Utah investigators hope to identify victim of 20-year-old cold case

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TAYLORSVILLE (News4Utah)- Investigators are reviving a cold case with the hopes that someone will be able to identify the victim.

Twenty years ago, in April 1998, the body of an unidentified woman was found on the side of the road about 40 miles north of Lake Powell.

Officials said the body was covered with plastic bags, wrapped in duct tape, tied with a rope, and placed inside of a sleeping bag before being wrapped in carpet (pictured below).

The victim is believed to have been around 37-45 years old at the time of her death. Detectives say she was about five feet tall and 112 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

DNA tests show she is of Native American and/or Hispanic descent.

Over the years, investigators say they have considered serial killer Scott Kimball a possible suspect in the murder.

Several pieces of evidence are similar in nature to the murders Kimball has been convicted of. 

Agents with the Utah Department of Public Safety released multiple pictures from the scene and one of the victim. Some of the images may be disturbing. Click here if you would like to see them.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to all DPS dispatch at 801-887-3800.

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