Buckskin Girl was a young woman found murdered in Troy, Miami County, Ohio on April 24, 1981.
Buckskin Girl's body was found within a day or two after she was strangled and beaten to death and left at the side of a road.
Recent pollen tests on her clothing confirmed speculation that she was a "wanderer," as she had likely spent time in various regions in the United States, including the Northeast and Western states before she died in Ohio.
Extensive investigation has ruled out over two-hundred missing females.
- The victim had reddish-brown hair worn in two braids.
- Her eyes were a light brown.
- She had freckles.
- Her complexion was "ruddy," indicating she spent a significant time outside.
- She had excellent personal hygiene.
- She had a 32D bra size.
- Her ears were not pierced.
- Her teeth were in good condition and she had a porcelain crown on the top right incisor.
- All four wisdom teeth were present.
- She had several scars
- One under her chin.
- Two on the left wrist.
- One on her right hand.
- One on her right foot.
- One on her right ankle.
- She had several birthmarks.
- A tan mark on her left thigh.
- A mole under the right breast.
- A mole on the left arm.
- She wore a unique deerskin poncho that led to her nickname.
- It appeared to be homemade.
- It had fringe along the seams.
- A brown turtleneck sweater with an orange cris-cross design.
- Blue bell-bottom Wrangler jeans.
- A white bra.
- Buckskin Girl was found near a road in the 1980s and may be involved in the Redhead murders.
- She may have been a victim of a different serial killer.
- She may be Pamela Harvey Rousseau, missing from Ontario in 1978.
- Rousseau was ruled out by dental comparison, per law enforcement.
- She may be Tina Kemp, who went missing in 1979.
- Tina Kemp had blue eyes and was ruled out, per NamUs.
- Buckskin Girl had a brief appearance in Unsolved Mysteries when the Licking County Jane Doe's case was profiled.