07-19-2012, 10:31 PM #1
CA - Devore, WhtFem Skeletal UP2583, 25-45, on Cajon Pass hillside, Oct'87
NamUs UP # 2583 https://identifyus.org/cases/2583
Unidentified White Female
Found on October 01, 1987, 150 ft down an embankment, about 1/2 mile South of Kenwood, West of Old Cajon Blvd. in Devore (San Bernadino County) CA 92407.
Age 25 - 45 years
Height: 60 inches (5 Feet 0 inches), Estimated
Clothing & Accessories:
Blue denim pants ("Lee Riders"), Multicolored striped T-shirt with knit white collar (Label: "Erika"), gray-white ankle-length stocking with two maroon trim stripes. Navy blue long-sleeve knit sweater (heavy). Size Medium. Label: "F.L. Collection - Made in Republic of Maldives". Gray/white shoes with lavender strip (Label: "Niki")
Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Probable year of death 1985 to 1987
Estimated postmortem interval 1 Year
DNA: Available - nucDNA - CA DOJ-DNA MPDP and CODIS (NDIS)
Fingerprints: Not Available
Found on hillside, 150 feet down embankment, one-half mile south of Kenwood, west of Old Cajon Blvd., Devore
Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-21-2013 at 03:45 PM.
07-19-2012, 10:31 PM #2
Devore / Cajon Pass is the first unpopulated area that you get to when leaving the Inland Empire (E. LA County/W. San Bernadino County) toward Las Vegas.
Although the body was found adjacent to the Southbound side of I-15, I suspect that this was a location of convenience for someone who got there heading Northbound from the Inland Empire.
Donna Loraine Croce fits quite well to the limited info available on this Jane Doe.
She doesn't have a NamUs MP Casefile, so she might not be on their radar.
She came from Whittier, which is about a 45-minute drive from Devore. (The normal flow of traffic is about 75 mph in those parts.) If I was in Whittier and looking for the closest dumping ground, Devore would be high on my list.
The timeline is right-on, and her height (4'10") is pretty close to the 5'0" estimate of the skeletal remains.
When I think of Devore, I think of the 1983 Us Festival, (i.e., a three-day music festival organized by Apple Computer pioneer Steve Wozniak, as a means of showcasing his line of Apple Computers). I was there. What a chaotic mass of humanity that was (LOL)
Last edited by CarlK90245; 07-19-2012 at 10:44 PM.
07-20-2012, 02:59 AM #3
This UID has a cap on her #10 (upper left lateral incisor).
According to Charley Project, Cynthia Lynn Maine has a cap on one of her upper front teeth.
And her height, age, and timeframe all fit too.
ETA: I submitted this one via e-mail to David Van Norman
Last edited by CarlK90245; 07-20-2012 at 03:27 AM.
07-20-2012, 10:45 AM #4
07-20-2012, 12:07 PM #5Registered User
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Mary Jill Adams might also fit this Doe.
Mary Jill Adams
Report Type: Unknown Circumstances
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 4 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 107 lbs.
Date of Birth: 9/2/1946
Last Seen: 4/18/1986
Dental X-rays Available: No
Mary was last seen on April 18, 1986, in West Hollywood.
08-27-2014, 12:10 PM #6
I just spoke with Det. Fisher of the Whittier PD. I had created a NamUs MP casefile for Donna Croce over a year ago, but it wasn't published.
I suggested that she contact Donna Southerland to have the casefile published, and to ask that she arrange for a comparison of Donna Croce to UP2583.
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