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    NM - Sandra Brady, slain, buried, Bernalillo County, 9 Jan 2000

    Unidentified White Female



    • Discovered on March 5, 2000 Frontage road off I-40 west, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
    • Estimated Date of Death: 7 to 10 days prior to discovery.
    • Cause of Death was a Gunshot wound to the chest.
    • State of Remains: Early decomposition

    Vital Statistics



    • Estimated age: 45 - 55 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3"; 153 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair; brown eyes.
    • Medical, Marks : Numerous scars of abdomen. Gallbladdar, appendix, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries surgically absent. Single pierce mark in each ear lobe. All toe nails on both feet are absenty except for the two big toes. A trace of trazodone, an antidepressant, in her bloodstream.
    • Tattoos: 5.5 by 2.9 cm non-professional green tattoo of marijauna leaf and number 13 outside left shoulder. Green dot tattoo above marijuana leaf. Non-professional tattoo "Sunny" in script on anterior proximal right thigh.
    • Dentals: Available
    • Clothing: A pair of faded black jeans, a white western shirt, white camisole, brown leather vest and a pair of black/gray cowboy boots.

    • She had 18 cents in a pocket.
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • DNA: Available
    Case History
    On March 4, 2000, the New Mexico State Police Criminal Investigations Section was called to investigate a shallow grave that was discovered by target shooters west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, south of I-40, mile marker 144.5, near nine-mile hill.
    The condition of the body indicates that the body had not been at that location for a long period of time.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office
    Cold Case Unit
    Detective Bill Peters
    505-768-4225, or 4356
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number:
    05-56119
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    The Albuquerque Tribune 10/16/07

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/260ufnm.html


    Last edited by Cubby; 04-26-2010 at 12:11 PM.

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    Albuquerque Cold Case Featured On AMW

    A woman found buried near Nine Mile Hill more than seven years ago has been known only as Jane Doe or "Boots," a reference to the black ones she wore that jutted from the sand and alerted two hikers to her shallow grave.

    Perhaps with Saturday's airing of a segment on "America's Most Wanted," authorities will finally learn her real name.

    A film crew from the popular Fox TV crime-fighting show traveled to Albuquerque in October to shoot scenes for the segment, titled "Mystery in the Desert."

    Among those interviewed for the segment are Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White and sheriff's Detective Bill Peters of the Cold Case Unit.
    It was Peters, who is investigating the case, who contacted "America's Most Wanted" about the missing woman, segment producer Jenna Naranjo said.

    The show typically doesn't feature unidentified persons, but Naranjo said this case was irresistible.

    http://abqtrib.com/news/2008/jan/11/...as-most-wante/

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    Trazodone is no longer routinely prescribed for depression, it more commonly used now as a sleep aid.

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    AMW Link Much more info here.
    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=52074

    From the AMW link:

    Again, Peters continued to comb the autopsy report for clues, and he uncovered details about Boots' killer. He learned that Boots didn't just die of a gun shot wound: she was killed with a black powder rifle. The rifles are unique because they're loaded through the muzzle, each bullet loaded individually, which could indicate the shooter had good aim. Also, Peters says there are two types of people who usually carry the weapons. In New Mexico, there is an entire hunting season devoted to people who use black powder rifles, but he said there is also a group of history buffs who enjoy the weapon's ties to American history.

    And he chased two more clues with the same result: at the crime scene, near her body, he found a cane with the initials "R.K." and a set of CD's with the name "Sandy" written on two of them.
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    260UFNM ID'd

    From DoeNetwork:

    Sandra Jean Brady
    The victim was located on March 5, 2000 in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. She was identified in January 2008, after the cases was featured at AMW. The unidentified woman was Sandra Jean Brady of Ohio. Her daughter contacted police after viewing the show, and said that a tattoo on the victim was consistent with one that her mother had. She also indicated that the last time she heard from her mother was Jan. 9, 2000, when she told her she was in Albuquerque. Medical investigators used fingerprints to positively identify Brady.

    http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2008/jan...-found-dead-n/

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    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59180

    Identified as Sandra Jean Brady.

    Going to link both threads. Maybe the mods can merge.

    Will send Christine a pm.


    http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2008/jan...-found-dead-n/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    Identified as Sandra Jean Brady.

    Going to link both threads. Maybe the mods can merge.

    Will send Christine a pm.
    I'm glad Sandra was identified. I hope this brings some closure to her family. AMW needs to air more segments on unidentified people. These cases definately generate a lot of tips when aired nationally.

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    From February 2009:

    http://www.abqjournal.com/news/state...te02-13-09.htm

    Wesley Williams was charged Thursday with an open count of murder. Police have been looking for Williams since August 2008, when a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of credit card theft. According to a criminal complaint, withdrawals were made from Brady's bank account after she was found dead, and police had evidence that Williams was the one using her account.

    Williams was arrested in Tucson on the credit card theft charge, and New Mexico State Police interviewed Williams about his relationship with Brady. Although he at first denied knowing her, Williams eventually recanted and said he had argued with her in January of 2000, according to the complaint.
    From August 2010:

    http://abqjournal.com/news/metro/202...ro08-20-10.htm

    After deliberating for about an hour on Thursday, the jury found Wesley Williams not guilty of Sandra Jean Brady's murder.

    Pat Davis, a spokesman for the District Attorney's office, said there was no specific evidence or witnesses that could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Williams was guilty of murdering Brady.



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