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    SC - Startex, WhtFem UP9422, 40-55, wrapped in plastic, Nov'11

    [Spartanburg Sheriff's Lt. Tony] Ivey said that the remains were found in a wooded area and appeared to have been there for several years.

    The person who found the remains told FOX Carolina that he was with a group looking for scrap metal when he found the skeleton.

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    A report from The Associated Press said the remains were found wrapped in plastic underneath a couch.

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    Ivey said investigators do not have a record of any missing people within the last few years in the Startex area.
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    http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/158...und-in-startex
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-24-2012 at 02:20 PM.

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    Here are six persons missing under suspicious circumstances from neighboring cities. For the time being, I am not including persons classified as Runaways, Family Abductions, Alzheimers-related disappearances, etc.

    Heather Rena Sellers (Sep 2002 - Spartanburg) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...s_heather.html
    Darryl Keith Miller (Jul 2005 - Spartanburg) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...er_darryl.html
    Sandra Denise Jeter (May 2010 - Spartanburg) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/j/jeter_sandra.html
    Sharon Evelyn Medlin (May 1998 - Greer) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...in_sharon.html
    Eric Lee Mason (Jan 1996 - Greenville) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/mason_eric.html
    Lila Mae Martin (Apr 2004 - Greenville) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/martin_lila.html

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    Oh my! Can you imagine stumbling across such a grisley scene? Here's another link...

    http://www.wect.com/story/15884193/m...rtanburg-woods

    Maybe since the teeth are still in the skull dental records can ID this person quickly. Hopefully someone's family will have closure soon.

    wm

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    Lila Mae Martin was missing her teeth and wore dentures. The man who found the remains said the teeth were still in the skull so I guess that rules her out.
    Last edited by waltzingmatilda; 10-27-2011 at 09:00 AM. Reason: ETA
    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

    Numbers,32:23

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    http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/158...und-in-startex

    "I saw the skull," said Joseph Annadale, who said he found the remains. "I thought it was one those decorations you buy that talk, (but) by the time I lifted the rest of it up you could see the skeleton's arm. There wasn't any hair or clothes."

    How long would a body have to be there for clothes and hair to be gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanting2Help View Post
    http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/158...und-in-startex




    How long would a body have to be there for clothes and hair to be gone?
    I suppose it would depend on the climate and many other variables. I would tend to lean toward the body was dumped nude. Since the remains were wrapped in a tarp and under a couch, it should have been pretty dark and I would think might be similiar to being underground. As far as there being no hair, I find that kinda odd. I would have thought that the tarp would have kept that fairly contained. I suppose it would also depend on animal activity. Both clothing and hair tend to be fairly slow in decomposition, when compared to flesh.

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    I love how this news article says:

    "Officials say they don't have any records of a missing person report."
    http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/oct/2...ex-ar-2610788/

    And then there is this article about a family who wonders if the remains belong to Evelyn Shelton.

    "Shelton, 42, disappeared around May 20, and was last seen leaving a home on N. Dean Street in the City of Spartanburg, according to investigators."

    http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/jul/0...an-ar-2065003/

    I realize that the remains are older than what Shelton's would be, but what happened to no reports of missing persons?
    *shaking head*

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    I think the body was most likely nude when disposed. Surely there would be fabric remnants since the remains were protected by the elements with the tarp and couch covering them. I would think that there would be hair too. If not still attached to the skull, then located inside the tarp. Perhaps the person was bald. Darrell keith Miller appears to be bald. (Photo posted by CarlK above)

    All MOO and typing out loud

    wm
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    Authorities are now stating that the victim was a woman.

    STARTEX, SC (FOX Carolina) -

    Investigators said Thursday that a skeleton found in Startex on Wednesday was that of a woman.

    Lt. Tony Ivey, of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, said the remains were found about noon off South Main Street.

    Ivey said that the remains were found in a wooded area and appeared to have been there for several years.
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    [forensic anthropologist Suzanne] Abel told FOX Carolina that the fully skeletonized remains were that of a woman. She said acidic soil in the area helped speed up decomposition.
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    That, combined with waltzingmatilda's observation that the victim had teeth and Lila Martin did not, reduces my previous list to three.

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post


    Here are three persons missing under suspicious circumstances from neighboring cities. For the time being, I am not including persons classified as Runaways, Family Abductions, Alzheimers-related disappearances, etc.

