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    IL - Galesburg, WhtFem UP11209, 59-71, May'96 - Helen Alps

    Results of DNA testing conducted by the FBI laboratory and Minnesota Department of Public Safety have concluded the human remains found in the East Galesburg brickyards in 1996 were not those of Lula Cora Hood as initially believed.

    http://www.galesburg.com/news/x12607...-misidentified

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    I don't know if this is the right place to put this - tried searching for a thread on Lula Hood but didn't find one; tried searching for brickyard, etc. If this belongs someplace else, please let me know. For now, we have not only an unidentified victim, but also Lula Cora Hood is technically missing again.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-12-2013 at 10:37 AM.
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    http://www.wqad.com/news/wqad-police...,3687067.story

    Police release photos from human remains investigation: Police said the human remains were found in light Sears brand pants, a blue zippered sweatshirt, a white blouse with black and red pinstripes, ankle pom pom socks, and size 8 brown/tan “KangaROO” snow joggers boots.

    Police said the KangaROO boots were made between 1982 and 1984.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DewSeeker View Post
    http://www.wqad.com/news/wqad-police...,3687067.story

    Police release photos from human remains investigation: Police said the human remains were found in light Sears brand pants, a blue zippered sweatshirt, a white blouse with black and red pinstripes, ankle pom pom socks, and size 8 brown/tan “KangaROO” snow joggers boots.

    Police said the KangaROO boots were made between 1982 and 1984.
    Do they think she died between 1982 and 1984?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Suzanne View Post
    Do they think she died between 1982 and 1984?
    They didn't say. But it is safe to presume that she died no earlier than 1982.

    It kinda makes you wonder how it was that they settled on a woman who went missing in 1970. Sure, she could have wandered about for 12 years without contacting family, or she could have been held prisoner, but it sure makes them look pretty bad nevertheless.

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    I'm sorry.I'm completely confused.Were these remains found in MN or IL?Also what was lulu Cora Hoods description?What was the Jane Does age when she was found?
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    Lulu Cora Hood was 44 years old at the time of her disappearance (DOB October 30, 1926).

    The UID was described as "a short (approximately 4'7" in height), heavy-set white female between 59 and 71- years-old. Samples of light reddish brown hair." were found.

    Here's a facial reconstruction.



    The remains were found in East Galesburg IL.

    Here's a more extensive article.
    http://www.thezephyr.com/archives/bricbody.htm
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    White Female, 59-71 yrs, Galesburg, 1996

    http://www.galesburg.com/news/x12607...-misidentified

    Last update Jun 20, 2011 @ 10:17 PM

    Human remains found in brickyards in 1996 misidentified

    The remains found had been identified as Lula Cora Hood Phillips but DNA testing by the FBI laboratory proved the remains were not Ms. Phillips.

    The UID female was reportedly found wearing: pants, a sweatshirt, a blouse, socks and brown/tan, size 8 KangaROO brand boots. (and possibly a garbage bag? A link below discusses that).

    http://www.thezephyr.com/archives/bricbody.htm
    (NOTE: article is much older but has no date I can find, this is the article to announce an identification but has since proved to be a misidentification).

    Upon further study, investigators discovered that the plastic garbage bag was actually being worn by Cora as rain gear or a windbreaker over her other clothing
    the remains were from a short (approximately 4'7" in height), heavy-set white female between 59 and 71- years-old. Samples of light reddish brown hair were also discovered with the body and no signs of obvious trauma or foul play were observed.
    There was also evidence of "advanced osteophytosis" in the victim's vertebrae and joints.

    http://www.knoxcountysheriffil.com/page_view.php?id=18

    (directly above is a link that has pictures of clothing and shoes found with unidentified deceased).

    The second article (undated older article) has pictures of skeletal remains and of a previous reconstruction. Another reconstruction is reportedly going to be done.

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    This is very interesting, fascinating actually. I'm not a firm believer in coincidence, but this case does give me pause. Thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    There's already a thread for this case. The title was mislabled as "MN"

    MN Human remains found in brickyards in 1996 misidentified
    That was me; sorry about the mislabel. I could not figure out how to fix it.
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    Authorities Believe They Have Located Lula Cora Hood Alive
    Investigators with the Knox County Sheriff's Department say they are confident that a woman who was believed to have been missing since 1970 is alive.

    Details about her identity and location, however, are being withheld out of consideration for the privacy of Lula Cora Hood's family, the Sheriff's Department said.

    Recent information from the family led police to a person living out of state. She and the missing Hood shared the same first and middle name and birth date. The law enforcement agency in that area was asked to contact the woman.

    On Wednesday, Knox County investigators interviewed the woman, who verified details of her life and family. Investigators are confident she is 85-year-old Lula Cora Hood/Phillips/Smith, who has been missing since 1970.
    Read More:
    http://www.pjstar.com/news/x18602531...70-found-alive


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    http://www.wsmv.com/story/15016796/m...after-40-years

    Missing woman found alive after 40 years

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    So our UID remains unidentified and Lula has been located. Facinating!
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    Police believe they found Lula Cora Hood living in FL

    The DNA results prompted police to reopen their investigation into Hood's disappearance. Using her name and date of birth, it didn't take them long to find a match, to an 84-year-old woman now living in Florida. They're now convinced that the woman is Hood.



    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...142953331.html

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    This UID has been added to NamUs, UP # 11209, includes photos of clothing found with remains.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11209

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    Any ideas about the "Laurie Mae" blouse and sweatshirt? I haven't been able to find any info about that clothing line.

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