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    TX - Jennifer Barton, 20, Austin, 16 May 1976

    Here is Jennifer Joyce Barton's information:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/535dftx.html

    While searching on the web for other unidentified's, I came across this one:

    It is located here: http://www.lacountymurders.com/unidentified_victims.cfm
    Case #077-08142-1690-011
    (NOTE: There are some pictures of other unidentified that are "deceased" photos - they aren't reconstructions. This Jane Doe has a reconstruction, not an actual picture.)

    INFORMATION WANTED
    On 07-06-77, the above unidentified victim was located at the rear of
    A&H Paint Company, 13124 Figueroa Street, Carson. She was
    wearing a one-piece red jump suit with red shoulder straps that were
    criss-crossed in the front. She was also wearing a white Gabardine
    waist jacket and a blue open-toed wedge with a Rafia sole in her right
    foot, tied around the ankle by a single white shoelace. Her left shoe
    was missing. She wore a 14-inch long turquoise Indian-styel necklace
    made of beads of silver tubes on thread with a single turquoise nugget.
    The victim was estimated to be 20 years of age. She had an old 1-inch
    scar on her chin. The image above shows what the victim may have
    looked like in life. Some elements, such as hairstyle, are the artist’s
    estimations to complete the image and should not be used as
    significant markers for identification.


    I sent an e-mail off to the LAcountymurders website and received a personal response back. They saw similarities and are passing the information along to the Detective handling the case. I will keep everyone updated.



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    Nice job Ohwell!

    I think this one might be a possibility also. It is from the same link you posted above.

    http://www.lacountymurders.com/wante...n_coldcase.htm

    She was found in 1975 and the picture is a computer assisted rendering. Maybe your contact will check both of them out?

    Salem

    Skip this one - Jennifer did not go missing until 1976. I don't know what I was thinking... I thought it said 1971.
    Last edited by Salem; 05-28-2008 at 12:50 AM. Reason: Cuz sometimes I can't read numbers :)

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    I got another e-mail from the LA Police Dept...a different detective - the one that is actually handling this case. He said he will keep me informed of the outcome - one way or another. I'm thinking the similarities must be close enough to have one detective see an e-mail and actually pass it on to another.

    I am keeping Jennifer's family in my thoughts and praying for closure on this one. It's just been too long.

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    Update: Received a reply back...the UID is NOT Jennifer.

    I'll continue to look.

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    Details are vague on this Jane Doe -

    I thought she looked more like DOE Network Case File 475UFTX, I noticed that they did not estimate the time of death as being recent, only the date she was discovered. They did not give any detailed information, but I was wondering if the person doing the reconstruction had a reason for making her hair look the way it does in the drawing. Wish they had more info. Some of the facial features look similar.

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    Jennifer Joyce Barton, 20 - Missing Since: 31 May 1976 from Austin TX

    Ruled out by dentals
    Jennifer Joyce BARTON
    RULED OUT BY DENTALS

    Date Picture Updated: 1/6/2003


    Name: Jennifer Joyce Barton
    AKA: J.J. Barton
    Case Number: M9811002
    Case Type: Endangered - Foul Play Possible
    Last Seen in: Austin (Travis County)
    Last Seen on: 5/31/1976
    Height: 5' 7 "
    Weight: 120 lbs.
    Age Missing: 20
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Date of Birth: 5/31/1955
    Race: Black
    Sex: Female
    State Missing From: Texas
    Country Missing From: USA
    Circumstances: Ms. Barton has a light and freckled complexion and she has a scar on the calf of her right leg. She was last seen wearing a burgandy body suit, blue jeans and sandals.

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/mp...2:36:03PM'

    From her doenetwork information:
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    On the day Barton disappeared, she and a friend were headed up 11th Street to see a movie. She was short of cash and stopped at a bar to get money from friends. She met two men in the bar and later left in their van with California license plates.
    A dropout from Reagan High School, Barton had a record of prostitution arrests. Friends said she had appeared distraught after a friend was killed in February, and her apartment was broken into shortly afterward.
    Foul play is possible.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/535dftx.html

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    Jennifer Joyce Barton, 21, Missing since May 16, 1976 from Austin, TX

    Jennifer Joyce Barton
    Missing since May 16, 1976 from Austin,
    Travis County, Texas.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: May 31, 1955
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 135 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown eyes, brown hair. She has a light and freckled complexion.
    Marks, Scars: She has a scar on the calf of her right leg.
    Clothing: She was last seen wearing a burgundy body suit, blue jeans and sandals.


    Circumstances of Disappearance

    On the day Barton disappeared, she and a friend were headed up 11th Street to see a movie. She was short of cash and stopped at a bar to get money from friends. She met two men in the bar and later left in their van with California license plates.

    A dropout from Reagan High School, Barton had a record of prostitution arrests. Friends said she had appeared distraught after a friend was killed in February, and her apartment was broken into shortly afterward.

    Foul play is possible.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Austin Police Department
    512-974-5250

    Agency Case Number: 76-1424808

    NCIC Number: M-077465873

    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    NCMA
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Doe Network: Case File 535DFTX

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/535dftx.html

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    I only found one article with the mention of Jennifer's name. It was an archived pay per view but I found it in it's full text posted here:

    Cold Case Investigations - View Single Post - Jennifer Joyce Barton - missing since 5/16/1976

    Apparently 3 young women went missing in Austin Texas in the Spring of 1976 and Jennifer was one of them. One of the other has a thread here link located below:

    TX TX - Debra Kay Stewart, 19, Austin, 1976 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 04-05-2015 at 11:08 PM. Reason: repair url tags.

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    Jennifer is mentioned in this Fox 7 article this week.
    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/274...-travis-county

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohwell1971 View Post
    Update: Received a reply back...the UID is NOT Jennifer.

    I'll continue to look.
    This Jane Doe is still unidentified: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4439
    Thread for her: CA - Carson, BlkFem 570UFCA, 20-30, Behind A&H Paint Company, July'77

    Jennifer is listed as a ruleout on these two still unidentified women:
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4565
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4586

    Bumping for Jennifer, missing 39 years today.

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    Jennifer has been missing for 41 years now. Her disappearance is mentioned in this recent article.

    Unsolved: Young, black and vanished

    http://kxan.com/2017/05/12/unsolved-...-and-vanished/

    Detectives found out a third black woman, 20-year-old Jennifer Joyce Barton, vanished on May 16, 1976, within days of Stewart’s disappearance. She was a known prostitute.

    “She was seen getting into a vehicle, which was brown or tan in color and van and it bore California license plates,” Jefferson says.

    Different circumstances, but she was young, black and vanished nonetheless.

    “You have three separate cases of three different people. Three different lifestyles. Because one of which we know is a known prostitute and the other two were working females who had lives that they were living as well, one of which was married,” explains Jefferson. “It makes it very difficult because all the similarities that you want to match up just don’t match as you want them to. They just don’t, so they are different cases and we have to treat them as different cases.”
    The other two cases from the article are Brenda Moore and Debra Kay Stewart



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