Huntington Beach police investigators have asked for assistance from the New York Police Department after a Facebook post led to tips in the case of a woman who was found dead in a ditch more than 40 years ago.
Detectives announced last week that the woman could be "Rosie," a New York native living in Long Beach who went missing around the time of the unidentified woman's murder.
A friend of Rosie contacted investigators after seeing a sketch posted by Huntington Beach police on Facebook. Rosie, whose last name may have been Italian, was a waitress at a downtown Long Beach bar called The Circus Room. Police say the witness recounted that Rosie did not show up for work one day and no one knew where she went. She also may have left behind a child in New York whose nickname was "John-John."