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    CA - Redondo Beach, WhtFem UP3342, 20-40, at construction site, Aug'01

    NamUs UP # 3342 https://identifyus.org/cases/3342
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    Unidentified White Female
    * The victim was discovered on August 22, 2001 in Redondo Beach, CA.

    Vital Statistics
    * Age: 20 to 50 Years
    * Height: 5'5" (65 inches)
    * Body Condition: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    * Approx Date of Death: 1960 to 1996
    * Comments: No skull or teeth found

    Case History
    * Remains found in a plastic bag during a dig at a new home site in Redondo Beach. Per anthropologist, bones to be greater than 5 years and potentially decades old. Age is estimated at 20-50 years
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    While browsing NamUs, I came across this case, and it caught my attention because I live quite close to Redondo Beach.

    There is very little info and a wide time frame, but all available info fits Carol Jeanne Lubahn.


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lubahn_carol.html

    The height is within an inch, her age is within range, and her car was found in Redondo Beach in the parking lot of the old Red Onion restaurant (now the Cheesecake Factory) near the corner of N. Harbor Drive and Portofino Way. I wonder where in Redondo Beach the remains were found.


    The only other possible with a connection to Redondo Beach is Tawnya Faye Parker, although the DLC is probably too recent.

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

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

    Her blood was found on a mattress and under the carpet in her boyfriend's apartment on the Esplanade in Redondo Beach.

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    May I please ask have you found out anything more on this?The area found ect...I'm interested too in the area these remains were found.Do you know if they going to get DNA on these remains found?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Suzanne View Post
    May I please ask have you found out anything more on this?The area found ect...I'm interested too in the area these remains were found.Do you know if they going to get DNA on these remains found?
    This case just showed up on my radar this morning, so I have not found anything out other than the little info available in NamUs. I would bet the Daily Breeze newspaper would probably have a story on it. The DB is a local newspaper with a distribution covering the beach cities between the LA Airport and San Pedro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    This case just showed up on my radar this morning, so I have not found anything out other than the little info available in NamUs. I would bet the Daily Breeze newspaper would probably have a story on it. The DB is a local newspaper with a distribution covering the beach cities between the LA Airport and San Pedro.
    Thank you.I am very interested in these remains found.
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    I found this little blurb from the Daily Breeze archive search. The article is subscription only, so here is the relevant portion of the article.

    SPANNING THE YEAR
    What's new on some of the South Bay's stories of 2001

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    Human bones: Construction workers made a grisly discovery Aug. 29 in Redondo Beach when they unearthed a bag of human bones.

    The bones were buried in plastic at the rear of a lot where a home once stood on Wollacott Street. New condos were going up.

    Police said the bones -- including ribs, legs, arms and vertebrae -- were likely that of a woman. No skull was found.

    Detectives set out to figure out who the woman is, how she died, and who killed her.

    Update: The events of Sept. 11 slowed the investigation, but Redondo Beach detectives are back at it.

    "We still have not been able to identify her," Redondo Beach police Sgt. Phil Keenan said.

    Keenan said the investigation remains active and detectives are following leads

    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I found this little blurb from the Daily Breeze archive search. The article is subscription only, so here is the relevant portion of the article.
    Thank you very much.Do you have a map of Wollacott street and surrounding areas?I'm just trying to find out all what is in the area.Do you think LE thinks that any land owners before were responsible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Suzanne View Post
    Thank you very much.Do you have a map of Wollacott street and surrounding areas?I'm just trying to find out all what is in the area.Do you think LE thinks that any land owners before were responsible?
    Here's the map of Redondo Beach and Torrance.

    (A) is the approximate location of Carol Lubahn's home in Torrance.
    (B) is the approximate location where the bones were found.
    (C) is where Carol's 1979 Audi was found parked.


    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...87461&t=h&z=14

    It seems that the perp would have to have been familiar with the area, given that it was placed in the rear of the property. The perp either owned the property, or knew that it was vacant.
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    How about her?

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


    Her age is two years off the range but height is within an inch.

    She is from Carson and reportedly met her killer/s in Hermosa Beach which is not far from where the body was found. Her murderers said they dumped her somewhere rural and don't even remember which county but they could have lied. Maybe you forget if you're a serial killer and dump victims every day but otherwise I think that experiences like hiding a dead body would tend to stand out. Granted, if they had another victim they could have several.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gordon_Purvis
    says Beckett Sr said he was paid to kill Susan Hamwi.


    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...=UTF8&t=h&z=13
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Here's the map of Redondo Beach and Torrance.

    (A) is the approximate location of Carol Lubahn's home in Torrance.
    (B) is the approximate location where the bones were found.
    (C) is where Carol's 1979 Audi was found parked.


    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...87461&t=h&z=14

    It seems that the perp would have to have been familiar with the area, given that it was placed in the rear of the property. The perp either owned the property, or knew that it was vacant.
    I think Carol Lubahn is a very very good possibilty.I just also look for matches to my sister too.Thank you for the map.
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    I wonder how much about the style of garbage bag could tell investigators about the age of the remains. The remains were thought to be as old as 50 years when they were found, meaning they could have been put there in 1951, but plastic trash bags weren't very common then:

    http://www.********************/inofgaba.html

    A lot of new garbage bags are printed in a very "digital" type of text with warnings about suffocation risks (white text on black bags or dark text on white kitchen bags.) I'm not sure if bags were printed with these warnings decades ago or if a printed warning wouldn't wear off the bag if it was buried for years, but I imagine it would have been stamped on the bags instead of being printed on, so maybe that could help date the bag. I hope that made sense.
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Suzanne View Post
    I think Carol Lubahn is a very very good possibilty.I just also look for matches to my sister too.Thank you for the map.
    Given that Cristopher Wilder's nationwide rampage took him through Redondo Beach/Torrance, it was quite reasonable to think that that this case might have a connection to your sister's case (or to Elizabeth Kenyon, Mary Opitz, or Rosario Gonzalez). (although IIRC, somewhere I saw a comment from you that you doubt that your sister's case is connected to Wilder).

    But regardless, I doubt that Wilder was familiar enough with the area to choose that location for a dumping ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Given that Cristopher Wilder's nationwide rampage took him through Redondo Beach/Torrance, it was quite reasonable to think that that this case might have a connection to your sister's case (or to Elizabeth Kenyon, Mary Opitz, or Rosario Gonzalez). (although IIRC, somewhere I saw a comment from you that you doubt that your sister's case is connected to Wilder).

    But regardless, I doubt that Wilder was familiar enough with the area to choose that location for a dumping ground.
    Thank you for helping me.You are very nice.I do not think Christopher Wilder had anything to do with her disappearance.It's just that she was possibily heading for an acting lead or something in California.I am curious though.How close is Redondo Beach from any of the places they filmed scarface in California?
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    I just spoke with Daniel Machian of the LA County Coroner's office. He says that a DNA profile has been developed for this UID, but he is not sure whether or not it is in CODIS yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Suzanne View Post
    How close is Redondo Beach from any of the places they filmed scarface in California?
    Just from the few places mentioned here, they are not very close.

    http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/s/scarface.html

    Most of the places mentioned (Little Tokyo and Downtown LA) are about 25 miles from Redondo Beach. The LA Airport is fairly close, but I doubt that your sister would have any roles in the airport scenes.

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