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    ME - Portland, AsianFem UP15135, 30-50, in Fore River, tattooed brows, May'15


    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/15135
    Namus UP case # 15135
    Discovered 05/22/2015 in Portland ME
    TOD 1 Day
    Date entered: 05/17/2016
    Height: 61 inches
    Weight: 99 lbs.
    Physical: 12 inch brown straight hair in a ponytail, 6 inch mid-line, well healed horizontal abdominal scar
    Circumstances: A passer-by discovered the body of a woman in the water, a short distance from Fore Street.
    Clothing:nude colored lace thong
    nude colored knee high tights
    turquoise jeans
    white long-sleeved shirt
    turquoise short-sleeved shirt
    white zip up sweatshirt with "Bride" in white rhinestones on the back
    jean jacket
    Jewelry:Yellow metal quartz watch with white stones around face
    White metal bird dangle earrings
    Yellow metal flower ring with white stones in the middle of flowers
    Black butterfly hair clip
    Other-$500 in cash
    My Notes: I was surprised to find this in NamUs today. I've never heard of this case, and I only live 2 hours away. Given that the UP was found within a day, and given the circumstances, it seems to me that she would have been ID'd right away. Surely, if she were indeed a bride, wouldn't she have been noticed missing when she didn't show up for the wedding? It sounds like a bachelorette party gone wrong. Given she had all that cash, it doesn't appear she made it to the party. Again, you'd think her absence would be noticed, unless the party was a ruse of some sort to get her out of the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post


    Other-$500 in cash
    Interesting case, strange that money: a thief or a killer hardly have left them the money; perhaps she had to give it to someone, and she died on the way maybe of natural causes.

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    That's an awful lot of clothing to have on... I'm thinking she wasn't in the bridal party... maybe it is second hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymess View Post
    That's an awful lot of clothing to have on... I'm thinking she wasn't in the bridal party... maybe it is second hand
    Not really, not in Maine. I had my heat on until June last year, and it snowed in some parts of Maine on Memorial Day in 2015. Last week they got 3-7 inches up north. So it looks about right to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    Not really, not in Maine. I had my heat on until June last year, and it snowed in some parts of Maine on Memorial Day in 2015. Last week they got 3-7 inches up north. So it looks about right to me.
    Wouldn't you put on a proper coat or vest? I thought the amount of shirts she had on would feel super bulky. Thank you for the local weather insight appreciate your thoughts on this!

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    It's kind of hit or miss in springtime here. I stop wearing my winter coat when it starts getting warmer during the day even when the nights and mornings are still cold. Sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate, like this year. I put my winter coat away and it was like 40 degrees for a week after that. To be honest, I never know what to wear for outer from one day to the next this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/15135
    Namus UP case # 15135
    Discovered 05/22/2015 in Portland ME
    TOD 1 Day
    Date entered: 05/17/2016
    Height: 61 inches
    Weight: 99 lbs.
    Physical: 12 inch brown straight hair in a ponytail, 6 inch mid-line, well healed horizontal abdominal scar
    Circumstances: A passer-by discovered the body of a woman in the water, a short distance from Fore Street.
    Clothing:nude colored lace thong
    nude colored knee high tights
    turquoise jeans
    white long-sleeved shirt
    turquoise short-sleeved shirt
    white zip up sweatshirt with "Bride" in white rhinestones on the back
    jean jacket
    Jewelry:Yellow metal quartz watch with white stones around face
    White metal bird dangle earrings
    Yellow metal flower ring with white stones in the middle of flowers
    Black butterfly hair clip
    Other-$500 in cash
    My Notes: I was surprised to find this in NamUs today. I've never heard of this case, and I only live 2 hours away. Given that the UP was found within a day, and given the circumstances, it seems to me that she would have been ID'd right away. Surely, if she were indeed a bride, wouldn't she have been noticed missing when she didn't show up for the wedding? It sounds like a bachelorette party gone wrong. Given she had all that cash, it doesn't appear she made it to the party. Again, you'd think her absence would be noticed, unless the party was a ruse of some sort to get her out of the way.
    Unless it was a mail order bride. A lot of those missing.

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    I thought of mail order brides, too. Very sad when they come to this country to start a new life and they end up with a misogynistic monster.
    I also wonder if she worked at one of the nail salons that exploit their workers.
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    I think most men who mail order a bride are mysoginists at least and I think most of the women that come, want to come to the states.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    Unless it was a mail order bride. A lot of those missing.

    http://www.upworthy.com/the-horrifyi...oking-for-love

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    I thought of the swierski case and sure enough it is in there!


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    Perhaps her name was Bride, which is a form of Bridget. If she was Philippino, where the majority of the population is Catholic, she might well have had a name of European origin which was also connected with a saint.

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    Hmm....I wonder if the $500 was in mixed bills (like tips, cash business), or $20's (like ATM), or $100's like she cashed a paycheck.

    She was found on a Friday so the money was on her Wed/Thurs. She's going into Memorial Day weekend.....maybe an event was happening or she traveled there for an event?

    There is a lot of boat traffic in the area she was found in and it's right at the mouth of the Fore river. I don't know about the tides by Portland but upstate they have big tides and that water moves fast going in and out of waterways.

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    You bring up a good point. She was found close to the terminals for the ferry that goes to Nova Scotia and the Peaks Island Ferry. She may be Canadian, but they didn't mention whether the currency was US or Canadian. I'm not sure if there are event or party cruises that go out of those terminals, but if there were, I'm sure the Portland PD explored that avenue.
    Having said that, Portland has this wonderful barhopping district along the water called the Old Port, along Commercial St which is southwest of where the UP was found. If I had to guess, about one person ends up in the water every other year. There's a good chance this is where she entered the water.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Port
    This link is just some history on where she was actually found:
    28 Fore St. is on the Eastern Prom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Promenade
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    Jian Ping Li from Montreal is the closest (time/place) one that I can find. The weight is off but she had a small child at that time so maybe it was still baby weight.


    https://www.services.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/...014006747&id=0

    Year of birth
    1972
    Age at disappearance
    42
    Gender
    Female
    Bio group
    Asian
    Eye colour
    Brown
    Hair
    Black, Long
    Teeth
    Good
    Height
    152cm / 5 ft 0 in
    Weight
    65kg / 143lb
    Build
    Medium
    Complexion
    Dark

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    That is a possibility. Good find.
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