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    MI - Highland Park, Biracial Fem UP11787, 15-22, Teddy Bear watch, May'96

    Hi all, just came across this young woman on Namus and FBI ViCAP. There is a fair bit of information about her, maybe she is identifiable? The below is taken from ViCAP ( https://leb.fbi.gov/2014/may/vicap-alert , scroll to the bottom) and NamUS ( https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11787 ). Here she is on NCMEC, with different reconstructions: ( http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1228681/1 )




    Race: Possibly biracial
    Sex: Female
    Age: 15 – 22 years old
    Height: 5'3" (approximately)
    Weight: 191 pounds (approximately)
    Hair: Brown (reddish according to ViCAP, dark according to NamUs) in a pony tail. Hair had a "full curly texture", and had a white bow in it.
    Eyes: Brown
    Clothing: White shirt with yellow and black print smiley faces, white skirt, white socks with low cut black and white gym shoes. Shoe size 8.5. “Teddy Bear” watch with a leather band on her left arm. More clothing detail available in on NamUs.



    Distinguishing characteristics: Female’s blood type was O. Her fingernails were purple, and her toenails were pink in color. She had freckles, and an old 4cm scar under her right kneecap. Drug free, but may have smoked cigarettes. She had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), this is caused usually by gonorrhoea or chlamydia.


    On Monday, May 20, 1996, the unidentified female remains were discovered in an alleyway in Highland Park, Michigan (behind 387 Cortland). Estimated postmortem interval was "Hours". The female had some dental work completed and had a number of teeth with decay; however, she was not missing any of her teeth. It is believed that she was biracial, had “O” blood type, and smoked tobacco cigarettes.

    There are dentals and fingerprints, but no DNA sample according to NamUs.
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    I've been searching the web for teddy bear watches in the 1990s with no luck. I found a few teddy bear shaped pendants but no watches.


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    She went missing an hour away 8 years earlier:
    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/603337/1


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    She was abducted as a baby in the 80's in Ann Arbor. http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/601939/1


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    MI - Highland Park, May '96, Poss. biracial Fem 15-22, Teddy Bear watch, type...

    Some on on another forum I cannot link here found the skirt she was wearing.

    They found the brand of the skirt, JXP Designs, was founded in 1996. But no info on where to buy. http://www.manta.com/c/mm5dzmd/jxp-design


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    MI - Highland Park, May '96, Poss. biracial Fem 15-22, Teddy Bear watch, type...

    I found the watch. It's made by Rumours. https://www.etsy.com/listing/2238872...one-teddy-bear

    My sister said they were sold at Penneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tssiemer View Post
    I found the watch. It's made by Rumours. https://www.etsy.com/listing/2238872...one-teddy-bear

    My sister said they were sold at Penneys.

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    I had a look as well and yeah, looks like they were sold by JC Penney, but it doesn't look like they were limited to one particular region or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tssiemer View Post
    She went missing an hour away 8 years earlier:
    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/603337/1


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    This looks like a good match to me. She is the same race and age. I hope they take a good look at her.
    Who was Walker County Jane Doe?


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    Maybe I'm stereotyping somewhat because she was found in the section of Michigan that she was -- is it possible that she could be Middle Eastern and not biracial?

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    is her post mortem photo available?


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    None that I could dig up.


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    But that sketch looks horrid.


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    I'd be interested in knowing more about her clothing, specifically more about the style of the skirt and bow in her hair, whether it was a big fancy one or just something small.

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    I found a 90's vintage tank top made from a very similar material, but not identical:
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1578...op_home_active

    (Might need to scroll down to see it.)
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    carbuff - that print looks right on. Annoyingly no label - that's what it says in the description anyway.

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