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    PA - Export, BlkFem UP13512, 10-14, shallow grave in landfill, Sep'67 Teala Thompson

    This 1967 UP case for a young girl was just recently added to NamUs. I've never heard of this one before.

    There are no publicly listed girls from that era who even remotely fit the description. But I am starting this thread, so that everyone is aware of her case.

    NamUs UP 13512 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/13512

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    Unidentified Female

    The victim was discovered on September 19, 1967 near Story Road (formerly County Road) in Export, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

    Body Condition: Not recognizable - Insect/animal activity

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: Adolescent - About 10-14 years of age.
    Approximate Height: 5'5" (65 inches).
    Approximate Weight: 115 pounds.
    Hair Color: Reddish/Brown
    Eye Color: Unknown

    Clothing & Accessories

    Clothing: None on Body. Small piece of white cloth clutched in the right hand

    Footwear: White footie on left foot, Possible shoe 6-7

    Accessories: Green zippered clothes bag

    Identifiers
    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is currently not available
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later
    DNA: Sample is currently not available

    Case History
    The body of this young girl was found on Tuesday morning, September 19, 1967 near the Colvan Sanitary Landfill on County Road about 1/8 mile off of Route 66, roughly 2 1/2 miles west of Slickville. She was partially buried a few yards off the road leading to the landfill. A passerby noticed a foot sticking up out of the ground and called authorities.

    She has never been identified.

    She was buried in the "Potter's Field" on the grounds of the Westmoreland County Home, just south of Greensburg

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    Wow, I never heard of this case, this isn't too far from where I live.

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    Whats a 'footie'?

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    The closest to this description seems to be Kathleen Shea, missing from PA in 1965. She would only have been 8 1/2 years old though at time of death - probably too young.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/2659/3/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowdancer View Post
    Whats a 'footie'?
    I guess it's a footsie/ankle sock.

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    I am wondering if that landfill was used to dump at from different states? Export PA is located in the Southwestern part of PA.

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    It is interesting case.

    After first reading my guess is that she might be a runaway (from home, foster family, some reformatory school, orphanage). They found bag for clothes with her, right? So, maybe, just maybe she ran away, maybe hitchhiked and unfortunately died (got killed).

    One detail: It is said that she was clutching in her hand piece of white cloth/or something similar. Maybe it would be a piece of clothing coming from someone who she was fighting?

    I don't know... Somehow I feel she was never reported, or if she was runaway, it was not taken seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaddylex View Post
    Wow, I never heard of this case, this isn't too far from where I live.
    I knew you would be right onto this one, seeing as how this is right in your neck of the woods.

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    http://www.pennsylvaniamissing.com/s...jane91967.html

    I found this on the PA missing website. It lists she was a black female, where NamUs lists Unsure as the race.. Humm

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaddylex View Post
    http://www.pennsylvaniamissing.com/s...jane91967.html

    I found this on the PA missing website. It lists she was a black female, where NamUs lists Unsure as the race.. Humm
    The hair color is described as "reddish brown". That doesn't rule her out as being black, but it might make it more questionable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chaddylex View Post
    http://www.pennsylvaniamissing.com/s...jane91967.html

    I found this on the PA missing website. It lists she was a black female, where NamUs lists Unsure as the race.. Humm
    The Coroner's report - not really a full report, looks like a summary, has her described as "colored". The News Dispatch referred to her as "Negro female" and the Daily Courier said "unknown minor Negro female" (both terms the verbiage of that time) so that's what I went with when adding her to PA Missing back around 3 years ago. My age estimate is also different but that, too, came from the above sources.

    Glad to see they've finally added her to NamUs. Made me smile a bit when I saw that the Circumstances on NamUs came from PA Missing. I didn't have the sock, bag or cloth info but edited the site to include that info.

    Hoping now she'll get some much needed attention.

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    Elizabeth Franks went missing from Ohio in 1965 at 17 years old. A bit above the age and she had a baby which I imagine might rule her out, but the location, time, hair, and height are close.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...elizabeth.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    The hair color is described as "reddish brown". That doesn't rule her out as being black, but it might make it more questionable.
    Reddish brown hair is more common in mixed race people, I think.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Based on the description, this seem to pinpoint where the body was found.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sl...d968585fedac4f

    Footie usually means association football (soccer to you 'muricans). In this case, it is a sock that only cover the foot, ending at or just below the ankle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Reddish brown hair is more common in mixed race people, I think.
    Quoting myself because it's too late to edit: more common than in purely AA people, I mean. That could also explain the differing opinions about the victim's race.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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