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    CA - Redding, Female, >45, Found in A.C.I.D. Canal, Mar'13

    This article references three UID's. But this thread is focused only on the third UID mentioned in the article:

    http://www.redding.com/news/2013/apr...artner=popular



    The other two threads can be found here:

    CA CA - Redding, WhtMale, 35-55, In Henderson Open Space-Screws in Hand, Jul'12 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    ... and here:

    CA CA - Salt Creek, WhtMale, >50, Prosthetic in Shoulder-Prior Facial Trauma, Feb'13 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

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    The Shasta County Coroner’s Office is hoping the public can help identify three sets of bones found within the last year now that forensic anthropologists have gotten some clues from the remains.

    The bones all were found between July and March, with one set uncovered in the Henderson Open Space area, another near the Old Millhouse Deli on Highway 299 and the most recent discovered near Locust Street and the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation Canal in Redding.
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    The most recently discovered bones from the ACID canal are those of a woman, Breshears said, and she was probably at least 45 years old. She was about 4 feet, 10 inches to 5 feet, 4 inches tall, Breshears said.

    Investigators believe the woman may have been missing for years, because the newest coins in her pocket were from 1999 and her clothing and glasses don’t look modern.

    Breshears said she and other coroner’s employees did a test by pulling random change out of their wallets, and they all came up with coins more recent than 1999, making it seem more likely the woman has been dead since around then.

    “Everything led us to believe this wasn’t 2010, 11, 12, and then the change on top of that,” Breshears said.

    The woman was wearing a red halter dress with a tan trenchcoat-style jacket over it, as well as white Reebok sneakers. She also had glasses and a lottery game keychain from New Jersey, Breshears said.

    This news article references three UID's

    http://www.redding.com/news/2013/apr...artner=popular

    This thread is focused on the third UID referenced in the article.

    Fortunately, Breshears said, the woman had all her teeth and had dental work, so she’ll probably be easier to identify once an odontologist examines her and then the results are sent to compare to the Department of Justice’s missing persons database.

    “That’s going to be very helpful,” Breshears said.
    Breshears is asking anyone who thinks they may know identity of the remains to call her office at 225-5551.

    She said, it’s important to remember that guesses on a person’s age and other identifying traits are not rock-solid, so if someone thinks the remains could be those of someone who doesn’t perfectly match the above descriptions, it’s still a good idea to call the coroner’s office.
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    Other items found with the remains:

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    Other items found with remains (Continued)

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    Correct me if I'm seeing this incorrectly, but the 2 pictures of the ”tan trenchcoat” are 2 different garments. One looks like a dress and one looks like a coat. Does anyone else see that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherBearSTL View Post
    Correct me if I'm seeing this incorrectly, but the 2 pictures of the ”tan trenchcoat” are 2 different garments. One looks like a dress and one looks like a coat. Does anyone else see that?
    Yeah, at first glance I assumed one was front view and the other back view but I think you're right. It does look like two different garments. One has a hood and one does not, and a trench coat does not open down both the front and back.

    Odd combination of garments in any case. A slinky red halter dress with sneakers? Did she come home from a party and kick off her heels, then slip on a pair of tennies to run down to the corner store for a gallon of milk?

    And that's quite a sewing kit to be carrying around. The usual portable sewing kit I'm familiar with has different colors of thread wrapped around a piece of cardboard rather than on spools. Perhaps related to her job or a hobby? Was she a crafter? Maybe a wardrobe mistress for an amateur stage production, something like that?

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    I'm guessing that since more than one body was found... these garments/items were not tied to just one of them (imo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred&edna View Post
    I'm guessing that since more than one body was found... these garments/items were not tied to just one of them (imo)
    The bodies were found in three different locations. And all of the images were referenced in the article as being found with the woman's remains.

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    Rose Mallen went missing from Pasadena, CA in 2002. She was last known to be wearing a long tan dress and a tan blouse. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/mallen_rose.html

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    I'm thinking on her way to or from a Halloween party -- that's the kind of dress women wear when they're doing Marilyn Monroe, as for instance: http://t-shirtguru.com/2009/06/19/ma...-choiceshirts/
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    Just took a second look at the sewing kit and noticed the pennies (those are pennies, right?), so size-wise I'm thinking it may not be significant after all. Did an image search and found several different kits with mini-spools and mini-scissors with orange handles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OkieGranny View Post
    Just took a second look at the sewing kit and noticed the pennies (those are pennies, right?), so size-wise I'm thinking it may not be significant after all. Did an image search and found several different kits with mini-spools and mini-scissors with orange handles.
    Yeah, looks like one of those little kits you can pick up at Woolworth's or whatever the modern equivalent is, or sometimes at better hotels and motels. I carry one when I'm traveling.
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    Interesting to note that quite a bit of the thread on some of the spools seems to have been used in the sewing kit, but only certain colors. When I've had little sewing kits like that, it's the white and black threads that go first, then maybe the red and the gray. The spool there that is most used up might have been white and one of the others black, though one of the full spools looks black, too. A lot of blue was used, too. There's a threader there, but I can't tell whether there are needles.

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    I'm not totally sure, but I think the needle might be stuck through the thread on the gray spool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    I'm not totally sure, but I think the needle might be stuck through the thread on the gray spool.
    I think you may be right.

    I also noticed in the comments on the news article linked for the three bodies that this site is close to a homeless encampment. A homeless woman might well be wearing several layers of garments that don't necessarily go together and carrying a sewing kit or other items that she wanted to hold on to.

    But we don't know if it was a homeless encampment at the times the three bodies ended up in the canal.

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    The possible New Jersey connection made me think of this woman, who went missing in 1994.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...arry_elba.html

    Not a lot of information about her, except that she had a drug problem and could easily have become homeless. There's plenty of time for her to have wandered to California.
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