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    GA - DeKalb Co., WhtFem 281UFGA, 20-40, metal repair in hip, Sep'93

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/281ufga.html

    Unidentified White Female


    The victim was discovered on September 17, 1993 in DeKalb County, Georgia
    Significantly decomposed / Partially skeletonized remains

    Vital Statistics


    Estimated age: Birth Range: 1963 - 1973
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 120-130 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, curly, frosted / light brown hair. She had undergone a full left hip replacement that repaired an intertrochanteric fracture of the left hip.
    Dentals: Available. She had extensive dental work including a fixed gold bridge, two full gold crowns and both upper front teeth were fused to metal crowns.
    Clothing: A black t-shirt with a multi-colored monogram on the front that reads "WAIKOLOA", blue jeans, white leather athletic shoes bearing "Cross Trainer" and "XJ900", size 8 and no undergarments of any kind. No jewelry was found.


    Case History
    The victim was located on September 17, 1993 in a wooded strip off of Northlake Parkway on the West side of Interstate 285. This is an open homicide.



    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office
    Investigator Sam Buice
    404-508-3521
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number:
    93D-1122

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/929dfmd.html

    Billy Jean Hall
    Missing since February 28, 1985 from Jessup, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
    Classification: Involuntary


    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 19, 1960
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3" (160 cm); 110 lbs. (50 kg)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Medium blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Dentals Available. She had extensive dental work including a fixed gold bridge, two full gold crowns and both upper front teeth were fused to metal crowns. Hall suffered brain damage due to a traffic accident and should have a scar where a tap was done through her skull. She also has an orthodontic screw, a richmond screw installed above her right eye, a skull plate inserted in her head and fractured fingers.
    Other: Her blood type is O.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Hall left Jessup on February 28, 1985 in a Nissan Camper to go to a biker convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was to be gone for two weeks.
    After four weeks, no one had heard from Hall and she was officially reported missing. There was activity on Ms. Hall’s credit card in Daytona, Florida. It is felt that she arrived, but never returned. Investigators suspect foul play.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Sgt. John Bollinger
    Maryland State Police
    410-290-0050 X 130

    NCIC Number: M-167898305
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Maryland State Police

    I wonder if the scar on the abdomen and buttocks are from a hip replacement. The scarring on the chin could mean extensive dental work.
    The eyebrows and eye set on these girls look similar.
    http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/...eric_fractures

    Ouch!!!!!!
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    http://www.rad.washington.edu/mskboo...chardware.html

    the medial malleolar fracture above is held together by one of these screws, made of a radiolucent polycarbonate material, which is designed to eventually be absorbed by the body -- this type of screw is known locally as "stealth hardware"

    Interesting.

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    The dental work alone seems to make this a match. It's possible it's her. She apparently made it FL. Maybe met someone not so cool at the biker convention or ran into her killer on the way home. She would have traveled through GA to get home. This at least needs to get submitted. It's too close not to. Although the only draw back I see is I doubt the UID remains would only be "partially" skeletized over 8 years.

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    Thumbs up

    I agree that it is possible this could be a match. However, the UID had undergone a hip replacement. While it appears poor Billy Jean had undergone a lot of procedures, no mention is made of a hip replacement.

    It mentions that Billy Jean Hall had suffered brain damage. I wonder how much this affected her mental process. Apparently she was capable of driving, but was she capable of identifying a dangerous situation?

    I wonder if her car was ever found?

    Good sleuthing, ihadcabinfever. In spite of a little doubt, I still think this would be worth looking into as a "match".

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    If the UID was missing part of the skull, then maybe it could be a match. But if the skull was complete, I have my doubts. I do not think that skull plates are generally designed to be absorbed, as the skull does not generally completely heal. If she did wander, then I could see her having a hip replacement later, though. The commonality on the dentals is intriguing, if the skull plate can be accounted for.

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    Billy Jean Hall

    Here is a link to Billy Jean Hall's thread here in Cold Cases:

    Billy Jean Hall, 24: Missing since 28 Feb 1985 from Jessup, Maryland - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    LINK:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...16#post1423316


    And here is another Cold case thread which discusses the Billy Jean Hall case:

    Billy Jean Hall vs. Texas Jane Doe 0018???? - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    LINK:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...illy+jean+hall

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    hi, I wanted to bump this up because this UID has intrigued me as well - I know it's only a reconstruction, but she has such a sad but pretty face. and it would seem like there would be enough distinguishing characteristics for her not to remain a UID for too long - but sadly, she still is - unless, are there any updates on this? has Billy Jean Hall been submitted as a possible match yet?
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
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    GA - DeKalb County - Female 281UFGA, 20-40, 1993

    Hi, this was also a thread in cold cases, but I wanted to bump it in here as well. something about this girl's face - even though it's a clay reconstruction - haunts me. she has so many identifiable characteristics that I feel like she should have been ID'd already. she has such a pretty, but sad, face. I think Billie Jean Hall had been mentioned as a possibility in the previous thread, however, I don't know if that match was actually submitted.

