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    MD - Frederick, WhtFem 431UFMD, 17-25, in steamer trunk in state park, Aug'82

    Unidentified White Female
    The victim was discovered on August 24, 1982 in Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
    Estimated Date of Death: Spring 1982
    Decomposed (skeletal) Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 17-25 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2"-5'4".
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium length dark hair.
    Dentals: Available. The decedent had undergone extensive dental procedures, some of which are consistent with those performed by dental students. Including two crowns on left front teeth, a root canal and numerous fillings. She had one gold-filled tooth on the right upper side and several silver fillings.

    Case History
    The victim was located in a steamer trunk (footlocker) located just off a roadway in Gambrills State Park, in Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland on August 24, 1982. The trunk had leaves and sticks scattered over it but it was not hidden.
    The victim likely had been deceased since spring 1982. The identity of this victim remains a mystery despite efforts by numerous detectives, forensic anthropologists, the FBI, as well as television programs including Final Justice and The New Detectives.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Frederick Police Department
    Lt. Tom Chase
    301-694-2125
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number: 1982-12633


    Source Information:
    Frederick News Post 1/83 & 9/82
    Washington Post 1/03
    nbc4.com News 5/11/05
    The Doe Network: Case File 431UFMD

    Case Updated on: May 25, 2005

    Link:
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/431ufmd.html
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    Frederick Unidentified Female found 24 Aug 1982, Frederick, MD

    FREDERICK UNIDENTIFIED
    Case Type: Unidentified
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Height: Estimated 5'2" to 5'6"
    Weight: Estimated 100-130 Pounds
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    DOB: Estimated 1955-1960
    Missing Date: Aug 24, 1982
    Missing City: FREDERICK
    Missing State : MD
    Missing Country: United States
    Case Number: USMD82cr12633

    Circumstances:
    The Victim has been given Estimated Years of Birth: 1955-1960, the Estimated Date of Death is possibly July 1982, or as early as Spring 1982. Estimated Height: 5' 2" - 5' 6", Estimated Weight: 100-130 lbs., Eye Color is Unknown, and the Hair Color is Brown. The Victim had extensive, and expensive dental work possibly performed by Dental Students. Dental records are on file.

    Sources
    Maryland Center for Missing Children
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    Link:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

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    My first reaction to the reconstruction photo was that this woman was of a mixed race background. Possibly Asian-American or Indian-American The info says white... I guess this would have been ruled out by the forensic anthropologist though. She does still look mixed to me.

    Knowing she was found in a steamer trunk (footlocker) leads me to speculate that the killer was prepared to transport her for some distance and may have brought her to the dumpsite from a state other than or far from Maryland. This would be possible if the killer were a truck driver or was traveling in a van of some type.

    It seems I always tend to lean toward the suspect as being a truck driver. I wish this was not the case but I do feel there are many drivers out there who gravitate toward this particular job to enhance their ability to seek victims they cannot be tied to and afford them the opportunity to dispose of bodies.

    Here are some Schools of Dentistry:
    http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/..._ddsdmd_us.asp

    University of Alabama School of Dentistry at UAB
    A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Arizona School of Dentistry
    Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

    University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry
    University of Southern California School of Dentistry
    University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry
    University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
    University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
    University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
    Howard University College of Dentistry
    Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
    University of Florida College of Dentistry
    Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry
    University of Iowa College of Dentistry
    Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
    Indiana University School of Dentistry
    University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
    University of Louisville School of Dentistry
    Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
    Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
    Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
    Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
    University of Michigan School of Dentistry
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
    University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
    University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
    University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
    University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
    Creighton University School of Dentistry
    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Dental School
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
    State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
    Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
    New York University College of Dentistry
    State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
    Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Dental Medicine
    Ohio State University College of Dentistry
    University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
    Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry
    Temple University School of Dentistry… PA
    University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
    University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry
    Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
    University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
    Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
    Baylor College of Dentistry Component of Texas A & M Health Sci Ctr
    Univ. of Texas Hlth Science Cnt-Houston Dental Branch
    University of Texas Hlth Science Cnt-San Antonio Dental School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
    University of Washington-Health Sciences School of Dentistry
    Marquette University School of Dentistry
    West Virginia University School of Dentistry



