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  1. #16
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    interesting case. I think the key is those pictures of her. she does have a distinct look. too bad it'd not clear exactly where her body is located so they can make some tests on her. however. checking yearbooks from Minnesota would be a good idea. think she was mist likely native American and she was still a teen

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    I've been wanting to do a recon for this girl, but I haven't gotten around to it until now.

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    I have an interesting lead on this case.

    (I can't say her name here because this info has not been confirmed with LE)

    A 14 year old Native American (Lakota) girl from Rapid City, South Dakota named either Sherry or Shannon L------. Leaves on a bus sometime around 1975 or 1976, along with an older female companion (who was "a little older" than she, to visit her father and grandmother in California. The father goes to the bus station to meet her, and she is not on the bus. She was never seen again.

    Her father spent the rest of his life looking for her, but he passed in 2008. The cousin does not know if a MP report is on file with Rapid City PD, but she did say that the father was contacted several times about unidentified bodies. That would seem to imply that law enforcement was made aware of her disappearance.

    Her cousin, who told me this story, is her only surviving close relative. Her cousin didn't know her very well, and says that her info was based on accounts told by the cousin's mother. The cousin provided me with the name of the girl's father. She doesn't remember the name of the girl's mother. The father remarried a couple of times, and his most recent wife passed in 2015. Neither a "Shannon" or "Sherry" is listed as a surviving (or deceased) relative in the father's obit, or that of the father's most recent wife.

    The cousin does not have any photos of Sherry/Shannon. But she believes that she went to elementary school at General Beadle Elementary School, and then probably North Middle School (both in Rapid City). But she wasn't sure that she went to school regularly because she was said to be "a wild teenager".

    Interesting info if it is true. I'll have to check with Rapid City PD tomorrow to see if they have any record of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I have an interesting lead on this case.

    (I can't say her name here because this info has not been confirmed with LE)

    A 14 year old Native American (Lakota) girl from Rapid City, South Dakota named either Sherry or Shannon L------. Leaves on a bus sometime around 1975 or 1976, along with an older female companion (who was "a little older" than she, to visit her father and grandmother in California. The father goes to the bus station to meet her, and she is not on the bus. She was never seen again.

    Her father spent the rest of his life looking for her, but he passed in 2008. The cousin does not know if a MP report is on file with Rapid City PD, but she did say that the father was contacted several times about unidentified bodies. That would seem to imply that law enforcement was made aware of her disappearance.

    Her cousin, who told me this story, is her only surviving close relative. Her cousin didn't know her very well, and says that her info was based on accounts told by the cousin's mother. The cousin provided me with the name of the girl's father. She doesn't remember the name of the girl's mother. The father remarried a couple of times, and his most recent wife passed in 2015. Neither a "Shannon" or "Sherry" is listed as a surviving (or deceased) relative in the father's obit, or that of the father's most recent wife.

    The cousin does not have any photos of Sherry/Shannon. But she believes that she went to elementary school at General Beadle Elementary School, and then probably North Middle School (both in Rapid City). But she wasn't sure that she went to school regularly because she was said to be "a wild teenager".

    Interesting info if it is true. I'll have to check with Rapid City PD tomorrow to see if they have any record of her.
    I really hope this leads to something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I have an interesting lead on this case.

    (I can't say her name here because this info has not been confirmed with LE)

    A 14 year old Native American (Lakota) girl from Rapid City, South Dakota named either Sherry or Shannon L------. Leaves on a bus sometime around 1975 or 1976, along with an older female companion (who was "a little older" than she, to visit her father and grandmother in California. The father goes to the bus station to meet her, and she is not on the bus. She was never seen again.

    Her father spent the rest of his life looking for her, but he passed in 2008. The cousin does not know if a MP report is on file with Rapid City PD, but she did say that the father was contacted several times about unidentified bodies. That would seem to imply that law enforcement was made aware of her disappearance.

    Her cousin, who told me this story, is her only surviving close relative. Her cousin didn't know her very well, and says that her info was based on accounts told by the cousin's mother. The cousin provided me with the name of the girl's father. She doesn't remember the name of the girl's mother. The father remarried a couple of times, and his most recent wife passed in 2015. Neither a "Shannon" or "Sherry" is listed as a surviving (or deceased) relative in the father's obit, or that of the father's most recent wife.

    The cousin does not have any photos of Sherry/Shannon. But she believes that she went to elementary school at General Beadle Elementary School, and then probably North Middle School (both in Rapid City). But she wasn't sure that she went to school regularly because she was said to be "a wild teenager".

    Interesting info if it is true. I'll have to check with Rapid City PD tomorrow to see if they have any record of her.
    The Rapid City cold case detective contacted me back to say he found some info on the girl in question. Her name wasn't Sherry or Shannon. Her name is Donna Marie Larrabee.

