The 10 Most Shocking Cold Cases

9. The Lady of the Dunes

The Lady of the Dunes is one of the oldest cold cases in Massachusetts. On July 26, 1974, a thirteen-year old girl walking her dog on Race Point beach in Provincetown discovered a woman in the sand dunes. The victim’s hands were amputated, and small piles of pine needles set on the sand in place of her hands. The body was serenely positioned in the sand, and there was no sign of struggle; the woman was lying face down on a green beach towel, her Wrangler jeans and bandana folded into a makeshift pillow. The Lady of the Dunes has never been identified, and her killer remains a mystery.
9. The Lady of the Dunes