10-26-2011, 07:01 PM #1
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.
A report from The Associated Press said the remains were found wrapped in plastic underneath a couch.
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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10-26-2011, 07:25 PM #2
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
10-27-2011, 08:46 AM #3
Oh my! Can you imagine stumbling across such a grisley scene? Here's another link...
Maybe since the teeth are still in the skull dental records can ID this person quickly. Hopefully someone's family will have closure soon.
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.
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10-27-2011, 09:45 AM #4
"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?
10-27-2011, 10:04 AM #5
10-27-2011, 10:15 AM #6
I love how this news article says:
"Officials say they don't have any records of a missing person report."
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."
I realize that the remains are older than what Shelton's would be, but what happened to no reports of missing persons?
10-27-2011, 10:19 AM #7
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)
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10-27-2011, 07:26 PM #8
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.
[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.
That, combined with waltzingmatilda's observation that the victim had teeth and Lila Martin did not, reduces my previous list to three.
10-27-2011, 08:21 PM #9
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
10-31-2011, 02:30 PM #10
Has anyone found any updates on this? I can't find a thing!
11-01-2011, 08:43 AM #11
11-10-2011, 12:53 PM #12
Here's the NamUs Casefile for this UID:
NamUs UP # 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
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.
12-10-2011, 08:12 AM #13
Tina Crouch is in the exclusions list along with 32 other women.
12-10-2011, 10:05 AM #14
12-16-2011, 11:26 AM #15
Wow! As of 12/15/11 there are 51 exclusions
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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