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    NV - Las Vegas, HispFem UP272, 20-30, dismembered, at recycling center, Sep'95

    Unidentified Hispanic Female

    Clark County Coroner’s Case # 95-03524
    Las Vegas Metro Homicide Case # 950919-0985
    NamUs UP # 272
    The Doe Network Case File 338UFNV

    Estimated age: 20 – 30 years old
    Approximate Height: 60 inches (NamUs)/59 inches (Clark County Coroner and the Doe Network)
    Approximate weight: 200 pounds
    Hair: Dark Brown, 7" in length
    Eyes: Brown
    Scars: 1 1/8" oblique scar over distal femur, "L" shaped scar 1" below it
    Piercings: 2 in right ear, 1 in left ear
    Dentals: Available. Fillings, some teeth missing, dental age 20 plus
    Cause of death was homicide

    On September 19, 1995, employees at Silver State Recycling (333 W. Gowan St. Las Vegas, NV 89130) discovered the dismembered torso of the victim. Upon discovery, all operations at the business were stopped pending arrival of law enforcement personnel. A subsequent search of the debris uncovered the victim's head and legs. Her legs were found in a Mauve "American Tourister" suitcase.

    The remains came to center by commercial recycling trucks from the area bordered by East Flamingo, South Eastern, South Maryland Parkway, and Sunset. She is believed to have been dead for several days.

    I really thought that she had already been listed on Websleuths, yet when I tried to find her thread earlier, I couldn't. I'm sorry if this is a duplicate.

    http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/c...spx?uni_id=106 Warning! Post Mortem at Link!
    http://www.lvmpd.com/Sections/Homici.../19901999.aspx
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/272
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/338ufnv.html
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-13-2013 at 02:39 PM.

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    Yesterday, I was looking through the missing persons listings on the California Department of Justice website (they have some missing persons who are not listed in NamUs). I saw the page for Bimlesh Singh (http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/det...=4099417600027) and thought that she looked really familiar. [IMO] She looks like the first sketch of this UID. Her height and weight are consistent, but her age and ethnicity are way off. The drive from Moreno Valley, CA to Las Vegas, NV is about 243 miles but it is not particularly difficult and many people from Southern California drive to Las Vegas on weekends or for a few days during the week.


    http://www.riversidesheriff.org/miss...gh-bimlesh.asp
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...h_bimlesh.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1171dfca.html

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    I received an e-mail from Rick Jones about Bimlesh Singh possibly being the UID --
    I am very interested in this tip, she sure looks a possible. I have sent a request to our DNA people to check our decedent's DNA in CODIS at UNT with the DNA at CA DOJ. As soon as we hear from them, I promise you, I will let you know. I looked at the photo's and soooooo close.

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    I heard back from Rick Jones of the Clark County Coroner's office. Bimlesh Singh has been ruled out through DNA.

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    Praying for Jarrae and her loved ones. I really hope they catch the monster who did this to her. I feel really bad for her, I think she had a very difficult life that ended up causing her to turn to her lifestyle and very sadly, her death.
    she was young and very beautiful, with a twinkle in her eye. I am sure she had endless potential. R.I.P. Jarrae

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    Has she been identified?

    I looked up the name "Jarrae" and I think that Joerose is referring to Jarrae Nikole Estepp who was found deceased in Anaheim, CA in 2014?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-dumpster.html

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    yes he was referring to her. i think because she too was found at a recycle facility.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    Has she been identified?

    I looked up the name "Jarrae" and I think that Joerose is referring to Jarrae Nikole Estepp who was found deceased in Anaheim, CA in 2014?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-dumpster.html

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    The Youtuber JaneDoeAppeals has a video on their channel dedicated to this case and there is a postmorten photograph of this UID.

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    As I was looking at the people who are wanted by the Indiana Department of Corrections thinking about a different UID, I noticed Jacklyn Kurr who had been convicted of prostitution in Marion County. In September 1995, she was 25 years old (her birthday is November 16, 1969). The Indiana Department of Corrections describes Jacklyn Kurr as being 4’ 11” tall and 196 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Although I haven’t read anything about the wanted woman being Hispanic, I see a lot of similarities between Ms. Kurr and the short haired reconstruction of the unidentified woman in the suitcases in Las Vegas.

