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mysteriew
07-30-2005, 11:50 AM
Remains found in a shallow grave in the Sahuarita desert were of a woman who had been dead for at least two years, police said Wednesday. http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/crime/86164

Cubby
01-05-2011, 03:15 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/505ufaz.html

webrocket
01-05-2011, 07:47 PM
here is the UID's Namus profile:

https://identifyus.org/cases/6771

no rule outs listed.

this one seems to fit eerily, Dorothy Pitcher, age 47, missing from AZ May 23, 1993 under circumstances indicating foul play. her height is entered incorrectly and I cannot tell what her height was supposed to be:

https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1081/0/

Cubby
01-05-2011, 07:54 PM
webrocket, I'd bet the height for Dorothy Pitcher should be 63"-65". 55" is about the size of a 9 or 10 yr old child.

CarlK90245
01-05-2011, 08:11 PM
Linda Kaye Watson looks fairly close.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/watson_linda.html

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/Carlkopp90245/Facial%20Reconstructions%20002/2861264200045078242S200x200Q851.jpg________http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/Carlkopp90245/Missing%20Persons%20Photos/2966148100045078242S200x200Q851.jpg

webrocket
01-05-2011, 08:23 PM
[quote=CarlK90245;5971876]Linda Kaye Watson looks fairly close.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/watson_linda.html

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/Carlkopp90245/Facial%20Reconstructions%20002/2861264200045078242S200x200Q851.jpg________http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/Carlkopp90245/Missing%20Persons%20Photos/2966148100045078242S200x200Q851.jpg

I don't usually put much stock in the clothing the missing person was last known wearing but Linda supposedly had sandals on and there was a sneaker found near the UID (not necessarily hers but they included it so I assume it was about her size).

Linda is on the younger side of the age range for the UID.

still a possible match.

CarlK90245
02-10-2011, 05:32 PM
There is a new recon for this UID in NamUs which looks even closer to Linda Kaye Watson than the previous recon.

NamUs UP Case 6771 https://identifyus.org/cases/6771

https://identifyus.org/medias/show/8761________http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/Carlkopp90245/Missing%20Persons%20Photos/2966148100045078242S200x200Q851.jpg


I sent an e-mail to Bruce Anderson of the Pima County MedEx office.

CarlK90245
02-10-2011, 11:23 PM
There is a new recon for this UID in NamUs which looks even closer to Linda Kaye Watson than the previous recon.

NamUs UP Case 6771 https://identifyus.org/cases/6771

https://identifyus.org/medias/show/8761________http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/Carlkopp90245/Missing%20Persons%20Photos/2966148100045078242S200x200Q851.jpg

I sent an e-mail to Bruce Anderson of the Pima County MedEx office.

I received a response:


Carl, thanks for using NamUs. I believe that Linda was excluded based upon DNA comparisons several years ago, but I will have to confirm that when I return to the office tomorrow morning. I will let you know.

webrocket
02-11-2011, 09:13 AM
glad to hear you got a prompt response Carl. Since Bruce Anderson does get back to people, I sent him an email with the information on Dorothy Pitcher.

I'll advise of any response I get.

CarlK90245
02-11-2011, 12:35 PM
glad to hear you got a prompt response Carl. Since Bruce Anderson does get back to people, I sent him an email with the information on Dorothy Pitcher.

I'll advise of any response I get.

Just this morning, they added Dorothy Pitcher to the NamUs rule-out list.

https://identifyus.org/cases/6771

carbuff
02-11-2011, 01:20 PM
Approximate location: West Twin Buttes Road, Sahuarita

webrocket
02-11-2011, 06:01 PM
Just this morning, they added Dorothy Pitcher to the NamUs rule-out list.

https://identifyus.org/cases/6771

you beat me to it Carl.

I got this response from Bruce Anderson:

thanks for using NamUs. Dorothy can be excluded from being UP # 6771 based upon dental discrepancies. I will amend both NamUs files to reflect this fact.

I greatly respect the fact that Mr. Anderson acknowledges and acts upon the input of the public.

CarlK90245
02-14-2011, 12:50 PM
I received this response from Bruce Anderson regarding Linda Kaye Watson.


Hi Carl. I am still awaiting verification from the law enforcement agency that a DNA exclusion was made. I’ll be in touch. BEA

CarlK90245
02-18-2011, 07:18 PM
I received this response from Bruce Anderson regarding Linda Kaye Watson.


Hi Carl. I am still awaiting verification from the law enforcement agency that a DNA exclusion was made. Iíll be in touch. BEA

Bruce Anderson replied again to say that he did verify that Linda Watson had been excluded. He didn't mention a basis in this message, although he mentioned DNA as the possible basis in his prior message.

webrocket
02-18-2011, 10:06 PM
with the limited demographic information on this UID there are many possible matches out there.

this one caught my eye, and I'm not adept at putting faces next to one another on here. the missing woman is Mildred Gayle Barrett, missing since April 12, 2002 from Orange County, CA. at the time of her disappearance, Mildred was 60 years old, between 5'0" and 5'3" tall.

Namus profile: https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/8335/21/
Charley Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/barrett_mildred.html

The UID had considerable dental work done and Mildred appears to have been well off and cared about her appearance.

