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    MI - Covert Township, WhtFem 730UFMI, 23-40, Near I-96, Oct'88

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 730UFMI
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/730ufmi.html
    NamUs UP Case 6653 https://identifyus.org/cases/6653


    Reconstruction of Victim

    Unidentified White Female

    The victim was discovered on October 12, 1988 in Covert Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
    Estimated Date of Death: 1985-1988
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 23-40 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 55"
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown to blond hair. Long and possibly wavy.
    Dentals: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located near intersection of rt. I-96 and County Road 378.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-08-2013 at 09:25 PM.

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    Here's a new case added to NamUs who fits very cleanly to this Jane Doe:

    Shirley Jo Kelly
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/11768/8


    Blond Hair - Age is right, Height is right (within an inch). Location is spot-on. She looks just like the reconstruction.

    The only inconsistency that I see is that three-year timeframe is a little long, considering that the body still had hair. The postmortem interval for the UID is two months according to NamUs. But according to DoeNetwork, the estimated date of death is 1985 to 1988, which would be consistent.

    ETA: I just kicked off an e-mail to Trooper Krebs to see if she has compared Shirley to this Jane Doe (and requesting that she do so if she has not).
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-10-2012 at 12:00 AM.

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    A 0-3 year time frame according to NamUs. I'd submit this one.
    ~JMO~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    A 0-3 year time frame according to NamUs. I'd submit this one.
    That's strange. It says 2 months as the postmortem interval, but then says that estimated time of death is 1985-1988.

    I did just send an e-mail to Trooper Krebs, Rose Sacchetti, and Norman Sauer.

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    Maybe it was a data entry error which should have been 2 years instead of 2 months. Since the NamUs profile reads complete or near complete skeletal remains, 2 mo's has to be an error.
    ~JMO~

    A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown


    Long Lost Love - Discovery ID - Disappeared - Bob Harrod Case

    You can now purchase Mr. Harrod's Disappeared episode through Amazon, iTunes or YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Height is right (within an inch).
    The UID is listed in both Namus and Doe as being 55 inches tall. Shirley is listed as being 66 inches tall. 55 inches is 4'7".

    if you get a response Carl, you might want to ask them if the height is correct for the UID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    The UID is listed in both Namus and Doe as being 55 inches tall. Shirley is listed as being 66 inches tall. 55 inches is 4'7".

    if you get a response Carl, you might want to ask them if the height is correct for the UID.
    Oops, I read that as 5'5", but you're right. I would bet that it should be 5'5", as 4'7" is extremely short for an adult woman. If that is an error, it may explain why this case would not come up on their radar when looking for matches to Shirley Kelly.

    ETA: I called Trooper Krebs. She just entered Shirley's NamUs case yesterday, and doesn't know whether any possibles have popped up for her yet. I said that it might not come up due to the 10" listed height difference, but I asked her to check into whether there is an error on the Covert Jane Doe's height.

    She said that she has not been to her office yet, but she will look into it when she gets to her office.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 07-26-2011 at 11:45 AM.

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    Shirley Jo Kelly was added to this Jane Doe's NamUs rule-out list today, and Jane Doe's height was changed to 60" (i.e., 5 feet, 0 inches).

    https://identifyus.org/cases/6653

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    Any comments about the liklihood of this Missing Person being a match: NamUs MP # 901

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    Quote Originally Posted by limelatitude View Post
    Any comments about the liklihood of this Missing Person being a match: NamUs MP # 901
    NamUs MP 901 being Donna Christine O'Banion
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/901/2
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ion_donna.html



    There's a pretty solid resemblance, and a reasonable timeframe. But the six-inch difference in height is a bit of a stretch even for skeletal remains.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-09-2012 at 11:48 PM.


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    I thought so too, i'll keep searching

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    Quote Originally Posted by limelatitude View Post
    I thought so too, i'll keep searching
    BTW:

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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by limelatitude View Post
    Any comments about the liklihood of this Missing Person being a match: NamUs MP # 901
    I think she looks like a good possible. Height is off but given the discrepencies already pointed out that wouldn't put me off too much.


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    Not sure how she'd get to Michigan from Minnesota, but I think there's a resemblance:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/5795/10/

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