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    Hope y'all don't mind me chiming in here, but I read this today.

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    Woman found dead, half-naked at abandoned Daytona Beach home


    Now, Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood said his investigators are trying to find out if her death could be the work of a serial killer.

    Chitwood said a preliminary investigation showed Jenkins was murdered at the abandoned home sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.

    Although the initial investigation did not show any obvious signs of trauma, like gunshot wounds, a preliminary autopsy report showed Jenkins suffered internal trauma, which led to her death.

    Chitwood said Jenkins' murder did not fit the method of operation of the so-called Daytona Beach serial killer, gunshot wounds and leaving behind DNA.

    So, at this point, the police investigation does not show any link to that serial killer, who murdered three known prostitutes or drug users from 20052007, but Chitwood said he's not discounting that possibility.

    "It does not fit the M.O., but then again, if you have a serial killer, they're going to change their ways, especially in today's world," Chitwood said. "They are probably more astute than any of us in this room, as far as what detectives are going to do, what the media is going to report, and things like that. So, obviously, it's something in the back of our minds."

    http://www.mynews13.com/content/news...at_abando.html
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    Faith Jenkins

    More about Faith Jenkins. She'd moved to Florida from West Virginia just a few months prior to her murder.


    Woman killed in Daytona was mother of 4 from West Virginia
    By Lyda Longa
    Published: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:32 p.m. - Last Modified: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.

    DAYTONA BEACH — Faith Jenkins’ older brother just wanted his little sister to go back home to West Virginia.
    Now all Terry Jenkins Jr. wants is for someone to catch the person who killed the mother of four.

    In a telephone interview from his home in Charles Town, West Virginia, Monday morning, Terry Jenkins, 37, said he was not happy that his sister had left Charles Town to come to Daytona Beach with a cousin in December. Relatives also expressed dismay that 35-year-old Faith Jenkins had been arrested for prostitution here even though they acknowledged that she had struggled with drugs for years — especially heroin.

    [...]
    A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer, said police Chief Mike Chitwood.

    The chief said Faith Jenkins’ body was found under a piece of aluminum siding. Her underwear was about 10 yards from her body. She was also barefoot, but her shoes and pants have not been found, Chitwood said.

    http://www.news-journalonline.com/ar...=1&tc=pg&tc=ar
    DBPD Looking For Help To Solve Murder Of Homeless Woman

    [...]
    In a press conference held Thursday afternoon at DBPD headquarters, Chitwood says Jenkins was found partially naked in the back yard and that she had probably been there for at least a day before her body was found.

    The incident report shows police found 2 condom wrappers and a pair of panties a few feet away from Jenkins’ body, though Chitwood wouldn’t definitively say at this point that Jenkins was sexually assaulted before she was murdered.

    An autopsy done by the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office indicates that Jenkins’ death was a homicide, according to Chitwood, though he declined to go into specifics as to why investigators think she was murdered.

    “There was no outward trauma to the body,” Chitwood added. “There was internal trauma.”

    Chitwood also wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a connection to the series of serial prostitution murders in the city nearly a decade ago, but he said the preliminary information didn’t indicate that Jenkins’ murder was related to those unsolved cases or the still-wanted suspect.

    [...]
    Anyone with information can contact DBPD at 386-671-5100 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477 to remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a cash reward.

    http://newsdaytonabeach.com/womans-d...ed-suspicious/
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    Here's the article where the socks and the car were mentioned.

    Tips pour in after TV show on Daytona serial killer
    By Lyda Longa
    Daytona Beach News Journal
    Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 5:30 a.m. - Last Modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

    [...]
    Based on tire tracks left at the scene of one of the shootings, investigators believe the killer may have been driving -- or still drives -- a 2003 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable. The tires that left their mark in the mud at that murder scene -- the second killing in January 2006 -- were the factory tires placed on either the Taurus or the Mercury when those cars rolled off the assembly line, Malek said.

    [...]
    Malek also said the car could be someone's company vehicle.
    Additionally, all four women were found nude, but the killer left socks on three of his four victims, police said.
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    Gunther, Green and Patton:
    All three victims are believed to have met their killer on or near Ridgewood Avenue, a thoroughfare well known to local prostitutes and the “johns” that drive along the avenue looking for a date.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/11929741/n.../#.VdbXIpeJvY9

    Kristin Dunn:
    Dunn's most recent known address was the Happy Time Motel on Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill. Dunn, 47, had lived as a guest of a male friend off and on for several years, but she had not been seen at the motel for more than a year, said Rick Powell, the motel property manager.
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...unty-dunn-body

    Investigators traced her movements the night before her death to a motel on South Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach where she was seen leaving in a blue, 1993 Chevrolet Astro van driven by a male friend of the victim.

    http://www.volusiasheriff.org/homicides/default.htm

    Faith Jenkins:
    People familiar with Jenkins said she was a known prostitute who would frequent the area and have sex for money in the backyard.
    http://www.mynews13.com/content/news...at_abando.html

    Mamie Jameka Thomas (by the way, Thomas was found wearing only a skirt and her tennis shoes):
    Daytona Beach police and neighbors of the area where the body was found said they've seen an increase in petty crimes like car break-ins recently. Police said prostitutes also frequent the streets nearby.
    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/prelim...bout-wo/nJm36/

    Maxwell's victims, Pamela Sue Will, Chastity Starr, and Cathryn Ann Carnes:
    Will’s last known location was Sept. 8, 2010, at the Red Carpet Inn, 1855 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona. Police there said Will was asked to leave the motel for lack of payment.

    He recalled that the young woman
    [Starr] — who worked as a prostitute along the Ridgewood Avenue corridor — always waved and “hollered” at relatives if she saw them drive by to check on her.

