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    NY - Buffalo, 'Grandma Doe' WhtFem 511UFNY, 60-70, in Niagara River, Sep'95

    “Gramma Doe” was buried by Erie County in an unmarked grave at a Town of Hamburg cemetery after she died nearly a dozen years ago.

    Buffalo police cold case detectives believe someone, somewhere knows the identity of the still unidentified woman who was discovered by a fisherman Sept. 26, 1995 in the waters off Squaw Island. They are asking for the public’s help.

    “She had a postman. She had a paperboy. A next-door neighbor,” said Detective Liss a - Redmond. “Somebody knows who this woman is.”

    Redmond, who recently joined the department’s cold case squad, said she came across the case going through old files of unsolved cases.

    “It kind of dumb-founded me that a woman who was welldressed, well-groomed and well-nourished would be unclaimed after 12 years,” Redmond said.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregio...ry/130784.html
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    How sad and strange. All those years on this planet and no one knows her or recognizes her. Mind boggling. Unless, the people that would know her and miss her are the people that had something to do with her disappearance.
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    I wonder if she's Canadian. I've heard that Canada basically blocks reception of the American networks inside Canada, so if the Canadian press did not know about Grandma Doe, it might explain why she has not been id'd.

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    Do you know "gramma doe" in Buffalo

    This was in the Buffalo News-I thought maybe someone out there would know something...
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    Clues wanted in death of 'Gramma Doe'

    "Gramma Doe" was buried by Erie County in an unmarked grave at a Town of Hamburg cemetery after she died nearly a dozen years ago.
    Buffalo police cold case detectives believe someone, somewhere knows the identity of the still unidentified woman who was discovered by a fisherman Sept. 26, 1995 in the waters off Squaw Island. They are asking for the public's help.

    "She had a postman. She had a paperboy. A next-door neighbor," said Detective LissaRedmond. "Somebody knows who this woman is." Redmond, who recently joined the department's cold case squad, said she came across the case going through old files of unsolved cases.

    "It kind of dumb-founded me that a woman who was well-dressed, well-groomed and well-nourished would be unclaimed after 12 years," Redmond said.

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    Anyone with any information is urged to contact cold case detectives at 716-851-4511.

    e-mail: tpignataro@buffnews.com


    http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregio...ry/130784.html
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    Wow, she does look just like a stereotypical "Gramma"!

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/626dfon.html

    Was the closest I could find on Doe and it's not really jumping out at me. Though Western, NY and parts of Canada are close, not sure if this particular part of canada is close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMA View Post
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/626dfon.html

    Was the closest I could find on Doe and it's not really jumping out at me. Though Western, NY and parts of Canada are close, not sure if this particular part of canada is close.
    I live in Niagara Falls Ontario (Canada) and Burlington Ontario is about an hour's drive from here....Buffalo about 20 minutes in the opposite direction. This can't be the same lady if you're thinking of her floating about, because Lake Erie empties into the Niagara River which then flows down and over Niagara Falls and empties into Lake Ontario (where Burlington is situated alongside.)

    I'm not saying this isn't the lady, but she would have had to have been driven down to the Western NY area to be found in that water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovin View Post
    I live in Niagara Falls Ontario (Canada) and Burlington Ontario is about an hour's drive from here....Buffalo about 20 minutes in the opposite direction. This can't be the same lady if you're thinking of her floating about, because Lake Erie empties into the Niagara River which then flows down and over Niagara Falls and empties into Lake Ontario (where Burlington is situated alongside.)

    I'm not saying this isn't the lady, but she would have had to have been driven down to the Western NY area to be found in that water.


    LOL, no I was thinking it was close enough to travel and then meet up with an accident or foul play.
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    I agree with the idea she could be from Canada. But what a weird story. Poor gramma.
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    Found this cute little lady. There is a substantial time gap, but if she had a means to travel (car, money...) she could have been on the road.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1312dffl.html

    Just stumbled across her at Doe, and remembered Grandma Doe's thread here.

    Any thoughts?

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    I could not find Gramma Doe in Namus. a photo or sketch would certainly help the public identify her.

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    It's funny this was posted about recently. I'm from WNY and Grandma Doe has stayed in the back of my head for years. I was just thinking about her today, and decided to see if there was a thread here. I've seen pictures of the coat and pin she was found wearing, though I can't remember where because as I've said it's been years. I'll try and find it.

    The thing is, so many people commit suicide at or around the Falls every year. You just don't hear about it. If you look up suicide + niagara falls on YouTube, you'll see a video from a live newscast in the 80s where a body just floats by. The tourists on any given day are about what you'd think--numerous, and from any country you can think of. On top of that, the Falls are basically right in the middle of a ghetto. The surrounding area is run down, crack houses two blocks in any direction. Tourism has done NOTHING for them, but that's getting off topic. My point is, she could have been a jumper and floated. The "rivers" span the entire city and out into suburbs, becoming other waterways. Grandma Doe could be anyone from anywhere, and that's what is sad. She could have fallen in and drown, she could have been pushed, she could have jumped. But somebody somewhere has to be missing her.

    RIP Grandma Doe. I hope you're found out.

    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    I could not find Gramma Doe in Namus. a photo or sketch would certainly help the public identify her.
    That could be because she's not listed anywhere as 'Gramma' but Grandma. Her doenetwork page, it has a sketch:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/511ufny.html

    I'm trying desperately to remember where I've seen pictures of her coat/pin. I KNOW I have, and it's something that could be really helpful.
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    Poor woman. Here's about all I could find on her...a sketch:

    http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=52012

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