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    AL - Russellville, Dog digs up foot, Sept 2008 - Not Human

    Hargett says an orthopedic surgeon confirmed that the foot belonged to a child and now a search has been launched in hopes of finding other remains.
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/6015561.html

    http://www.wsfa.com/global/story.asp?s=9050392
    Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-15-2012 at 06:56 PM.

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    This child has not been reported missing yet, IMHO. It will take sometime for a distant relative or grandparent to miss him/her. This article indicates that the foot was severed fairly recently:

    "The foot was not badly decomposed, but as far as the gender or the age of the person, we can't be sure until the remains are tested by forensics."

    http://tinyurl.com/4xspj5

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    Ugh, I just saw this on Cnn.com. ITA with you Reannan. This child hasn't been reported missing yet.

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    Very sad, that poor baby. There is way too much of this going on in this world, it's horrible.

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    can't they take the DNA from the foot and run it thru a DNA database of missing children?

    how do we know the child has not been reported missing yet?
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    Although this young woman was reported missing from Knoxville, TN, she is actually from Florence AL, which is only about 22 miles from where this story happened. The timeline fits also. This young woman was last seen on Friday night, she is about 5'3", which could be the size of an older child. Anyway, I've called it in.

    http://www.wbir.com/news/breaking/st...64167&catid=29

    ETA: Just talked to the Russellville PD and gave them all the info, they are following up.
    Last edited by barb0301; 09-22-2008 at 05:41 PM. Reason: add info
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    wasnt the torso found near orlando that of a child/young adult?

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    I believe it was in marion countyhttp://www.ocala.com/section/news01

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    Dog digs up childs foot; police hunt for body

    It seems like this is probably a crime of some sort. I tried to search but doesn't look like it has been posted yet?

    A dog brought home a childs foot and police are trying to figure out who it belongs to and where the rest of this childs body is.
    It sounds like the foot was only outside for a few days, so this child must have died recently and was left somewhere in the area for the dog to find? They said the child wouldn't have been able to live without treatment for this type of injury.

    Dog digs up childs foot; police hunt for body
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/09/22/....ap/index.html

    RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama (AP) -- A family dog brought home a child's severed foot, but searchers combing surrounding woods in northwest Alabama found no signs of any other remains and don't know where the child might be.
    Police Chief Chris Hargett said authorities have searched the area but haven't found any other remains.
    No children have been reported missing, killed or maimed in or around Russellville. Police Chief Chris Hargett said investigators were studying missing persons reports from nearby areas and sent the severed foot for forensic tests in a bid to narrow the search.

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    I actually put this up in the Caylee Anthony forum as a long-shot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    I actually put this up in the Caylee Anthony forum as a long-shot...
    If you hadn't done that, I might have. But this part of AL is 706 miles from Orlando, so it definitely is a long-shot.

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    I just searched again, there is already a thread on this in the Unidentified forum, with some better articles it looks like.
    eta- http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71656

    *must learn to search properly one of these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barb0301 View Post
    Although this young woman was reported missing from Knoxville, TN, she is actually from Florence AL, which is only about 22 miles from where this story happened. The timeline fits also. This young woman was last seen on Friday night, she is about 5'3", which could be the size of an older child. Anyway, I've called it in.

    http://www.wbir.com/news/breaking/st...64167&catid=29

    ETA: Just talked to the Russellville PD and gave them all the info, they are following up.
    Looks like they may have some suspects in this case. Two men who worked at the Days Inn where Jennifer Lee Hampton was staying have been arrested on totally unrelated charges. They had "illegal documents" related to their immigration or something. From a comment left at the above linked news article by someone named "Melissagail", the two guys had been bothering Jennifer. I am glad you called it in.

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    There is a young woman missing from Knoxville that sounds like it isn't going to end in good news. Jennifer Lee Hampton, and she is only 5'3", 110 lbs. She is small enough framed that her foot could possibly look like a childs. The case has been called in, and the discussion is over at the other thread. Maybe a moderator could merge these two threads??
    Last edited by Reannan; 09-22-2008 at 10:01 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by future criminologist View Post
    can't they take the DNA from the foot and run it thru a DNA database of missing children?

    how do we know the child has not been reported missing yet?
    I'm really interested in this answer.
    Can someone answer this please?
    "How do we know this child has not been reported missing yet?"
    I just wonder how they could know that...am i missing something?

    How sad though.
    I sat there for the longest time
    after you were gone....
    thinking about all things we said.....
    and all the things we didn't say...
    I wonder if you misunderstood,
    cause I'm no good when it comes to talking....
    And I'm sorry,I didn't know the words.......
    to make you stay.

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