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  1. #1
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    CA - Van Nuys, WhtFem UP4117, 24-33, @ Sepulveda Flood Basin, Jul'87

    Please merge if there is another thread for this lady.


    Unidentified White Female


    The victim was discovered on July 21, 1987 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: 3 - 4 weeks prior to discovery
    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 24 - 33 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8; 110-120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown, medium-length hair; brown eyes. Appendectomy scar; wore contact lenses. Prior pregnancy. Toenails painted a reddish-pink. Toxicology tests show she had cocaine in her system at the time of her death.
    Dentals: Available. Had previous dental work done; missing teeth in upper right molar region and had several fillings. Once wore braces.
    Clothing: Wearing light blue, homemade dress (short sleeve with ties at neck in the front and ties at waist in the back), considered out-of-date; bra (size 34B); slip; panties; inexpensive high-heel, open-toe strap shoes (black leather, size 8).
    Fingerprints: Not available
    DNA: Available
    Case History
    The victim was located in the 16300 block of Burbank Boulevard, in an isolated area of the Sepulveda flood control basin in Van Nuys. She was wrapped in blankets and a blue plastic tarp. Strangled, her arms cleanly cut off at the elbows, she had been dead two weeks to three weeks when her killer, or killers, dumped her body in the park off Burbank Boulevard just east of Havenhurst Avenue. By removing her hands, the killer ensured there would be no fingerprints.
    Jane Doe 53 - the 53rd unidentified female corpse in the county in 1987 - was released to the morgue for cremation August 17, 1987.
    Because of the tools used and the precision of the mutilation of her limbs, Jane Doe 53's case is similar to the deaths of six other Southern California women, although police haven't been able to make any definite connection.
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    I think Diana Coulta's might be a good match for this doe.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...haracteristics

    Diana went missing seven years before so there is a big gap but she has a lot of features in common with this doe.

    She wore contact lenses and had been pregnant before. The height is slightly off and the weight is really off but if she was addicted to cocaine then she would have lost weight.

    It was really the contact lenses that caught me for this one and just thought I'd suggest her.
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    This is her page on NamUs -- https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4117

    Her height is listed as 5'5" on NamUs, but the date and circumstances are the same. The only rule outs listed are Hazel Klug and Patricia Schmidt. IMO, Donella Coultas seems a bit more robust than the UID and her eyes are listed as being blue.

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    There is something about Johanna Brighton, who was recently listed in NamUs, that reminds me of this UID.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/17253/37
    I'm not sure if there are too many dependencies between the two women, though, and, if Johanna was the unidentified woman found in Van Nuys, where was she all of those years?

    The UID's Doe Network page is located at http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/452ufca.html

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    Julia Salucka went missing from Kansas City, MO on 11/7/1986. She may have gone to California. She previously wore braces, wore glasses, is the right height, but a little young at 19. The only big problem is that Julia had a tattoo on her shoulder.


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    Has LE ever said which murders this Jane Doe's case is similar to?

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    good question.

    her drawing is horrifying. it looks like they drew her final expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigoku Dayu View Post
    Has LE ever said which murders this Jane Doe's case is similar to?

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    Yeah, it'd be nice to have a reconstruction that looks less contorted by extreme emotion.

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    Not listed in Namus, but Sylvia Lourdes Standley has also been ruled out.

    'Comparison of MP LOURDES to our case 1987-06991 is NOT a match per dental x-ray comparison.'



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