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    NV - Elko Co., BlkMale UP8373, 50-60, in sagebrush off I-80, Dec'10

    ELBURZ — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper made the startling discovery of a human body in an advanced state of decomposition Thursday near the Interstate 80 Elburz exit.

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    He said the gender, age and manner of death are not yet known, but the Washoe County Crime Lab was en route as of 5 p.m. Thursday to examine the scene and remove the body.

    full article at link:

    http://elkodaily.com/news/local/arti...cc4c03286.html

    another article:

    http://www.rgj.com/article/20101224/...4017/1321/news
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    Susan Powell?

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    Debbie Flores Narvaez?
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,7839438.story

    ETA: Elko is not along a logical route out of Las Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Debbie Flores Narvaez?
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,7839438.story

    ETA: Elko is not along a logical route out of Las Vegas.
    Yes, it is.

    Look at US-93.
    Experienced travellers between Vegas and Northern Nevada (or the Pacific Northwest) take US-93. It saves hours (and many miles).

    It's also the GPS and Google Maps default route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    Depends on where you're going - this is my neck of the woods somewhat...

    Leaving Las Vegas to Reno you would take 95 which is closer to California.

    The route through Elko - or Elburz, where this body was found which is east of Elko - is what you would use if you were going from, say, Salt Lake City to Portland, OR. or thereabouts. Likewise if you were coming from further south. There is a bigger road leaving SLC to the North (I15/I84).

    A lot of folks from SLC drive I80 out to Wendover, NV. to buy booze on the NV side of the border.

    Trivia note - Elko has a wonderful kitchen store: http://www.cucinafresca.net/
    There's really only a few routes that body could have come from:

    1 - Driving west on I-80, out of Wendover, SLC or points east.

    2 - Driving directly north out of Vegas or Ely to Wells, then driving west on I-80.

    3 - Driving directly south out of Twin Falls on US-93, then going west on I-80.

    The body was found just off the westbound lane, between Wells and Elko.

    If this is female, it's the fourth female case in six weeks, out of Nevada.
    There's the burned body at the Sloan exit, south of Vegas (Michele Carson).
    Another burned body in Kingman Wash, AZ (a mile over the Nv border)
    Navaraez (missing dancer from Vegas).
    Whoever this is.

    OT stuff:

    Luckily, we've not made a Nevada booze run for 20 years.
    We have lots of booze in Utah. You can even order a drink here almost anywhere (for the past ten years). No more private clubs. A few people bring basic things back, but our wine stores have better selections. We bring back Picon from Elko, to make Picon punches. Can't get tht here.

    Haven't tried the kitchen store; my friends owned one in Ogden for quite awhile, so I'm permanently stocked up with wonderful stuff. But I applaud anyone who faces the BB&B behemoth.

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    Update:
    Quote Originally Posted by laytonian View Post
    If this is female, it's the fourth female case in six weeks, out of Nevada.
    There's the burned body at the Sloan exit, south of Vegas (Michele Carson).
    Another burned body in Kingman Wash, AZ (a mile over the Nv border)
    Navaraez (missing dancer from Vegas).
    Whoever this is.
    BBM

    Two arrests have been made in the Kingman Wash case: KLAS-TV: "Min Soon Chang and Keon Kyun Park are in custody"

    Pictures of the lovely duo, at the link.

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    So I was googling to find out if this UID had been identified yet and found an open UID case from 1993 in the same town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleA View Post
    So I was googling to find out if this UID had been identified yet and found an open UID case from 1993 in the same town.

    What town is "the same town"?
    Who, what, how, when?
    Last edited by laytonian; 01-03-2011 at 04:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laytonian View Post
    What town is "the same town"?
    Who, what, how, when?
    TripleA was probably talking about Shafter Jane Doe.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/125ufnv.html

    Here's her WS thread.
    NV NV - Shafter Jane Doe - found Nov. 1993 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 04-29-2015 at 11:01 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    According to the Elko Daily (click here for details), the FBI's assistance is needed to ID the body.

    Two front teeth have silver caps (incisors), and the hair is short, and tightly-curled. Remains are described as "likely ethnic". The flesh will be stripped off the skull, for facial reconstruction.


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    article says "person". they can't determine gender yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    article says "person". they can't determine gender yet?
    It also says "... remove the tissue from the skeleton so the bones can be accurately measured for estimation of gender and age."

    The ODD thing about this case, is how the remains have been identified. Some stories have mentioned "decomposing" (ie, like it was a fairly fresh body) but now we're hearing "flesh from the skeleton"....like whatever flesh was there, was pretty much sticking to skeletonized remains.

    One of the earliest stories (CLICK HERE headlined "skeletonized corpse".

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    Quote Originally Posted by laytonian View Post
    It also says "... remove the tissue from the skeleton so the bones can be accurately measured for estimation of gender and age."

    The ODD thing about this case, is how the remains have been identified. Some stories have mentioned "decomposing" (ie, like it was a fairly fresh body) but now we're hearing "flesh from the skeleton"....like whatever flesh was there, was pretty much sticking to skeletonized remains.

    One of the earliest stories (CLICK HERE headlined "skeletonized corpse".
    I guess I think "recent," too, when I see "decomposing," but the word itself doesn't inherently have to mean that. Technically, a body would be decomposing until even the bones totally rotted back into the environment. Which could take quite a long time out in that dry desert environment.

    But the description of advanced decay doesn't really fit with "a recently dumped body that had since deteriorated at the scene" from the first article, either. It does make one wonder.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Elburz body likely an elderly man

    ELKO — A heavily deteriorated body found a month ago along Interstate 80 near Elburz is believed to be that of an elderly man, according to Elko sheriff’s Lt. Doug Gailey.

    Gailey said the man is also likely Hispanic or black, according to information provided by the Washoe County Crime Lab, which has had custody of the body since it was found in late December.

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    Hopefully the Namus link will be updated with the new information soon.
    https://identifyus.org/cases/8373

    Currently it says:
    Estimated age Cannot Determine
    Minimum age years
    Maximum age years
    Race Unsure
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) , Cannot Estimate

    Dentals are available, no DNA.

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