Kimster
06-14-2012, 02:02 PM
Even though Linda Watson is still not showing as a rule out, they have confirmed finding her remains in the Pima County desert. http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/family-knew-for-weeks-missing-tucson-woman-s-remains-id/article_26c2b1f6-b4e5-11e1-b531-0019bb2963f4.html

tatoebasan
07-16-2012, 12:56 PM
http://www.lbth.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301625W

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/505ufaz.html

Dana Elaine Becker

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult

Alias / Nickname: Dana Mays

Date of Birth: 1966-02-10

Date Missing: 2000-07-17

From City/State: Phoenix, AZ

Age at Time of Disappearance: 34

Gender: Female

Race: White

Height: 61 inches

Weight: 82 pounds

Hair Color: Blonde

Eye Color: Hazel

Complexion: Medium

Glasses/Contacts Description: Glasses (description not available)

Identifying Characteristics: Scar under chin, deep scar on right leg just under the knee.

Jewelry: Silver pinky ring.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Dana, who also may use the name Dana Mays, was last seen by her friends in the vicinity of 67th Ave. and Indian School Rd.

*I recently met this woman's sister who has had NO help from PPD regarding her sisters disappearance-she implied that because her sister was known to run in drug circles as the reason there had been no interest on their part investigating her disappearance - 1 woman was questioned & given a polygraph -WHICH SHE FAILED- but they released her the same day & went no further in the case. the woman who was questioned was overheard boasting about "her being wrapped in a blanket, after being kept(dead) under a bed", for more than a week-also about having seen this poor womans eyeball "floating in a toilet" and being driven to the "desert & buried". PPD has never investigated any of these claims from various witnesses that have come forward...*

ualaw99
07-16-2012, 03:17 PM
http://www.lbth.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301625W

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/505ufaz.html

Dana Elaine Becker

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult

Alias / Nickname: Dana Mays

Date of Birth: 1966-02-10

Date Missing: 2000-07-17

From City/State: Phoenix, AZ

Age at Time of Disappearance: 34

Gender: Female

Race: White

Height: 61 inches

Weight: 82 pounds

Hair Color: Blonde

Eye Color: Hazel

Complexion: Medium

Glasses/Contacts Description: Glasses (description not available)

Identifying Characteristics: Scar under chin, deep scar on right leg just under the knee.

Jewelry: Silver pinky ring.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Dana, who also may use the name Dana Mays, was last seen by her friends in the vicinity of 67th Ave. and Indian School Rd.

*I recently met this woman's sister who has had NO help from PPD regarding her sisters disappearance-she implied that because her sister was known to run in drug circles as the reason there had been no interest on their part investigating her disappearance - 1 woman was questioned & given a polygraph -WHICH SHE FAILED- but they released her the same day & went no further in the case. the woman who was questioned was overheard boasting about "her being wrapped in a blanket, after being kept(dead) under a bed", for more than a week-also about having seen this poor womans eyeball "floating in a toilet" and being driven to the "desert & buried". PPD has never investigated any of these claims from various witnesses that have come forward...*
Saw her too and wonder about the condition of her dentals if she was a heavy drug user. Do you still have contact with her sister?

tatoebasan
07-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Saw her too and wonder about the condition of her dentals if she was a heavy drug user. Do you still have contact with her sister?

I sure do. we talk often.

tatoebasan
07-16-2012, 04:41 PM
here is a side-by-side. it should be noted that these were given a 72% match rating. she is also said to be blonde, but her natural hair color is brown. look at the crookedness of the nose, the eyes, mouth, height, age, even the facial wrinkles are almost identical...eerie isn't it?

tatoebasan
07-16-2012, 05:35 PM
Originally Posted by ualaw99
Saw her too and wonder about the condition of her dentals if she was a heavy drug user. Do you still have contact with her sister?

i asked her sister about her dental records, ect. -according to her Dana had several fillings & teeth pulled/missing. which is actually consistent with the ME's report.

ualaw99
07-16-2012, 05:54 PM
i asked her sister about her dental records, ect. -according to her Dana had several fillings & teeth pulled/missing. which is actually consistent with the ME's report.

I would submit it to Mr. Anderson - doesn't sound like it would hurt, and good luck to you and her family.

tatoebasan
07-16-2012, 06:04 PM
I sure do. we talk often.


I would submit it to Mr. Anderson - doesn't sound like it would hurt, and good luck to you and her family.

it has , but to no avail.

ualaw99
07-16-2012, 06:22 PM
it has , but to no avail.

FYI, here is response I got from Mr. Anderson when I asked if she had been excluded.

I believe that we have, but I will verify this when I return to Tucson next Monday. Thanks for you interest in our case. BEA

Swamp Fox Trot
07-16-2012, 09:17 PM
This article (c. 2010) says Dana Becker ruled out per DNA: http://www.timespublications.com/mar10-feature1.asp

tatoebasan
07-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Being 1/2 sisters can adversely affect any DNA testing done - Dect. Dan Marana informed me of this yesterday. They are now trying to locate her son & daughters for M-DNA testing.

*Today is the 12 year anniversary of Dana's disappearance...*

ualaw99
07-24-2012, 12:37 AM
Being 1/2 sisters can adversely affect any DNA testing done - Dect. Dan Marana informed me of this yesterday. They are now trying to locate her son & daughters for M-DNA testing.

*Today is the 12 year anniversary of Dana's disappearance...*

Got this today FYI...

"I am not certain that we can exclude Dana from being the Jane Doe from 2005 (Namus UP # 6771) as there may be a problem with the family reference sample for Dana. The DNA lab is aware of this issue and steps are being taken (per Dana's sister) to rectify the problem.



Bruce E Anderson, PhD

Forensic Anthropologist

PCOME"