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  1. #1
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    WA - Auburn, BlkFem 99UFWA, 18-28, Green River victim, Dec'85 - Sandra Major

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 06-19-2012 at 02:39 PM. Reason: prefix, title

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    WA-Auburn, WA Jane Doe - 1985


    Unidentified Black Female Located on December 30, 1985 in Auburn, King County, Washington
    Date of Death: 1-3 years prior to discovery (1982-1984)
    She is a victim of the Green River Serial Killer
    Cause of Death: Homicide
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics


    • Estimated age: 18 - 28 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'4"; 120 - 140 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Her weight, hair color and eye color are undetermined due to skeletal remains.
    • Dentals: Available
    • Other: mtDNA available

    Case History

    The victim was located in a ravine across from Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, Washington on December 30, 1985.
    Gary Ridgway the "Green River" killer admitted to killing Jane Doe. He claims not to remember specifics about this murder. Ridgeway is serving a life sentence for her murder.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/99ufwa.html

    ~ More pics/info at link
    NCMEC
    Last edited by KateB; 04-05-2015 at 01:30 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    virginia rambus has been ruled out

    I was inspired by the local identification of Yakima WA Jane Doe to try to get other local Does identified. I am currently featuring Auburn Doe on my MySpace page for missing kids in the Pacific Northwest, www.myspace.com/4missingkids Within a week I got a message from someone saying they sent in a possible match. It looks really good to me, and I was wanting to get some other opinions. Also, they were told that they didn't think this girl hadn't been checked as a possible match yet. The possible match is:



    Virginia Anne Rambus
    Missing since May 20, 1985 from Seattle, King County, Washington
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    • Date Of Birth: June 10, 1965
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2" (157 cm); 134 lbs (61 kg)
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
    • Dentals: X-rays Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Virginia was last seen leaving her apartment to attend a party at approximately 7:00 PM on May 20, 1985.
    She was a stock person at Host International.
    Foul play is suspected.


    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2402dfwa.html
    NCMEC
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 06-17-2011 at 06:20 PM.

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    Looks good to me !! Keep us posted, please - I'm anxious to see the outcome of this one.

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    WA - UID Female 99UFWA, Auburn, 1985 to: Virginia Rambus, 19, Seattle, 1985

    Last edited by Cubby; 04-30-2010 at 01:00 AM.

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    Wow!

    Good catch! I think you ought to follow this up!

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    Looks like a possibility. Only difference is the body was estimated to be dead 1-3 years before discovery. She only disappeared about 6 months before discovery. Since the body was the victim of Gary Ridgway, do we know if GR was in the area about May 1985?

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    Wow the first picture really looks like her! Did you report this?

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    The only thing that doesn't quite fit is that the estimated death for the Princess Doe is from 1-3 years prior to discovery, yet if Virginia is Princess Doe she would have been dead for 7 months prior to the discovery of the remains.

    Everything else works, and I see strong similarities between Virginia and the recon pics of the Princess Doe. It states that Virginia has dental x-rays available, and for all we know she may have a maternal relative that can submit mitochondrial DNA. There are dentals and mitochondrial DNA available for the Princess Doe. In any event a quick comparison of dentals for the two can lead to a quick rule in or rule out. I would submit this as a possible match.

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    I reported this one to Doe Network.


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    LE already looked at this. So, not a match.

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    IDENTIFIED - Sandra D. Major
    BODY FOUND: 12/30/1985
    DOB:
    APPROXIMATE AGE:
    HEIGHT:
    WEIGHT:
    HAIR:
    EYES:
    RACE: African American

    CONTACT: Detective Tom Jensen
    King County Sheriff's Office
    Major Crimes Unit
    Green River Homicides Investigation
    206-296-7530
    Thomas.Jensen@kingcounty.gov
    SUMMARY: Black (African American) or mixed raced female 18 24 years of age. 51-54.These skeletal remains were found 12-30-85 in wooded ravine near Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, close to remains of Bones #17 and another identified Green River victim. Death probably occurred in the Spring or Summer of 1983. Dental records are available and a DNA profile has been developed by the University of North Texas and placed into CODIS. A new facial reconstruction was done by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. GARY LEON RIDGWAY admitted to this murder, pled guilty and is serving life in prison.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 06-19-2012 at 02:51 PM. Reason: Added Identified Flag

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    Unidentified Female
    BODY FOUND: 1/2/1986
    DOB:
    APPROXIMATE AGE: 14-18
    HEIGHT: 5'4"-5'8"
    WEIGHT:
    HAIR:
    EYES:
    RACE: White


    CONTACT: Detective Tom Jensen
    King County Sheriff's Office
    Major Crimes Unit
    Green River Homicides Investigation
    206-296-7530
    Thomas.Jensen@kingcounty.gov
    SUMMARY: White female 14 18 years of age. 54-58. These skeletal remains were found 1-2-86 in wooded ravine near Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, close to remains of Bones #16 and another identified Green River victim. The victim was found during an evidence search around bones #16. Death probably occurred in the Spring or Summer of 1983. Dental records are available and a DNA profile has been developed by the University of North Texas and placed into CODIS. A new facial reconstruction was done by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. GARY LEON RIDGWAY admitted to this murder, pled guilty and is serving life in prison.

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    I haven't heard back from the person who submitted Virginia Rambus for this one, so I'm not sure on the status of that.

    But here is another possibility. The only thing that's hanging me up on this one is the location. Other details can be found on the Doe Network sites linked below. Anyone have any thoughts???

    AUBURN JANE DOE
    Found December 1985 in Washington
    Age 18-28
    5'1" - 5'4"
    120-140 lbs

    KIMBERLY CARTER
    Disappeared July 1984 in Missouri
    Age 19
    5'3"
    115 lbs

    All of the images on the left are of Kimberly. ALl on the right are of Auburn Jane Doe. Thoughts?


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    looks good to me!

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