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    OR - Sweet Home, 'Swamp Mountain Doe' WhtFem 762UFOR, 18-40, Jul'76

    The Doe Network:
    762UFOR
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/762ufor.html
    NamUs UP Case 7765 https://identifyus.org/cases/7765


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    Unidentified White Female

    * The victim was discovered on July 24, 1976 in Linn County, Oregon.
    * Estimated Date of Death: 1966 to 1976.
    * State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only.
    * Cause of Death: Unknown.

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 18-40 years old.
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 4'11" to 5'1" and unknown weight.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Unknown hair or eye color.
    * Clothing: Platform-style sandal with an approximately 2-inch heel,
    single white strap with basket weave section attached to the base by 5
    round tacks on each side.
    * Medical: Previous fracture of right nasal bone, healed at time of death.
    * Dentals: Available. X-rays are available.
    * DNA: Not available.
    * Fingerprints: Not available.
    * Other: Also found with the remains: a yellow/tan leather strip with two
    yellow metal rings (each measuring approximately 2 inches in diameter) -- black/white
    decorative strip composed of seed beads (background/base beads are black and two birds
    and two diamond shapes are created from the white beads) -- it appears the beaded
    section may have been attached to the leather strip .

    Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were found by a moss hunter in Linn County, Oregon, on July 24, 1976.
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 06-20-2016 at 05:58 AM. Reason: updated Doe link

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    Vicki Lynn Hollar
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hollar_vicki.html


    There is not enough info to call this a strong possible, but the height matches, and Linn County is not very far from Eugene OR. There is no indication of where in Linn County the remains were found, but Brownsville (at the western border of Linn County) is less than 30 miles from Eugene.

    They had to have checked this one out already! Doncha think?

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    Yes, because of the proximity and height match alone, she absolutely ought to be listed as a rule-out on Jane Doe's NamUs page, even if for the sole purpose of letting everyone know the two have been compared.

    Hollar's purse has never been found, and the description of the two strips found with Jane Doe, one leather with a metal ring at both ends and the other a beaded strip that likely had been attached to the leather one, makes me think it was a long purse strap like this one: http://img.splendora.com/files/urbanbag.jpg

    The beaded portion would have overlaid the leather strip. It doesn't sound like this was a belt because there's no mention of belt holes punched through either strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot View Post
    Yes, because of the proximity and height match alone, she absolutely ought to be listed as a rule-out on Jane Doe's NamUs page, even if for the sole purpose of letting everyone know the two have been compared.

    Hollar's purse has never been found, and the description of the two strips found with Jane Doe, one leather with a metal ring at both ends and the other a beaded strip that likely had been attached to the leather one, makes me think it was a long purse strap like this one: http://img.splendora.com/files/urbanbag.jpg

    The beaded portion would have overlaid the leather strip. It doesn't sound like this was a belt because there's no mention of belt holes punched through either strip.
    REALLY good idea!!

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    DoeNet converted this to a regular case from HotCase status. Here's the new link.

    Doe Network Case 762UFOR http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/762ufor.html

    They also added images of the platform sandal and the beaded strip found with the remains.


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    The beaded strap makes me think of Native American jewelry. Either it's a knockoff or she was Native American. I wonder why they didn't show the gold rings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudette View Post
    The beaded strap makes me think of Native American jewelry. Either it's a knockoff or she was Native American. I wonder why they didn't show the gold rings?
    It's not all that unusual for a caucasian with no Native American ancestry to wear Native jewelry and accessories as a fashion statement. That was fashionable among the hippie culture of the late 60's and early 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    It's not all that unusual for a caucasian with no Native American ancestry to wear Native jewelry and accessories as a fashion statement. That was fashionable among the hippie culture of the late 60's and early 70's.
    Items like this were and still are often produced for the tourist trade, intended for sale in trading posts and restaurant gift shops. Here's a typical design: http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.133817520.jpg

    Strips like this would be stitched onto a belt, handbag strap, or headband, or used as a hatband on a cowboy hat.
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    Here's another early 1970's female MP from Linn County OR that fits the height and age specs for this Jane Doe. She was included in today's Charley updates:

    Virginia Erickson

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._virginia.html

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    I found this missing woman from Southern California, Lynn Luray. she was 15 when she was last seen in 1964, height estimated to be between 4'9 and 5'0". circumstances were that she may have left the area with an adult male. in the image she is wearing a piece of jewelry. looks almost like turquoise.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/5669/28/


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    Is anyone familiar with a case of female remains found 4foot 11 inches with heald broken nose found by a Moss hunter July 24th 1976 buried for about ten years prior . These remains could be my missing sister Madeline Anna Babcock same height missing since June 1969 .I have death threats letters that my sister wrote of saying her Ex threatened to kill her he lives 5 hrs and 38 minutes from Linn county Oregon were the remains were found any input would be appreciated Just Pat 22

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    Just Pat, I am so sorry about your sister being missing. You will find abundant information and help here. Welcome!
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    For in this world they have no voice,
    They have no choice.

    Iíve gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here.
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    Interestingly, another member thought this could be Madeline as well!

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...hlight=762UFOR


    ETA: I moved Pat's post over here so everyone can dig in and help her. I don't live too far from Linn County, so let me know if I can assist in any way.

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    Welcome, Just Pat. I hope you can find what you need here.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    hi Just Pat, sorry about your sister.

    I would think your best bet would be to look at the contact information for this UID in Oregon and reach out to them and let them know whatever you can about your sister and why she is a good possibility for a match.

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