‘Jaws’ can solve decades-old cold case of ‘our lady of the Dunes” murder, Stephen King’s son says

A reconstruction of the murder on the victim called the “Lady of the Dunes,” left, and the woman who briefly appeared in “Jaws.”

Joe Hill, the son of horror writer Stephen King, said that he believes that a woman who appeared briefly in the “Jaws” of the “Lady of the Dunes,” an unidentified murder victim from 1974.

Hill, that the name of “Jaws,” his favorite film, writes in his blog that he was watching the horror classic in 2015 then he saw something that made him “lunge” out of his chair “prickling with goose bumps.”

A woman who appeared as an extra in the Steven Spielberg classic seemed to be that of the unidentified “Lady of the Dunes” victim, Hill wrote.


“And now, suddenly, impossibly, there it was…life-size and looks over her shoulder to me. There for a moment in a busy crowd scene, and then road,” Hill wrote.

The badly decomposed body of the “Lady of the Dunes” was found in July 1974 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, by Sandra Lee, as she walked with her dog. Lee said Boston 25 News that the woman was naked and it appeared someone had tried to cut her head off.

Joe Hill is his own theory about who the “Lady of the Dunes” may be.


More than four decades later, and the “Lady of the Dunes” has not been identified. Could the police determined she was between the ages of 25 to 49 years old. A few of her teeth were drawn and her hands were missing.

Hill pointed out that the body was found near the location and around the same time “Jaws” was filmed. The film was released in 1975. He discussed his note about the “Inside Jaws” podcast, The Wrap reported.


Apart from Hill’s observation, another theory is swirled around the mysterious death. Lee said Boston 25 News in 2015 that infamous mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was investigated as a possible suspect in the “Lady of the Dunes” to kill. Lee said Boston 25 News of the victim’s murder, “be back on Bulger and his crew.” Debbie Davis, one of Bulger’s alleged victims, was also found with her teeth pulled and her hands are missing.

“It fits the mold of Whitey giving orders to someone who knew too much and said too much. Because fingerprinting was actually the way people were identified. They wanted to do away with the hands. And they did that, the hands were never found. And the teeth? Was she missing teeth? She tried to pull teeth, they were successful in pulling teeth,” Lee said.

Bulger was never officially linked to the “Lady of the Dunes” case.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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