In a display of artistry, Delray Beach Police Sgt. Casey Kelly graciously divulged portrayals on Wednesday, capturing the essence of a woman whose unfortunate demise is believed to have occurred sometime between July 17-20, 2023. Her lifeless form was discovered floating in the Intracoastal Waterway, nestled within three suitcases, shortly after 4 p.m. on July 21, following a 911 call reporting an unusual sighting in the water.
Kelly went on to eloquently describe the distinctive luggage that cocooned the woman. One, an opulent purple Palm Springs Ricardo Beverly Hills suitcase, and the other, a tasteful mint green Charlie Sport bag adorned with black polka dots. The two bags were located along the Intracoastal at Southeast 7th Avenue and Casuarina Road.
With the deceased were garments befitting her, including a resplendent white floral shirt bearing the insignia “Betzabe,” a distinguished Brazilian brand, as revealed by the authorities. The artist’s rendering of the woman portrays her donning the off-the-shoulder shirt alongside a pair of sleek black biker shorts.
The police postulate that the deceased was a woman of either white or Hispanic descent, standing at 5-foot-4 and aged between 35 and 55, her locks a rich shade of brown, complemented by her tattooed eyebrows. To aid in identifying her, a reconstructed image was released, portraying an approximation of the unknown woman’s appearance.
A word of caution from the authorities – the reconstructed images offered are but an artist’s interpretation and may not be an exact likeness of the woman or her attire.
Authorities beseech individuals who were in the vicinity of the Intracoastal Waterway from July 17-20 to review their personal video footage, in the hopes of recognizing the woman depicted in the artist’s rendering. Any leads or information can be directed to Detective Mike Liberta at 561-243-7874.