    Attachment 79295Attachment 79296
    http://doc-apps.in.gov/demo/wanted/M..._Number=956237
    http://www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection...=0&search2.y=0

    The timing may be a deal breaker, if they disclosed the day that she was last accounted for in Indiana it would help (I have noticed that sometimes the warrant for an escapee’s arrest will be dated sometime after the date they were last seen). Assuming the dates are correct, Jacklyn Kurr was sentenced for prostitution on September 13, 1995 – the unidentified woman was found on September 19, 1995. Assuming that there was some sort of distraction when she was sentenced and she was able to slip away without anyone noticing, that gives her less than a week to get from the Indianapolis metro area to Las Vegas.

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    For some reason, my side by side of Jacklyn Kurr and the UID didn't load, so I am trying again.

    jacklyn_kurr_indiana.jpgshorthairlasvegas.jpg

    The links to information about Jacklyn Kurr are in my previous post.


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    There are very few MPs who fit the demographics of this UID. I've found a few potential matches with some resemblance to the sketches and each matching different components of the demographics. I'm hoping to get some help -if any of these seem strong enough I will submit them.
    Lucy Delia Fuentes, missing from Newburgh, NY since 1992, possibly headed to FL with unknown male. Hispanic, 35 yrs, 5'4" 155 lbs http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fuentes_lucy.html

    Thylea Chisholm, missing from Chesterfield County, VA since June 1995. History of huffing spray paint. White, 20 yrs, 5'1"-5'2", 130-140 lbs http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...lm_thylea.html

    Juanita Elanor Bardin, missing from Vidor, TX since 1993. Very interesting circumstances -joined the circus. White, 49 yrs, 5'0"-5'2" 200-210 lbs.
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    Donna Odell Sumners, missing from Brooksville, FL since 1994. Domestic violence history with husband. White, 25 yrs, 5'3", 168 lbs. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ers_donna.html

    Melissa Ann Espinoza, missing from Rancho Cordova, CA since 1993. Last seen in known drug area. Hispanic, 12 yrs, 5'1" 125 lbs. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...a_melissa.html

    Omayra Velasquez, missing from Bridgeport, CT since 1993. Last seen at a club with an unknown male. Hispanic, 21 yrs, 5'1", 150 lbs. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ez_omayra.html
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    I wonder if Wayne Adam Ford has been looked into for this case. He admitted to dismembering a Las Vegas prostitute in 1998.
    Trucker linked to slain LV prostitute: [Final Edition]


