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    CA - Los Angeles, HispFem 484UFCA, 12-15, w/Tattoos-In Alley Near Downtown, May'89

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    CA - Los Angeles, HispFem 484UFCA, 12-15, w/Tattoos-In Alley Near Downtown, May'89

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    Could this be a match:

    Here is the link, photo and info on the deceased, a young Hispanic girl who was found in LA on May 25, 1989.



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    Here is the link to Maria Gabriela Medina, who went missing 2 months prior. She is of a similar age as the Jane Doe, the height is within 2 inches, and their weights are similar as well.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/medina_maria.html


    Jane Doe has a couple of tattoos on her leg. Maria was not reported to have any tattoos, but she was also listed as a "voluntary missing person." What if she left on her own accord (in March of 1989) and got the tattoos, and then met with foul play?

    Thoughts?....
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    Jane Doe has a much darker complexion, like someone from Southern Mexico or Guatemala with a Mayan ancestry. Maria Medina has a much lighter complexion - more of a European/Hispanic mix.
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    I was hoping the coloration was just a result of the photos, but I think you're probably right. Boo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpingbean79 View Post
    I was hoping the coloration was just a result of the photos, but I think you're probably right. Boo.
    I wouldn't rule it out on the basis of some coloring differences in the photos and sketches. Those can be so far off...I think it's close enough to submit.

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    The right brow line on both is slightly lower than the left. The noses look similiar. I think it is a good resemblence.

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    I submitted it...We have nothing to lose and everything to gain if this IS a match. Thanks for the input, and I will keep you guys posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpingbean79 View Post
    I submitted it...We have nothing to lose and everything to gain if this IS a match. Thanks for the input, and I will keep you guys posted.
    I have to agree with you, jumpingbean. It can't hurt to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpingbean79 View Post
    I submitted it...We have nothing to lose and everything to gain if this IS a match. Thanks for the input, and I will keep you guys posted.
    Thanks, jumpingbean. You rock!

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    I did not see a link to a Namus profile for this UID so here it is:

    https://identifyus.org/cases/3979

    no one is listed as being ruled out so there is no way to tell what if anything they did with the submission of Maria Gabriela Medina.



    I did not see Maria's Namus profile here either and here it is:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1290/5/

    I doubt the UID is Maria though. Namus notes she had quite large birthmarks "Birthmark approximately 2 1/2" long on left foot, 8" birthmark on left thigh above the knee." neither of these were noted on the UID.


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    I just don't see the similarities. Worth submitting though I suppose. Good luck, Bean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casseole View Post
    I just don't see the similarities. Worth submitting though I suppose. Good luck, Bean.
    I agree - Maria Medina looks quite different. Since this thread is dedicated to this specific "Possible Match", I am starting a new thread for the UID for discussion of this UID and any other MP's that anyone may come up with in the future.
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    CA - Los Angeles - Female 484UFCA, 12-15, May 1989 - w/tattoos

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 484UFCA
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/484ufca.html
    NamUs UP Case 3979 https://identifyus.org/cases/3979


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    Unidentified Hispanic Female

    * The victim was discovered on May 25, 1989 in Los Angeles, California

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 12-15 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3"; 124 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown eyes; dark brown, curly and shoulder length hair.
    * Tattoos: There is a patterned tattoo on the front of the right thigh in sort of an oval-diamond pattern. Below this is some lettering which may possibly read "P backward -O-H". Below this is a tattoo with the letter "S", one above and the other below it, extending lateral to these is some other lettering (very difficult to read).
    * Clothing: She wore a blue t-shirt, faded blue/black jeans, beige bra, green or white panties, white socks with read trim and black shoes.
    * Jewelry: White-metal ring with lion head; white metal ring with green stone; heart shape yellow-metal ring; yellow metal I.D. bracelet; yellow metal chain; yellow metal chain with charms of a heart, rose & a St. Christopher medal; yellow metal ear stud with a charm; yellow metal earring stud with a clear stone.
    * Fingerprints: Available.
    * Dentals: Natural teeth with no fillings.

    Case History
    The victim is believed to have been dumped in the alley of 1200 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles.

    Agency Case Number:
    1989-05285

    NCIC Number:
    U-374457983
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    Here's the alley in which she was found.

    1200 W. 8th Street Los Angeles CA map - Google Maps

    Based on the location, it appears that she was dumped by a perp who exited from the southbound I-110. The location is the closest alleyway to the I-110 8th Street offramp. This would seem to suggest that her body was transported from the Pasadena area.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 08-19-2014 at 08:57 PM.

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    for image revision



    ETA: Just realized that she had "shoulder length curly hair", so I revised and reposted.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-15-2014 at 10:21 PM.

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