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    Skeletal remains in Frederick MD

    There was an article in in the May 11, 2005 issue of nbc4.com news that stated both Judith Ann Chartier of Chelmsford Ma and Alice Welch of Roanoke Va were being tested for potential matches to skeletal remains found in Frederick Md in August of 1982. The bones were found in Frederick Municipal Forest, known in 1982 as the Frederick City Watershed. Not sure if either one matched up or if results are in yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullins
    There was an article in in the May 11, 2005 issue of nbc4.com news that stated both Judith Ann Chartier of Chelmsford Ma and Alice Welch of Roanoke Va were being tested for potential matches to skeletal remains found in Frederick Md in August of 1982. The bones were found in Frederick Municipal Forest, known in 1982 as the Frederick City Watershed. Not sure if either one matched up or if results are in yet...
    Judith Chartier was ruled out by dentals. Welch's military dental records cannot be found.

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    Military dental records...

    Quote Originally Posted by marylandmissing
    ....Welch's military dental records cannot be found.
    What branch of the service was she in, and was she on active duty when she went missing? What was her last duty station?

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    Virginia Alice Welch Info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    What branch of the service was she in, and was she on active duty when she went missing? What was her last duty station?
    In answer to my own question I found the following on the Doenetwork. There are no dates listed, other than the year 1982. I would tend to place low confidence on accuracy of other information as well, because of that. The photo looks like a possibility, but not an exact likeness. It doesn't mention much about her Army service, but that would have been another possibility as to how the Jane Doe might have gotten expensive dental work done.

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    Virginia Alice Welch
    Missing since 1982 from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia
    Classification: Missing
    Vital Statistics
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 135 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blue eyes; natural curly dark hair.
    Marks, Scars, Tattoos: She has tattoos
    Dentals: Not available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Welch moved in with a friend in Roanoke and that was the last time her family heard from her. After three weeks of not hearing from her daughter, the mother went to the place Virginia was supposed to be living and was told that she had "walked off Monday or Tuesday carrying a plastic bag." However, the roommate couldn't seem to remember whether it was "this week or last week."
    A couple of weeks later the family went to the Roanoke Police and a detective was assigned to the case. However the police never came up with any leads.
    Welch had been enlisted the U.S. Army for a few months. She had gotten out on a medical discharge several years before she disappeared.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Roanoke City Police Department
    540-853-5959
    NCIC Number: N/A
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Main Street Newspapers
    The Doe Network: Case File 1502DFVA
    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1502dfva.html
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 08-01-2011 at 12:47 AM. Reason: updated doe network link

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    Just emailed the detective on the case for a progress report. Here's the link tot he NBC interview: http://www.nbc4.com/news/4477935/detail.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by marylandmissing
    Just emailed the detective on the case for a progress report. Here's the link tot he NBC interview: http://www.nbc4.com/news/4477935/detail.html
    Any update on this?

    I have often wondered if the following Missing Person might be the Frederick Jane Doe:
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    Kellie Marie Brownlee
    Missing since May 20, 1982 from Novi, Oakland County, Michigan.
    Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: November 5, 1964
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 135 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Marks: She has double-pierced ears.
    Dentals: Available. Brownlee's left front tooth is capped.
    Clothing: She wore a long sleeved peach blouse, white painter pants and Nina brand burgundy high heels at the time of disappearance.

    Circumstances of Disappearance:
    Brownlee was last seen at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Bloomfield, MI around 11 AM on May 20, 1982. On the morning of May 20, 1982, Kellie and her boyfriend took the bus to school, but Kellie didn't attend class. At 9 a.m., she hitchhiked to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi to apply for a job. At 11 a.m., Kellie ran into a friend's mom who offered Kellie a ride, but Kellie wanted to put in more applications before heading home. That was the last time anyone saw her.
    Kellie was a "Wall 'Tuckian," the nickname for the big-haired girls in blue jeans, high heels and army jackets who hung around Walled Lake in the early 1980s. She listened to Ozzy Osbourne and smoked Marlboro Reds.

