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Lady of the Dunes
Sex Female
Race White
Location Provincetown, Massachusetts
Found July 26, 1974
Unidentified for 43 years
Postmortem interval 10 days - 3 weeks
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 20-49
Height approximation 5'6 - 5'8
Weight approximation 140 pounds
Cause of death Beating

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Lady of the Dunes was a woman found murdered in July 1974. Her murderer has never been found or identified, although Whitey Bulger is listed as a person of interest. Serial killer Hadden Clark has confessed to her murder, though this is suspected to be a false confession.

Physical characteristics

  • Lady of the Dunes had auburn hair.
  • She was physically fit.
  • She had a large amount of expensive dental work.

Clothing and accessories

  • The victim was unclothed at the scene, but a pair of blue jeans were placed under her head.
  • The body was left on a green beach towel.
  • Her hair was tied back with a hair-tie with gold-colored flecks.



  • Lady of the Dunes may have been a prostitute.
  • Lady of the Dunes may have been from a different country.
  • She may be an extra seen in the movie Jaws (filmed between May and October 1974)