    In the 1988 stabbing, Maxwell told police that he had picked up prostitute Cathryn Ann Carnes on South Ridgewood Avenue in Daytona Beach.

    http://nadaytona.org/2012/06/22/aa-m...chasity-starr/
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    Newsweek
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    But with Gage's murder, the investigation took on new urgency. Police got what they hope will be an important break in the case Wednesday when the van Gage was driving was found in the lot of an apartment complex popular with young single people and college students. It had been there, according to residents, for about a month, or roughly since Gage had driven off to buy a bag of ice. Or so Gage told her grandmother, Betty Hill; Chitwood believes she was on her way to an assignation she had arranged over the Internet. Hill knows her granddaughter had a long-standing cocaine addiction and several minor arrests, but she insists Gage was turning her life around, and she doesn't believe she was a prostitute.
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    Florida Forms New Cold Case Team

    Off topic, but possibly relevant

    Fla. sheriffs join forces to create cold case team
    The team will be tasked with helping agencies shake the dust off some of their oldest and most frustrating cases
    1 September 2015 6:00 AM
    By Elizabeth Behrman
    Tampa Tribune

    TAMPA, Fla. — When a bill that would have created a state task force dedicated to solving cold cases failed in committee earlier this year, sheriffs across Florida decided to strike out on their own.

    The Florida Sheriffs Association, a not-for-profit corporation made up the state’s 67 sheriffs and thousands of Florida citizens, recently announced the formation of the Cold Case Review Team, which will be tasked with helping law enforcement agencies shake the dust off some of their oldest and most frustrating cases.

    “The sheriffs felt strongly enough about this that they wanted to pick it up anyway and move forward with it,” said David Brand, the association’s law enforcement coordinator.

    The team is led by Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. It includes a medical examiner, a prosecutor, a DNA scientist, a polygraphist and experienced homicide detectives.

    [...]
    USF’s anthropology lab already provides resources for law enforcement agencies that include facial reconstructions and other forensic analysis, she said. Almost 10 years ago, the university launched the Tampa Bay Cold Case Project, which works to help give names and faces to unidentified remains and apply new investigative technology to local cold cases.

    There are more than 500 unsolved cases, most of them homicides, in West-Central Florida, Kimmerle said. No agency tracks how many there are across the state, but her team estimates there are thousands.

    (more at the link)
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    New as of 11/28/16:

    https://flaglerlive.com/102224/remains-varn-park/

    "For the third time since August, authorities in Flagler County have been led to what they believe to be human remains in the 3800 block of North Oceanshore Boulevard north of Beverly Beach."

    We are still in the early stages of this investigation and additional information will follow,” Jim Troiano, the sheriff’s office’s chief spokesman, said around 5 p.m."

    Jim Troiano, the sheriff’s office’s chief spokesman, also appeared to have stated, “This find does not appear related to the recent discovery of human remains located in the southern part of Flagler County last week.”

    All three sets of remains discovered since August, 2016, were located within or closer than 25 miles from and with direct routes to the Daytona Beach area. Reportedly, none of the remains have been id's yet. A connection to the one woman's remains that Josh and Rachel think is still a mystery? I wouldn't rule it out until more info is revealed. For that matter, I'm not ready to discount the possibility that all three remains are connected even though the spokesman noted it therein until I have additional info.
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    I was just there Friday and Saturday on vacation. I didn't see the news, but wow, how did I miss that???

    Strange for sure, hope it is just natural deaths, (homeless) or unrelated to a serial killer.
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    http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-11...each-sand-dune
    Will keep checking for more info re: COD and if remains are male/female and approx age.
    We visit this area regularly as there is a great RV park (Gamble Rogers State Park) right on the ocean side. No one is allowed to walk on the dunes from Flagler Beach through Ormond Beach which is the town next to (south of) Flagler Beach. There are wooden walkways with steps along the beach periodically so a body may be hard to spot esp if buried.
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    Keeping an eye and ear out for this one as well (found in Jacsonville). 4 bodies discovered recently in Duval and St Johns counties.

    http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-11...play-suspected
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    http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/j...h-in-woodstock
    This is an area in Jax. The area is depressed and many transients there.

    http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Flor....67596252.html

    I believe this is the same Lisa and she has charges for drug and prostitution.

    More specifics re: who saw her last: http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-11...anksgiving-day
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    And more human remains were discovered in Flagler County in the dunes just off of A1A today according to Central Florida News 13.
    Last edited by Auburnlucky7; 11-30-2016 at 09:59 PM. Reason: This may have already been posted earlier

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    More bodies found just as this disturbing Daytona Beach-based (1870 Mason Ave) race team returns from a 10 year hiatus. Raabe Racing just moved from the area of Iwana Patton's 2005 death to a garage just to the north of LPGA Blvd in Bunnell FL. Still qoinq with the catch phrase "ARC DeHooker - Don't get caught without one!"

    It seems as if the #73 ARC DeHooker team quietly died off and morphed into the #64 Gunselman Motorsports team. Gunselman Motorsports was also plagued by the mysterious death of two Virginia Tech students after the team missed the 2009 Sharpie 500. The driver of ARC DeHooker was none other than Eric McClure, of nearby Abingdon VA:

    http://tybaltus.blogspot.com/2009/07...re-73-arc.html
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    Last edited by BenchPress; 12-01-2016 at 03:22 PM. Reason: Shady racing teams .. crooked engineers .. ill-timed deaths.

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    Can't open ur link :?


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    Thumbs up

    Okay now you sparked my interest, as I'm not only a country music finatic but I'm a NASCAR finatic,and I thought I was the only one going down this road,wow,ur so on to it,freaky eh??

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