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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    WA - Burien, female body found in 'Shelly/Marshmallow' investigation, Oct'14


    Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said, “We can say the body we discovered today is related to that earlier investigation. It was information we received while continuing to work the Shelly/Marshmallow case that led us to the location here.

    “The body found today is female, but we still don’t even know who Shelly/Marshmallow is. Thus we have no missing person reported that we can try to match it to. Detectives are still out at the scene processing the area for evidence, and other detectives continue to chase down leads and interview people who may have knowledge of how this victim ended up here and who she may be”...

    Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said detectives in the area were investigating a missing-persons case when they found a body in heavy brush behind a row of four-plex homes in the 10700 block of Sixth Avenue South.
    Earlier reports on the "Shelly/Marshmallow" investigation:


    Calling her a possible victim of foul play, the King County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help identifying a woman who may have been killed inside a foreclosed Burien home that had been occupied by squatters...

    The woman police are trying to identify goes by the name Shelly or Marshmallow. She's described as being white, or part Native American, with dark brown or possibly dyed blond hair. She is also described as being in her 30s with an average build.

    King County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who may have been killed sometime after March in Burien.

    Detectives say they have credible information that the woman was killed at an abandoned house in 12600 block of 14th Ave South... The sheriff’s office says her name may be “Shelly” and she may also go by “Marshmallow.”

    It’s believed she lived a high-risk and transient lifestyle, according to the sheriff’s office.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    Michelle Maitland's middle name is Shelly (or "Chelley")


    But she would have had to have been on the streets for the past 18 years, and she wouldn't be in her 30's by then.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Heart of Europe
    Dreadful situation when there is an unidentified missing person, as well as an unidentified deceased.

    A journalist clarified yesterday that the body was found - most definitely - in Top Hat, which is near White Center, but is not White Center.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance

    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links

  4. #4
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    Mar 2014
    Here is a missing half Native/ half Caucasian woman that really stands out to me. http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/docs/mis...ess_Ruthie.pdf

    This is confusing. So, someone called in a tip that someone was murdered and buried at the foreclosed hom, but LE did not find a body. I'm assuming the tipster is the one who provided the name? I wish they said this was the case.

    And then, they follow the leads for the case and find a body elsewhere in town. So someone moved the body? Or the body was never buried? Or it is a different person? Ugh so confusing indeed.

    Ruthie's WS thread http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...and-7-Feb-2011

    She was homeless before going missing. It says she was known to dye her hair. http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...and-7-Feb-2011

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