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    LA - Arrilla Webb-Vaul, 23, Bossier Parish, 15 March 1979

    Arrilla Naomi Webb-Vaul
    Missing since March 15, 1979 from Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: September 27, 1955.
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    Height and Weight: 61"; 100 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Small mole on right side of nose
    Clothing: She was last seen wearing a purple or maroon dress, a full length blue and gray plaid hooded coat and was possibly wearing white high heel shoes.
    Jewelry: A small emerald ring worn on right hand, and a white gold wedding set on left hand with two wide bands with the center of the second band having a 1/3 karat diamond, also wearing a silver watch.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Webb dropped her husband off at "Shrevecity" Shopping Center on 70th Street in Shreveport, LA the day of her disappearance. Her tire had been slashed yet was not completely flat. She left the shopping center and traveled about 200 yards over the bridge into Bossier Parish.

    Witnesses saw Webb pull over on the side of the road just over the bridge and watched a white male in a truck pull up behind her. Her car was later located on the shoulder of the road with no sign of Webb's whereabouts.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office 318-965-2203

    Agency Case Number: 14514
    NCIC Number: M-094129034
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Center for Missing Adults
    The Doe Network: Case File 743DFLA

    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/743dfla.html

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    Bumping this case.

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    I did a search for Arilla in the archives to see if any articles popped up and found nothing.

    I did a variant spelling of her name and found this: (Note: not quite sure what this is, it appears to be a transcription of an interview of some sort).

    http://files.ktbs.com/ktbspublicfile...-2007-qtr2.pdf

    (pages 69-70)

    AND THERE'S JAMES WOOD.. A FORMER TRUCK DRIVER WHO MARRIED A WOMAN IN DESOTO PARISH. HE LEFT TOWN IN 19-92 AMID CHARGES HE HAD SEX WITH A TEENAGER.
    ((SOT)) (Det. Morris) "He lived north of Grand Cane and we had just begun an investigation on him for harming a child when he fled."
    MORRIS, WHO'S READ THIS BOOK ABOUT WOOD, SAYS AFTER HE GOT ARRSESTED FOR MURDERING A LITTLE GIRL IN IDAHO, WOOD STARTED CONFESING.
    HE SAYS HE KILLED SHIRLEY COLEMAN, WHO DISAPPEARED CHRISTMAS EVE 1976 WHILE LOOKING FOR ONE LAST CHRISTMAS GIFT.
    MORRIS CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER IF WOOD'S KILLED EVEN MORE IN THE AREA.. ONE CASE IN PARTICULAR IS THAT OF DODIE GAY. A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WHO DISAPPEARED FROM A SHREVEPORT SHOPPING CENTER IN 1979.. HER BODY WAS
    FOUND UNDER A BRIDGE IN DESOTO PARISH SIX WEEKS LATER. THEN THERE'S ARILLA VAUL.. SHE DISAPPEARED JUST TWO WEEKS BEFORE GAY. SHE TOO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAP FROM A SHREVEPORT SHOPPING AREA.. HER CAR WAS FOUND WITH A PUNCTURED TIRE ON 70TH.. HER BODY HAS YET TO BE FOUND. VAUL AND GAY ARE JUST TWO OF MANY WHO HAVEN'T BEEN FOUND.. OR HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD. IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY.. SOME SAY IS A "BERMUDA TRIANGLE" FOR FEMALES.

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    Bumping.

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    Reminder to remember

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    I'm doing a little research on Arrilla Webb-Vaul because there's a newly listed Jane Doe out of Biloxi Mississippi whose teeth have very unevenly spacing and alignment very similar to Arrilla's teeth.

    NamUs UP # 11582 https://identifyus.org/cases/11582

    Unidentified White Female



    I don't have any indication that she had a pigeon-chest condition like the Jane Doe did, and she is a little bit short compared to the Jane Doe's height estimate.

    But her age and the timeline are good, and Biloxi is not too far away from Shreveport LA.

    I contacted Helen Bouzon this morning, and she says that they are having difficulty getting any identifiers of any kind on her. They supposedly had a clump of her hair, but when they located it, all they had was a single strand, and that strand yielded no DNA.

    I've done a little research on her to see if I could locate any living relatives, and I'll post it here.

    Arrilla Webb attended Friendswood High School in Friendswood (Galveston County) TX. She was from the Class of 1974

    This photo comes from the group photo of the Spanish Club. I don't see any indication of a pigeon chest, but the photo isn't clear enough to see for sure.



    She married to Scott Brian Vaul on August 28, 1976. Scott Vaul passed away in 2009. Here's his Find A Grave entry.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=72754559&

    Scott filed for divorce in 1983 (4 years after her disappearance). The divorce record indicates that they had no children.

    Arrilla is the daughter of June Emily Garbett and John Richard Webb. I see from the 1940 census that there is a June Garbett born in approximately 1922 and who lived in Philadelphia in 1940. It is not clear if this is the June Emily Garbett who is Arrilla's mother, but she is the second of four children born to Robert and Bertha Garbett. Robert Garbett was born about 1895 and Bertha was born about 1898. June's siblings were Robert Garbett Jr. (b. abt 1919), Frank Garbett (b. abt. 1924), and Mary Alice Barton (b. abt. 1918 in Delaware)

    There's a Frank Garbett - b. 06-Aug-1923, d. 25-Dec-1980, whose SS# was issued in Virginia, and served in the Air Force during WWII.


    That's all I have so far.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-16-2013 at 11:15 PM.

