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    Volunteer Sleuths Use Technology To Give Names To Anonymous Dead

    If this story sounds familiar, you could be a WS member!!!:

    He spends the next seven to eight hours at his desk, beneath shelves lined with miniature plastic skulls, immersed in a very different world.

    Their faces seem to float from his computer morgue photographs, artist sketches, forensic reconstructions thousands of dead eyes staring from endless Web sites as though crying out for recognition. John and Jane and Baby "Does" whose nameless bodies have never been identified.

    http://www.startribune.com/nation/17125086.html

    Woohoo!! A story about people like US!!!! This is a MUST READ!!!

    Hmmm....wonder if we know him?!
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



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    Thanks SS, what a great read!

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    I loved it and it did make me smile to know we are not alone in our quest. The way the reporter wrote the story was excellent. (Rather a nice pat on the back for all of us who do this on a regular basis, I thought.) The public awareness on a grand scale for the missing and UIDs is the best part of it all!
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

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    Smile AP News Article about WWW Sleuthers...

    Here is a link to an AP article about a guy to chases down UID's on the web...sound familiar? LOL, how about his wife's comment regarding him hanging out with the dead...hands up if you have heard that one!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080329/...c5FkrjRDis0NUE

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    *Hand up HERE!! *

    Wow... I was not totally aware that Tent Girl had anything to do with Doe's beginnings....

    I remember reading about it when I was a little girl, and it haunted me to. I was elated when they found out who she was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kygal View Post
    *Hand up HERE!! *

    Wow... I was not totally aware that Tent Girl had anything to do with Doe's beginnings....

    I remember reading about it when I was a little girl, and it haunted me to. I was elated when they found out who she was.
    Pretty sure Todd posts here, but not sure what his screen name is.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    If this story sounds familiar, you could be a WS member!!!:

    He spends the next seven to eight hours at his desk, beneath shelves lined with miniature plastic skulls, immersed in a very different world.

    Their faces seem to float from his computer morgue photographs, artist sketches, forensic reconstructions thousands of dead eyes staring from endless Web sites as though crying out for recognition. John and Jane and Baby "Does" whose nameless bodies have never been identified.

    http://www.startribune.com/nation/17125086.html

    Woohoo!! A story about people like US!!!! This is a MUST READ!!!

    Hmmm....wonder if we know him?!
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    I just finished reading this on webtv,all MSN news.I had the same thoughts,kept hoping for a Familiar nick name. Can you imagine how happy and at peace her family are now..

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    I was crying before I finished reading. I hope the general public are made more aware and more empathetic of the missing and unidentified dead adults. People always think of children, as they should, but the Doe Network helps so many hurting hearts too.

    I am so glad there will be 2 new official databases for the adult missing and the adult unidentified dead. I think all 3 will help solve most of the cases ( hopefully with some input from people like Steve Huff and other WSers).


    Proud to be a WSer today!!
    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHuff View Post
    Pretty sure Todd posts here, but not sure what his screen name is.

    Steve
    Now that you mention it, I do recall reading from one of our posters about him being on television and in articles not too long ago. I will go back and find his posts. Thanks for reminding me, Steve.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

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    The Kudos are way cool and overdue. I do this on my own, but not nearly as much as others. The work they do is astounding. The new databases should be a great help. I got started when I read the below linked series of articles a few years back. The answers are there, alot of times the info just needs to be matched up.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/missing/

    ETA: My tent girl is Saltair Sally. She was found not far from where I live.
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...s_hair_to.html

    Another case I can't let go of is Kiplyn Davis. You know, her dad disappears for hours and never says where he's going. But her mom knows he is walking the local canyons looking for her. That breaks my heart.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1282dfut.html


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    I was just searching on here to see if the article had been posted yet! Since it was an AP story it looks like lots of people have picked it up which is so great, the article (slightly abridged I think) is also the main story on the front page of CNN.com right now.
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/25/....ap/index.html

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    Thanks fo that great article! This has encouraged me to spend more time on the UID's.

    Thanks!!

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    Here is more on This gentleman. Amazing isn't he. You all are amazing too.

    http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.c...iecesHome.html

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    Great info on Todd and great information on that site. Thank you for posting that.



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