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    FL - Tinzie Lucinda Huels, 17, Hillsborough County, 27 Oct 1984

    Tinze Lucinda Huels

    PHOTOGRAPH & AGE PROGRESSION:



    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: October 27, 1984 from Hillsborough County, Florida
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: April 6, 1967
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 140 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Huels has a circular-shaped burn scar on her left leg. She goes by her middle name, Lucinda. She may use the last name Mauldin.

    Details of Disappearance
    Huels was last seen at her home on October 27, 1984 in Hillsborough County, Florida. She was planning on driving to the laundromat at the time. She has never been heard from again. Huels's vehicle was located in a local parking lot later during the day. Two weeks later, her purse was found in the men's bathroom in a campground in Hillsborough County; only her keys were missing. There was no sign of Huels at the scene.
    Investigators believe Huels may have been murdered by the serial killer Bobby Joe Long, who is currently in prison. Long admitted to murdering ten Florida women, but he has denied any involvement in Huels's case and has never been charged in connection with it.

    Fathering Magazine published an online article regarding The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Huels's disappearance in 2000. The report repeated a hoax that took place in the early 1990s revolving around Huels's case. A woman from Arkansas claimed that she was Huels and that she ran away from her Florida home in 1984 to escape problems in her marriage. The story was fabricated, but several media outlets published the claims. Huels's case continues to remain open and unsolved. Some agencies state that Huels disappeared from Tampa, Florida or that she was last seen in a tavern.


    Investigating Agency

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department
    813-247-8000


    www.charleyproject.org
    Last edited by KateB; 11-25-2015 at 07:29 AM. Reason: update photo links.

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    I don't understand how that woman could've claimed to be Huels, as she said she'd run away from her marriage in 1984...at 17, Huels wasn't married, was she? It doesn't say so...

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    updated Charley Project link:
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/huels_tinze.html



    The current Charley Project states that:
    She married at fifteen and had two children by the time of her disappearance.

    NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/3979/0/

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    http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/2...ampa-cold-case

    Deputies think Huels may have been a victim of Tampa serial killer Bobby Joe Long. Long abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered at least 10 women during an eight-month period in 1984.

    One of his victims, Lisa McVey, survived and she provided the information that helped police track him down. He's now on death row.

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    STILL MISSING: Tinze Huels went missing in 1984 at the age of 17. Officials say she left home to go to a laundromat and never returned. Her car was found abandoned in a parking lot before her purse was found at a campsite two weeks later. The only things missing were her keys.

    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/19737019-story

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    A great and in-depth article.

    Searching for Lucinda

    http://www.fox13news.com/news/fox-13...53842690-story

    In April 1992, they had their wife, mother, daughter, and sister back. But six months later, detectives and family members would find out the woman who had become part of the family was not, in fact, Lucinda.

    If you’re wondering how that could have happened, there are few things Lucinda’s family would tell you. They wanted her to be alive more than anything. She seemed to know a lot about the family. And she looked like Lucinda. Eerily like Lucinda. So much so that some in the family have wondered if, somehow, it was really her.

    “I remember as a kid, feeling that connection, that bond,” said Lucinda’s son Tony, Deanna’s older brother. Now 33 and living in Ohio, he was 10 when he though his mother had returned home. “I always felt it was her. Even now.”
    LaSarge remembers going through an old photo album on that first visit. The woman everyone called Lucinda seemed to have some recognition of the events and people in the photos, which LaSarge wonders about to this day: Had someone already gone through the album with her? Otherwise, how did she know?
    Stepp says there may have been a point at the beginning in which he left the room and Amanda could have looked at the case file on his desk, but he says it contained only limited information. He doesn’t understand how she seemed to know enough to convince him, Florida detectives, and the family.

    “There was no internet as we know it today. Someone would have to make lots and lots of phone calls to piece all that information together,” Stepp offered.
    On Monday, for the first time since 1992, they both heard from Amanda. In separate messages, she told them she did not want to be interviewed, but was OK with them sharing details of their conversation.

    Amanda and Tony have been communicating over Facebook messenger.

    “I asked if she was my mother. She said, ‘No.’ I asked if she knew my mother. She said, ‘No, but I wish I did,’” Tony said.

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    There are a couple things that really bother me about this case and I wonder what the publicity was like at the time she went missing.

    The fact that Amanda knew so much about the family and even recognized people in family photo albums is strange on its own.

    But I also wonder how Amanda could have known that A) Tinze's husband hadn't killed her because if he had, Amanda's plan would not have worked so well. And she also had to know that Tinze wasn't going to come back.

    There was really never any explanation that I saw of how she claimed to have known so much about the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostwithoutyou View Post
    Tinze Lucinda Huels

    PHOTOGRAPH & AGE PROGRESSION:



    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: October 27, 1984 from Hillsborough County, Florida
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: April 6, 1967
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 140 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Huels has a circular-shaped burn scar on her left leg. She goes by her middle name, Lucinda. She may use the last name Mauldin.

    Details of Disappearance
    Huels was last seen at her home on October 27, 1984 in Hillsborough County, Florida. She was planning on driving to the laundromat at the time. She has never been heard from again. Huels's vehicle was located in a local parking lot later during the day. Two weeks later, her purse was found in the men's bathroom in a campground in Hillsborough County; only her keys were missing. There was no sign of Huels at the scene.
    Investigators believe Huels may have been murdered by the serial killer Bobby Joe Long, who is currently in prison. Long admitted to murdering ten Florida women, but he has denied any involvement in Huels's case and has never been charged in connection with it.

    Fathering Magazine published an online article regarding The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Huels's disappearance in 2000. The report repeated a hoax that took place in the early 1990s revolving around Huels's case. A woman from Arkansas claimed that she was Huels and that she ran away from her Florida home in 1984 to escape problems in her marriage. The story was fabricated, but several media outlets published the claims. Huels's case continues to remain open and unsolved. Some agencies state that Huels disappeared from Tampa, Florida or that she was last seen in a tavern.


    Investigating Agency

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department
    813-247-8000


    www.charleyproject.org
    Wow, who do you think the commenter on your blog post was?

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    Ago, my phone went crazy on me! That reply was meant for you, crimeblogger1983... 😕

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    Say what? There is no comment on my blog post as of yet.

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    Crimeblogger, I don't see any comments on your post either but I did post one. Did you not see it?

    (I'm sure my comment isn't the one the poster above is saying wow about though, it's pretty much the same thing as what I posted here a few posts back.

    Perhaps something is buggy with the comments though?

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    Amanda has admitted to Christopher she never knew Tinze. She was a Con Artist. And I don't believe her to know anything out of the ordinary about the family. A good Con Artist can make people believe just about anything. We're talking about a family that had a loss who wanted to believe for the most part. This aspect of the story imo takes away from Tinze. Which is why I didnt devote much time to it.
    Last edited by crimeblogger1983; 08-29-2017 at 09:43 PM.

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    Thank you.

    I just thought it was odd that she knew about the disappearance at all, being that she was from Arkansas and there was no internet then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimeblogger1983 View Post
    Say what? There is no comment on my blog post as of yet.

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    Ugh. Sorry. I was referring to the comment on your blog post about Megan Foglesong.

    This is what happens when I go down rabbit holes in websleuths after getting very little sleep! (I have a newborn and a toddler).

    Again I apologize for the confusion and didn't mean to bring conversation here about a completely different case!

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