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Richard
08-15-2007, 10:50 AM
Sandra Kaye Butler
Missing since June 26, 1978 from Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: March 27, 1962
Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 110 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair; brown eyes.
Nicknames: Sandy
Dentals/DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Butler was last seen in Sparks, Nevada on June 26, 1978. She was walking to a store located across the street from her family's home at the time of her disappearance.

Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sparks Police Department 775-353-2231

Agency Case Number: 78-5476
NCMEC #: NCMC765685
NCIC Number: M-134699563
Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:

The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
CA DOJ
The Doe Network: Case File 951DFNV

LINK:
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37

meggilyweggily
08-15-2007, 02:27 PM
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/butler_sandra.html

I wonder if anyone's considered Royal Russell Long for this case? I know he's the prime suspect in the case of two girls who disappeared from the Oklahoma State Fair, and he was convicted of kidnapping Sharon Baldeagle from Wyoming, and I think he's a suspect in some other Wyoming disappearances.

pixies
12-06-2007, 05:03 PM
This picture is kinda disturbing but not gruesome. http://www.co.clark.nv.us/coroner/unidentified/photos/unid_indv_80-1221.htm (http://www.co.clark.nv.us/coroner/unidentified/photos/unid_indv_80-1221.htm)

She rather favors http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/951dfnv.html (http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/951dfnv.html)
Sandra.

I am new to this forum so forgive me if it has been said before.

Dr. Doogie
12-06-2007, 05:19 PM
Gerald Gallego evidently started killing in the summer of 1978 and (along with his wife Charlene) kidnapped/murdered two teenage girls from the Washoe County Fair Grounds (Reno/Sparks). He seems like a good candidate.

ineedtoreadthenews
01-02-2009, 08:38 PM
Bump....
I was just researching this and thought Sandra Kaye Butler and this unidentified might potentially match. The link above is out dated. What do you think?

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=765685&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US


https://identifyus.org/report.php?p=individual&i=46

Sleuthster
01-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Bump....
I was just researching this and thought Sandra Kaye Butler and this unidentified might potentially match. The link above is out dated. What do you think?

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=765685&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US


https://identifyus.org/report.php?p=individual&i=46

Possibly, the only thing I see is that the doe had a tatoo of an S on her arm and there is nothing noted about a tatoo on the missing girl. It is an S however and could stand for Sandra.

tatertot
01-05-2009, 01:22 PM
That match looks good, ineedtoreadthenews. Both girls have thin eyebrows, similar hairlines that dip lower in the middle but aren't quite a widow's peak, and noses. Also, it kind of looks like both have very light freckles.

There is that two year gap but there's also very little online about the circumstances of Butler's disappearance. If she had left voluntarily for those two years she may have gotten the tattoo herself.

The Charley Project's page says some reports have her disappearing from a Reno Rodeo carnival while CP, Doe Network and NCMEC say she was last seen walking to the store across from her house.

youshouldveknown
01-05-2009, 02:32 PM
The tattoo could also have been a brand used in child prostitution.

ineedtoreadthenews
01-05-2009, 05:57 PM
Thanks for looking. Do you think it should be submitted? I've never done anything like this before.

believe09
11-23-2009, 10:36 AM
A shy lurker sent me the link to the Identifyus case number 46 that the rest of you had speculated on. I contacted the Detective in charge of Sandra's case and sent him the possible match. There are full dental xrays available for both Sandra and the UID, so the rule in/out should happen fairly quickly.

He did mention that Gallego was getting some new attention in association with cases like Sandra's.

I will post any information I receive regarding the possible match and many thanks to all of you and our shy lurker for bringing this case to the attention of those who can possibly answer what happened to this pretty child.

gaia227
11-23-2009, 05:33 PM
Do you know if the dectective was aware of this UID already?

BTW - the link to the UID is broken.

believe09
11-25-2009, 12:31 PM
Do you know if the dectective was aware of this UID already?

BTW - the link to the UID is broken.

the detective was NOT aware of the UID, so he was happy to have something to look at in the case.

here is a new link, friend:
https://identifyus.org/cases/46

alknon
06-27-2010, 11:07 AM
This photo found by police in serial killer Rodney Alcala's storage unit resembles the missing Sandra Butler

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/photos-239446-alcala-women.html

bambi_sue
06-28-2010, 01:28 PM
That is a pretty striking similarity, especially around the nose.

Richard
07-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Bumping case up. Has anyone heard any updates?

KateF1029
03-01-2014, 12:40 AM
I had emailed NAMEC just now with what I believe is a lead to Sandra Butler. Here's the link:

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1106920/1

ON NAMEC her case # is 1106920 & NamUs case # 1272.

"Jane Doe 82" was found in Fort Lauderdale, FL & I think she looks almost IDENTICAL to the photo of Sandra. The girl was known to be a runaway, who hitch hiked from the West Coast & was known to have family & friends in NV. If Sandra ran away & stayed away for 4 years, grew 2 inches, slowly making her way to FL, then was hit by a tractor & died. Knowing she was never identified saddens me =[ I hope they identify her.

Oh and as for earlier posts in regards to if the Jane Doe found on oct 5 1980 in NV is Sandra, she had been ruled out.

KateB
06-26-2014, 11:24 PM
http://www.charleyproject.org/images/b/butler_sandra.jpghttp://www.charleyproject.org/images/b/butler_sandra_ap.jpg
Left: Sandra, circa 1978;
Right: Age-progression to age 50 (circa 2012)
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/butler_sandra.html

Sandra has been missing 36 years today.