03-01-2014, 11:09 PM #1Registered User
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MI - Jackson Co., BlkFem UP8182, 28-40, auburn wig, Aug'78
There is a recent media push by the Michigan State Police to identify this UID. I did a quick search and didn't see any existing threads here or a Doe Network profile.
Images on NamUs profile:
NamUs caption: "This individual was found with a collar-length auburn colored wig."
Jackson Michigan Jane Doe August 1978
Date Found: Wednesday, August 30, 1978
Location Found: Waterloo Recreational Area, Jackson County, Michigan.
County Found: Jackson
State Found: Michigan
Est Date of Death: Months prior to discovery.
Race: African American
Age Minimum: 28
Age Maximum: 40
Hair Color: Black
Scars: Right shoulder
Medical: Previous broken nose and jaw. Previous right shoulder surgery.
Dental: Available: Missing two front teeth and either others. Extensive tarter. No evidence of dental work. Previous broken jaw.
Clothing: Blue jeans, violet long sleeved shirt, shell beige long sleeved shirt, red/brown scarf, pantyhose and black high heeled shoes with gold tassel ankle tie.
Personal Items: Wavy collar length auburn wig.
DNA Available: Yes
Fingerprints Available: N/A
Jackson County Medical Examiners Office 1715 Lansing Ave Ste 648 Jackson, MI 49202 517-788-4482
Additional details from NamUs: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8182
Scars and marks: There may have been a sizable scar on the anterior aspect of the right shoulder.
Other distinctive physical characteristics: Missing 10 teeth antemortem, including the two upper front teeth, and there is evidence of a healed nasal fracture.
Medical implants: Two large staples and a 1 1/4 inch screw in the right shoulder.
Skeletal findings: Evidence of a healed nasal fracture, evidence of a healed mandibular fracture, and two large staples and a 1 1/4 inch screw in the right shoulder.
Clothing on body: Blue jeans (26"waist, 33 1/2" inseam), violet colored long sleeved blouse (size 14, 100% silk, label "IRKA"), outer shell a beige colored long sleeve blouse (size 5/6, 100% polyester, label "RD2"), reddish brown nylon neck scarf, panty hose, bikini bra (34), bikini panties (size 4)
Footwear: Glossy black high heeled shoes (4 1/2" heel) with gold tassel ankle tie.
Other items found with body: auburn, wavy, collar-length wig
Fingerprint Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available
Dental Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered
DNA Status: Sample available - Not yet submitted
The Michigan State Police post in Jackson this week released artist renderings of the woman, whose body was discovered Aug. 29, 1978 on Clear Lake Road in Jackson County’s Waterloo Township. Police believe her body was dumped around 9:20 a.m. that day.
Another dead woman was found that morning and identified in 1978.
The unidentified victim is believed to be a black woman, who was between 28- and 40- years-old at her death. She was approximately 5-foot, 3-inches to 5-foot, 7-inches tall, weighed 130 pounds and wore an auburn wig that was wavy and collar length.
Detectives believe the woman may have been from the metro Detroit area.
Another female victim was found that morning and was identified as being from the Detroit area.
03-02-2014, 06:25 PM #2Registered User
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The only thing I keep coming up with is Ila Maynard.NamUS 22946. Last seen in 1974.
A little young but height and weight seem about right. She would have been about 21 in 1978. My opinion is she ran away from her husband and that's how she ended up in MI as she's from NC.
She liked to wear weaves in her hair.
She liked to go by her middle name....Veronica Tucker.
It's a stretch but I am scouring for others and coming up empty handed.
Last edited by Pinkruby; 03-02-2014 at 06:36 PM.
04-29-2014, 06:30 AM #3
04-29-2014, 07:04 AM #4
This lady, Martha Dick has the look of Waterloo Doe, but the circumstances are questionable. She is believed to have been killed and thrown in a ditch in South Carolina by mass murderer Pee Wee Gaskins. Hmmm....
Missing 1972, would be 25 when UID was found. Five foot four and 155 lbs. I wish the circumstances matched.
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04-29-2014, 02:09 PM #5
I wonder if there is more information about the other woman who was found the same day and identified back in 1978?
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