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    NM - Santa Fe, WhtFem 407UFNM, 14-19, off U.S. 285, gold jewelry, Dec'74

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    Case File 407UFNM

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/407ufnm.html


    Reconstruction of Victim by Wesley Neville

    Unidentified White Female

    * The victim was discovered on December 2, 1974 at U.S 285, South of Santa Fe, New Mexico
    * Estimated Date of Death: November 29 to December 1, 1974
    * Cause of Death: Asphyxia due to strangulation

    Vital Statistics


    * Estimated age: 14-19 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 62 inches; 110 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown/ reddish-blonde hair; blue-hazel eyes. Well-groomed and neat.
    * Dentals: Available
    * Clothing/Jewelry: No clothing. Plain gold, round wire earrings, on the left ring (4th) finger was a yellow gold ring, with silver color center designs.
    * Fingerprints: Available
    * DNA: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located just South of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The body was found just off the U.S 285 highway by a Colorado couple who stopped to pick Pinon nuts. No clothing was found with the body. This case was classified a Homicide. She was buried in Glorieta several months after her body was found.

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    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Santa Fe Police Department/Santa Fe County Sheriffs Office
    505-955-5038
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-23-2013 at 03:36 AM.

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    Nadine O'Dell looks like a good possible. I've looked around and I'm surprised that I can't find her name associated with this UID case, given that this is such an old case and that there are so few possibles to choose from.


    Nadine Jean O'Dell
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/o/odell_nadine.html



    The Physical description fits very closely. Her jawline is spot on.

    But the circumstances are a little iffy.

    There is a 1,600 mile separation between Inkster MI and Santa Fe NM, and about a 3 1/2 month time frame. The postmortem interval is only a couple of days, so she would have had to have been hauled around the country for 3 1/2 months before being killed.

    But the circumstances are that she was apparently snatched off the street without any evidence of murder (such as blood) left behind. Also, there are no obvious suspects among the people who knew her. So it's not completely implausible.

    And there is no matchup on jewelry, but the victim was found naked (except for the earrings and ring on her finger), so maybe her boyfriend's HS ring was discarded along with her clothes.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-09-2012 at 08:30 PM.

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    Estimated death was only 3 days prior. I wonder if there is an actual morgue picture of this girl or if something happened to the face after death? It's a really odd angle the artist came up with don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billylee View Post
    Estimated death was only 3 days prior. I wonder if there is an actual morgue picture of this girl or if something happened to the face after death? It's a really odd angle the artist came up with don't you think?
    I'm sure that there is one, and I wish they would make it available in NamUs. That artist, Wesley Neville, is a current-day artist, and I'm sure that he wasn't doing this in 1974. He had to have been working from something.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 06-15-2010 at 03:08 PM.

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    Just a wild stab in the dark here... Lisa Joy White?

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/white_lisa.html

    If we're entertaining everyone from the U.S., perhaps White, who disappeared way over 2,000 miles away from New Mexico (in Connecticut), might fit? She disappeared November 1 and apparently the estimate date of death for 407UFNM was November 29 - December 1 -- enough time for White to be kidnapped, taken across the U.S., killed, and dumped in that field. And the age progression for her shows her wearing earrings for pierced ears, so I would assume that means her ears were pierced before she went missing, meaning she could've been wearing those gold earrings when she was taken.

    And I know her age, 13, is younger than the estimated age for the Jane Doe, and she's 2 inches shorter than the approximate height for Ms. NM Doe here, but she did weigh 110 lbs and did have blonde hair and blue eyes (which I suppose could've turned slightly greenish with post-mortem decay/decomposition), so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcana07 View Post
    Just a wild stab in the dark here... Lisa Joy White?

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/white_lisa.html

    If we're entertaining everyone from the U.S., perhaps White, who disappeared way over 2,000 miles away from New Mexico (in Connecticut), might fit? She disappeared November 1 and apparently the estimate date of death for 407UFNM was November 29 - December 1 -- enough time for White to be kidnapped, taken across the U.S., killed, and dumped in that field. And the age progression for her shows her wearing earrings for pierced ears, so I would assume that means her ears were pierced before she went missing, meaning she could've been wearing those gold earrings when she was taken.

    And I know her age, 13, is younger than the estimated age for the Jane Doe, and she's 2 inches shorter than the approximate height for Ms. NM Doe here, but she did weigh 110 lbs and did have blonde hair and blue eyes (which I suppose could've turned slightly greenish with post-mortem decay/decomposition), so....
    The ring that she was wearing probably would have to have been bought or re-sized while she was in captivity.

    And her hair doesn't appear to have any reddish tint.

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    If the UP is between the age of 14-19 why is it assumed she was abducted and held or taken anywhere? She could have been a runaway and met up with someone (boyfriend her mom did not approve of) or she could have been on her own working and in a relationship if closer to the 19 end of approximation. What am I missing? Why does the time of one gone missing until this UP found relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    What am I missing? Why does the time of one gone missing until this UP found relevant?
    If there is evidence that the person was murdered at the time that she went missing, it would be relevant. If there was a strong suspect whose approximate whereabouts were known at the time of the disappearance, it would be relevant.

    But from what we know, Nadine left her house with specific plans to meet a boyfriend at his house, and never arrived.

    She could have left voluntarily, or she could have been abducted. I was leaning toward the latter, but in either case, timeframe is not relevant.

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    I spoke with Jason Wagner of the Santa Fe PD and forwarded him the details of these two cases. He found the casefile, and indicated that there was another detective to whom the case is assigned.

    One thing that he mentioned from looking at the casefile was that the victim's hair was long and curly, which would seem to be inconsistent with the photo of Nadine.

    But they will look at it and get back to me next week.

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    I know this is pretty far off from the location found but I think they should look into Charlotte Jean Loomis.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1206dfnj.html


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    I made a follow-up call to Jason Wagner of Santa Fe PD regarding the Nadine O'Dell submission. The detective assigned to this case is named Michelle Williams. He had spoken with her regarding this case, and they are going to look into it. However, they are working on a recent homicide case that has priority over this one.

    On an unrelated topic, I also asked him if he has available any additional vital stats info on Michelle Quintana or better quality photos of her. On a few occasions, I had her pegged as a possible match to UID cases, but there wasn't enough info in Michelle Quintana to be confident enough to call it in. He said that he will pass my request on to Detective Williams to see whether they will be willing to release additional info on MQ.

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    did you ever hear back from Santa Fe Carl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    did you ever hear back from Santa Fe Carl?
    I've tried a few times to get ahold of them but I've not received a response. I'll try again next week.

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    I know its not possible the date that she was discovered is wrong but if it had been a few weeks later I would have really said Lisa Renee Wilson missing from fort worth Texas.Her and the rest of the "Missing Trio"dissapeared on 12/23/74 though. Lisa was 5 feet 2 inches,110 pounds,14 years old with brownish-red wavy hair.It totally fits the UID. Lisa's Eyes are brown though. I really see a resemblance too.Then again the Missing Trio is really one of those cases that really haunts me and makes me scratch my head.

    Anyway theres probably no way that date is wrong though-right?Has that ever happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphingirl View Post
    Anyway theres probably no way that date is wrong though-right?Has that ever happened?
    I can think of two cases off the top of my head where they got the Date of Last Contact confused with the date that the MP report was filed.

    The "Blue Bandanna Girl", recently identified as Paula Beverly Davis, and a San Bernadino County, CA Jane Doe Identified as Samantha Bonnell both were delayed identifications because of an incorrect DLC.

    http://z13.invisionfree.com/Porchlig...howtopic=16943
    http://z13.invisionfree.com/Porchlig...howtopic=10474

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