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    CA - Marin Co., WhtFem Skeletal UP11798, 15-25, Mt. Tamalpais, Jan'73

    Here's a new NamUs listing for a young female whom I had not heard about before:


    NamUs UP # 11798 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11798

    Unidentified White Female

    Found January 06, 1973 at Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County CA

    Vital Statistics

    * Age: 15-25
    * Height: (Stated as 5 inches, but probably intended to mean 5 feet 0 inches, or 60 inches)
    * Weight: Undetermined
    * Hair Color: Undetermined

    Condition of Remains
    * Probable Year of Death: 1970-1973
    * Comments: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

    Circumstances
    * Comments: Skeletal remains, believed to be a female in her late teens/young adult, were found by hikers on Mt. Tamalpais.

    Identifiers
    * Dental: Not Available
    * DNA: Not Available
    * Fingerprints: Not Available

    Clothing
    None Found
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 11-27-2013 at 01:36 PM.

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    Three girls missing from the bay area during that era come to mind:


    Rose Lena Cole: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cole_rose.html
    Lisa Smith: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/smith_lisa.html
    Christine Marie Easton: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christine.html

    If you accept the height parameter of 5 feet (actually stated as 5 inches), Rose and Christine would probably be too tall. But I'm not putting much reliance on the UID's listed height (especially since they at the very least confused feet for inches)

    Nevertheless, they don't have any identifiers on the UID, so any possibles that we come up with are probably not verifiable.

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    I was going to suggest that she could be a victim of David Carpenter (the "Trailside Killer"), but he was in prison from 1970-1977.

    David Carpenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    One more picky thing... the correct spelling of the mountain in Marin County, CA is Mt. Tamalpais. (or "Mt. Tam" for short).

    Mount Tamalpais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Unfortunately, it is incorrect in the Namus entry. Not sure if you want to correct it here or not...

    Five Felines, I had never heard of the Trailside Killer, but it sounds like a definite possibility, esp if he may have killed this victim prior to 1970. (I assume that the skeletal remains may have been there for several years). I wonder if he has been questioned about it.
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    They found one of Alcalas victims on Mt. Tam in 1977. The first known crime connected to him in California is in 1968. Could this be another Alcala victim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essbee View Post
    One more picky thing... the correct spelling of the mountain in Marin County, CA is Mt. Tamalpais. (or "Mt. Tam" for short).

    Mount Tamalpais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Unfortunately, it is incorrect in the Namus entry. Not sure if you want to correct it here or not...

    Five Felines, I had never heard of the Trailside Killer, but it sounds like a definite possibility, esp if he may have killed this victim prior to 1970. (I assume that the skeletal remains may have been there for several years). I wonder if he has been questioned about it.
    I think Carpenter was in Modesto back then, but who knows? He was in prison from 1960-9 for attacking a woman with a hammer (the victim, who escaped, is actually the mother of TV actress Lisa Rinna). Then he was out from 1969 until February 1970, when he was arrested again. It sounds like he was still raping/attacking women while out of prison, though. It seems like he should have been questioned about this UID, as she somewhat fits his victim profile, age wise.

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    This could also be a Joseph Naso victim. His list of women he had killed included one that was dumped on Mt. Tam. He was out here in California by the 1970s, wasn't he?

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    http://abc7news.com/archive/9142124/

    Naso also kept a "list of 10" -- what prosecutors call his "dump list" of where he put the bodies. They say Sara Dylan appears to be No. 8.

    "List of 10"
    1. Girl near Heldsburg Mendocino Co.
    2. Girl near Port Costa
    3. Girl near Loganitas
    4. Girl on Mt. Tam
    5. Girl from Miami near Down Peninsula
    6. Girl from Berkeley
    7. Lady from 839 Leavenworth
    8. Girl in Woodland (near Nevada County)
    9. Girl from Linda (Yuba County)
    10. Girl from MRSV (Cemetery)

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    Here's a new addition to NamUs who fits fairly well: Denise Anderson

    Age (22) is within range
    Race (Caucasian) matches
    I'm assuming the height is supposed to be 5'0. If that's the case, Denise is only 2 - 4 inches off
    Timing (about 2 years to the date of discovery) is consistent
    Distance (104 miles) is reasonable

    I can't find any other info on her, unfortunately. She was apparently last seen at her apartment in the early morning hours, but nothing about whether LE thinks foul play is involved or anything.



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