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  1. #1
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    MS - Stone Co., 'Ms. Wiggins' WhtFem UP11583, 34-46, in woods, Nov'80

    NamUs Listing 11583
    https://identifyus.org/cases/11583

    Doe Network Information
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1065ufms.html




    Unidentified Female

    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
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'1" to 5'6"
    Weight: Unknown
    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.
    DNA: 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:
    Delores Griffin-1942-Illinois
    Mary Levitz- 1933-Mississippi
    Mary Ann Perez-1943-Louisiana
    Mary Thompson-1947-Texas
    Cherry Weaver-1941-Florida

    Recent article about this UID:
    http://www.sunherald.com/2015/03/14/...e-of.html?rh=1

    Ms. Wiggins

    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.

  2. #2
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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.

  3. #3
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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

  4. #4
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    She looks like -

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/35024/

    very little information available there.

    This description is similar -

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/13242/

    but the image is very poor quality.

  5. #5
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    She looks kinda like Sandra Mattot.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/19980/80

    Date last seen July 10, 1979
    Age last seen 37 years old
    Sex Female
    Race White

  6. #6
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    I don’t know how off age estimates are, but here are a few from neighbouring states.
    Mary Jimmie Shinn
    Missing since July 20, 1978 from Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3071dfar.html

    Linda Sue Davis
    Missing since January 7, 1976 from Claremore, Oklahoma
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2688dfok.html



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