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    AZ - Tucson, WhtFem UP10566, 18-22, in desert, Apr'81 - Brenda Gerow

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10566



    She was approximately 18 to 22 years old with straight light brown hair, 5'2" tall and 105 pounds. She wore a navy blue blouse with floral puff sleeves, size 3 IHS brand jeans, a blue denim zip-front jacket with red and white striped collar and waistband, a white bra, blue panties, white footsie socks with pink pom-poms, and brown suede lace-up shoes. She had a noticeable white spot on one upper front tooth; no other physical features nor any cause of death noted.

    She was found in the desert south of I-10 and 400 yards east of Houghton Road.

    There are five rule-outs listed on NamUs:

    Cindy Haumann, 1959, Arizona
    Cynthia Leslie, 1959, Arizona
    Jackie Leslie, 1961, Arizona
    Mary Opitz, 1963, Florida
    Diane Webb, 1942, Arizona

    This one hits close to home; I turned 19 a few days after this girl was found.
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    Dean Marie Peters

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/peters_dean.html

    She has dark brown rather than light brown hair, but everything else seems to fit. She went missing from MI, but her family later moved to AZ so maybe she had some connections there.

    *Update: I realized that they both have DNA submitted according to NamUS, so I would think that this match would have already come up!
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    On a side note, am I the only one that thinks this reconstruction looks a lot like Maura Murray? It's obviously not her because of the timing, but I keep thinking of Maura when I see this girl's face.

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    I wish they would've made our UID's hair a little darker in the image above. At first glance it seems like we should be looking for a blonde and it's throwing me off a little.

    Quote Originally Posted by hannah1988 View Post
    *Update: I realized that they both have DNA submitted according to NamUS, so I would think that this match would have already come up!
    I'm still new to all this and still learning; just yesterday I looked up the differences between mitDNA, nucDNA, and Y-STR, and am not at all sure how automatic matching works. Deanie's profile only says "tests complete" and our UID has a CODIS number for nucDNA, so if Deanie's is mitDNA there may not be an automatic match. Also, the box for "tests not complete" is still ticked on the UID, so maybe that could prevent an automatic match as well? I really have no idea; maybe someone better informed can jump in and help us understand.

    My best guess so far is Carol Elaine Donn, who went missing from Florida in January of '81. The problem in her case is that she has an appendix scar and a tattoo and our UID apparently does not. She's also a little taller and a little heavier. FWIW, here's the side-by-sides:


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    Just looking at the circumstances, I don't see Deanie's body being anywhere outside of Western Michigan. Her disappearance appears on the face of it to be the work of someone within her circle of acquaintances.

    BTW, Laurie Allison Smith was the first person to come to mind when I saw Tucson and that timeframe. But I can definitely rule her out on the dental chart. Laurie had her four first bicuspids removed for braces.
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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christina.html

    Christina Lee White went missing April 28, 1979, she was 12 years old, so a bit under the estimated age range. The facial similarities are there, but most important is the "noticeable white spots on her front teeth" for her distinguishing characteristics.....
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    Wow! Good find on the white spots on her teeth!

    I don't know much about her case, but based on her Charley Project page, it sounds like they have a POI who operated in WA and ID. It seems unlikely that she ended up in AZ, but still certainly possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah1988 View Post
    Wow! Good find on the white spots on her teeth!

    I don't know much about her case, but based on her Charley Project page, it sounds like they have a POI who operated in WA and ID. It seems unlikely that she ended up in AZ, but still certainly possible.
    Yes, the Investigators suspect that Christina was his first victim, could be that he held her captive before murdering her. The murder of Kristin David occurred in July 1981, 3 months after this Jane's, the murder of the step-sisters (and disappearance of S. Pearsall) happened in September, 1982. Could be that the suspect found that he "liked" to kill.....
    Good links to read on the suspect; http://www.krem.com/news/crime/Lewis...164828406.html
    http://www.truecrimediary.com/index....e=cases&id=117
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    9OYS Crime Watch
    Murder mystery: Deputies hope new facial image cracks cold case
    By Marcelino Benito

    CREATED 11:33 AM - UPDATED: 10:25 PM

    6/25/13

    Facial reconstruction & they have the clothing.

    It's a brutal murder dating back to 1981...AZ

    The victim was described as a Caucasian woman with blond hair, between 18 and 22-years-old, 5’ 3” tall, between 100 to 110 pounds with a white opaque spot on one of her front teeth.

    She was found wearing a navy blue Chain Reaction brand blouse that had red sleeves with floral print., H.I.S. brand blue jeans with a patch near the left rear pocket, white ankle socks with pink pom-poms and brown, suede type, earth shoes.


    more clothing description & video at link & it might help. Watch the video. I'll screen cap tomorrow.

    http://www.kgun9.com/news/regional/212993461.html

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    i noticed the clothing brand "chain reaction" there is an unidentified girl found in belanglo state forest, nsw australia with the same name for girls. I wonder if the clothing label is the same...


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    probably way too far away Florida to Arizona

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2463dffl.html

    Ellen Linda Akers

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    I'm going to suggest Laureen Rahm here. She fits the general physical description and while NH is a long way from AZ, the circumstances of her disappearance suggest that she certainly could have been out west within a year. I see a similarity in the nose.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/204dfnh.html

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    Laureen Rahm's pic sent shivers down my spine compared to the UID. I wish i was clever enough to put them on here side by side

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzigirl1 View Post
    Laureen Rahm's pic sent shivers down my spine compared to the UID. I wish i was clever enough to put them on here side by side
    Right? I don't know how to do it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzigirl1 View Post
    Laureen Rahm's pic sent shivers down my spine compared to the UID. I wish i was clever enough to put them on here side by side
    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFelines View Post
    Right? I don't know how to do it either.


    That's Rahn, not Rahm



    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/r/rahn_laureen.html

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