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  1. #1
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    TX - San Antonio, BlkFem 76UFTX, 18-25, in storage shed near I-10, Mar'86

    Unidentified Black Female Located on March 26, 1986 on Weichold Road, east of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
    The victim had been deceased for 3 weeks - 3 months prior to discovery.
    She had been shot four times, two to the body two to the chest.

    Vital Statistics



    • Estimated age: 18 - 25 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0"; 150 - 160 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes.
    • DNA: Available
    • Jewelry: She wore a silver ring with two blue-colored stones.
    • Clothing: She was wearing a short denim skirt with thin stripes; a large flannel jacket; and a white long-sleeved shirt with black-colored Native American designs imprinted on the material.
    Case History

    The victim was located in an abandoned farm house on Weichold Road, east of San Antonio, Texas on March 26, 1986.
    Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Mexican drifter known as the "Railroad Killer," has confessed to killing three people in the San Antonio area.
    Jane Doe is one of 15 victims whom authorities have been able to link to Resendiz, a drifter who became the focus of a nationwide manhunt in the late 1990s after going on a crime spree while traveling the country's railroads.
    In his confession to local authorities, Resendiz gave detailed accounts of how he killed the unidentified woman. Resendiz said he and the woman used to frequent the area for target practice. Resendiz claimed the woman cast a spell on him, so he shot her. The victim had mentioned something about Santeria, a religion in which Yoruba deities are identified with Roman Catholic saints.
    Resendiz said all he knows about the woman is that she was from Florida and her name may be Norma. Police have confirmed that Resendiz was in the area at the time and was known to have carried a 38 caliber pistol.
    He claimed to have killed another man in San Antonio as well one whose body hasn't been found. Details of the man's slaying are vague. What is known is that Resendiz said the victim was Cuban and dating the unidentified woman.
    According to Resendiz, he killed the woman first after she allegedly disrespected him during a motorcycle trip to the suburban community of Converse, where they planned on firing a gun for target practice. That same gun was used to shoot the women multiple times. Her body was found badly decomposed three months later. Resendiz told investigators he met the woman while they were staying at a SAMM Shelter in 1985.
    Soon after killing her, Resendiz told detectives, he killed her boyfriend, also believed to be a transient, and dumped his body in a creek somewhere between San Antonio and Uvalde. He claimed he killed the Cuban because he was involved in black magic.
    On July 13, 1999, Resendiz surrendered to Texas Ranger Drew Carter on an international bridge in El Paso.
    Resendiz died by lethal injection on June 27, 2006 for the December 1998 slaying of a Houston physician.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/76uftx.html
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-20-2013 at 03:52 AM.

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    https://identifyus.org/cases/4474

    Her Namus file says she's 115 inches tall... probably ain't gonna find too many matches for that...

    Her dentals seem to rule out everyone with significant dental work since she only had one tooth missing and the others are marked natural teeth
    A N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
    N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
    UPPER LEFT CANINE T00TH IS DISPLACED INWARD

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    Reconstruction images now up.



    also an image of clothing.


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    bump.

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    While I know that her age (30 years old in March of 1986) and weight (255 lbs in 1980) are above the estimate, I really think that Vanessa Denise Smith, a very tall (6'1") woman who escaped from prison in Tennessee in 1980 should be looked at as a possible match.

    vanessasmith.jpg
    http://www.tn.gov/correction/article/tdoc-escapees

    It's possible that she lost weight (especially if she was hiding?) between 1980 and 1985/1986. I really see a resemblance between Ms. Smith's mugshot and the reconstructions of the Texas woman, especially if she was slimmer in 1985/1986 than in 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    While I know that her age (30 years old in March of 1986) and weight (255 lbs in 1980) are above the estimate, I really think that Vanessa Denise Smith, a very tall (6'1") woman who escaped from prison in Tennessee in 1980 should be looked at as a possible match.

    vanessasmith.jpg
    http://www.tn.gov/correction/article/tdoc-escapees

    It's possible that she lost weight (especially if she was hiding?) between 1980 and 1985/1986. I really see a resemblance between Ms. Smith's mugshot and the reconstructions of the Texas woman, especially if she was slimmer in 1985/1986 than in 1980.
    Her face is strikingly similar to the reconstruction, at least to my untrained eye!

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    I heard back from Bexar County, TX and Tennessee, Vanessa Denise Smith has been ruled out by fingerprints. NamUs UP #4474 also lists Vanessa Denise Smith of Tennessee as the only rule out. When I suggested the possible match, I didn't realize that fingerprints were available for the unidentified victim of Angel Resendiz in Texas.

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    well it was a good try! and the weight would have been no issue, inmates bulk up in prison and lose wieght once released due to drugs a lot of the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    I heard back from Bexar County, TX and Tennessee, Vanessa Denise Smith has been ruled out by fingerprints. NamUs UP #4474 also lists Vanessa Denise Smith of Tennessee as the only rule out. When I suggested the possible match, I didn't realize that fingerprints were available for the unidentified victim of Angel Resendiz in Texas.

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    This woman was recently added to NamUs, so I thought I'd put her here for everyone to mull over.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/31020/0/

    Her height is what stood out to me. She's estimated to be between 5'7" and 6'1". However, the weight is off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinelizabeth View Post
    This woman was recently added to NamUs, so I thought I'd put her here for everyone to mull over.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/31020/0/

    Her height is what stood out to me. She's estimated to be between 5'7" and 6'1". However, the weight is off.
    76UFTX.jpgimg_57901.jpeg76UFTX3.jpg


  11. #11
    Santaria is major clue.

    I am thinking she was a "Cuban-Haitian entrant" from the Mariel Boatlift in 1980.

    I have searched and searched missing persons data. She met Railroad Killer at a homeless shelter. IF she came to the US in 1980, she may have been homeless or a refuge for a very long time, and never reported missing.

    Eta: Eleggua or Saint Anthony is the first Orisha in Santeria.

    http://santeriachurch.org/the-orishas/


    Thus the allure of San Antonio?
    Last edited by watergirl62; 12-28-2016 at 11:32 AM.



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