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  1. #1
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    NY - Queens, AsianFem UP2692, 30-50, hit by train, Mar'05

    NamUs UP #2692: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2692

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    Unidentified 30 to 50 year old Asian Female
    ME/C Case Number: Q05-01558
    Queens County, New York

    Circumstances: The victim was struck by a train on March 26, 2005 while standing on the tracks at the Elmhurst Avenue Subway Station at Broadway and Whitney Avenue in Queens, Queens County, New York.

    Body condition: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 30 to 50 years
    Weight (pounds): 138, Measured
    Height (inches): 63, Measured
    Hair: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Scars & Marks: 2 inch curved scar on inner aspect of left knee; two, 1/4 inch scars on right side of abdomen; 1 1/2 inch scar below umbilicus.

    Clothing & Accessories

    Clothing on body: Brown jacket, blue velvet jacket; brown scarf; blue long-sleeved shirt; yellow short-sleeved shirt, white bra, black underwear, red jeans, blue sweatpants, white and multicolored socks, brown gloves.

    Footwear: Black sneakers, no size

    Jewelry: Necklace made of pink beads with a white cross.

    Identifiers


    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is available elsewhere
    Dental: Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA: Sample submitted - Tests complete

  2. #2
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    Thoughts on Yu Chin Chang Goodson who disappeared the day before this UID was located?

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/goodson_yu.html
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7286/0/
    http://dps.alabama.gov/community/wfA...7-d4017d16698f
    http://www.franklincountytimes.com/2...man-continues/
    http://www.missingin.org/reg3987/yu_chin_goodson.htm



    From NamUs:
    Yu Chin Chang Goodson was a resident of a group home that specialized in treating patients with mental disabilities. On the afternoon of March 25, 2005, a patient at the group home informed the staff that Goodson had left the facility about 15 minutes earlier. The property owners contacted the police and began searching for her. Officers interviewed a witness who claimed to have seen a woman who matched Goodson's description getting into a car that was headed toward Decatur, Alabama. The car was a small grey or sliver older model car, like a Mazda or Nissan. The vehicle was described as having a loud muffler.

    Goodson require daily medication, and did not have any with her when she disappeared. She is known to pray a lot, as well as having numerous crying episodes. Goodson loves children. She has ties to the Florence, Alabama area. Her son lives in Decatur, Alabama, and she may attempt to contact him. She may appear intoxicated or disoriented, and may be staying in missions or homeless shelters. Her bank account has not been accessed since she was reported missing.

    UID
    Yu Chin Chang Goodson
    Comparison
    Age
    30 to 50
    56
    Above range
    Height
    5'3"
    4'11" to 5'2"
    Below range
    Weight
    138 lbs
    115 to 150 lbs
    Within range
    Hair
    Black
    Graying black hair
    Partial match
    Eyes
    Brown
    Brown
    Match
    Date LKA /
    Discovery Date
    3/26/2005
    3/25/2005
    1 Day
    Location LKA /
    Discovery LKA
    Queens, NY
    Russellville, AL
    1,000 miles
    Circumstances
    Stood on train tracks,
    struck by train.
    Paranoid schizophrenic with
    diabetes and hypertension.
    Left halfway house for
    mentally dependent adults.
    Last seen getting into a
    grey/silver car. May appear
    disoriented or intoxicated.

    Clothes
    Most items don't match
    except blue long-sleeved
    shirt.
    A pink or blue pullover shirt
    and jeans.
    Not much of
    a match.
    Other Details
    Had a necklace of pink
    beads and white cross.
    Per NamUs: "She is
    known to pray a lot..."
    Religious?

    Unfortunately, per NamUs, fingerprints, dental, and DNA information is currently not available for Goodson. I am not sure how much stock to put into the clothing description since different accounts have her in either a pink or blue shirt.

    I haven't yet found information on what time the UID was struck by the train, but one of the articles linked above says Goodson disappeared at 4 p.m. Queens, NY is a good 15-17 hours away from Russellville, AL per Google Maps. I wonder who supposedly gave Goodson a ride out of town. It seems a stretch to think a stranger just happened to be on their way to New York and gave her a 1,000 mile ride overnight. And yet, it seems strange that she wanders off and just happens to find a ride that heads out to a highway and to this day, has not been identified when there was media coverage locally.
    Last edited by tifflee; 12-02-2014 at 04:05 AM.

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    I was just about to post Yu Chin! The history of mental illness does seem consistent. The time frame is pretty narrow, although it would be possible for her to travel to NY by plane and possibly car within that time span. I like how you formatted your post, by the way, with the comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidtx View Post
    I was just about to post Yu Chin! The history of mental illness does seem consistent. The time frame is pretty narrow, although it would be possible for her to travel to NY by plane and possibly car within that time span. I like how you formatted your post, by the way, with the comparison.
    Credit to CarlK for the table comparison idea. I saw it in one of his recent posts and liked it, but couldn't seem to get grid lines to show up without the table breaking. Baby steps!

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    On an entirely different track, per this article, Elmhurst has/had a large Asian immigrant population (Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese mentioned in the article alone) so she could be a resident who has no local family to miss her: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/03/re...anted=all&_r=0.

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/10090/1661/
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lo_noppajan.html

    Height is an exact match, the age is in the low end of the range. Weight 118 lbs vs 138. The location is way off (California -NY), the timing is off by a few months giving time to end up elsewhere. Circumstances of disappearance are unknown, nothing in particular to suggest suicidal tendencies. She's missing with her then three year old son.

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    Do you all think the multiple clothing layers suggests homelessness? Seemed like an awful lot of clothes to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosgirl View Post
    Do you all think the multiple clothing layers suggests homelessness? Seemed like an awful lot of clothes to me.
    Yeah, I think that's extremely likely. It was probably chilly in NY in March, but few people who have a closet and a warm place to go to at night are going to wear 2 jackets over 2 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. So sad...



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