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    NV - Resolving Cold Cases Important to Clark County Coroner

    This is an article in the Friday, November 29, 2013 Las Vegas Review Journal:
    reviewjournal.com/news/resolving-cold-cases-important-clark-county-coroner.

    The article is about Namus.gov and unsolved UIDs in Clark County (Las Vegas) Nevada. I am posting this because the article shows facial reconstructions of 6 still UID victims who have been found in Las Vegas and Clark County over the years. The article also mentions a 1980 Jane Doe who is still UID.

    I am not sure how to create a hyperlink to the article-maybe a tech savvy WS member can fix. Go to reviewjournal.com, click on "Crime and Courts" tab to view article.
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    Is this the link?

    I am haunted by Arroyo Grande Jane Doe, my heart would sing if she got her name back

    OOOh, just read this at the link

    "As for the first unidentified girl entered into the cold case online program, the coroner’s office might finally have a lead.

    The sister of an out-of-state runaway who went missing in 1971 thinks Jane “Arroyo Grande” Doe is her sister.

    “She was the one that really sparked my interest in unidentified folks,” Jones said. “She’s somebody’s child out there, and that’s what we look at. Hopefully some day we can get this little girl identified.”
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    In November 2003, the 14- to 20-year-old girl remained unidentified. The Clark County Coroner’s Office had exhausted all techniques available at the time. Except one: the Internet.

    “Some people came up with the idea of putting dead people’s photos on the World Wide Web,” Murphy said. “I said, ‘We’ve done everything else. Why not this?’ ” The initial reaction was not positive.

    “I was convinced I had made a big blunder, and I thought I would lose my job,” he said.

    “Within 24 hours, we had identified our first decedent,” Murphy said. “The response that we got was amazing. That started to kind of give us a boost. Within 72 hours, we had identified another one. A week later, another, and we were off the ground running.”
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/re...county-coroner
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    Shawn Hales (NamUs MP 7546) Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/4/94.

    I am the girlfriend of Shawns Brother Micah Hale. Both Shawns parents have died within the last 6 years. I do not know how to use this site. Please if someone knows possible places for me to search for Shawn or any leads, please contact me @chellev@manchadev.com

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    About Shawn

    To chellev:

    I came across Shawn's case a couple of months ago on another missing persons website. I am new at Websleuths. His case caught my attention (there were several reasons why it caught my attention) and I decided to try to look for him. Shawn is listed as a missing person on the following sites: charleyproject, namus.gov; porchlight international;doenetwork. These are just some of the sites that searchers use, and it can take years to locate someone. I cannot imagine the pain his family has gone through, wondering if he is OK or where he is or what he is doing. I do keep Shawn in my prayers. I am an optimist and I choose to believe that Shawn is alive until there is definite proof otherwise.
    Last edited by rainwater; 12-14-2013 at 12:04 AM.
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008...spect-victims/
    Lengthy article.
    Feb 10/ 2008

    "An unsolved case, 27 years cold, sits on Clark County death investigator Rick Jones’ desk. He flips through it every day, and sometimes on the weekend, because he can’t shake two simple facts: Jane “Arroyo Grande” Doe makes him think of his own daughter, just as someone out there must still be thinking of Jane “Arroyo Grande” Doe.

    The popular estimate is that there are 40,000 unidentified human remains in the United States. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy, like many experts, will tell you this number is conservative.

    Buried or laid out in a coroner’s industrial cooler like unclaimed luggage, Clark County’s 162 unidentified dead are lost in a slow slipping from the earth, followed by the haunting of families that have no idea — the gnawing of not knowing."



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