The Doe Network:
Case File 872DFNY
Left and center: Crowley, circa 1980; Right: Circa 1978
Missing since March 1980 from Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.
- Date Of Birth: October 5, 1963
- Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
- Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"- 5'6" (163-168 cm); 110 - 130 lbs. (50-59 kg)
- Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark blonde, straight hair; blue/green eyes that sometimes appears hazel. Brenda may wear glasses/contacts due to a slight cross in her left eye.
- Marks, Scars: Brenda has a small scar on her nose, and has a slight cross in her left/right eye. She had a fractured arm when she was 5-6 years old.
- Dentals: Not Available. Her teeth has some crowding.
- Other: Her blood type is O+, but A +/- cannot be ruled out.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Crowley lived with her mother in Staten Island, NY in 1980. Her mother did not file a missing person's report with the police.
Crowley may have been placed in foster care. She has not been seen or heard from since March 1980.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
The Doe Network
NCIC Number: Not Entered
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
Teresa Crowley, Brenda's sister
For some reason I can't shake the feeling that I have seen a recon that looked like her.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-29-2010 at 12:56 PM.
Happy New Years
Here's an interesting site and entry I found:
My Name: Dorothy Schall
Sibling's Birth Name: Brenda Ceceila Crowley
Sibling Born: October 5, 1963
Information: I am the oldest sister of Brenda. Parents being Theresa Koster and Peter Crowley. We have lost all contact with our sister as youngsters. Their are eight of us altogether. Dorothy and Donna Schall, Theresa, Brenda, Ruthann, Peter and Hugh Crowley and Virginia Milius. We all have different fathers. We have lived in the Staten Island area and we are unsure of the circumstances regarding our sister Brenda. Was she in a Foster Home or has she just run away like the older children. Or What happen to our sister Brenda? We are searching for many years now! Please any and all help is appreciated. If you know Brenda please contact her Family. Please we are desperate to reunited with our sister Brenda
And then this one:
I have been searching for 22.5yrs for my sister Brenda. Disappeared age 16 from USA. Have Been searching every country too. Our family ancesters have originally come from cork Ireland.
Other links on the doe network and missing persons bureau.
- <LI class=pageText>Date Of Birth: October 5, 1963 <LI class=pageText>Missing from Staten Island New York since March 1980 <LI class=pageText>Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old <LI class=pageText>Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"-5'6" (163-168 cm.); 110-130 lbs. (50-59 kg.)
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian. Dark blonde, straight hair; blue/green eyes that sometimes appear hazel. Brenda may also wear glasses/contacts due to a slight cross in her left eye. Her teeth has some crowding. Brenda has a small scar on her nose. Her blood type is O+, but A +/- cannot be ruled out. She had a fractured arm when she was 5-6 years old. Her mother did not report her missing at the time something that was only discovered when the mother was murdered in March 1981. Sadly New York Police Dept would not allow them file a missing report at that time.
(Note: bolding about the mother's murder is mine. Hoppy)
Bumping for Brenda
Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 5:04 PM Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 11:14 PM
http://www.myspace.com/brendaismissingPolice dug up a backyard in East Islip, L.I., yesterday, in search of the remains of a Staten Island girl who went missing 27 years ago, law enforcement sources told the Advance. (All they found was dog bones)
...Miss Crowley was last seen in May 1980 at 116 Harbor Rd., a private house in Mariners Harbor that later burned down.
The daughter of a mother who gave birth to eight children from three different men, Brenda had already disappeared from Curtis High School, which in February 1980 expelled her as AWOL, when she went missing.
There was also an outstanding "PINS" (person in need of supervision) warrant issued for Brenda's arrest in Family Court.
"Every single one of us ran away," Dorothy Schall, Brenda's sister, told the Advance in 1995. "Everyone came back except Brenda. Brenda is nowhere to be found."
Brenda's mother, Theresa Crawley (she used an "a" where her kids were given an "o" in Crowley), told Ms. Schall a missing persons report had been filed with police.
But Ms. Schall later learned that her mother lied about the missing person's report, so she filed her own report with the Department's Missing Persons Squad in Manhattan.
On March 8, 1981, nearly a year after her 16-year-old daughter disappeared, Theresa Crawley was found strangled to death at a Castleton Corners intersection.
(Theresa Crawley was the Mother and a man who knew her from a local bar was arrested for manslaughter in her case)...
This Myspace appears to be family.
Beautiful tribute, many pictures.
I know there hasn't been much activity on this thread. But does anyone know if this person has been looked into:
She was found 2 years after Brenda was reported missing. And while the height is a little shorter than Brenda was described, the nose looks very similar to me. And a lot of her other stats seem like a possible match. Any thoughts?
I've e-mailed her sister. But I wanted to put it here too, in case someone knows if she was ever looked into. Thanks!
ETA: The picture below shows the unidentified person in the middle, and the other two are of Brenda.
Last edited by Gia; 11-06-2011 at 07:04 PM. Reason: Added pic for comparison.
They have the birthdate, SSN, and last name (birth name, that is)
I am curious to see if they have tried to get a credit report on her (you know, those annoying commercials with that singer.) If they could do it they may get an idea of what she has been up to for the past few years.
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After more research, this appears not the case. Disregard
Last edited by q64ceo; 07-29-2012 at 10:35 AM. Reason: Delete
Clearing out my email and came across this exchange re Brenda and NamUs UID #8374 Will post info here as FYI.
A headless, handless, female body found in a travel trunk. Blood type O with Rh negative
Body discovered inside a travel trunk described as follows: Green with black trim and blue lining. 21"wide, 37"long, and 14"deep with brass fittings. various stickers on the outside indicate the trunk travelled fron NYC to France in 1958 and returned to NYC in 1960. Original ownership has been verified as June Leaf.
Similarities to Brenda:
March 1980 for both. (Though Brenda was not reported missing until a year later, March 1981.)
NY...approx 2 hour distance between 2 points.
Height: 5'4"- 5'6" ; Weight: 110 - 130 lbs.
Height: 64in - Est.
Weight: 135 lbs, Est.
Brenda: "Her blood type is O+, but A +/- cannot be ruled out." (Per Doe Network) (suggests O- a possibility?)
UID: Blood type O with Rh negative.
On 7/17/2011 sent info onto Inv Donald Yackeren...checking re rule-out.
On 10/18/2011 Inv Donald Yackeren emailed back the following:
Our case involves a deceased male according to all anthropological and autopsy reports.
Inv Donald Yackeren
On 12/05/2011 received the following:
From: Eugene Donnelly <Eugene.Donnelly@troopers.ny.gov>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2011 9:53 AM
Subject: Fwd: Case # KWAP 80-266
Can you call me regarding the below listed email.
Investigator Eugene E. Donnelly
New York State Police- SP Wappinger
18 Middlebush Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
>>> Donald Yackeren 8/15/2011 11:08 AM >>> (Inv Yackeren had forwarded my email on to Inv Donnelly.)
Per phone conversation....Brenda's DNA had been compared to/ruled out for UID 8374.
It is possible that this is her.
The only one thing that makes me doubt her is that Brenda had an arm fracture, but the person who conducted the autopsy in TN didnt find any evidence of a broken arm on the Jane Doe.