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    PA - Pittsburgh, Female bones UP8690, 25-35, Sep'10 - Kimberley Wagner

    CA Painter find human remains under Pittsburgh bridge.

    PITTSBURGH CA—Police say a construction worker discovered a skull and other human remains under a Pittsburgh railroad trestle.

    The remains were discovered Monday under a railroad bridge on the city's North Side.

    Painter Bernard Merritt says he didn't know what he'd found at first, but once he saw the skull he told his boss and police were called.

    Investigators from the medical examiner's office retrieved the remains. Officials say they haven't yet determined whether the skeleton is male or female.

    Edited Should be CA not PA

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_1...nclick_check=1
    Last edited by trigger; 09-21-2010 at 10:22 PM. Reason: wrong state
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    On local news they have no ID yet.
    Lots of homeless live under RR for shelter, it was stated???
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Is this Pittsburgh PA or Pittsburgh California (city inland from SF)? All the other articles are about California.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Is this Pittsburgh PA or Pittsburgh California (city inland from SF)? All the other articles are about California.
    If it ends with an "H" it's PA.

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    Okay, it is Pittsburgh, PA.

    I found this local article with a bit more information: http://www.wpxi.com/news/25093257/detail.html

    This article gives the trestle address as Anderson Street near Stockton Avenue: http://kdka.com/local/North.side.skull.2.1922997.html
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    This is my neck of the woods... Where they are describing is where a lot of homeless people seek shelter. Very sad. I hope they are able to identify the remains.

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    I hope this presumably homeless UID receives proper media attention so he/she can be identified. Sadly, we had a possibly homeless UID found in nearby North Fayette Township last December and there never was much about him in the news beyond the reports of the initial discovery. He was found with an entire duffel bag of clothes, too, and there's been no description of those or any vital statistics.

    "Home Depot" John Doe articles, in case anyone's interested (I couldn't find a thread for him here http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...howtopic=54259
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot View Post
    I hope this presumably homeless UID receives proper media attention so he/she can be identified. Sadly, we had a possibly homeless UID found in nearby North Fayette Township last December and there never was much about him in the news beyond the reports of the initial discovery. He was found with an entire duffel bag of clothes, too, and there's been no description of those or any vital statistics.

    "Home Depot" John Doe articles, in case anyone's interested (I couldn't find a thread for him here http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...howtopic=54259
    Tatertot, I don't even remember hearing about this UID and I watch the news and get the newspaper... very sad. Wonder if the UID was ever identified??

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    I'll email Allegheny Co. ME to ask about the North Fayette Twp. UID.

    News article: The remains under the bridge were those of a woman, 5'2"-5'5", 25-35, possible previously broken nose.

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...94/detail.html
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    After talking to the ME, I learned that the North Fayette Twp. man was identified. May he rest in peace.

    I called in this possible match. Her height (5'2") and age (25) match the UID's range, and she was last seen at her home 9 minutes away from where the UID was found. She disappeared in 2006 and there's no information on whether the remains are four years old. There's also no information on whether she had a previously broken nose. She also had a gap between her front teeth that isn't mentioned in the UID's description. She was not yet on the ME's list of rule-outs by dentals so the ME will look into this.

    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/brownbousettadevin.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot View Post
    After talking to the ME, I learned that the North Fayette Twp. man was identified. May he rest in peace.

    I called in this possible match. Her height (5'2") and age (25) match the UID's range, and she was last seen at her home 9 minutes away from where the UID was found. She disappeared in 2006 and there's no information on whether the remains are four years old. There's also no information on whether she had a previously broken nose. She also had a gap between her front teeth that isn't mentioned in the UID's description. She was not yet on the ME's list of rule-outs by dentals so the ME will look into this.

    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/brownbousettadevin.html

    Tatertot,

    Did the ME give you a list of names for rule outs? I really haven't heard of too many missing people from the area that fits the decription of the UID....HUMM

    Let us know what they said about your submission.

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    I just PMed you, Chaddylex. In short, I was a bit nervous during the conversation with the man from the ME office and when he gave me the two female ruleouts' names, I wasn't expecting them and didn't have a pencil nearby. When I hung up I completely blanked on the names, though neither sounded familiar from the list of PA missing.

    He only had two rule-out names, so don't hesitate to call in any other good potential matches. Contact numbers are in this article: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...94/detail.html
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    here is the Namus link for this UID. there is a fairly decent list of rule-outs:

    https://identifyus.org/cases/8690

    Tyson Bengie 1977 Montana
    Michelle Benjamin 1972 Pennsylvania
    Kristen Charbonneau 1980 Texas
    Katherine Cook 1982 Michigan
    Alicia Digna 1982 Michigan
    Roxann Ellison 1970 Arizona
    Angela Finger 1983 Nevada
    Jessica Foster 1984 Nevada
    Ali Grimsley-Gilmore 1976 Florida
    Margaret Haddican-McEnroe 1977 New Jersey
    Crystal Hall 1984 Kentucky
    Nina Herron 1984 New Mexico
    Danielle Imbo 1971 Pennsylvania
    Jamie Laiaddee 1976 Arizona
    Krista Lueth 1974 Michigan
    Melanie Metheny 1985 West Virginia
    Sherry Milton 1979 Alabama
    Kateri Mishow 1984 Minnesota
    Tracy Ocasio 1981 Florida
    Leah Peebles 1983 New Mexico
    Susan Powell 1981 Utah
    Cherice Ragins 1985 Maryland
    Dorothy Rosier 1984 Louisiana
    Toni Sharpless 1979 Pennsylvania
    Venus Stewart 1977 Michigan
    Tracey Tetso 1972 Maryland
    Nicholle Torrez 1979 Colorado
    Christie Wilson 1978 California

    (the years are birth years for the missing women)

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    It would be nice if they had a picture of the Pittsburgh Steeler shirt that the UID was wearing. We might be able to figure out what year or where the shirt was sold at... Here is the namus description of the Clothes:
    Pittsburgh Steelers T-shirt (size not discernable), "Winnie the Pooh" Brand, jean overalls (appears to be oversized and heavily deteriorated), light-colored, underwire bra (size not discernable), underwear, dark-colored socks

    Also she had an orange rubber bracelet for HIV/AID awareness, those types of bracelets just came around over the past few years, I am thinking the UID has only been there for a few years at the most. The bracelet was from Adagio Health, I did a google search and it is located in Erie, PA, which is North of Pittsburgh... Erie to Pittsburgh is about 2hours in travel. (thinking maybe she was from the Erie area)

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    http://www.wpxi.com/pcnc/29940799/detail.html

    Posted: 7:34 am EST December 7, 2011

    PITTSBURGH -- Investigators have identified the remains of a North Side woman that were found more than a year ago.

    According to the Allegheny County medical examiner, the remains are those of Kimberley Wagner.

    Wagner’s remains were found in September 2010 near Anderson Street. She had been missing since 2007.

    Investigators used DNA samples to identify Wagner. The cause of death has not been determined.
    BBM

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