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    OR - Lincoln Co., Human skull found, Sep'06 - Name withheld

    Lincoln County sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a human skull by loggers in a remote area off East Devil's Lake Road near Lincoln City.

    They found the skull Thursday.

    Authorities asked anyone with information that might help identify the person to call Sgt. Ralph Turre at 541-265-4951.
    Last edited by Cubby; 01-27-2011 at 01:36 PM.

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    Brooke Wilberger?

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    Never say never, but Brooke wouldn't be my first guess.

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    leah roberts?

    http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/sheriff/...ssing/leah.jsp

    http://www.findleah.org/

    strange.. one site says her car was found abandoned in whatcom county- which is on the northern border, the other says mt. baker (next to seattle).

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    My first thought is a hunter who went missing, Jeremy Childress maybe?

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    kristen modafferi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmommy
    My first thought is a hunter who went missing, Jeremy Childress maybe?
    I thought so too, but Jeremy is missing much further north.

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    If you look at this website about Jeremy he went missing possibly in Lincoln county-
    http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/jazzyrose/Childress.html.

    I guess like any unidentified we all just sit and wait for positive ID and hopefully this skull can be identified quickly to give some family a little bit of hope to at least find where there loved one is and what may have happened to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmommy
    If you look at this website about Jeremy he went missing possibly in Lincoln county-
    http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/jazzyrose/Childress.html.

    I guess like any unidentified we all just sit and wait for positive ID and hopefully this skull can be identified quickly to give some family a little bit of hope to at least find where there loved one is and what may have happened to them.
    Jeremy's last know location is reported to be 48 miles north north east of the location of the skull by my calculation on google maps. The two place are both wooded, but not in the same forest. Unless someone took him to Lincoln City, I just don't see how it could be him.

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    Authorities continuing to search for remains

    Lincoln County authorities plan to scour an area near where a human skull was found last week, a Lincoln County sheriff's official said this morning.

    Lt. Curtis Landers said a team of up to 20 people led by Detective Sgt. Ralph Turre will search a wooded area this weekend for more evidence. Police have said they are not sure whether the skull belongs to Brooke Wilberger, a 19-year-old Brigham Young University student who disappeared from Corvallis in May 2004. Nothing so far links the skull to the missing woman, authorities have said.

    Police said they have no idea of the gender, age or size of the person of how the person died, Landers said. They skull has not been compared with any dental records, officials said.


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    it hasn't been compared with any dental records yet?? well, what the heck are they waiting for...?

    we have to keep in mind though that it may not be from someone recently missing. it could very well be a native american, buried pioneer or explorer, etc...

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    Gee, I wonder if Oregon, my dear Oregon, has a crime lab that is up to the detailed and hi tec forensic examination it will take to ID this skull? Teeth can be checked right away. I wonder if they will send the skull out of state?

    Wouldn't that be something if it were Brooke they have found? I HOPE IT IS HER!


    Scandi

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    looking again at the location, it DOES seem like it could be brooke. it seems like a quick & easy drive from corvallis, and i could see someone just driving west & then north to that place, if they wanted to dispose of a body in a remote area.

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    I think they can send cases like this to OHSU. Not sure how long it will take them to compile a list of possible identities or figure out the gender if possible. Hopefully they'll ID this skull soon and it doesn't sit in some evidence room for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reb
    looking again at the location, it DOES seem like it could be brooke. it seems like a quick & easy drive from corvallis, and i could see someone just driving west & then north to that place, if they wanted to dispose of a body in a remote area.
    I used to live in Corvallis and you are right, it is a pretty easy drive - west to Newport, then north along the coast highway to Lincoln City. But it takes at least an hour if not more, depending on traffic and road condition, to get to Newport from Corvallis. Then another hour or so, again depending on traffic and roads to get to Lincoln City.

    The road to Newport is twisty and goes through the Coast Range with densely wooded areas on both sides of the road. It seems to me there would be closer and safer places to drop off a body than driving it all the way to Lincoln City, then back into the mountains on a logging road. There are plenty of relativy remote forest accesses all around Corvallis, so I'm not so sure.

    Lincoln City is relatively large for a coast town and gets a lot of traffic through it. I think maybe the skull most likely belongs to someone more local to that area. But hey, I'm wrong way more than I'm right

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