    Possible Match 281UFGA vs. 929DFMD - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Unidentified White Female

    The victim was discovered on September 17, 1993 in DeKalb County, Georgia
    Significantly decomposed / Partially skeletonized remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: Birth Range: 1963 - 1973
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 120-130 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, curly, frosted / light brown hair. She had undergone a full left hip replacement that repaired an intertrochanteric fracture of the left hip.
    Dentals: Available. She had extensive dental work including a fixed gold bridge, two full gold crowns and both upper front teeth were fused to metal crowns.
    Clothing: A black t-shirt with a multi-colored monogram on the front that reads "WAIKOLOA", blue jeans, white leather athletic shoes bearing "Cross Trainer" and "XJ900", size 8 and no undergarments of any kind. No jewelry was found.

    Case History
    The victim was located on September 17, 1993 in a wooded strip off of Northlake Parkway on the West side of Interstate 285. This is an open homicide.

    anyone know what states Interstate 285 runs through?
    Last edited by KateB; 04-05-2015 at 01:31 AM. Reason: repair url tag.
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    so, I am working on a hunch that this girl is from Hawaii - possibly a runaway? - as her shirt says "Waikoloa" which is a town in Hawaii. I can't find any missing persons sites though that list anyone missing from Hawaii prior to 1999 - I've checked NAMUS, all the local law enforcement links, Doe, Charley, NCMEC. does anyone have any links/resources for Hawaii missing persons? there HAS to be people missing prior to '99. I just can't find them!
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by future criminologist View Post

    anyone know what states Interstate 285 runs through?
    I-285 it a perimeter highway that runs around the City of Atlanta. It crosses no other states but is intersected by 3 major interstates: I-75, I-85 and I-20.


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    When looking for xj900 Cross Trainer, I came across this:
    http://www.yelp.com/topic/san-franci...-running-shoes

    The poster who references the shoes indicates that you could obtain them exclusively at Payless....

    Interestingly enough, Reebok sued Payless in 1993 because of the design of the shoe...
    http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/...5.93-1035.html
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    The hip fracture...

    This is what I learned from a couple of different websites...it is nicely compiled on Wikipedia:

    "The term "hip fracture" is commonly used to refer to four different fracture patterns and is often due to osteoporosis; in the vast majority of cases, a hip fracture is a fragility fracture due to a fall or minor trauma in someone with weakened osteoporotic bone. Most hip fractures in people with normal bone are the result of high-energy trauma such as car accidents."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_fracture

    "Intertrochanteric fracture denotes a break in which the fracture line is between the greater and lesser trochanter on the intertrochanteric line. It is the most common type of 'hip fracture' and prognosis for bony healing is generally good if the patient is otherwise healthy."

    So we have a young woman with a significant surgical repair, likely because of a "high energy trauma." Pretty distinctive I would think.
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    The Dental Bridge

    (Sorry for the back to back posts...)

    http://www.dentist-phila.com/dental-bridge.html

    Pretty interesting technique and also surprising in someone so young. Wonder if she lost her tooth in the "high energy traumatic incident" where she broke her hip?
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    I think that she could possibly be older than they are saying she is, if she's 20-30 years old, she's probably closer to 30 or even in her 30s. given the amount of trauma her body has already experienced, and also, the gold crowns - I'm 28, and I don't know too many people my age with that much crown work already.

    Osteoporosis - also pretty rare for a person in this age range.

    unfortunately, the abundance of "healed" injuries that are evident in these UID women tell me that she was probably a victim of spousal abuse and likely killed by the husband or boyfriend.

    it also makes me wonder, on this topic, about some missing women that are never found. is it possible that they are in some sort of hiding from a batterer? like a witness protection program for battered women? I have heard of this before, so it makes me wonder (and also somewhat hopeful) if these women actually got away ALIVE but are not able to contact anyone out of fear for their own lives.
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    by the way, here is the doe network link to this UID, I realized I didn't post it before:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/281ufga.html
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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