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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California

    LA - New Orleans, WhtFem UP7411, 35-49, in river at Prytania St, Aug'84

    NamUs UP 7411 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7411

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    Unidentified White Female

    The victim was discovered on August 15, 1984 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

    Body Condition
    All Parts Recovered -- Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Probable Year of Death 1984
    Estimated Postmortem Interval 1 Week

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: Adult - Pre-50
    Approximate Height: 5'5" (65 inches).
    Approximate Weight: 190 pounds.
    Hair Color: Hair listed as brown/gray and blond/gray in original notes, unknown which is correct.
    Eye Color: Brown
    Prior Surgery: "old laparotomy" per autopsy report.

    Clothing & Accessories

    Clothing On Body: purple and gray long-sleeved shirt, tan checkered coat, no underclothes
    Clothing With Body: blue corduroy pants
    Footwear: No Footwear

    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is currently not available
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Case History
    Body found floating in the Mississippi River at the Prytania St. levee. Mandible and maxilla removed for future identification, location of body unknown. Age, sex, and race based on original file notes and anthropological analysis of jaws only.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 07-30-2014 at 02:00 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    Ruth Annette Johnson Barber looks like a pretty solid possible for this Jane Doe.

    * Date LKA: 31-May-1984 - 2½ months before body found
    * Loc LKA: Gulfport MS - 80 miles from New Orleans
    * Height: 64 to 66 inches - Consistent with Jane Doe's 65 inches.
    * Age: 36 - Consistent with Jane Doe's estimated age 35-49
    * Hair: Brown/Grey or Blonde/Grey - Consistent with Jane Doe's Hair Description

    * Weight: 150-165 estimated - Somewhat less than Jane Doe's 190 lbs.
    * Eyes: Hazel - Jane Doe's eyes are described as Brown

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    An old article but looks like Ruth's daughter is still looking for information http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=3276397

    Her mother died in 2008 and Ruth was listed as still alive in the obituary, I admit that made my heart drop a little

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    I got a note from the NamUs Regional Admin that someone accidentally entered the dentals of a Brevard County Florida UP into Ruth's NamUs MP casefile.

    Apparently, back in 1985, Mississippi LE looked at the Florida UP as a possible match to Ruth, and the UP dental records were in Ruth's casefile. When NamUs asked for Ruth's dentals, they looked into Ruth's casefile and sent them the dentals for the florida UP. I am guessing that the Brevard County UP was UP1234 (i.e., DoeNet 523UFFL http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/523uffl.html )

    They are sorting it all out now, but the RA says that LSU Faces lab would not have caught the error had I not submitted Ruth as a possible to UP7411.

    Still no word whether Ruth is a match to UP7411.

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