10-02-2014, 04:46 PM #1
FL - Miami, UnkRaceFem UP1196, 25-35, in burned bldg by Miami River, Dec'88
The Doe Network:
Hot Case 826 http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase826.html
NamUs UP1196 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1196
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The victim was discovered on December 2, 1988 in Miami, Dade County, Florida
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.
DNA: Available; University of North Texas.
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.
10-02-2014, 04:46 PM #2
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 ComparisonAge: 26 25-35 Within RangeHeight: 66 to 69 inches 66 inches Within RangeWeight: 195 pounds 190 pounds Within 5 PoundsDate 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.
10-02-2014, 10:27 PM #3There but for the grace of God go I
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She certainly looks like a strong possibility.Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)
10-03-2014, 10:09 AM #4Registered User
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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.
12-06-2014, 03:19 AM #5
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.
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