THE CASE OF THE INCA MAID

MEDICAL DETECTIVES SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF HOW A YOUNG GIRL DIED ON A MOUNTAINTOP 500 YEARS AGO

It was murder, all right. not much doubt about that anymore. Not after the CT-scan boys at Johns Hopkins got through with the cadaver. Severe blow to the skull with a blunt instrument. Massive internal bleeding. Maybe drugged first. Victim was a female Native American. Probably 12 to 14 years old. Well dressed: had a fancy alpaca dress, striped, and a nice shawl. Silver pin. In pretty good health--"Best set of teeth I've seen in a long time," says Elliot Fishman, a Hopkins doc--until she turned up dead, of course. Been cold for a while when they found her--500 years, give...

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