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    FL - Fort Lauderdale, 'Donna Doe' WhtFem 13UFFL, 12-25, hit by truck, Aug'82

    Broward County Florida Unidentified Girl, killed 3 Aug 1982
    Case Type: Unidentified DOB: Jan 1, 1966
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
    Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Missing Date: Aug 3, 1982
    Age at the time: Between 14 and 17.
    Age Now: 39
    Missing from FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
    NCMEC Case Number: NCMCu400080
    Circumstances: On August 3, 1982, this unidentified female died as a result of injuries sustained when she was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The decedent is estimated to be between 14 and 17 years of age and had dark blonde or brown hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a dark blue blouse, and brown sandals at the time of her death. The decedent was thought to be a hitchhiker and may have used the name "Donna" during her travels. She was believed to have been in Oklahoma City, OK; Canutillo, TX; and West Monroe, LA prior to her death, and may have been a runaway. The image above is a computer-assisted facial reconstruction created by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Items such as hairstyle and complexion are the artist's estimations to complete the image, and should not be used as significant markers for identification. The "DOB" and "Age Now" fields are approximations.


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    wow after all these years and no one has come foward?

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    From the Doenetwork files...

    Could this girl have come from Texas, Oklahoma, or Louisiana?


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    Unidentified White Female
    Died as a result from injuries sustained in a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida on August 3, 1982.
    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 14-17 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2"; 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Straight dark blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. She was large-breasted and slim.
    Clothing: She was wearing dark blue jeans; a dark blue blouse; and brown sandals. The victim carried no ID and was not wearing any jewelery.
    Other: She may have used the first name "Donna" while traveling.

    Case History
    This young woman was apparently a hitchhiker; investigation after her death revealed that she had been seen on the Florida coast during the days preceeding her death. In her pockets, she carried three business cards -- from Oklahoma City, Okla., Canutillo, Texas, and West Monroe, La.

    Investigators contacted the names on the cards. Two of them were no help. The third, a Louisiana police officer, thought he might have talked to the girl, a runaway, a couple days before she was killed. If it's the same girl, she had a friend or a sister in Las Vegas and a thick Cajun accent.

    The victim died from injuries as a result of being hit by a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 95, near State Road 84 at approximately 2:20 PM on August 3, 1982.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on the identity of this woman, please contact:
    Broward County Medical Examiner's Office
    Investigator Bob Keys
    954-327-6500
    All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

    Agency Case Number: 1982-01111

    Source Information:
    Wesley Neville: Forensic Artist
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 13UFFL

    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/13uffl.html

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    don't know

    I ran a quickie search on missing persons named donna and found this one but the height is off by about 5 inches so I think its just another one of those "hmmmm" misses.

    http://www.find-missing-children.org...s/poster81.htm

    compared to:

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/13uffl.html

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    These two girls look alike to me. There's a Florida connection and the height/weight isn't far off.

    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/689dffl.html

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    Wendy Lynn Huggy

    A little tall, but maybe a typo?

    Wendy Lynn Huggy Missing since 7 April 1982 from Clearwater, Florida

    WENDY LYNN HUGGY

    Case Type: Lost, Injured, Missing
    DOB: Jul 21, 1965
    Missing Date: Apr 7, 1982
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Age at time: 17
    Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
    Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Missing from: CLEARWATER, Florida, USA
    Case Number: NCMC601962
    Circumstances: Wendy was last seen on April 7, 1982 when she left from a relative's home to spend the day at the beach with some friends. Wendy was due to return home later that same night but she did not and she has not been seen or heard from since. She has a circular scar in the middle of her left thigh. Wendy may use the alias last name of Freeman.

    http://www3.fdle.state.fl.us/mcicse...D=4792&case_nbr=

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    Simular?

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US


    same height/weight/and age that they aproximated with.

    also facial structure very simular.

    I did a search missing 1980-82 and 5'0-5'4 100-130 lbs, brown eyes.
    It only came up with 6 results including the jane doe for this thread.
    Also this girl was from North Dakota, was never great at geography but I think that is in the general area of Oklahoma.

    The other 4 are
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    The above one also is a maybe, she was from Miami and was leaving the state for PA when she disapeared, she may have been hitchiking around the country and was headed toward home. Ft Lauderdale is only about 20 miles from Miami ( I do know this because I live in florida, don't need geography for that one )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    she had a friend or a sister in Las Vegas and a thick Cajun accent.
    What's a Cajun accent? I spent a year in Louisiana and none of the people I met who identified themselves as Cajuns had a noticeable accent unless one considers the Texan accent people who live in the western parts of the state speak with as "Cajun"? I was told they only have a typical accent when they speak French because they don't speak the same kind of French that other French-Americans do, which is basically French-Canadian. In any case, all Cajuns I met spoke with the same very vaguely southern drawl or Texas twang (in the west) other white people from that sate speak with. I guess one has to be from Louisiana to be able to tell a Cajun accent. I mean jeez, Paulie Perette (Abbie on NCIS) is a Cajun, she don't sound exotic to me.