    Kellie was staying with her boyfriend, Mark Graves, and his family in their apartment in Walled Lake, Michigan in May 1982. She had moved out of her family's West Bloomfield, Michigan home after telling friends that her stepfather, Paul Brownlee, abused her. Her friends stated that they had seen bruises on Kellie's body before she vanished. Paul had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct in 1977 when Kellie's older sister Kim filed charges against him. Kim then moved to California, where the girls' biological father resided. Kellie remained in Michigan, where she had a good relationship with their mother, Loretta.

    Kellie had occasionally moved out of the family's home after problems with Paul came to the forefront. Loretta stated that Kellie was planning to move back to West Bloomfield once Paul left the residence. Loretta did not divorce Paul until 1985, three years after Kellie disappeared, but there were apparently ongoing discussions about the plan at the time. Graves reported that Kellie was missing when she did not return to his family's apartment or call him by 9:00 PM. A search was initiated soon after, but little evidence was located. Graves was ruled out as a suspect early on in the investigation.

    Speculation began to center around Paul Brownlee, who claimed that he was visiting his father-in-law's grave and going to the gym on the day Kellie disappeared. Paul also denied abusing Kellie in any way and maintained he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

    Foul play is suspected in this case.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Brownlee's case, please contact:
    West Bloomfield Police Department 810-682-1563

    Agency Case Number: 82-6461
    NCMEC #: NCMC600451
    NCIC Number: M-086153645
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information related to this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 60DFMI

    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/60dfmi.html
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 08-01-2011 at 12:47 AM. Reason: updated doe network link

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    Hi
    Apparantly they ruled out through dentals this Jane Doe and Kelly Marie Brownlee.I feel the dental may have been wrong.xray ?chart?They need to rule her out with DNA.I have always felt this Jane Doe was Kelly Marie Brownlee.I feel they were both Christopher Bernard Wilder victims.

    suzanne


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    News 4 article text...

    Cold Case: Bones Found Near Frederick - Article from 2005

    FREDERICK, Md. -- It has been almost 23 years since the skeletal remains of a woman were found in the woods on a mountain near Frederick, Md.Investigators don't know how she died, where she died, or who she is. But they've recently received some tantalizing leads, and they're looking for help to close this cold case.

    The bones were found in an area known as the Frederick Municipal Forest. Back in 1982, it was known as the Frederick City Watershed because all the water that falls in the mountains drains into the city's reservoir.Back in '82, in the heat of the summer in August, a man and a woman were up there looking for mushrooms and they made a horrible discovery.

    "They came upon this trunk and what they found inside were the remains of the victim that were literally melted because of the heat," Lt. Tom Chase said.

    As a consequence, detectives don't know who she was.Three forensic anthropologists have produced artists' conceptions of what she might have looked like.Forensic dentists have produced a dental chart that indicates she had work done at a dental school."

    According to these dentists, the type of dental work that she had done, they aren't done as frequently in the practice of dentistry, but they are still taught to people who are going to practice dentistry," Chase said.

    Investigators do not believe she is from the Frederick area."We believe that if she was from Frederick, we would have been able to identify her a long time ago," Chase said.

    But now, perhaps, there has been a break."I had a conversation with a detective from Roanoke, Va.," Chase said.He got a call about Virginian Alice Welch, who has been missing from Roanoke since August of 1982.

    "At this time, the possibility of us having located this person, I think, is as good as it's ever been over the course of this investigation," Chase said.He said the time frame, the height, the weight, and the appearances all match up."

