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  1. #1
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    Oct 2013

    MI - Darlene McKenzie, 17, Detroit, 1975

    Darlene McKenzie was just added to NAMUS a few weeks ago. It was originally believed that 17 year old Darlene was a runaway, but there has been no contact with her family since 1975. Circumstances of her disappearance are unclear. The exact date she disappeared in 1975 is unknown. Namus uses the default date of January 1, 1975. She was last seen on Muirfield Street (Drive?) in Detroit.

    Googling Muirfield St. brings up Muirfield Drive. Muirfield Drive is variously listed as being in both the Dawn Hill and Hillsborough neighborhoods of Detroit. Another source lists the neighborhood as being referred to as "The Firewheel" (???)

    Darlene was 67 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, at the time of her disappearance. Her weight is listed at 130 lbs.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/31060/45/ No dental, no FP, "DNA sample submitted-tests not complete".
    According to NAMUS, Darlene had previously been shot under her armpit/breast area, and the bullet was never removed.

    I sincerely hope Darlene is alive and well. I could find only one UID from Michigan from 1975-1978 that fit Darlene's age range, height, etc., found in June 1975 in Oakland MI. The deceased was wearing pink/purple fingernail polish, had dyed red hair, and unique underwear imprinted with "sharing is beautiful." https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12157
    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    The street you typed is incorrect. According to NAMUS on Muirland St, Detroit which is in Wayne County.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2013
    I would like to know more about when she was shot...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    McWopetaz Metroplex, Illinois U. S. of A.
    Why was she "thought to be a runaway"? Had she previously run off or threaten to run away? When was she last in school? What was her birth date? A lot of information missing here. I assume she was living with parent(s) or she would have had no one to run away from so why didn't they report her absence right away?
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Yes, there is a lot that is not listed. Since she was just added a few weeks ago, maybe more will be posted in her Namus page in the future.

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