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    MS - Pass Christian, 3 WhtFem Hurricane Camille victims, Aug'69

    I did not see these on WS. They are listed on Doenetwork, but not in NAMUS.

    Three females who were victims of Hurricane Camille when the hurricane slammed into the Mississippi Gulf Coast in mid-August 1969. 256 people were killed. These three women remain unidentified. Their remains were recovered from an apartment complex in Pass Christian on August 20, 1969. Investigators believe the women may have been friends or were related in some way. They are known as "Faith" "Hope" and "Charity".

    "Faith" white female estimated age 60-65 years
    wearing a paisley dress
    Height 68 inches
    Weight 135 lbs.
    Eye and hair color are unknown
    Link for "Faith" http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1255ufms.html


    "Hope" white female estimated age 30-35 years
    height eye hair color all unknown
    135 lbs
    wearing white blouse, green slacks, and black rubber boots

    Link for "Hope": http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1254ufms.html


    "Charity" estimated age 40-50 years old
    Height 62 inches
    110 lbs.
    no clothing descriptions given
    wearing 4 rings
    wearing earrings
    Link for "Charity" : http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1253ufms.html


    All three women are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport, MS. A memorial service is held for them each year on the date Hurricane Camille made landfall. Camille is ranked as a Category 5 hurricane (the most destructive)
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    There's actually a thread for these UIDs already. Here you go: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...e-victims-1969

    ETA: Just noticed that these are actually three different UIDs. I didn't know there were 11 unidentified Camille victims. Interesting
    Last edited by Migmuu; 03-31-2015 at 09:35 PM.

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    I added a few sentences to Wikipedia in the Hurricane Camille article about "Faith, Hope, and Charity." Figured it couldn't hurt and someone may remember hearing about their relative or relative's friend who was in Camille and hasn't been heard from since.

    The link you posted contains another link to 41 people still listed as missing from Pass Christian. Thank you.
    It doesn't sound like DNA was ever taken from the three women's remains.
    Last edited by rainwater; 03-31-2015 at 10:54 PM.
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    I was able to turn up a couple of newspaper articles that mention these three women:

    2009 - Hurricane Camille's Fury Remembered
    1994 - Survivors Remember Killer Hurricane

    The second article has a picture of a man standing over their unmarked graves, dated 1979. It's nice that, at some point, people pitched in to actually give them some proper headstones.

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    Only LE or coroner/medical examiner personnel can enter UIDs in NAMUS. Does anyone have contacts that might be willing to do so? I am neither. Anyone can enter MPs in NAMUS as long as they have info about the MP (height, hair, eye color, scars, tattoos, etc.)
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    List of Those still missing from Mississippi after Hurricane Camille: http://camille.passchristian.net/mem...gulf_coast.htm

    Four missing people are listed as being from Pass Christian: Zoe Matthews, Mary Louise Smith, Mary M. Smith, and Otis Williams.


    E. W. Bielar
    Mrs. Byrd
    Billie Caroll Carter
    Robert Carter
    John Cartwright
    Richard D'Hevreaux
    John L. Dorsey
    John Encaleda
    Dorothy Fretwell
    Richard Terry Gantly
    Robert Geodal
    Betty Gill
    Billy Wayne Grice
    Sybil Karel
    Oscar King
    Vondale Knott
    Tom Ladner
    Mother of Tom Ladner
    Mrs. Adams Lamarre
    Norman Joseph Lapeyrouse
    Mr. Lehman
    Mrs. Lehman
    Zoe Matthews
    Bonita Moore
    Allie M. Moran
    Clara Redmond
    Frederick Redmond
    Corvan Joseph Robichaux
    Leslie J. Roussell
    Robert F. Sheppard
    Mary Louise Smith
    Mary M. Smith
    Mrs. Spaw
    Bradford Van Allen
    Larry Zane Watkins
    Ed Williams
    Larry Williams
    Leo Williams
    Margie Williams
    Maxine Williams
    Otis Williams
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.



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