Woman IDed in 25-Year-Old Broward Cold Case

Body found in 1983 finally identified

One of the major pieces to a cold case murder puzzle involving a woman who was slain over 25 years ago has finally been solved in Broward County.

When the body of a young woman was found on Sept. 19, 1983, in a vacant lot in Pompano Beach, the Broward Sheriff's Office had few clues and almost nothing to identify the body.

A homemade Playboy bunny tattoo on her stomach, a clover earring and bright red nail polish were the only identifiable markings on the bady decomposed body, and it wouldn't be until 2008 that the police were able to identify her by an alias, Tina Moore.

Moore had been arrested for prostitution in Broward before, so police had photos of her and another possible name, Mary Ann Lambert, but little else to go on.

Photos and a bio were posted on the Broward Sheriff's Website, on the Found and Forgotten page dedicated to unsolved crimes.

And then this month, a California man searching the internet came across the face of Tina Moore and recognized her as his sister, Mary Ann Lambert.

It was confirmed to be Lambert when police compared a tooth she had chipped while growing up in Brooklyn.

The family said Lambert would often disappear for months at a time, usually making her way back, so they had never filed a missing persons report.

Now that police have found her family, they're looking for her killer. The sheriff's office said they believe Lambert may have worked as an exotic dancer and that she was friends with two dancers, stage names Snow and Dawn, at a strip club called Cheetah III in Pompano Beach.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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