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"Parker Doe"

Feb. 16, 1988


Skeletal remains of an unidentified Native woman believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s. The remains were found Feb. 16, 1988, near Parker Dam. No cause of death has ever been determined, but the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office considers it a homicide and is working with the Yakima County coroner to exhume her remains for possible identification.


Forensic examination suggests the unidentified woman was short -- around 5 feet tall -- and and likely wore a long-sleeved blouse, lavender pants and brown bowling shoes when she disappeared sometime in 1987.

Responsible Agency

Yakima County Sheriff's Office