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    CA - San Francisco, WhtFem UP5956, 40-50, in water near Golden Gate Bridge, Nov'03

    Starting this thread for WS Member Freudguy.


    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/5956

    Subject was found floating in the waters of the San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge

    40-50 year old white female, brown hair, brown eyes

    Rule Outs: Tina D'Ambrosio, Parley Pate, Patricia Schmidt, Billie Willard

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    Wondering if she is originally from Canada. I can't find a "To-Go" brand (her pants), but there was a "Togo" brand sold at Hudson Bay stores in Canada through 2007. Here is info on the Cardinal watch company. She was wearing a blue plastic one: http://montre24.com/brand/Cardinal/Cardinalwatch/

    Namus says she had a recognizable face, but there doesn't seem to be a sketch or morgue photo of her.

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    I take that back. There's a sketch here. (Sorry; haven't figured out how to post the pic from my iPad): http://sfgsa.org/index.aspx?page=949

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    Thanks for posting this thread for me. I really appreciate it.

    I was comparing UID to missing person cases and found this potential match: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/1186/0/

    The age, location, gender and body matches (the weight is different). The only concern that I had was the date of the missing person, as it is over a year after they were found. The person might have had some kind of mental issue and was missing for a year prior to dying but the UID seemed to be dressed too well for someone who had some kind of issue. For that same reason, this person seemed to be pretty well off, which likely means someone reported her missing (if not a family or friend, probably someone from work). Perhaps she even fell off the bridge while jogging? More likely, it was a suicide. If it WAS a suicide, I doubt the person came from very far away...it seems like a long way to travel just to commit suicide.

    I also considered this person: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...h_bobette.html but felt the weight was too different. However, the pants, age, rough height and possibly location are a match.

    I didn't see any information which estimated how long she had been in the water for.

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    Freudguy in re suicide I dont think you can say one way or the other. We had a case here a year or so ago of a young man who told friends he was going out west then instead drive to NYC and jumped out a high window. There is also a case I know of a guy who drove out to the loneliest road in America. Lyle Stevik came to Grays Harbor on a bus from....somewhere. In the general population this would not hold true but among the unidentified suicides they often seem to have taken pains to leave no trace of their identities and so it only makes sense that rhis sometimes includes going somewhere they will not be recognized or easily connected to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freudguy View Post
    Thanks for posting this thread for me. I really appreciate it.

    I was comparing UID to missing person cases and found this potential match: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/1186/0/

    The age, location, gender and body matches (the weight is different). The only concern that I had was the date of the missing person, as it is over a year after they were found. The person might have had some kind of mental issue and was missing for a year prior to dying but the UID seemed to be dressed too well for someone who had some kind of issue. For that same reason, this person seemed to be pretty well off, which likely means someone reported her missing (if not a family or friend, probably someone from work). Perhaps she even fell off the bridge while jogging? More likely, it was a suicide. If it WAS a suicide, I doubt the person came from very far away...it seems like a long way to travel just to commit suicide.

    I also considered this person: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...h_bobette.html but felt the weight was too different. However, the pants, age, rough height and possibly location are a match.

    I didn't see any information which estimated how long she had been in the water for.
    I think Namus just has her death at 2003, but if she had a recognizable face I can't imagine it was too long. I'm with IrishEyes: I wouldn't let distance or time from disappearance limit you in a case like this. I know there is one recent instance of a young woman traveling all the way from the UK just to jump off the GG Bridge.

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    If not for the discrepancies in general stats, this woman would be my guess. To me. Some of her photos really resemble the sketch of the UID.

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

    Or this woman, but she would have had to have gained 50 lbs in a year:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14888/25

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    Janet Fairhurst looks a lot like the sketch. She went missing under suspicious circumstances, and her car was found out of state -- I wonder if it was found in CA?

    I don't think it's her though. The height, weight, and eye color are off.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20240/1/



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