Updated: Nov 17, 2022
After 33 years, the remains of a pregnant woman that were discovered in an abandoned distillery were identified today. Lisa Todd, a Philadelphia resident was reported missing in October of 1985 and was 6 months pregnant at the time. Police were able to use a team of DNA genealogists to search for family members and connect the dots. Lisa's death is still considered suspicious and police will continue the search for answers.
Lisa Todd & Unborn Child
Age: 16-30 - Found: 1/24/1988
Est. Date of Death: 1-5 years (most likely more than 3)
Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female
Height: 5'0"- 5'3" - Weight: 100-120lbs
Hair Color: Brown - Eye Color: Unknown
Location Found: Bensalem, PA (Bucks County)
State of Remains: Skeletal - Nature of Death: Suspected Homicide/Accident
Injuries: No injuries reported. Considered suspicious due to location of remains found with intent to conceal.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Lisa was 6 months pregnant.
Clothing/Items Found: Braxton designer jeans, size 8; a purple lace camisole, black leather open-toed platform shoes (size 8 to 8 1/2) and a black bodysuit top. An oval sterling silver ring with five clear stones and five additional stones missing, and a silver colored ring with a belt-and-buckle design. Other clothing found near the remains: a black blouse with gold and silver metallic threads, gray leather high-heeled pump shoes (size 6 to 6 1/2), a white patterned pullover dress and black mesh stockings. It is unknown if the additional clothing belonged to the victim.
Missing Persons Ruled Out: Unknown
Fingerprints: Not Available
Dental Records: Available- 2-Present and the cheek side of the clinical crown was missing. 8-Present, incisal edge chipped, crescent shaped edge. 9-Present and distal half of clinical crown missing. 10-Present & mesial half of clinical crown missing.
NCIC Case Number: U286531973
NamUs Case Number: 2202
Buck's County Coroner's Office Agency Case Number: 88-801995
Any one with information is asked to call Bensalem Township Police Department, Detective Chris McMullin at 215-633-3719 or Bucks County Coroner's Office at 267-880-5040.
Sources: https://unidentified.wikia.org/wiki/Lisa_Todd https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/southeastern-pa/authorities-identify-remains-of-woman-found-dead-at-bucks-distillery-in-decades-old-cold-case/article_a9e243a4-8118-11eb-abed-67111e07befd.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1KJexfdP6NnVs66VeRTE-s5rCKyzubjSw-Ch3SCisTQL9kYxjkhw0PkO0 http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/461ufpa.html