    Perhaps this girl's accent was actually French-Canadian? Would perhaps explain why she hasn't been identified yet? Back then missing persons databases from the US and Canada were probably not as fully integrated as they are today. Canadian runaway kid ending up in the US is quite common, and they blend in easily. You can't get welfare when you're a kid therefore a Canadian runaway would use the same more or less anonymous services as any runaway from the US and if they don't tell anyone they're from Canada no one will know. Maybe someone in Vegas noticed this Doe had an accent (French-Canadian) and she, not wanting anyone to know she was from Canada, pretended her accent was from Louisiana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlK View Post
    What's a Cajun accent? I spent a year in Louisiana and none of the people I met who identified themselves as Cajuns had a noticeable accent unless one considers the Texan accent people who live in the western parts of the state speak with as "Cajun"? I was told they only have a typical accent when they speak French because they don't speak the same kind of French that other French-Americans do, which is basically French-Canadian. In any case, all Cajuns I met spoke with the same very vaguely southern drawl or Texas twang (in the west) other white people from that sate speak with. I guess one has to be from Louisiana to be able to tell a Cajun accent. I mean jeez, Paulie Perette (Abbie on NCIS) is a Cajun, she don't sound exotic to me.


    Perhaps this girl's accent was actually French-Canadian? Would perhaps explain why she hasn't been identified yet? Back then missing persons databases from the US and Canada were probably not as fully integrated as they are today. Canadian runaway kid ending up in the US is quite common, and they blend in easily. You can't get welfare when you're a kid therefore a Canadian runaway would use the same more or less anonymous services as any runaway from the US and if they don't tell anyone they're from Canada no one will know. Maybe someone in Vegas noticed this Doe had an accent (French-Canadian) and she, not wanting anyone to know she was from Canada, pretended her accent was from Louisiana?
    There is a distinct Cajun accent from the Louisiana Bayou. It is mixture of a dialect and accent which is undeniably what we call "Cajun". It certainly isn't French-Canadian or French-American nor does it sound a thing like a normal southern drawl...it is definitely and decidedly Cajun! No one else speaks quite like they do. If the officer was from Louisiana and he claimed it to be a thick cajun accent...I would believe him.

    I find it very interesting you were there for a year and didn't run across it. Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    There is a distinct Cajun accent from the Louisiana Bayou. It is mixture of a dialect and accent which is undeniably what we call "Cajun". It certainly isn't French-Canadian or French-American nor does it sound a thing like a normal southern drawl...it is definitely and decidedly Cajun! No one else speaks quite like they do. If the officer was from Louisiana and he claimed it to be a thick cajun accent...I would believe him.

    I find it very interesting you were there for a year and didn't run across it. Amazing!
    I'm not too good at telling where accents are from unless they are widespread accents such as Yankee twang from New England, generic southern accent Texas accent, etc., but one thing I noticed in Louisiana is the further south you go the less southern people sound! I noticed that while people from New Orleans, at least white people, use southern terms like "y'all" even when speaking to a single person they don't have a southern accent, in fact they could be from New Jersey lol. Southern accent was more common in the northern parts of the state though. I didn't go south of New Orleans unfortunately so I guess I missed the bayou area accent. Near Shreveport where I lived there were a lot of people with French surnames but these usually spoke with an accent that was definitively Texan-inspired and the same as those with English names but these people all shared something I found prevalent in Louisiana, that is the tendency to pronounce words and names of French origin closer to what I assume is the correct French pronunciation, something that does not happen in New England. For example names ending in "ier" were pronounced "ee-ay" down there while up here it's almost always "eer", and Champagne didn't become "shampain" like here, it remained something like "Shompahgn". I noticed this in northeastern Texas as well where there seem to be many people of French descent, starting with Ross Perot lol. I'm sure "Perot" would have become "Parrot" up here but it retained the French pronunciation "Perow" down there. It's hard to imagine banners with "Parrot for President"

    So then there is a Cajun accent in English as well as French. Now what would be useful to know is if the person who met the girl in Vegas could actually tell this accent or was simply told by the girl that it was a Cajun accent. If she really was from Louisiana, it is indeed difficult to understand why she hasn't been identified yet.


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    I was just shuffling through looking for something else, and this missing girl caught my attention

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/77dffl.html

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    you know I am not certain if anyone can find information or not but there was a girl named Donna Martin I believe that ranaway from some place in LA. I caught it when I was watching the new detectives or something like that

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    I am from Louisiana and some of the people do have a major accent some do not, I have been told by people that arent from here that I have it lol.

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    NCMEC Picture and compilation of available information, as well as a personal note to my MySpace friends.
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    FL-"Donna" Doe

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/13uffl.html
    Here is the link to her Doe Network profile. She was 14-17. She was hit by a vehical. She had a cops card on her. He thought she was a runaway and just let this young girl go. Maybe we can give her her name back and give her back to her family.

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