    Heather Rena Sellers (Sep 2002 - Spartanburg) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...s_heather.html
    Sandra Denise Jeter (May 2010 - Spartanburg) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/j/jeter_sandra.html
    Sharon Evelyn Medlin (May 1998 - Greer) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...in_sharon.html

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    Moving the radius out a little more, here are five more women missing from within a 60-mile radius of Startex:




    Samantha Renee Smith Nov'06 (Clinton - 43 Miles from Startex) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._samantha.html
    Billie Jo Beam-Hughes Jul'00 (Williamston- 34 Miles from Startex) http://www.nampn.org/cases/beam-hughes_billie_jo.html
    Brooke Leigh Hensen Jul'99 (Travelers Rest - 23 Miles from Startex) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...on_brooke.html
    Sheila Ann Carver Jun'98 (Seneca - 57 Miles from Startex) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...er_shelia.html
    Tina Marie Crouch Apr'91 (Gaffney - 31 Miles from Startex) http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/crouch_tina.html

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    Has anyone found any updates on this? I can't find a thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanting2Help View Post
    Has anyone found any updates on this? I can't find a thing!
    Me neither Wanting2Help. I wish the media would follow up and at least give an approx. ht. of this victim. It sure would help in ruling in/out the missing women that CarlK has posted!

    wm
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    Numbers,32:23

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    Here's the NamUs Casefile for this UID:

    NamUs UP # 9422
    https://identifyus.org/cases/9422

    Unidentified White Female with Racial admixture (white and black)

    Found October 26, 2011 on South Main Street - Startex mill village, Spartanburg County South Carolina

    Age 40 to 50 years
    Height (inches) 5'5" (65 inches), Estimated
    Condition of Body: Fully skeletonized, right upper appendage not recovered.
    Estimated postmortem interval Years
    Skeletal findings Antemortem transverse fracture of the mesosternum
    Fingerprints: not available
    Dental: Available
    DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete

    Circumstances of death
    Teenagers searching for scrap metal found these human remains in a wooded area behind a South Main Street home in the Startex mill village.

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    Tina Crouch is in the exclusions list along with 32 other women.

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    Here are two I don't see on the ruleout list:

    Destiney Hicks:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/11237/16/


    Nikita Wingo:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/519/15/

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    Wow! As of 12/15/11 there are 51 exclusions

    https://identifyus.org/cases/9422

    First Name Last Name Year Of Birth State LKA
    Gloria Baird 1946 Georgia
    Donna Barnhill 1967 North Carolina
    Rhonda Baucom 1958 North Carolina
    Priscilla Blevins 1948 North Carolina
    Aida Calfee 1955 Georgia
    Dolly Caulder 1960 North Carolina
    Tina Crouch 1970 South Carolina
    Susan DeLuca 1964 South Carolina
    Deborah Dill 2008 Georgia
    Deborah Dill 2008 Georgia
    Florence Doolittle 1918 North Carolina
    Helena Fells 1958 Massachusetts
    Kimberly Forbes 1956 Oregon
    Tebble Garrett 1970 South Carolina
    Lisa Geise 1962 Georgia
    Shaida Ghaemi 1963 Colorado
    Stacey Grater 1970 New Jersey
    Angela Hamby 1962 North Carolina
    Andrea Hayslette 1964 South Carolina
    Angela Hudson 1968 North Carolina
    Sandra Landrum 1957 Georgia
    Mary Little 1940 Georgia
    Sabrina Long 1971 Georgia
    Sheila Main 1969 Ohio
    Sharon Medlin 1948 South Carolina
    Twyla Mickey 1959 Georgia
    Becky Minish 1967 Georgia
    Deborah Moore 1968 North Carolina
    Helen Morgan 1957 Georgia
    Liza Murphy 1965 New Jersey
    Dori Myers 1962 Florida
    Cynthia Perry 1968 North Carolina
    Denise Porch 1954 North Carolina
    Kristina Porco 1970 South Carolina
    Shelva Rafte 1963 Pennsylvania
    Kathleen Randall 1958 Georgia
    Rachel Rice 1959 Oregon
    Sandy Rideout 1965 Washington
    Jennifer Rivkin 1965 North Carolina
    Sandra Ross 1952 North Carolina
    Ima Sanders 1961 Georgia
    Patricia Schmidt 1964 Virginia
    Beverly Sharpman 1930 Pennsylvania
    Lisa Stebic 1969 Illinois
    Deborah Sykes 1967 Idaho
    Roxann Tolson 1959 Idaho
    Tammy Walker 1970 Florida
    Rosalind Wall 1965 North Carolina
    Linda Watts 1961 North Carolina
    Nancy Williams 1961 Georgia
    Carmela Yacavino 1961 New Jersey

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