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    OR - Niki Diane Britten, 15, Albany, 16 July 1969


    Niki Diane Britten

    Endangered Missing from Albany, Oregon since July 16, 1969

    Age: 15 -- Height: 5'4" -- Weight: 145 lbs -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Green / Hazel


    Niki was last seen at home in Albany, Oregon on July 16, 1969. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.


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    Missing Niki

    Niki Diane Britten ran away from her Albany home one week before her 16th birthday in July 1969.

    Her mother, Nancy Mahaffey of Albany, has been looking for her ever since.

    [snip]

    After Niki ran away in July 1969, her mother says Niki called family friends in September during Labor Day weekend, thinking her grandparents would be there. When they weren’t, she told the friends she was working in New York and doing fine.

    That was the last time they heard from Niki.

    Long after Niki disappeared, a strange note signed by “Niki” surfaced at Nancy’s parents’ house.

    Nancy isn’t sure if it really was from Niki, stopping by her grandparents house when they weren’t home, or if her mother wrote it as a way to make herself feel better.

    In it, “Niki” wrote not to worry about her. She said she had “been to a lot of places” and was living with “some people in a big old house.”

    She said she “might come home someday but right now I have to do what’s right for me.”

    The letter was somewhat disjointed and didn’t sound like Niki, her mother said.

    More: http://democratherald.com/news/local...a4bcf887a.html

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    More details about Niki's case at Charley Project:

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/britten_niki.html

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    This might be a match--already submitted to DoeNetwork

    Two months ago I read the article in the Charley Project

    Nicki Diane Britten missing since July 16,1969 from Albany Oregon- NamUs MP # 7828

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7828/1/

    can possibly be

    NamUs UP # 5221 - found December 6, 1971 Galloway Township New Jersey
    Case number 71-A-388

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/5221

    This is based on an article in the Charley project

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/britten_niki.html

    Niki Britten ran away from home on July 16, 1969. But an update to the article on September 4 indicates Niki called her grandparents and contacted friends in September 1969 saying she was in "New York, was working and doing ok"

    This was also indicated in an article in the Albany Democrat Herald on April 12, 2012

    http://democratherald.com/news/local...a4bcf887a.html

    This information is not included in in the mssing person report.

    She was never heard from again.

    Skeletal remains of a female were found on December 6, 1971 in Galloway Township NJ, around 100 miles from New York City. The postmortem interval was listed as months

    The height, weight and age between Niki Britten and the unidentified body are similar.

    The face structure is similiar although she is wearing glasses in one of her pictures.

    This is just a hunch, both cases are over 40 years old. By matching dentals and DNA between the missing girls relatives and the unidentfied body can this confirm if this is a match or not.

    This was already submitted to the Doe Network 2 months ago. Hopefully we will find out soon if it is a match or not.

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    Oddly, I just stumbled across this UID and came over to see if it had been suggested already. Niki's page in the Charley Project indicates she had relatives in Pennsylvania, so that's another reason she might have gone east. Here's hoping it's a match and we find out soon.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Niki Diane Britten, 15, Missing since July 16, 1969 from Albany, OR

    Niki Diane Britten
    Missing since July 16, 1969 from Albany, Linn County, Oregon
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date of Birth: July 23, 1953
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 145 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green or hazel eyes.
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Niki was last seen at home in July 1969.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Albany Police Department
    541-917-7680

    Agency Case Number: 03-25583

    NCMEC Number #NCMC1165009

    Source Information:

    Namus
    NCMEC
    The Doe Network: Case File 3060DFOR

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3060dfor.html

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    Bumping for Niki, missing 44 years tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed View Post
    Missing Niki

    Niki Diane Britten ran away from her Albany home one week before her 16th birthday in July 1969.

    Her mother, Nancy Mahaffey of Albany, has been looking for her ever since.

    [snip]

    After Niki ran away in July 1969, her mother says Niki called family friends in September during Labor Day weekend, thinking her grandparents would be there. When they weren’t, she told the friends she was working in New York and doing fine.

    That was the last time they heard from Niki.

    Long after Niki disappeared, a strange note signed by “Niki” surfaced at Nancy’s parents’ house.

    Nancy isn’t sure if it really was from Niki, stopping by her grandparents house when they weren’t home, or if her mother wrote it as a way to make herself feel better.

    In it, “Niki” wrote not to worry about her. She said she had “been to a lot of places” and was living with “some people in a big old house.”

    She said she “might come home someday but right now I have to do what’s right for me.”

    The letter was somewhat disjointed and didn’t sound like Niki, her mother said.

    More: http://democratherald.com/news/local...a4bcf887a.html
    Interestingly,

    Charlie Project's account of Niki's case does not mention the letter. I wonder if they believed that the note never contained conclusive evidence that could help in the investigation, or did Charlie Project simply forget to enter that information? Most of the time, Charlie Project has more detailed information about cases than Doe Network.

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    Google "Nicole Britten"

    On a whim, I googled "Nicole Britten" as an image request. There is a woman going by this name who looks an awful lot like these pictures from 1969.

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    Niki Diane Britten Rule Out--Galloway NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by joeytes View Post
    Two months ago I read the article in the Charley Project

    Nicki Diane Britten missing since July 16,1969 from Albany Oregon- NamUs MP # 7828

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7828/1/

    can possibly be

    NamUs UP # 5221 - found December 6, 1971 Galloway Township New Jersey
    Case number 71-A-388

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/5221

    This is based on an article in the Charley project

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/britten_niki.html

    Niki Britten ran away from home on July 16, 1969. But an update to the article on September 4 indicates Niki called her grandparents and contacted friends in September 1969 saying she was in "New York, was working and doing ok"

    This was also indicated in an article in the Albany Democrat Herald on April 12, 2012

    http://democratherald.com/news/local...a4bcf887a.html

    This information is not included in in the mssing person report.

    She was never heard from again.

    Skeletal remains of a female were found on December 6, 1971 in Galloway Township NJ, around 100 miles from New York City. The postmortem interval was listed as months

    The height, weight and age between Niki Britten and the unidentified body are similar.

    The face structure is similiar although she is wearing glasses in one of her pictures.

    This is just a hunch, both cases are over 40 years old. By matching dentals and DNA between the missing girls relatives and the unidentfied body can this confirm if this is a match or not.

    This was already submitted to the Doe Network 2 months ago. Hopefully we will find out soon if it is a match or not.

    I received an email from the detective investigating this UID in Galloway NJ.

    Dentals do not match.

    Niki Diane Britten's dental record indicates tooth decay on some of her teeth.

    The UID had "perfect" teeth.




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