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    CA - San Francisco, AsianFem 1273UFCA, 15-25, buried at Lake Merced, Oct'76

    I found this girl (woman?) on NamUs and was able to get her into DoeNetwork a few days ago.

    1273UFCA
    UP#5848


    DEMOGRAPHICS
    Age: 15 - 25 years old
    Race: Asian
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'2 (62 inches)
    Weight: 113 pounds
    Postmortem interval: Recent
    State of remains: Recognisable face

    CIRCUMSTANCES
    Date: October 1, 1976
    Location: Southern shore of Lake Merced, San Francisco, CA
    Background: Man walking his dog along the shore of Lake Merced behind a pumping station noticed a small animal and walked over to get a closer look at it. When he got closer, he noticed a hand sticking out of the sand. LE was called and they unearthed the body of a young Asian woman.

    PHYSICAL
    Hair: Dark brown, shoulder-length or slightly longer
    Other marks: Pierced ears

    CLOTHING
    Clothes: White sweatshirt/hoodie. Halter-type blouse with buttons on length of back and blue floral print on top half of the shirt. Size 12 Wrangler jeans. White panties and knee-length nylon pantyhose.
    Jewelry: Three thin straps of leather tied to form a ring (left 4th finger), white metal Timex watch w/ crystal intact (left wrist), small gold-colored stud earrings (ears), small gold owl w/ a single link gold chain (in pocket).

    IDENTIFIERS
    Dentals: Available and entered
    DNA: Samples submitted - Tests complete
    Fingerprints: Available elsewhere

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    The golden owl is what caught my attention. It sounds like a pretty unique piece of jewelry. I can call and ask if the case manager is willing to provide a picture of the owl (or any of the other jewelry). Who knows, maybe we'd get lucky like the people over in the Wellington UID's thread did with the distinctive hawk shirt.

    Sejalbo Lulaida is the only Asian PM in California around that time. She disappeared in November 1973. Problem is, the circumstances suggest she probably died not very long after her presumed abduction, and after 3 years I doubt she would still be recognisable (or able to provide fingerprints, which this UID has on file). There also isn't any mention in the UID's profile of a missing tooth. So IMO it's probably not her.

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    Owl jewelry was extremely popular in the 60s-70s. I wish there was a picture of the necklace.

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    I wish there was more information on this case.

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    Owl necklaces were a big deal in the 70s. My sister bought me one in 1977 on the day of our grandmother's funeral to get me to stop crying. (I was a young girl at the time.) Owl figurines and wall paintings were popular then too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogperson View Post
    Owl necklaces were a big deal in the 70s. My sister bought me one in 1977 on the day of our grandmother's funeral to get me to stop crying. (I was a young girl at the time.) Owl figurines and wall paintings were popular then too.
    I was young in the 70s, too, and my mom had a lot of owl jewelry that I loved. My older sister gave me one of her owl pieces when my mom passed away, and I wear it often (owls are popular now, too!).

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    That kind of leather ring was popular too. I had two different rings of that style, one for each hand
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    I'm not sure how large San Francisco's Asian population was in the '70s, but currently approximately 33% of SF's population is Asian. There are many undocumented immigrants here (particularly Chinese), so this unidentified lady was likely never reported missing.

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    San Francisco has had a sizeable Chinese population since the gold rush days. One of the largest in the country.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Long time lurker, first time poster here. It would be nice if we could find out what sort of Asian she is, eg east Asian, Filipono, south Asian or middle eastern... etc. That might narrow down some of her background. Given the year she was found I doubt she's mainland Chinese


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    Just finished submitting a potential match for Song Im Joseph (missing from Rehoboth Beach since 1975). Huge gap between Delaware and California, but there appears to be similarities between some items of clothing, and she did go missing under suspicious circumstances.

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    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Thanks for adding those, for some reason her Charley Project file wouldn't load for me.



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