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    CA - Maria Gabriela Medina, 19, Los Angeles County, 03 March 1989

    Maria Gabriela Medina
    https://www.findthemissing.org/photos/full/1702[/IMG]

    Date LKA March 03, 1989 - 13:00
    Date entered December 12, 2008
    Age LKA 19 to 19 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity Hispanic/Latino
    Sex Female
    Height 61.0 inches
    Weight 115.0 pounds

    Circumstances Unknown. Maria was last seen at approximately 1:00pm at her job in the vicinity of E. 6th St. and S. Los Angeles St. in Los Angeles, CA. She left this location to go to another area of 9th street and Los Angeles Street to find another job. She has never been heard from again.

    Physical Characteristics
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair Brown
    Eye color Brown

    Scars and marks Birthmark acpproximately 2 1/2" long on left foot, 8" birthmark on left thigh above the knee.


    Namus and Charley links:
    [URL="http://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1290/7/"][URL="http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/medina_maria.html"][IMG]

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    Maria Medina has been ruled out as a match to missing person NCIC Number: U-416598679, "Andrea" from Huntington Beach, CA per an email from Allison O'Neil, Supervising Deputy Coroner, OCSD

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    Possible Match...

    The age might be off, but the LA coroners website lists her as 12+. The timing is very close, and Medina was walking towards 9th street, which crosses 8th. Where this UID was found. No mention of tatoos on Medina.

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 484UFCA

    Reconstruction of Victim by Natalie Murry

    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.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Los Angeles County Coroner
    Daniel Machian
    323-343-0754 Or 323-222-0343
    Email
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number:
    1989-05285

    NCIC Number:
    U-374457983

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    Date LKA March 03, 1989 - 13:00
    Date entered December 12, 2008
    Age LKA 19 to 19 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity Hispanic/Latino
    Sex Female
    Height 61.0 inches
    Weight 115.0 pounds

    Circumstances Unknown. Maria was last seen at approximately 1:00pm at her job in the vicinity of E. 6th St. and S. Los Angeles St. in Los Angeles, CA. She left this location to go to another area of 9th street and Los Angeles Street to find another job. She has never been heard from again.

    Physical Characteristics
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair Brown
    Eye color Brown

    Scars and marks Birthmark acpproximately 2 1/2" long on left foot, 8" birthmark on left thigh above the knee.


    Namus and Charley links:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1290/7/
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/medina_maria.html


    I re-posted with correct/working links...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackornaught View Post
    The age might be off, but the LA coroners website lists her as 12+. The timing is very close, and Medina was walking towards 9th street, which crosses 8th. Where this UID was found. No mention of tatoos on Medina.

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 484UFCA

    Reconstruction of Victim by Natalie Murry

    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.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Los Angeles County Coroner
    Daniel Machian
    323-343-0754 Or 323-222-0343
    Email
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number:
    1989-05285

    NCIC Number:
    U-374457983
    It sounds possible that they could match but I am new at this. Should we submit this? The pictures don't match too closely but the unidentified is listed as having curly hair and it appears straight in the reconstruction so who knows how much detail went it to the photo reconstruction. I also could not find this UID on the NamUs site.

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    Possible Match

    I was going to give the coroners office a call. I could not find her in NAMUS either. I cannot imagine they didn't look into this already, but you never know.

  7. #7

    Update

    I sent an email to the LA county coroner. I will post again when I hear something back from them.

  8. #8

    Response from LA county Coroner (Not a match)

    "Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX,
    A DNA profile comparison was done between the decedent’s DNA profile and the DNA profile of the biological mother of MP Maria Medina on 5/17/2010.
    The results of the DNA profile comparison confirmed that this was not a match. The decedent is not MP Maria Medina. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me."


    The search continues

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    Police Release Age-Progressed Sketch Of Woman Who Went Missing In 1989
    December 12, 2014 12:02 PM
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/...ssing-in-1989/


    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — <snip>
    After 25 years, the Medina family is appealing again to the public for help finding their sister and daughter.
    <snip>
    Anyone with information on Medina’s whereabouts can contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.
    Maria has been missing for 26 years today.



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