02-18-2006, 09:51 AM #1Former member
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The ring is one of the items found Thursday with the skeletal remains of a woman. PLEASE SEE LINK
Published Saturday, February 18, 2006
Items Near Remains Revealed
Sheriff's Office hopes belongings give clues to who the woman was.
By Gabrielle Finley
LAKELAND -- An autopsy and new information released Friday afternoon by the Polk County Sheriff's Office may help identify the skeletal remains of a woman found Thursday morning in Bartow.
Sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the woman.
A Polk County Medical Examiner's Office autopsy, released Friday, said the dead person was a white female, age 18 to 40, 5 feet, 3 inches tall to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, a Sheriff's Office news release said.
Deputies also found several items around the woman's remains: a pair of Mossimo pants, size large; a Tommy Jeans brand clothing tag, size medium; a pair of size 6 white and blue Air Nike brand cross-trainer tennis shoes; a silver linkstyle necklace; a ring with a heart-shaped pink stone; a size 34-B bra; and a silver ring that could be a belly ring, the release said.
Pieces of blue and white fingernails with flower designs were also found near the remains, the release said.
A herbicide worker found the remains, wrapped in a blanket and tarp, in an open field on the north side of State Road 60 East in Bartow about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the release said.
The remains were found in a field overgrown with wild, tall grass and bushes.
It was not known Friday how long the body was in the field before it was found, said Donna Wood, acting sheriff's spokeswoman.
Meanwhile, investigators continue to search their missing persons' files looking for clues to the woman's identity.
If anyone has any information about this case or the identity of the victim, please call the Polk County Sheriff's Homicide Unit at 863-534-6200.
Tips can also be called into the Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-TIPS (8477).
Gabrielle Finley can be reached at gabrielle.finley@ theledger.com or 863-802-7590.
THERE IS ENOUGH INFORMATION THAT I EMAILED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITH THE POSSIBLE MATCH INFO.
02-21-2006, 05:38 PM #2Former member
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I haven't heard anything about the tip I sent in... so I'm guessing it isn't her, or they didn't get the email.... Since most law enforcement agencies don't respond you never really know...
The Doe Network has a page on the Unidentified Jane Doe and the photos of the jewellery and shoes.
03-31-2006, 06:35 PM #3Former member
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03-31-2006, 10:20 PM #4
FL - Heather Plunkett, 29, Lantana, Feb 2003
BARTOW - Skeletal remains found in February have been identified as those of a 29-year-old Palm Beach County woman who disappeared more than three years ago.
Investigators now believe that Heather Joan Plunkett was killed at a home in Palm Beach County in early February 2003, said Palm Beach County sheriff’s spokesman Paul Miller. Her remains were found in Bartow last month.
No arrests have been made in her slaying, but detectives have a “person of interest,’’ he said. Detectives are going through physical evidence as they piece together the case.
“We believe she was murdered here,’’ Miller said.
The case was investigated as a missing person until Polk County detectives identified her remains. Investigators are actively pursing leads, Miller said.
Plunkett, the mother of a young son, had an arrest history and lived a “high-risk lifestyle,’’ Miller said.
A worker spraying a herbicide found the Lantana woman’s remains on the morning of Feb. 16 on property that was once owned by a phosphate mine, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The remains, wrapped in a blanket and tarp, were discovered on the north side of the 1100 block of State Road 60. http://tboblogs.com/index.php/newswi...letal_remains/
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