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    TX - Falls Co., Fem Skeletal 518UFTX, 20-40, wrapped in quilt, Apr'00

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 518UFTX
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/518uftx.html

    Heart Charm
    Unidentified Female

    • The victim was discovered on April 10, 2000 in Falls County, Texas
    • Estimated Date of Death: Undetermined
    • Skeletal Remains


    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 20-40 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 4'9"-5'3 "
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Race undetermined.
    • Clothing: Numerous articles of clothing were found with the remains, including a long-sleeved light colored shirt with ruffles around the neck, a yellow shirt, two light colored polyester scarves, a light brown sweater, a t-shirt with "USA-1984", a short-sleeved pink Jody brand blouse, and a black and gray striped skirt (and matching shirt) with Chinese symbols and the number 9 on the tag. Also found with the remains were several floral sheet sets.
    • Jewelry: A yellow metal heart charm which had a dragon on one side and a bird on the opposite side.


    Case History
    Skeletal remains were found wrapped and tied in a quilted blanket near or in a stock tank on County Road 451, approximately 4-5 miles from I-35 in Falls County.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    512-424-5074
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    TDPS Case Number:
    U0802020 Source Information:
    Texas Department of Public Safety

    Could Kim be a possible match??

    This is Kim's information:


    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2214DFTX
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/2214dftx.html

    Kimberly Shawn Cheatham
    Missing since April 8, 1989 from Dallas, Texas

    Classification: Involuntary


    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: January 14, 1968
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11"; 130 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
    • DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Kimberly Cheatham was last seen on April 8, 1989 in Dallas, TX. She was supposed to go to a cousin's house to do her laundry. She never showed up. A short while later, her empty car was found outside Dallas, covered by brush. Her cousin reported her missing April 9.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Texas Department of Public Safety
    512-424-5074NCIC Number: M-354364143
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
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    The height would match, but I have no idea how they have not determined ancestry of the victim.

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    and i like the laundry thing - that works well to explain why the victim had all these clothes and stuff with her.

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    I think your doe is Chinese because the label on her clothing was in Chinese. She may not have been in the country legally, so no one reported her missing. I hope that she was not involved in sex trafficking. I really hate jerks who subject people to such things.

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    Wow, it could be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
    I think your doe is Chinese because the label on her clothing was in Chinese. She may not have been in the country legally, so no one reported her missing. I hope that she was not involved in sex trafficking. I really hate jerks who subject people to such things.
    Spaz, I agree, she could be but I shop at thrift stores and yard sales and various other clothing places off the beaten track and have clothes with lables from far far away.

    Just throwing that out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixies View Post
    Spaz, I agree, she could be but I shop at thrift stores and yard sales and various other clothing places off the beaten track and have clothes with lables from far far away.

    Just throwing that out there.

    I agree

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    Not only was Kimberly supposed to be going to do laundry, but, she always carried extra clothing with her in her car. When Kim's car was found, it was completely empty.

    Quote Originally Posted by BethInAK View Post
    and i like the laundry thing - that works well to explain why the victim had all these clothes and stuff with her.

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    Yes, the height & age would match. I'm not sure why they didn't or couldn't determine the UID females ancestry. I wonder if these remains are available and if so, could a forensic sketch be done.

    Quote Originally Posted by anthrobones View Post
    The height would match, but I have no idea how they have not determined ancestry of the victim.

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    Kimberly was known to always keep a change of clothes in her trunk as she would go to Killeen, TX to the Army base (Fort Hood??) and kept clothes with her for the weekend at all times. When car was found there was NOTHING in the car and trunk empty. The car appeared to have been cleaned of evidence. Her car was found outside of Dallas.


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    Could the clothing have survived 11 years though? I certainly see the similarities but the fact that the remains were skeletalized but the clothing had survived would probably suggest a date of death, at a guess, in the late 90s.

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    Good question about the clothes. I suppose it may depend on if the UID female was placed inside a stock tank that was covered. If she was inside one of those and wrapped in a quilt and if the clothing were also inside the quilt I'm not sure how long the fabric would last in those conditions.

    I just figured there was a chance it could be Kim (or more like wishing it was Kim) being they couldn't or didn't estimate a date for the UID female's death.

    I know Kim's mom via trading emails back and forth about Kim's case and I sure wish that Kim would be found for her families sake. Kim's mom has always said she hopes she lives another day (she has been ill) and hopefully live long enough...until Kim is found.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cymro View Post
    Could the clothing have survived 11 years though? I certainly see the similarities but the fact that the remains were skeletalized but the clothing had survived would probably suggest a date of death, at a guess, in the late 90s.

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    I'd sure call this one in RK !!! Looks close enough to at least check it out, IMO !!

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    I just received an email from Kim's mom. She said that Kim did have all her bedding with her because she was going to do laundry at her cousin's place.

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    RKnowley, Have you heard anything yet? It sure seems like this is a match.

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