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    TX - Houston, WhtFem 92UFTX, 22-28, crude tattoos on hands, Mar'83

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 92UFTX
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/92uftx.html
    NamUs UP Case 4590 https://identifyus.org/cases/4590


    Sketch of Victim

    # Unidentified White Female Located on March 1, 1983 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
    # Cause of death was injury due to a vehicle / pedestrian accident.
    # The victim died the same day that she was located.

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 22-28 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6-5'7" ; 126 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Possibly Hispanic or Asian. Black hair approximately 5" long; brown eyes.
    * Clothing: She was wearing a green, short-sleeved, pullover shirt; blue jeans; green socks; a pink bra and white tennis shoes. (no sizes available) Beige purse with comb and miscellaneous papers; plaid shirt inside of purse.
    * Tattoos: Small "C" tattoo on right shoulder; Cross tattoo with dots around it on outside of right arm near wrist; the letter "P" tattoo with dots around it on left arm near wrist; The letter "N" or "Z" tattoo on the web of the left thumb; dots tattooed on fingers.
    * Fingerprints: Available.
    * Other: Her first name may possibly be "Mary."


    Sketch of victim's tattoos

    Case History
    The victim was located on 7500 Katy Freeway in Houston, TX.
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    I spotted this a few weeks and put it on a tentative possibles list. I was just looking over my tentative possibles list, and decided that this one might be worth a closer look.

    Tamera Ellen McCurry
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ry_tamera.html



    The vital stats are spot-on, and they have very similar facial shapes - especially the chins.

    There is no mention that she had tattoos at the time of her disappearance, but there is enough of a time lag that the tattoos could have been made during the interim.

    There is also the issue about a possible pregnancy. But (1) that apparantly is unconfirmed, (2) she could have had an abortion, or (3) the UID may have indicated prior childbirth and NamUs and DoeNet may have neglected to mention it.

    Also, she is not listed as Hispanic or Asian, but her appearance is such that it is difficult to pin-down her ethnicity. The name suggests that she is Irish, but she appears to have a mix of other ethnicities as well.

    I spoke with Tara Eason of TX DPS about this possible match. She said that Tamera has been submitted before, but the submission has never been confirmed or ruled-out. Her notes only say that there is no DNA on the UID.

    I asked her to transfer me to Melanie Schramm (who is the analyst in charge of the UID). The call went to voicemail, and I hung up with out leaving a message. I will try calling her at some other time, rather than play phone-tag.

    This may be one of those cases that they are unable to confirm due to lack of identifiers (or the right identifiers)
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    From the UID's NamUs page (and DoeNet), it appears that the only identifiers that they have on this UID is fingerprints.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 08-16-2010 at 06:38 PM.

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    I wonder why they think her first name could be Mary?

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    I spoke with Melanie Schramm regarding whether or not she ever received a rule-out on Tamera McCurry with regard to this UID. She says that she sent Tamera's dental info to the MedEx office, but they never replied back. She is presuming that Tamera is ruled-out, but she has no confirmation of that.

    She says that the City of Houston has been taking advantage of Federal grants available for exhumation of old Does for DNA testing, and she will suggest that they do so with this one.

    I also submitted Diane J. Cannon as a possible match based on Charley Project's description of a "tattoo across the fingers of her left hand". The Jane Doe has several tattoos on both arms, as well as her left arm, hand, and fingers. That isn't real solid correspondence, but perhaps (1) she got additional tattoos after her DLC, or (2) all of her tattoos were not mentioned in Charley.



    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cannon_diane.html
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    there are no rule-outs listed on Namus. Carl, did you ever hear back from your submission of Diane J. Cannon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    there are no rule-outs listed on Namus. Carl, did you ever hear back from your submission of Diane J. Cannon?
    No, I have not.

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    Tamera is now officially ruled out.

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    Here's my reconstruction for Jane Doe UP4590 (92UFTX).

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 08-28-2017 at 02:40 AM.

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    Nancy Jason? Height, weight, and age match and she was a known hitchhiker. (Although it does sound like someone in her religious sect harmed her and she didn't leave on her own.)
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3142dfmd.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by sidneyia View Post
    Nancy Jason? Height, weight, and age match and she was a known hitchhiker. (Although it does sound like someone in her religious sect harmed her and she didn't leave on her own.)
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3142dfmd.html
    Nancy appears to have a smaller nose. There doesn't seem to be much of a resemblance between her and the UID IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermute View Post
    Nancy appears to have a smaller nose. There doesn't seem to be much of a resemblance between her and the UID IMO.
    The Jane Doe has what I would describe as an "Aztec" nose. (i.e., flat and broad with a dorsal lump, broad at the bottom, downward pointing at the tip)

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    Excellent recon, Carl.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    The pm photo used to be on her NamUs casefile, but they took it down. Fortunately, I saved it.

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    Did a little digging and thought I'd post a couple PMs.

    Beatrice Villela - missing Sept. 28th, 1980 - San Antonio, Texas
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._beatrice.html

    Karen Dean Evan - missing May 1980 - Anchorage, Alaska
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/e/evan_karen.html

    Darlene Ann Webb - missing Jan. 22nd, 1983 - Daytona Beach, Florida
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/webb_darlene.html

    I tried to ignore distance for the most part and go for similar looking girls, though I noted the height and weight are off on Karen and Beatrice and there's no mention of tattoos, but they seemed interesting regardless.
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