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    MD - Laurel, WhtFem UP2334, 17-25, in woods near Rte 197, Dec'72

    Found 34 years, still unidentified...

    Unidentified White Female
    The victim was discovered on December 1, 1972 in Prince George's County, Maryland
    Estimated Date of Death: 6 months prior to discovery
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: Late teens - mid-twenties
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2"
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Reddish-blonde hair. She probably did not have children.
    Dentals: Extensive dental work, probably performed by two dentists. She had had an abscess that worked right through the gum.
    Clothing/Jewelry: An inexpensive ring was discovered with the body, too corroded to be identified, and one mildewed article of clothing.

    Case History
    The victim was located in Prince George's County, Maryland near Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Rte. 197, near Laurel.
    Strands of reddish-blond hair were located at the scene.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Prince George's County Police Department
    Cold Case Unit 301-772-4925

    Source Information:
    The Washington Post Company, October 13, 1988
    The Doe Network: Case File 385UFMD


    LINK:
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/385ufmd.html
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-15-2013 at 02:40 AM. Reason: updated doe network link

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    35 years ago...

    Bumping this case up. There have been 175 viewings of it since I first posted it in December 2006, but no other posts. Unfortunately, there is not much information. This year marks the 35th anniversary of her death.

    Here is an updated LINK:
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/385ufmd.html

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    bumping

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    Namus link with details of the dentals. No rule outs listed. It says no clothing or accessories, DN says there was one article of mildewed clothing. The page was last modified this month.
    https://identifyus.org/cases/2334


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    what about this young woman... the height matches and i think there is natural red tinge in her hair.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1206dfnj.html

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    I am just going on the written description.... I not sure that the reconstruction is that helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood146 View Post
    what about this young woman... the height matches and i think there is natural red tinge in her hair.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1206dfnj.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood146 View Post
    I am just going on the written description.... I not sure that the reconstruction is that helpful.
    I agree with you on the quality of the reconstruction.

    But as for this being Charlotte Loomis - I doubt it. A six-year error in the age estimate of an adult is plausible. But the skeletal characteristics of a 14-year old are much different from those of a 20-year old. Someone would have to screw up pretty badly to make that much of an error estimating the age of a young teenager.

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    ok then back to the drawing board.... one question what about ( talking in general) a young woman who at 14 years may have reached her adult height and size ( including foot size) and could have gone through puberty at 10.5 years old, would experts be able to pick that she was 14 years as opposed to 18 years of age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood146 View Post
    ok then back to the drawing board.... one question what about ( talking in general) a young woman who at 14 years may have reached her adult height and size ( including foot size) and could have gone through puberty at 10.5 years old, would experts be able to pick that she was 14 years as opposed to 18 years of age?
    Typically, they rely on more than height to make an age estimate. The teeth and the growth plates at the ends of the long bones will very reliably tell a teenager's age within about a two-year range.

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    I realise that Lynne is still two years younger than the bottom estimate for age and this means Lynne would have lived for another 6 months or so before meeting her untimely death but that is possible. Maybe Lynne was having problems at university and thought she was going to flunk so decided to take time out.

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    It looks like it would be fairly straightforward to check.
    Lynne Schulze's Namus page https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/6975/0/ says her dentals are available and entered in the system. Jane Doe has several teeth missing postmortem but there might be enough info to rule LS out.

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    I meant to say that some people especially of Irish\scottish descent can have light brown hair with a blonde reddish tinge to it.... Does anyone thing it could be worth calling in?

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    Is it worth calling in? What do people think?

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    Jane Doe has been nameless for nearly 40 years, and I suppose it might not have taken that long to identify her if it was someone who was completely obvious in every way. I don't see how it would hurt to ask. Since they both have dentals available it could be an easy ruleout.

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