They were often found in hard-to-reach pastures or deserted areas. Often, there was no clear cause of death. Many of them had been driving home or going shopping. Many times their cars were found far from where they were known to have been, abandoned with no sign of purses or purchases. Usually, they were left in slips or underwear.
In 1953, a rancher riding in the Osage Hills of Northeast Oklahoma came across the body of a white female, 21-25 years of age, 110-125 lbs. and about 5'2". She was unknown and unidentified.
A Texas woman visiting in Louisiana spoke of a "mysterious trooper" who called her and with whom she may have gone off on a date one evening in 1957. Ruth Tilotta was 31 when her body, clad only in red underwear, was found in Louisiana. No clues as to who the trooper was or what she did that last day.
A 17 year old Yolanda Gomez's skeletal remains were found near Anapra, new Mexico in 1960. She had been missing a year when discovered. For awhile it was assumed she might be the missing Andrea Lopez Phares. She had a bracelet with initials not her own engraved on them.
In Potter Co., Texas in 1971 the mystery of where store clerk Elizabeth Perryman had gone was finally answered. Her body was one of three discovered that year in the Amarillo area. The others were Linda Simmons and Kathryn Louise Sands.
In 1988, east of the metropolitan area of Oklahoma City, 27 year old Savona Lynn Kidd's body was discovered ending a search for her whereabouts.
---Marilyn A. Hudson, c2014