Body of ‘Lime Lady’ found in Oklahoma in 1980 is identified

The Associated Press - January 31, 2020 10:27 am

This undated military photo and artist rendering by the DNA Doe Project provided by the Oklahoma County, Okla., Sheriff's Office shows Tamara Lee Tigard. Oklahoma County Sheriff's Capt. Bob Green said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, that DNA testing and dental records were used to determined a body discovered in 1980 in Jones, Okla., is that of Tigard, who was last known to have lived in Las Vegas. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP)

By KEN MILLER/Associated Press
JONES —  The body of a woman found in central Oklahoma nearly 40 years ago and known only as “Lime Lady” has been identified.

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Capt. Bob Green said Thursday that DNA testing and dental records determined the body is that of Tamara Lee Tigard, who was last known to have lived in Las Vegas.

Tigard’s body was found covered in lime along the banks of the North Canadian River in Jones on the outskirts of Oklahoma City on April 18, 1980, what Green said was her 21st birthday.


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