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    CA - Watsonville, Fem Skeletal UP14233, 15-18, off Hwy 129, red hair, Mar'95

    This is an old case involving a teenaged female that I had not noticed before. The info is sparse, but I think given the estimated age of the victim, it warrants a thread.

    NamUs UP 14233 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/14233

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    Unidentified Female

    Located: March 22, 1995, Near Highway 129 @ Mile Marker 8.62 in Santa Cruz County, California
    Body Condition: Not recognizable - partial skeletal parts only
    Probable year of death No Estimate Available

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 15-18
    Approximate Height: cannot estimate.
    Approximate Weight: cannot estimate.
    Hair Color: Red/Auburn - 1-2" red hair located with the remains
    Eye Color: Unknown

    Clothing & Accessories

    Clothing/Footwear/Accessories: None

    Identifiers
    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is currently not available
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Case History
    Partial remains located in the river bed below Mile Marker 8.62 on Highway 129
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 05-15-2016 at 06:28 PM.

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    I am looking at Becky Cook as a possible for this Jane Doe. Other than the distance, everything lines up pretty well. Since there are no circumstances indicated for Becky's case, it isn't clear whether the distance would be a problem.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/23797/0

    ************ ************Becky Cook ************ ************ UP14233 ************ ************ Comparison ************
    Age 17 15-18 Within Range
    Hair Red/Auburn Red/Auburn Match
    Date LKA/Date of Discovery 19-Feb-1995 22-Mar-1995 31 Days
    Loc LKA/Loc of Discovery Hartshorne, OK Chittenden (Watsonville), CA 1,700 miles


    Since hair was located with the bones, and they were found outdoors in the open air, the girl's death was probably recent to the discovery.

    BTW, I checked the yearbooks Classmates for Hartshorne High School (1991-1995) to see if there was a photo of her. Apparently, she didn't attend HS in the city where she was LKA.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 05-16-2016 at 02:33 PM.

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    I was also looking at Shawna Chavez as a possible. She was apparently hitchhiking from Texas to Oregon, so the location would have been consistent, but Shawna didn't have short red hair.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ez_shawna.html

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    Chittenden? I'm sure this area is Watsonville.

    I've spent some time in this area. She must have been dumped or camped out under that tiny bridge between Chitteden pass and Parajo gap.

    Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NQ9W9eb4Rh72

    This area is heavy agri industry. Dairy farms and processing plants, IIRC. A lot of commercial vehicles pass CA-129 everyday. The route truncates at U.S. 101 at the east end and the Pacific Highway at the west end (CA route 1). There is also a railroad right where she was found so this victim could be from anywhere.
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    Possibly a crust punk train riding transient? A female with short hair in that world might have been trying to pass as a man for safety reasons.

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/8964 Sally Simmons (No identifiers. Yikes.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon View Post
    Chittenden? I'm sure this area is Watsonville.

    I've spent some time in this area. She must have been dumped or camped out under that tiny bridge between Chitteden pass and Parajo gap.

    Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NQ9W9eb4Rh72

    This area is heavy agri industry. Dairy farms and processing plants, IIRC. A lot of commercial vehicles pass CA-129 everyday. The route truncates at U.S. 101 at the east end and the Pacific Highway at the west end (CA route 1). There is also a railroad right where she was found so this victim could be from anywhere.
    Yes, the Camflor plant has a mailing address in Watsonville, but the location is in the unincorporated area called Chittenden.

    Mile Marker 8.62 is adjacent to where the railroad bridge passes over the Pajaro river between the Camflor plant (Quarry Lake) and Highway 129
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 05-16-2016 at 02:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaylaraOwl View Post
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/8964 Sally Simmons (No identifiers. Yikes.)
    Good call, Kaylara!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Yes, the Camflor plant has a mailing address in Watsonville, but the location is in the unincorporated area called Crittenden.

    Mile Marker 8.62 is adjacent to where the railroad bridge passes over the Pajaro river between the Camflor plant (Quarry Lake) and Highway 129
    I see.

    That makes perfect sense. I kept thinking by the road. I believe this is more closer than my previous attempt. https://goo.gl/maps/DbNwPkw9aBT2

    Quote Originally Posted by WyomingSkyAngel View Post
    Possibly a crust punk train riding transient? A female with short hair in that world might have been trying to pass as a man for safety reasons.
    I hadn't thought of that. That is a good possibility. I always think of the highway first thing. She was found on the river bed. It's a possibility she was there one day cleaning after herself at the river. No CoD is listed. The torso and some limbs weren't recovered so we probably can't determine sexual activity, either.
    Last edited by Nikon; 05-15-2016 at 03:14 PM.

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    The namus page of this girl not cites the race; where did you get the information that this girl is white race Carl?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    The namus page of this girl not cites the race; where did you get the information that this girl is white race Carl?
    My mistake. I must have presumed it because of the red hair. I'll correct it.

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    Here's a couple of girls with red hair from northern California. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ll_hannah.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._jennifer.html Hopefully they will get some DNA on this Jane Doe soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon View Post
    I kept thinking by the road. I believe this is more closer than my previous attempt. https://goo.gl/maps/DbNwPkw9aBT2
    This is the location as best as I can tell:

    https://goo.gl/maps/7pq6ZUVxX9v
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 05-16-2016 at 02:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killer Chaser View Post
    Here's a couple of girls with red hair from northern California. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ll_hannah.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._jennifer.html Hopefully they will get some DNA on this Jane Doe soon!
    Some more worth looking at. https://www.facebook.com/HUMBOLDTMIS...N/?pnref=story

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    Jennifer Wilmer looks promising. You can always comb out your dreadlocks but that takes months to do, if she were impatient she could have just shaved them off. Maybe she realized she couldn't afford a plane ticket back home and tried her hand at train-hopping. Even experienced riders get in accidents all the time.

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