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  1. #1
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    PA - Pine Grove Twp, WhtFem, 30+, 'Benji' tattoo, Jun'98 - Madlin Rodriguez

    Unidentified White Female
    • Located on June 26, 1998 in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
    • The nature of the death is listed as suspicious.
    • Cause of death was suffocation and / or drug abuse.
    • Estimated Date of Death is approximately 3 days (72 hours) prior to discovery


    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 30 + years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7"; 100-120 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder length brown hair; small build. Both ears double-pierced. She had at one time received a Caesarian Section and was absent ovaries. Scar on her right arm, inside elbow. Possible scar in the middle of her forehead. Noticeable track-marks on left arm. No previous fractures.
    • Dentals: Available. She had good dentition. Missing teeth (antimortem): #4 (2nd bicuspid), # 30 (1st molar) and # 32 (3rd molar/wisdom). Two of the teeth (mandibular first and third molars) showed advanced caries destruction (cavities). One tooth (maxillary right first molar) shows an apparent filling. Dental overbite.
    • Tattoos: On her right ankle was a tattoo inscribed with "Benji"; the tattoo had a red heart dotting the letter "i" and a red heart under the letter "B".
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • Clothing/Jewelry: None


    Case History
    On June 26, 1998, the victim was discovered at the landfill by workers. The body was among waste possibly deposited by a trash hauler from outside the Schuylkill County area. Rubbish near where the body was found indicates the possibility that this particular load may have originated in the Philadelphia area or surrounding areas.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Schuylkill County Crimestoppers
    800-582-8877
    OR
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Schuylkill Haven
    866-295-4721
    NCIC Number:
    U-135043398
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Source Information:
    Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers
    Pennsylvania State Police

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/234ufpa.html

    http://www.psp.state.pa.us/psp/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=38279
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-10-2012 at 12:48 PM.

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    Found an article about this case. I cannot find anyone who fits the description. With such a distinct tattoo there has to be someone who knows her.

    http://articles.philly.com/1999-09-17/news/25487059_1_pine-grove-landfill-grimm-nude-body

    Very brief article from when she was found

    http://articles.mcall.com/1998-06-27...andfillhttp://

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    I've been taking a long look at this woman's tattoo and I noticed something interesting. I realize the tattoo may not be the most professional, but isn't it custom to also "dot" a lower case "j"? There is a heart below the "B" and a heart in place of a "dot" over the "i"....but looking at the script couldn't this perhaps be the surname "Benyi"? Maybe it's just me, but I see a "Y" after the "N".




    I found another link for her which suggests that she may be of mixed heritage.

    From the link below: "Department of Anthropology suggested white heritage, however, in consideration of other observations, this could not be determined definitively.

    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/pinegrovejanedoe.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by masnitram View Post
    I've been taking a long look at this woman's tattoo and I noticed something interesting. I realize the tattoo may not be the most professional, but isn't it custom to also "dot" a lower case "j"? There is a heart below the "B" and a heart in place of a "dot" over the "i"....but looking at the script couldn't this perhaps be the surname "Benyi"? Maybe it's just me, but I see a "Y" after the "N".




    I found another link for her which suggests that she may be of mixed heritage.

    From the link below: "Department of Anthropology suggested white heritage, however, in consideration of other observations, this could not be determined definitively.

    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/pinegrovejanedoe.html
    I see the Y also Masnitram!!

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    Please don't flame me for posting this, I realize the race is off, but man the scars,times, etc are right on!! http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2306dftx.html

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    Tina Marie Moody
    Missing since March 5, 1998 from Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 22, 1965
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 110 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Scars on her abdomen, right arms, right eye, left forearm, forehead, face, left cheek, and on her nose.
    AKA: Tina Marie Jackson, Tina Marie Moore, Tina Jackson Moody, Tina White

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaddylex View Post
    I see the Y also Masnitram!!
    Quote Originally Posted by ginestra View Post
    Please don't flame me for posting this, I realize the race is off, but man the scars,times, etc are right on!! http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2306dftx.html
    Chaddylex- I'm glad I'm not the only one :-)

    Ginestra- no flaming here ;-) The distance troubles me more then the racial makeup and there isn't a mention of any tattoos. That doesn't mean that she isn't possible though.

    I am looking into the "Benyi" surname and have found some interesting possibles on Classmates.com, but I need to dig much much further to track if any of them are missing.

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    FWIW, to me it looks like Benji without the "j" dotted. It doesn't look like Benyi to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    FWIW, to me it looks like Benji without the "j" dotted. It doesn't look like Benyi to me.
    Benji makes more sense that is true.

    I also thought maybe Beryi in addition to Benyi (I've looked them up, the surnames are legit). Or if the "I" isn't really a dotted "I" I can see this read as a very poorly written/tatted "Berry".

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    I don't see this case in NamUs (or any Schuylkill Co. cases actually) so I sent a message to the local authorities via the "contact us" page on their township's website (http://www.pinegrovetownship.com/index.html ) and we can see if there's any way to get her in there. Or, hopefully, she was identified. Either way, I sent a message. Hopefully they respond soon.


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    Doe Network is saying she has been identified as Madlin Rodriguez.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/234ufpa.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/update.php

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    Glad she was identified, frustrating that noone was made aware of it until 8 years later...Doe states she was identified on June 1st 2009 by DNA comparison...

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