    She was reported missing in May 1976, and by LE located her shortly after that in Wyoming with two female friends. If in fact she was seen by LE in May, then she would not be our Jane Doe (who was found in March 1976). However, it appears that she was not seen after the brief LE contact in Wyoming. I am still interested in finding out more about her, if not for this Jane Doe, possibly for some other Jane Doe found between Rapid City South Dakota and California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    The Rapid City cold case detective contacted me back to say he found some info on the girl in question. Her name wasn't Sherry or Shannon. Her name is Donna Marie Larrabee.

    She was reported missing in May 1976, and by LE located her shortly after that in Wyoming with two female friends. If in fact she was seen by LE in May, then she would not be our Jane Doe (who was found in March 1976). However, it appears that she was not seen after the brief LE contact in Wyoming. I am still interested in finding out more about her, if not for this Jane Doe, possibly for some other Jane Doe found between Rapid City South Dakota and California.
    I see that the Rapid City PD did create a NamUs casefile for Donna Larrabee:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/40010/0

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    Do we know where in Wyoming Donna may have been spotted? I ask because in 1974, Carlene Brown and her friend, who was later found murdered, went missing in Rawlins. A few others did, too, right about that time, and I wonder if their disappearances could be related. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    Do we know where in Wyoming Donna may have been spotted? I ask because in 1974, Carlene Brown and her friend, who was later found murdered, went missing in Rawlins. A few others did, too, right about that time, and I wonder if their disappearances could be related. Just a thought.
    Good thought. I'd been thinking if Donna was trying to get to San Francisco/Northern California she'd try and hitch rides along I-80, and if she was trying to get to Southern California she'd probably find rides along I-80 to Salt Lake City, then take I-15 through Las Vegas.

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    TN - Nashville, "Sherry", HIspFem UP8494, 14-17, found in Harpeth River, Mar '76

    UP#8494

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    Unidentified female found in River

    DEMOGRAPHICS
    Age: 14-17years old
    Race: Hispanic or Native American
    Sex: Female
    Height: 62 inches (5"2)
    Weight: 120
    Body conditions: Recognizable
    Postmortem interval: 1976 Hrs Prior

    CIRCUMSTANCES
    Victim found in Harpeth River by fisherman. Prior to her death the victim was hitchhiking with another Caucasian female. The girls stated that they were heading to Haines City, FL to visit the companion’s family. The female companion was described to be around the same age with sandy blonde hair and wore wire rim glasses, but was never located or interviewed regarding this decedent.Both girls claim to have "escaped" an institution in Minnesota.

    PHYSICAL
    Hair color: Black
    Eye color: Brown

    CLOTHING
    Clothing: Blue Jeans, Bra. Blue blouse discovered in river next day - uncertain if it belongs to victim
    Jewelry: Choker-type necklace with beads and a White Dove

    I've came up with a few possible matches below:

    Donna Larabee
    Loralee Sue Lhotka
    Debra Deanne Richardson

    I've also came up with a few "matches" to our UID female travel companion

    Linda Nickell MP2502
    Teresa Lynn Fittin 353DFFL
    Lori Jean Lloyd 2116DFOH
    Rose Lena Cole. 2368DFCA
    Sherry Elizabeth Roach
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    I do strongly believe our UID female companion is Sherry Roach missing from a "halfway house" which can be described as an institution. It's also too coincidental she goes by the name "Sherry" the name our Jane Doe referred to herself as.


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    Update:

    After doing a little "snooping" I have a strong belief that our UID female companion is either Sherry Roach or Lori Lloyd. The surname of Roach and Lloyd was the most prevelant out of all when searching on Facebook and on WhitePages. If someone ca take the liberty of contacting the potential family members it would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully this is a step closer in solving this case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluethermac View Post
    Update:

    After doing a little "snooping" I have a strong belief that our UID female companion is either Sherry Roach or Lori Lloyd. The surname of Roach and Lloyd was the most prevelant out of all when searching on Facebook and on WhitePages. If someone ca take the liberty of contacting the potential family members it would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully this is a step closer in solving this case!
    Re: Sherry Roach: If you feel strongly about the match, both she and the set of remains have dental records available and she can easily ruled in/out of you send an email to either of their NamUs case workers.

    I think searching out and contacting the family is against TOS. That's not something I would feel comfortable doing, that is why I only contact NamUs, Doe or the investigators.
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    TN - Nashville, "Sherry" NtvAmFem UP8494, 14-17, in Harpeth River, Mar'76

    Re: Lori Jean Lloyd - her family and investigators are fairly certain through dental comparison that she is a match with an UID found in KY (the UID has been removed from NamUs), but havenít been able to prove this with DNA as the body is buried in a Potterís field and they havenít pinpointed the exact location to dig.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180...4804676368189/


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    Are we sure she's dead? She may still be alive. If the companion in the car with our Jane Doe is her we can also determine where they've both came from by searching her name up on local institutions in the St Paul area where they claim to be from

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    It's possible our Jane Doe hasn't been reported missing either. I'm not on here much but I've followed the case of a Jane Doe called "Andrea" that was killed walking across a highway in California. Long story short, her family didn't report her missing since she recently called them prior to her death, they've held on to the possibilities of her starting a new life considering she suffered from depression.

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