Can you help us identify ‘Baldock Woman’?
In the early hours of February 18th 1975, a young woman was struck by one or more vehicles on the A1 near Baldock, North Hertfordshire.
The person who was driving the vehicle that killed her has never been identified and they have never come forward.
A witness stated that she had said that she was heading for London and that she spoke with a foreign accent. We believe her name may have been Odile and she may have been from France – either Paris or the north of the country.
She had fair hair and hazel eyes and a few distinguishing features: a scar on her right leg and a piercing in her right ear.
- a distinctive brown Afghan coat
- a brown leather waistcoat
- a white cotton ‘Chelsea Girl’ blouse
- a white cotton smock with a floral pattern and imitation lace
- black Prisu jeans – a French brand
- a chiffon lace scarf
Did you ever meet her while she was hitch-hiking, or did she stay with you?
Did you study at a language school with her?
Did she ever tell you her name, or where she was from?
Artist’s depiction of the deceased in life
How you can help
We’re confident that after close to 48 years, Baldock Woman’s identity can be found thanks to just one person with one piece of information.
Did you ever see her at the Stotfold Social Club in Bedfordshire, where she was known to enjoy drinking cider?
Did you ever work at an industrial estate in Henlow, Bedfordshire? We believe she worked at a factory that made souvenirs there in the early 70s.
Did you ever spend time with her in Cornwall in the 1970s? If you met her, can you remember anything she told you about herself?
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