    Puit, Glenn. Las Vegas Review - Journal; Las Vegas, Nev. [Las Vegas, Nev]07 Nov 1998: 1A.
    A California truck driver who authorities say implicated himself in a grotesque serial killing spree is suspected of picking up a LasVegas prostitute, killing her during sex then dumping her body in the California Aqueduct.
    Las Vegas officials also confirmed Friday that Wayne Adam Ford, 36, of Arcata is a former North Las Vegas cabdriver who lived in eastern Las Vegas for at least a year. Ford's ex-wife and 2-year-old son live in the Las Vegas Valley.
    The tall, bearded man who has been described by many as unremarkable in both appearance and ambition used to live in an apartment on Palm Street, near Charleston Boulevard and Pecos Road. Las Vegas police said he last lived in the valley in late 1996, but couldn't provide further details.
    Authorities reported Thursday that Ford, who as a trucker hauled lumber and other commerce throughout California, walked into the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday and told deputies he had killed four women in California. To prove it, Ford pulled from his pocket a plastic bag that contained a woman's severed breast, then confessed to killing the women believed to be drifters, prostitutes or hitchhikers, they said.
    Las Vegas police Homicide Lt. Wayne Petersen said one of the victims Ford claims to have killed is 26-year-old Tina Gibbs, a Tacoma, Wash., native who was working as a street prostitute in Las Vegas in the months before her disappearance. Ford told detectives Gibbs was soliciting in Las Vegas when he picked her up on an unknown date, possibly in April or May.
    On June 2, a fisherman found Gibbs' nude body floating in the aqueduct west of the small farming community of Buttonwillow, off state Highway 58 in Kern County. The body had been in the water for two to five days.
    Kern County, Calif., sheriff's Sgt. Glenn Johnson said Ford told investigators he picked Gibbs up on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, then paid her for sex.
    "They had consensual sex for money, and during a bout of rough sex she died," Johnson said Friday. "The rough sex consisted of bondage and ligatures.
    "After she died he kept her in the truck for a couple of days, and while driving from the Las Vegas area through Kern County he decided to dispose of the body," Johnson said.
    Investigators believe Ford dumped the body into the aqueduct from a bridge. Ford wasn't sure of the exact dates or locations. A specific motive also is not known.
    "We don't know if she died while being restrained or if she died during what he described as rough sex," Johnson said. "By the time we talked to him he had already been interviewed by a couple of different agencies and he was pretty much matter-of-fact about the whole thing. He wasn't remorseful, he was just talking like you and I are, very matter-of-fact."
    Johnson said investigators haven't ruled out the possibility that Gibbs' death was an accident, although such a scenario would seem unlikely given the number of women Ford claims to have killed. Ligature marks were found on Gibbs' neck...
    "His patterns indicate he was a disorganized predator who didn't really plan out what he was going to do. He also didn't offer a reason as to why he kept the body."
    Ford was arraigned Friday on a first-degree murder charge in the case of a still-unidentified torso. His court-appointed attorney entered an innocent plea for him. The next hearing was scheduled for Thursday. He is being held on $1 million bail.
    Though he initially offered details on four slayings around California, investigators from across the West have been contacting Humboldt County law enforcement to see if Ford could shed any light on their unsolved deaths. Officials say Ford could be tied to two more slayings, but details have not been provided...
    The arrest led officials to identifying the body of Patricia Anne Tamez, a 29-year-old Victorville, Calif., woman discovered two weeks ago in the aqueduct, near Interstate 15 outside Hesperia. San Bernardino County officials said the body was missing a breast.
    Tamez may have been working as a prostitute at truck stops, officials said. A friend, Deborah Reck, said Tamez was an upper middle class college student who dropped out because she liked to party too much and was "really into crystal meth."
    Investigators said Ford told them he killed and dismembered a woman whose torso was found in Ryan Slough near Eureka, Calif., in October 1997. Six or seven additional body parts of that unidentified victim were found based on information Ford provided, Humboldt County Sheriff Dennis Lewis said.
    Ford also told San Joaquin County investigators that he picked up a woman in Ontario, in Southern California, and dumped her body off Interstate 5 near Lodi, 30 miles south of Sacramento. San Joaquin County sheriff's spokesman Mike Padilla identified the victim as 25- year-old Lanett White of Fontana, whose body was found Sept. 25.
    Officials said Ford obtained a work card from Las Vegas police in 1996 and was at one time employed by North Las Vegas Cab Co. Company employees contacted by the Review-Journal either declined comment or said they did not remember Ford...
    Las Vegas investigators are reviewing old homicide and missing persons cases for possible Ford connections. So far, that search has proved fruitless...
    "Intelligence, as well, is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas. (One of the facts to be reckoned with is that taste tends to develop very unevenly. It's rare that the same person has good visual taste and good taste in people and taste in ideas.)" -Susan Sontag


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    it certainly ties in with his living there. in 95, his wife would have possibly been pregnant w the child so he was probably around vegas at the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by WesternArtist View Post
    I wonder if Wayne Adam Ford has been looked into for this case. He admitted to dismembering a Las Vegas prostitute in 1998.
    Trucker linked to slain LV prostitute: [Final Edition]


    Puit, Glenn. Las Vegas Review - Journal; Las Vegas, Nev. [Las Vegas, Nev]07 Nov 1998: 1A.



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