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Linda LeBeau

  • Found Murdered

About Linda LeBeau's case

Primary Source: NBC News

According to NBC News,

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California woman who was killed in 1977 has been identified by a cold case team, authorities said Friday.

A skull and other skeletal remains found in 1986 were identified this week as those of Linda LeBeau, who was reported missing in Tustin, the Riverside County district attorney’s office said.

LeBeau was born on April 10, 1950. Her remains were found down an embankment along the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore by state highway surveyors. Investigators determined that the victim had been shot in the head but they couldn’t identify the remains, the DA’s office said.

Last August, the Regional Cold Case Homicide Team had several sets of remains exhumed and sent for DNA comparisons. LeBeau’s remains were identified after a possible match was found between DNA of possible relatives and DNA in a state missing persons database, authorities said.

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  • Foul Play Suspected: Yes
  • Resolution: Not Yet Updated
  • Suicide Suspected: No
  • Cause of Death: Murder - Gunshot Wound(s)

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  • Reported Missing: Thursday, October 6, 1977 (47 years ago)
  • Date Found: Wednesday, January 1, 1986 (38 years ago)

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Monday, January 8, 2024 (5 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10460

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