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    IN - Kimberly Blackburn, 25, Indianapolis, 29 May 1983

    I've been looking forever for a photo of Kimberly Blackburn, who has been in NamUs for three years with a no-photo casefile .

    Meaghan of Charley Project mentioned the Indianapolis Police Dept website on her blog. I took a look, and there she is.

    Kimberly Marie Blackburn
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5007/6



    So I am starting a thread here so others who are looking for her photo can find it.

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    She would seem to be a pretty good possible for Mary Rose Doe, except MRD doesn't have a rose tattoo on her hip, and Kimberly doesn't have a scar on her abdomen.

    Kimberly has DNA available, but Mary Rose Doe does not (according to NamUs). Fingerprints are available on both UP and MP though.


    http://doenetwork.org/cases/455ufoh.html
    https://identifyus.org/cases/4787



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    Few more scraps of information taken from an article in the Indianapolis Star (04/22/1984) -

    - Kimberly had a history of arrests in relation to drug abuse, alcoholism, theft, disorderly conduct, trespassing and prostitution.

    - According to her mother (who did not condemn her daughter's lifestyle and just wants her back), there were only two photographs of her daughter in existence, and they were taken by a man who was incarcerated in the Indiana State Penal Farm.
    *Prior to the mid-1980's, the prison served inmates with only minor offenses. However, after this time, the prison was regraded as a mid-range correctional facility for felons.

    - She was known to frequent a 'Bud's Truck Stop' in Indianapolis.

    - Had multiple aliases, including Kim, Bad Beaver, Rosie and Rosana.

    - There were rumours that she died of cancer in a hospital in Wisconsin, however this was never able to be confirmed. She was checked into several hospitals in the Indianapolis area for a number of illnesses (including advanced venereal disease), but never showed any indications of cancer.

    - She often used citizen band radio to contact local drivers, and handed out business cards with her occupation listed as 'public relations'.

    - She told her mother that "If you don't hear from me before or on Daddy's birthday, something's wrong". On her father's birthday that year, she was the only one of her six siblings who didn't call.

    - She had previously disappeared for extended periods of time, but never for this long.

    - The last time she was heard from was apparently actually 07/17/1983, when she called a friend from an Arkansas truck stop and told her she was heading back to Indiana.

    - Her father and mother have passed away (she was listed as having preceded them in death), but her other five siblings including four brothers and a sister are still alive.

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    Bumping for Kimberly

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    Wow, She was last heard from on the day my daughter was born- and my daughter is 34! I cannot imagine what her family has gone through.
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    Kim Blackburn

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I've been looking forever for a photo of Kimberly Blackburn, who has been in NamUs for three years with a no-photo casefile .

    Meaghan of Charley Project mentioned the Indianapolis Police Dept website on her blog. I took a look, and there she is.

    Kimberly Marie Blackburn
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5007/6



    So I am starting a thread here so others who are looking for her photo can find it.
    Im in a cold case medium group and one of our members found something today we believe is Kim.


    https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki...e_Doe_body.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thenugginyo View Post
    Im in a cold case medium group and one of our members found something today we believe is Kim.


    https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki...e_Doe_body.jpg
    I'm glad to see that this case is starting to warm up again. I've just had a look at the cases side by side, and there are quite a few strong similarities. The only discrepancy I'm noting at present is the rose tattoo on the MP's hip, but then again she might have had this removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    I'm glad to see that this case is starting to warm up again. I've just had a look at the cases side by side, and there are quite a few strong similarities. The only discrepancy I'm noting at present is the rose tattoo on the MP's hip, but then again she might have had this removed.
    There's really no chance that a woman in her position would take the time and money to have a fairly innocuous hip tattoo removed. I'd sooner believe that the UID had one that was overlooked.

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    You make a good point. However, I have my doubts that a tattoo would have been overlooked if abdominal scarring had been additionally noted as a distinguishing feature on the UID. The state of remains also indicate that she was recognisable between the time of death and discovery, so I'm almost certain it had either been removed or that these are not the same people.



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