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    NM - Walcie Rae Downing, 32, Gallup, 14 Dec 1956

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3226dfnm.html

    I did not see a thread for this 32 year old mother of five, missing from Gallup, NM, since December of 1956.
    "Two eyes are not enough, if one desires to accomplish anything." - Marie Bashkirtseff

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    bump***

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    A post from the husband of her daughter from 2001 with some more information

    http://boards.ancestry.com/localitie.../mb.ashx?pnt=1

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    Unfortunately if she was having an affair that puts a bit of a sinking feeling in my heart...we hear these kinds of stories all too often, and they rarely end well. Add in the fact that it was 1956...

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    Another post on a genealogy site which seems to be from the same poster (husband of the daughter) who posted on Ancestry as linked on #3 above. This further post adds the information that the missing woman told her daughter she was leaving and that the daughter should not try to find her.

    http://www.genealogytoday.com/geneal...ry.mv?ID=18111

    So this genuinely seems to be a search for someone who chose to disappear.

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3226dfnm.html

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    Walcie Rae Downing
    Case Classification: Missing
    Missing Since: December 14, 1956
    Location Last Seen: Gallup, McKinley Co, New Mexico

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

    Date of Birth: July 18, 1924
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 yrs
    Race: American Indian
    Gender: Female
    Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'6
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: 130 lbs
    Hair Color: Black, shoulder length, curly
    Eye Color: Brown
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Rae, Walcie Rae Alston, Walcie Rae Pearce

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Moles on back

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    NM - Walcie Rae Downing, 32, Gallup, 14 Dec 1956

    Walcie Rae Downing
    3226DFNM[1].jpg

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/33503

    Case Classification: Missing
    Missing Since: December 14, 1956
    Location Last Seen: Gallup, McKinley Co, New Mexico


    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

    Date of Birth: July 18, 1924
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 yrs
    Race: American Indian
    Gender: Female
    Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'6
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: 130 lbs
    Hair Color: Black, shoulder length, curly
    Eye Color: Brown
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Rae, Walcie Rae Alston, Walcie Rae Pearce

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Moles on back

    Dentals: Not available
    Fingerprints: Not available
    DNA: Pending

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: White blouse and blue jeans

    Jewelry: Engagement ring

    Additional Personal Items: 1952 or 1954 Ford, cream colored with faded tan, possibly bought in Casa Grande, Arizona


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Last seen on December 14, 1956 in New Mexico. Walcie left behind 5 children.


    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

    Agency Name: Doe Network
    E-Mail

    Agency Case Number: N/A
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
    Family
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 04-18-2017 at 02:08 AM. Reason: added link

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    Colorado is only one state away from New Mexico.. and the stats seem to be in range. Walice was last seen in blue jeans. From her photo Walice seemed to have an overbite.


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    Date of Discovery: September 30, 1952
    Location of Discovery: Blackhawk, Gilpin County, Colorado
    Estimated Date of Death: 20 days to a month prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Charred partial skeletal parts only
    Cause of Death: Homicide
    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 25-30 years old
    Race: Unknown
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Brown or black
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available. She had a prominent overbite.
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: A fragment of a turquoise sequinned blouse, metal rivets of blue jeans, and the sole of one shoe.
    Jewelry: Rhinestone necklace and earrings.
    Additional Personal Items: A small electric razor, a purse, and an empty lipstick container. Also found near the remains was a man’s ring with no setting.
    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim's charred remains were found under a seven foot charred log in an unused gravel pit in the woods by a man who was on a hunting trip. The body was found approximately 100 yards from Highway 119 and about 25 feet from Clear Creek.
    A three-foot stick with blood on it was found about 20 feet from the recovery site. Additionally, a third earring was located.
    An autopsy revealed that the victim had suffered blunt force trauma to her head, but it is unknown if this was the cause of death or if she was still alive when set afire.
    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Gilpin County Coroner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Zane Laubhan
    Agency Phone Number: 303-582-3957
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 14826
    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 14826
    Information Source(s)
    Namus
    The Denver Post Cold Cases
    Silvia Pettern
    Admin Notes
    Added: 6/30/14; Last Updated: 9/10/16

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    Does the discovery of the Colorado remains not predate the disappearance of Walcie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alb1on View Post
    Does the discovery of the Colorado remains not predate the disappearance of Walcie?
    Yep.
    Date of Discovery: September 30, 1952.
    Walcie left 14 December 1956.


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    oh Dear... DUH... Brain dead... it was late when I posted this!!!! I feel stupid


    Quote Originally Posted by alb1on View Post
    Does the discovery of the Colorado remains not predate the disappearance of Walcie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamx View Post
    oh Dear... DUH... Brain dead... it was late when I posted this!!!! I feel stupid
    Don't feel like that, we all make those kind of small errors, besides, it brings attention to other possibly overlooked missing persons, thanks for all you do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamx View Post
    oh Dear... DUH... Brain dead... it was late when I posted this!!!! I feel stupid
    Well, your not stoopid.

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    awww thank you dotr and U2forever!!! Just like you guys.. trying to help in any way....we all have the same goal!

    ok maybe this might fit I came across this woman I don't know if she was ever identified she was found shot in March 1961 in Florida and the stats fit Walice


    https://www.flsheriffs.org/uploads/s...MARCH_1961.pdf
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