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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Amanda Fravel - missing 1986

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: June 1986 from Las Vegas, Nevada
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Age: 20 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Fravel's nickname is Mandy. She maintained good dental hygiene in 1986.

    Details of Disappearance
    Fravel moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after graduating high school and got an apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant. In June 1986, her mother sent her money so she could come home to Rancho Cordova, California to visit. Fravel never arrived in California, however. When authorities checked her apartment in Las Vegas, they found her two kittens had been left without food and were starving. She has never been heard from again. Fravel is described as a caring pet owner who would not have willingly left her kittens without food. She never picked up her last paycheck from work. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

    Source Information
    The South Bend Tribune
    The Doe Network


    Last edited by KateB; 06-11-2015 at 11:56 PM. Reason: repair photo link.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005

    New Leads In Decades Old Missing Persons Case

    22-years-ago, Amanda Fravel left the downtown Las Vegas area to run some errands and hasn't been seen since. She came to Las Vegas to start over and there hasn't been a trace of her since 1986.

    Metro detective Pat Febbraro has dusted off Amanda's missing persons file after getting a call from law enforcement in Indiana. A skull and some bones were found there in 1996, but recently a possible match to Fravel showed up in a national crime database.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Summers are short here...

    Was this one compared yet to her?

    Doe Network:
    Case File 16UFLA

    Reconstructions of Victim
    Unidentified White Female Discovered in Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana on June 19, 1986.
    Cause of death was homicide.
    36 Hours The victim was in the water for one day prior to discovery.
    Decomposed Remains

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 20-30 years old.
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2" - 5'4" (64.2 est); 120-126 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown/red shoulder length hair; unknown eye color. Freckles. Very petite.
    • Scars, Marks: She had a round, dime-size scar, 1.5 cm circular in shape, on her right knee; 2.3 cm scar mid line on abdomen, above the naval; 1.2 cm scar on the top of her right wrist. Silicone breast implants.
    • Skeletal Findings: A right hip fracture that had healed. There are indications that she had had plastic surgery on her nose. She may have been in an automobile accident before - she seemed to have facial reconstruction and possibly damage to her hips which had healed previous to her demise. Antemortem trauma noted with the iliopubic and ischiopubic rami depressed posteriorly.
    • Clothing: She was not wearing any clothes nor jewelry when she was discovered; however, there was a 1/2-inch wide ring mark on her left ring finger.
    • Medical Conditions: She was 3 months pregnant.
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • Dentals: No dental work, perfect teeth. All four wisdom teeth extracted. Teeth #1,16,17 and 32 not seen, may be antemortem loss or congenital absence.
    • DNA: Available in CODIS.

    Case History

    The victim's nude body was found weighted down in Lake Pontchartrain by a fishermen just east of the Interstate 10 twin spans and about 50 yards from the north shore June 19, 1986.

    A plastic bag was placed over her face, secured with gray duct tape and a 22-pound weight tied to her neck. She had suffered numerous stab wounds to her facial area as well.

    Detectives think she might have been married because of markings indicating she had worn a ring on her left hand.
    Based on information from meteorologists and marine biologists, detectives concluded the body likely was dumped in the lake between Bayou Lacombe and the Rigolets Pass.

    An autopsy revealed the woman died of asphyxia a day or two before the body was discovered.

    Detectives tried to identify the woman through her silicone breast implants. But the implants did not have serial numbers, and detectives were unable to trace them to the doctor who performed the surgery.
    She is believed to not be local to the area.


    If you have any information on this case, please contact:
    St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
    Detective Marco Demma

    Mary Manhein

    Email </STRONG>
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information. Agency Case Number:
    LSU 03-35

    NCMEC #:

    NCIC Number:

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    The Times-Picayune
    America's Most Wanted 2/5/05
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    #789UMCO unidentified found The victim was discovered on September 8, 2004 in the Flat Tops, White River National Forest, Garfield County, Colorado
    Estimated Date of Death: No longer than 5 years prior to discovery he left a note to "LIB"
    PLEASE HELP me find out who this unidentified person is so he can be buried rightfully near his family...


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Tampa Bay
    Las Vegas has a website of unsolved homocides and there are many women/teens that where murdered in the 70's to early 90's. Alot of simularities also. Some could possibly be attributed to mob/casino but many where in their apartments or on a walk in the Henderson area. First thought to me is that many of these could be related. Amanda Fravel was last seen in downtown LV and that is close to Henderson.
    Last edited by Sleuthster; 05-25-2010 at 05:56 PM.
    Cindi Lou

    Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    I contacted the police about these to being a possible link years ago, but I am not sure if they were ever followed up with.

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