03-16-2015, 12:04 AM #1Registered User
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MS - Stone Co., 'Ms. Wiggins' WhtFem UP11583, 34-46, in woods, Nov'80
NamUs Listing 11583
Doe Network Information
Date of Discovery: October 5, 1980
Location of Discovery: Wiggins, Stone County, Mississippi
Estimated Date of Death: April through October 1980
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
Estimated Age: 34-46 years old
Height: 5'1" to 5'6"
Hair Color: Medium to dark brown, shoulder length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed nasal fracture with nasal bridge deviation to the right. Healed fracture of the lateral end of right clavicle. Slight porotic hyperostosis suggests at least one episode of chronic iron deficiency anemia. May have given birth to a child many years prior to death or not at all. Probably right-handed. Muscle attachments are well developed, especially in the upper extremities. Physique was likely muscular and compact. She was physically active through either occupation or athletics.
Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work. Four platinum dental bridges. several root canals. Seven fillings.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Hunters found the victim's skeletal remains in two green trash bags in a wooded area off Highway 26 in Wiggins. Her hands and feet were bound.
She is affectionately known as Ms. Wiggins.
Rule-Outs so far:
Mary Levitz- 1933-Mississippi
Mary Ann Perez-1943-Louisiana
Recent article about this UID:
Harrison County investigators have worked with authorities in Stone County, including sheriff's Lt. Ray Boggs, and in- and out-of-state forensic experts and others to gather leads in the case.
They have determined the woman was white, 36 to 46 years old and 5-feet-1 to 5-feet-7. She had a healed fracture of her right clavicle and had medium to dark hair.
Experts estimate she died between April and September 1980.
She had undergone extensive dental work, with four bridges, several fillings and root canals, though her dental records did not match any of the people listed so far in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, database.
03-16-2015, 12:41 AM #2Registered User
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Looking at the location the body was dumped, I wonder if she was missing from a neighboring state, AL, or, more likely, LA, and that is why she was never connected to a missing person at the time. Middle-aged and seemingly employed, somebody had to be missing her. My gut says she's more local than that, however. Most missing persons (according to estimates that I've seen) are not in NamUs. Hopefully someone will come forward soon.
Edited to add: I was so happy to read that skeletal description, sounds like a real expert did the analysis. The care that is going into this case is top notch.
09-11-2016, 07:48 PM #3Registered User
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Rule out list as of September 2016
Colleen Burgess 1948 Colorado
Peggy DeCoteau 1938 Montana
Delores Griffin 1942 Illinois
Barbara Jackson 1948 Alaska
Mary Levitz 1933 Mississippi
Mary Ann Perez 1943 Louisiana
Mary Thompson 1947 Texas
Cherry Weaver 1941 Florida
Jennifer Wyant 1958 Tennessee
09-11-2016, 09:14 PM #4Registered User
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