A new image has been released to identify a woman found dead on a beach in Somerset 30 years ago.
An off-duty coastguard discovered the woman near the Low Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea on Wednesday, 13 January 1993.
She was found shortly after the fierce Braer Storm struck the UK – one of the most intense north Atlantic cyclones ever recorded – and is not believed to have been in the sea for very long.
On the 30th anniversary of the discovery of her body, a new image has been produced by Scotland-based forensic artist Hew Morrison to help try and identify her.
The woman was 157cm tall (5’1”), of thin build, aged between 60 and 70 years, had very long grey hair and was white.
She was wearing a light green and beige overcoat with a dark green fur-lined hood, dark ankle socks, and a knee-length black skirt with a ‘Jaeger’ label.
She was also wearing three cardigans, which were blue, black and pink.
The woman had one shoe from Stead & Simpson, described as blue with a blue bow and a 1.5” heel and was also wearing black, knitted gloves and a yellow and black patterned scarf.
She was carrying a packet of paracetamol tablets purchased from Superdrug and an ‘After Curry’ mint with the word ‘Kansaras’ on it.
A unit of volunteer investigators with Locate International is revisiting her case.
Dave Grimstead, Locate International’s CEO and founder, said: “We’re also looking into a possible link with the eastern European community in the West Country: did you know anyone with eastern European links at the time who matches her description? Even the smallest details can help move our investigation forward, so we encourage you to come forward."
If you have any information, please contact Locate International by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 0300 102 1011 or by visiting our dedicated appeal page.