February 25, 2024
Arminda Grangela Rodrigues da Silva Ribeiro. Credit score: San Diego Crime Stoppers

Authorities reached out to the general public Friday for assist in figuring out who murdered an East Coast girl whose dismembered physique was dumped in San Diego Bay a half-century in the past.

Fishermen discovered an orange suitcase and a number of other plastic baggage containing the stays of Arminda Grangela Rodrigues da Silva Ribeiro, 29, within the harbor waters off the western terminus of Laurel Road on the morning of June 13, 1973, in response to the San Diego Police Division.

“For many years following (the) discovery, the (sufferer) remained unidentified, however native investigators continued to commit efforts to fixing the case,” SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell mentioned Friday.

Three years in the past, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace exhumed Ribeiro’s stays to permit for an try to establish the sufferer via DNA evaluation.

With monetary help from the Nationwide Lacking and Unidentified Individuals System, a personal forensic-biotechnology firm developed a genetic profile that finally led to the identification of the sufferer.

Investigators have realized that Ribeiro, who was born in Portugal, emigrated together with her household to the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey, which is dwelling to a big Portuguese group.

“She nonetheless has household within the … space,” Campbell mentioned.

On the time of her disappearance, Ribeiro was married with two youngsters and labored at a trailer-fabrication firm in Newark.

“Police are in search of help in figuring out the corporate she labored for in Newark, any potential connections she needed to San Diego or any (different) data which may assist investigators decide what occurred to Ribeiro,” Campbell mentioned.

Anybody who may have the ability to assist investigators clear up the case was requested to name San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the company on-line at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters could stay nameless and might be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.