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    Here's her sophomore portrait from the 1972 Friendswood TX High School yearbook:


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    Wow, Carl-she does resemble the Jane Doe out of Biloxi! As always, I am impressed by your work

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    Her friend posted in MS - Biloxi, WhtFem Skeletal UP11582, 19-25, On Logging Road-Pigeon Chested, Oct'80

    Quote Originally Posted by eemaggie78 View Post
    I am new to this forum.
    Arrilla Webb-Vaul was my best friend in high school. Every now and then I google her name to see if anything has turned up with her missing. So this is new. It is really nice to see that she has not been forgotten.

    Having known her so well, I can tell you she did not play in the band and never played a wind instrument. Her posture was straight and I have no recollection of her having any chest abnormality. If she did, she hid it really well.

    While I look at the teeth comparison, and they seem similar, I am not positive they are the same. I pulled my senior yearbook, and have no clear picture of her smile in there to compare. I need to locate my box of high school pictures to see if I have any other ones that might help. I also have pictures my brother took of her at her wedding and he might have taken a close up.

    Her mother was June and her father was Richard Webb (first name might have been John but I remember her mom calling him Richard). Her grandmother lived with them, and her name was Bertha. I know her mother passed away in 1988. Her father called me to let me know. At that time, they lived in Brookshire, Texas. I have no idea what happened to her father since then.

    Arrilla was an only child.

    I think about my dear friend often, and miss her dearly. I am thankful for those of you who continue to search.
    Last edited by bessie; 01-13-2015 at 06:04 PM. Reason: repaired link


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    This is a post from the Biloxi Jane Doe thread in the UID Forum:

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Here is an article about the efforts of the State of Mississsippi to identify several long-term UID cases.

    http://www.wlox.com/story/24821744/w...-john-jane-doe

    It's interesting that Kristi Johnson's computer monitor is visible on her desk, showing a side-by-side of Arrilla Webb-Vaul and the Biloxi Jane Doe. So obviously, they are interested in this possible match.


    Arrilla Webb-Vaul has been missing 35 years this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I'm doing a little research on Arrilla Webb-Vaul because there's a newly listed Jane Doe out of Biloxi Mississippi whose teeth have very unevenly spacing and alignment very similar to Arrilla's teeth.

    NamUs UP # 11582 https://identifyus.org/cases/11582

    Unidentified White Female



    I don't have any indication that she had a pigeon-chest condition like the Jane Doe did, and she is a little bit short compared to the Jane Doe's height estimate.

    But her age and the timeline are good, and Biloxi is not too far away from Shreveport LA.

    I contacted Helen Bouzon this morning, and she says that they are having difficulty getting any identifiers of any kind on her. They supposedly had a clump of her hair, but when they located it, all they had was a single strand, and that strand yielded no DNA.

    I've done a little research on her to see if I could locate any living relatives, and I'll post it here.

    Arrilla Webb attended Friendswood High School in Friendswood (Galveston County) TX. She was from the Class of 1974

    This photo comes from the group photo of the Spanish Club. I don't see any indication of a pigeon chest, but the photo isn't clear enough to see for sure.



    She married to Scott Brian Vaul on August 28, 1976. Scott Vaul passed away in 2009. Here's his Find A Grave entry.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=72754559&

    Scott filed for divorce in 1983 (4 years after her disappearance). The divorce record indicates that they had no children.

    Arrilla is the daughter of June Emily Garbett and John Richard Webb. I see from the 1940 census that there is a June Garbett born in approximately 1922 and who lived in Philadelphia in 1940. It is not clear if this is the June Emily Garbett who is Arrilla's mother, but she is the second of four children born to Robert and Bertha Garbett. Robert Garbett was born about 1895 and Bertha was born about 1898. June's siblings were Robert Garbett Jr. (b. abt 1919), Frank Garbett (b. abt. 1924), and Mary Alice Barton (b. abt. 1918 in Delaware)

    There's a Frank Garbett - b. 06-Aug-1923, d. 25-Dec-1980, whose SS# was issued in Virginia, and served in the Air Force during WWII.


    That's all I have so far.
    I've tried to do some digging, and found the obituary of Robert Garbett Sr, listing children and survivors. Robert Garbett Jr died in 1944 in the war, I am reasonably sure childless. Frank Garbett died in 1980.

    Mary Alice ended up as Mary Alice Koett (married a Charles Koett in 1960 at the age of 43). She died in 1990. I'm unsure if she had any children at all, and if she did I am presuming it was before she remarried to Mr Koett.

    The obituary said that Robert Garbett Sr was survived by 3 grandchildren - so Arrilla, and 2 cousins. If the cousins are via Mary Alice, they are useful for mtDNA, if via Frank or Robert Jr they're not. If Frank Garbett had 2 children by 1960, then we can assume that Mary Alice had none, and that lead on mtDNA for Arrilla is dry, unless we go up a generation.

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    Small update just to say that Arrilla's maternal aunt almost certainly had no children (the other two grand children were via the uncle). All maternal-side relations that are remotely near seem to be deceased.

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    Richard Webb moved to California to live with family after June passed. He has since passed and both are buried in Pearland, TX, along with Grandmother, Bertha. He kept in touch with Scott over the years. Every March 15th was very hard on Scott, and I can only pray, that in death, he finally had all his questions answered.
    I know that Bossier still has this as an active case, they have called over the years to ask questions or seek permission to visit inmates known to be in the area at the time, or making claims to such.
    RIP Richard & Scott.... I hope you have the answers to all your questions.

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