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    PA - Joanne Williams, 22, Scranton, 7 Dec 1978

    Joanne Williams
    Missing since December 7, 1978 from Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 52; 95 lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Clothing: Beige tweed jacket, blue jeans and a leotard top.


    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Williams was last seen at her dance school in Chinchilla, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1978.Williams left her residence in her red 1977 Datsun 200 SX with white racing stripes, enroute to an exercise class.

    She was last seen at her dance school located on Route 6 in Chinchilla at 10:00 PM. Her vehicle was later discovered on December 16, 1978 at Lafayette Street and North Everett Avenue, West Scranton, unlocked with her purse and contents located in the vehicle.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Pennsylvania State Police Troop R 570-963-3156

    Agency Case Number: R01-0159777
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.


    Source Information:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    The Doe Network: Case File 1526DFPA

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1526dfpa.html

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    29 Years Ago...

    The 29th anniversary of Joanne's disappearance has just passed. She was petite, standing 5 ft 2 inches, and weighing 95 pounds. She was blonde and had blue eyes.

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    Wow, Joanne Williams #1526DFPA looks just like UID #81UFAR on doe network, but I don't see how they could possibly be the same person, time wise and height wise, and weight wise.

    Joanne Williams 5'2" 95lbs.missing Dec. 7, 1978 Pennsylvannia
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1526dfpa.html

    Jane Doe 5'11" 150-160lbs. found July 10, 1991 Arkansas
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/81ufar.html

    Still regardless of all the differences, they look identical. It's uncanny.
    Last edited by justthinkin; 10-01-2009 at 11:45 PM.

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    Bumping for Joanne...

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    http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/pol...phant-1.727811

    Published: April 13, 2010

    Investigators recovered a human skull and other skeletal remains from a wooded area along Marshwood Road on Monday, but the victim's identity and cause of death remained a mystery...

    ...
    In another article about the same find, there was mention of Joanne as a possibility.

    I can't find where this UID was identified as of yet.

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    Lackawanna County records...

    I wish there were more information about Joanne. Lackawanna County just put a huge database of public records (wills, marriage licenses) online. I was looking for another Williams and couldn't help noticing how many matches their were for Joannes in the right age range. Maybe it's just wishful thinking that she could be out there married and living a happy life, never knowing she was 'missing'...

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    I know it was mentioned in other threads, but I figured I should cross-reference here. The Olyphant remains that Kat mentioned were identified as Laura Garza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/pol...phant-1.727811

    Published: April 13, 2010



    In another article about the same find, there was mention of Joanne as a possibility.

    I can't find where this UID was identified as of yet.

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    JAWilliams.jpg
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1526dfpa.html
    Bumping for 36 years.

    Joanne is a listed ruleout on the following Jane Does.
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/5166
    ME/C Case Number: A-29-79
    Perry County, Pennsylvania
    15 to 38 year old White Female
    Found June '79

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/6259
    ME/C Case Number: HCCO-OC-45-81
    Lawrence County, Ohio
    30 to 60 year old White Female
    Found April '81

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    There are so many cases of women missing and their cars being left behind, as well as purses. Does she have family looking for her?

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    Has anyone looked into this?


    She's my aunt , our family has been looking for her for a long time .... it was thought that FO and the several murders he was involved in might have done it but nothing has come of it.

    Thank you to whomever made this thread!

    http://articles.mcall.com/1989-06-04...police-suspect



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