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    GA - Becky Annette Minish, 19, Augusta, 17 March 1987

    Becky Annette Minish, (19), Augusta, GA, Richmond County, 3/17/1987

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/703/0/

    Age last seen
    19 to 19 years old

    Age now
    46 years old

    Race
    White

    Sex
    Female

    Height (inches)
    60.0 to 72.0

    Weight (pounds)
    95.0 to 120.0


    "Minish was last seen around St. Patrick's Day in 1987 as she left her job at a fast-food restaurant on Wrightsboro Road. Her car was found a few days later at the Wrightsboro Road exit of Bobby Jones Expressway. One tire was flat, the door had been pried open and the steering column was smashed."

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    She was last seen AROUND St. Patrick's Day?? Do they not know for sure? Or it is just an awkwardly written line? I would think that at 19, Becky either still lived with family or maybe a roommate, who would certainly have notified the police the first night she didn't come home. Or, the restaurant where she worked would have tried calling her home if she didn't report to work the next day.

    Here's the Charley Project case file; unfortunately it doesn't offer much more in the way of details, other than the year of her car, that it was a KFC where she worked, and that she never picked up her last paycheck.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/minish_becky.html

    I'm wondering if she had a boyfriend? An ex? Did anyone note Becky having trouble with someone?

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    I am local to the area. I will be talking with the cold case investigator this week about Becky.. I will update any info I can find out.

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    Per LE, they have no records left.. and if they did have no clue where they are at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raine1212 View Post
    Per LE, they have no records left.. and if they did have no clue where they are at.
    Thats beyond sad

    Unsolved murders of Augusta area Georgia since 1973: timeline

    What's interesting; is if you use your browser search; highlight the word "found"; Becky is the only one who's body has not been found.

    1987
    March 17: Becky Annette Minish, 19, of Evans, has been missing since St. Patrick's Day 1987. Her car was found abandoned and damaged days later on Bobby Jones Expressway. Officially, she is considered a missing person, but investigators said she is presumed to be dead.

    Victims & possible victims of Gary Michael Hilton

    Missing-person cases vary widely Some other missing-persons cases are decades old. Bobby Minish has not seen or heard from his sister in nearly 20 years.

    Becky Annette Minish, then 19, disappeared around St. Patrick's Day in 1987, as she left her job at a fast-food restaurant on Wrightsboro Road, he said.

    Her car was found a few days later at the Wrightsboro Road exit of Bobby Jones Expressway. One tire was flat, the door had been pried open and the steering column was smashed, Mr. Minish said.

    Although Ms. Minish is still officially considered a missing person, Mr. Minish and authorities say she probably isn't alive.

    "There's a very strong suspicion of foul play," said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator DeWayne Piper, who reopened the cold case four years ago after new leads developed.

    Those new clues led nowhere, however, and the case remains unsolved.

    Eighteen years later, Mr. Minish, now 43, and living in Appling with his wife, Susan, is still seeking answers.

    "I'd like to find out who did it," Mr. Minish said. "I sure would."

    Mr. Minish said his sister's disappearance was too much for his parents.

    "My mother died of a broken heart, and I believe my dad did too," said Mr. Minish. "They both died in their 50s. I can't comprehend it. I've seen what it did to my mother."
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    Quote Originally Posted by raine1212 View Post
    Per LE, they have no records left.. and if they did have no clue where they are at.
    Raine; can you get in touch with them again & ask them to get DNA from her brother? She actually has 2 brothers; one is on FB; Bobby is not. I'm going to try to contact the other. They need to get a DNA sample in case she is a UP.

    The DNA is no cost to LE; NamUs provides it. If you want me to grab links let me know.

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    I went to hs with Becky. Remember this like it was yesterday. Instead, tomorrow will be 26 years! Sad for her family.

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    Such a sad story.
    Do you talk to the family at all? There is no DNA on her NamUs profile. Someone should give a sample
    If you need info on how to do it let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by betterthaniusedtobe View Post
    I went to hs with Becky. Remember this like it was yesterday. Instead, tomorrow will be 26 years! Sad for her family.
    Any additional details you can post here would be appreciated, esp. since LE doesn't have the case file anymore (?)

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    They want to contact one of the NamUs reps. The rest are the DNA links if they want to look things over while waiting

    DNA Instructions

    Resources

    Click GUIDELINES FOR THE COLLECTION OF FAMILY REFERENCE SAMPLE (FRS)

    NamUs contacts are Case Manager
    Todd Matthews Phone 817-408-6723
    I have his email if it's needed. It's not shown on the NamUs profile for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deca View Post
    Any additional details you can post here would be appreciated, esp. since LE doesn't have the case file anymore (?)
    Sorry. I do not know the family or any details. This happened a few years after high school. I remember reading about it in the paper and a few years ago they spoke to her brother on the news. I can't believe that LE no longer have the file. How sad!

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    A little off the topic here...this isn't the first time I have heard of a case file being lost, misplaced, destroyed in a fire, etc. I wonder if LE would find it acceptable to make copies of any non-confidential type information for the victims families so they can have a copy in the event something happens to the original? I know that one of the medical specialists I saw once told me that I should always request a copy of my medical file every time I go to the doctor and have it for safekeeping. Obviously, LE couldn't provide EVERYTHING that is written in the file for legal reasons, but there must be something that would be okay. , dental records, circumstances, a picture, list of witnesses, friends questioned, etc. JMO JMO

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    how does LE lose records? How awful for her family-are they still searching for her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptgirl View Post
    how does LE lose records? How awful for her family-are they still searching for her?
    With Aundria Bowman; they got ruined in storage; so it's possible hers did too.

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    inexcusable, poor police work. I don't think this was an ex boyfriend. I think this was a stranger. What I want to know is this-how was the steering column smashed, I mean with what and how was the car door pried open? Was her job near an isolated area? Because prying a car door open is no mean feat. It would take time and passersby would notice that.

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