    If you look at the three likenesses that you have and the photograph of the victim from Roanoke as posted on the Web page, the same similarities of her facial features are on the picture, are, in my opinion, very consistent with those similarities with those features existing on these artist renderings," Chase said.

    The similarities were first noticed by the Maryland Doe Network -- a group of volunteers who research missing persons cases."

    And in this instance, if this turns out to be the victim, it will be directly as a result of the efforts of the Doe Network," Chase said.But, as of today, detectives do not know for sure who this woman is."

    Finding out exactly who she is, is when the work really begins because that's the first lead that you have to interviewing people she knows, interviewing relatives, interviewing people from her life. That obviously gives us leads to determine how she died," Chase said.And the Doe Network continues to play an important role in this case.

    Police in Frederick are also looking at the possibility that another missing woman may be the victim in this case.

    Her case is also posted on the Doe Network Web site. She is Judith Ann Chartier, who has been missing from Chelmsford, Mass., since June of 1982.

    You can get to the Doe Network online at DoeNetwork.org. The Maryland Missing Persons Network is online at MarylandMissing.com.And if you have any information that can help investigators solve this case, they ask that you call the Frederick City Police Department at (301) 694-2100.

    Source:
    nbc4.com - News - Cold Case: Bones Found Near Frederick

    Link:
    http://www.nbc4.com/news/4477935/detail.html

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    Word from LE regarding comparison...

    Here is the most recent word from Law Enforcement regarding comparison between Kellie Marie Brownlee and the Frederick Jane Doe:

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    Sir,
    I have looked into Ms. Brownlee. While she has not been ruled out, when looking at dental charts, it is very unlikely that she is our Jane Doe.

    Lieutenant Thomas V. Chase
    Criminal Investigation Division Commander
    Frederick Police Department

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    Found some interesting info on this Jane Doe. Several obdservations by an anthropologist named Dr. J. Lawrence Angel:

    The News
    Tuesday, July 5th, 1983
    Frederick Maryland

    *He pokes around the tray and reassembles the jaw to the skull. From it's shape alone, he states she was caucasian and "Old American"- that is her family has been in this country for at least three generations. "It doesn't mean she wasn't born abroad" he quickly adds.

    *From a casual look at the bones he said she stood about five and a half feet tall. She was slender limbed, broad-hipped and probably in her early twenties.

    *The broad skull base and the full round pelvis say she was probably well nourished. This could mean she came from a middle-class background or she might have been a farm girl.

    *"The spine shows a lot of stress, suggesting a lot of back-bending",he says "my guess is she was a high school gymnast or a dancer. She might have worked in a factory where she was always lifting things. At any rate, she probably suffered back trouble," he continues. He goes on to other bones saying she couldn't have been very muscular.

    *Then he points to one of the bones of the heels."The way those bones fit together say she probably wore high heels often" Dr. Angel observes. Then pointing to the bone leading to the small toe, he shows how it must have been injured, maybe fractured at one time.

    *For some reason, each rib has a small ridge along the upper surface.

    *Nearly all her teeth show filling and two front teeth have been capped.

    *She has two skewed wisdom teeth in her palate. The teeth would have been very painful.

    *Regrettably he can find no definate cause of death. "The styloid process (pointed extensions which hold the jaw in place below the skull) are broken. That suggested strangulation but they could have been broken post-mortem." he observes. "The thoractic vertebrae "The bones holding the head upright) is darker than the rest. That usually means it has been stained with blood. This could also mean strangulation, but then again, it also could have happened after she died."

    Also in the article it said the trunk in which contained her body was found on Frederick City's watershed by a Myersville couple scouring the mountain for mushrooms when they stumbled across the brown and gold trunk.

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    I'll have to do a little research on this possible match, but so far she looks promising just by appearance:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/820dfmd.html
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    The missing listings for the unidentified say that she possibly had work done at a dental college as does the article linked below, I wonder if the National Institutes for Health where Zita was employed had dental courses and if she recieved the work there ?? If it is her at all ??


    http://www.nbc4.com//news/4477935/detail.html

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