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

    FL - Miami, UnkRaceFem UP1196, 25-35, in burned bldg by Miami River, Dec'88

    The Doe Network:
    Hot Case 826
    NamUs UP1196 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1196

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    Unidentified Female

    The victim was discovered on December 2, 1988 in Miami, Dade County, Florida
    Charred/Burned Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 25-35 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 190 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Race unknown.
    Clothing: Jean pants and a shirt that appears to have a yellow and black, broad stripe portion of a fabric (probably a padded shirt). All articles of clothing are charred. Girdle (size 6). Black belt with a metal buckle.
    Jewelry: Seiko watch.
    Personal Effects: A quarter and dime in her pocket.
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available; University of North Texas.

    Case History
    The victim was located at 201 N.W. South River Drive, in Miami, FL.
    Police responded to a call reference a burning building. Fire rescue extinguished the fire and found the victim's remains extremely charred.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    The description of the victim very closely describes Charlene Elaine Barrios

    Ms. Barrios is not listed in NamUs. However, she is listed in Charley Project, DoeNetwork, and the CADOJ website.


    The comparisons are very consistent to UP1196.

    ***** Charlene Barrios Jane Doe UP1196 Comparison
    26 25-35 Within Range
    66 to 69 inches 66 inches Within Range
    195 pounds 190 pounds Within 5 Pounds
    Date LKA/Discovery Date:
    Sep or Oct 1988 02-Dec-1988 2-3 months (or less)
    Loc LKA/Discovery Loc:
    Florida Miami, FL Match

    Charlene had a tattoo, and scars on her leg and knee; however, the description of the remains as "extremely charred" (per DoeNetwork) would likely preclude assessment of any tattoos, scars, etc.

    I created a new MP casefile (MP 26335) for Charlene, and sent an email to Michael Nance to see if a comparison can be made.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-02-2014 at 05:00 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    New England
    She certainly looks like a strong possibility.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Not to mention, Charlene wasn't reported missing for two years after her disappearance. Based on her LKA date, it doesn't appear that anyone knows precisely when she vanished, meaning she could have actually disappeared closer to the December date of the UID discovery. Nice find, Carl.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    The MP casefile that I entered for Charlene Barrios is now published.


    It looks like DNA is available for both the MP and UP. Hopefully, we can now get an answer on this one. She looks like a pretty strong possible for this UID, IMO.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Jackson, MS
    Who was Walker County Jane Doe?

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