue stripe and a black shoe with a wide heel from ‘CYPRES’ in size 37.5.
- Tattoos, birth marks, scars: Undetermined
- Jewellery: None
Just a few kilometres from the border with France lies the municipality of Froidchapelle, a small village in a wooded area. Nearby is the largest dam in Belgium: the dam of La Plate Taille. On 9 May 1996, the body of a woman was found in the lake near the dam. The body may have been in the water for up to 1 or 2 years. To date, her identity is unknown.
The woman was between 25 and 35 years old and between 1.60 and 1.70 meters tall. Striking detail: her left leg was 2 cm shorter than her right leg.
She wore presumably red jeans from “VOS Jeans’, white socks with a red and a blue stripe and a black (left) shoe with a wide heel from ‘CYPRES’ in size 37.5.
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