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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    FL - Volusia Co., WhtFem Skeletal UP923, 25-40, in woods near I-95, Apr'90

    This case has bothered me since I first saw it a few years ago. I wish somehow she could be identified and returned home, wherever that may be.


    Classified as a Jane Doe for over a decade, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of an unidentified murder victim whose skeletal remains were found in some woods near Ormond Beach in 1990.
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    Classified as a Jane Doe for over a decade, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to breathe new life into the investigation of an unidentified murder victim whose skeletal remains were found in some woods near Ormond Beach in 1990. And investigators have a new tool in their search to identify the murder victim — a clay reconstruction of her skull that shows the best likeness yet of the woman whose identity still remains a mystery. Officials hope the likeness will jog someone’s memory and help identify the victim. Investigators say that would be a major step towards catching the killer. "We’re hoping someone will see the reconstructed skull and be able to tell us who this woman was," said Inv. Donna Davis with the Sheriff’s Office’s Major Case Unit. "We would love to be able to put a name to this face and bring some closure to this case. She’s been dead for 10 years, and the last thing we can do for this victim is find her killer. Identifying the victim would mark a big step forward in this investigation."

    That’s where Anne M. Coy with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office comes in. A forensic artist and crime scene technician, Volusia investigators turned to Coy for help. Using her FBI training in forensic archaeology and facial imaging, Coy spent about a week reconstructing the victim’s skull and applying a clay exterior to give the victim life-like hair and facial features. "The work that went into the reconstruction was incredibly detailed and meticulous," said Inv. Davis, who inherited the homicide case in 2000. "This is probably the best chance we’ve had in some time to identify the victim."

    The victim’s skeletal remains were discovered on April 23, 1990 in a wooded area east of Clyde Morris Boulevard, approximately 1 ½ miles north of Strickland Range Road, along a path that leads from Clyde Morris Boulevard to Avenue D in the Daytona Pines subdivision. The death has been ruled a homicide. The victim was killed approximately 3-8 weeks before the skeleton was discovered, according to an examination of the remains that was conducted by a forensic anthropologist with the Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. Based on the examination, the victim is believed to be a white woman who would have been in her early 30s in 1990, although it’s possible she was between the ages of 25-40 at the time of her death. She was approximately 5'4" tall, with a medium build and light brown hair that investigators believe may have been tied into two pig tails with red bands. The examination revealed that the victim may have given birth to one or more children during her lifetime. Information about the skeletal and dental remains have been compared with state and national missing persons reports, but so far have yielded no clues to the identity of the victim.

    Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Inv. Brian Nardiello at (386)-254-1535 or Crime Stoppers of Volusia & Flagler Counties, toll-free at 1-888-277-TIPS. This will be an anonymous call, and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers doesn't want your name, just your information.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-08-2013 at 09:50 PM. Reason: add description/detail to thread title

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    Jan 2008


    Sounds like a case for America's Most wanted--solved a few Jane Does!!!

  3. #3
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    Sep 2008
    FYI - this is Case File 117UFFL on Doe Network.

    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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    Mar 2009

    No exclusions listed.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2011
    Long Beach, CA
    NamUs lists her as being 60" tall, while the Doe Network and the newspaper article say she was 5'4" (64").

  6. #6
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    Jan 2013
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
    Wow w

  7. #7
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    Oct 2012
    A new rendering of a woman whose decomposed remains were found near Ormond Beach 25 years ago.



  8. #8
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    Jan 2014

    New Recon

    Quote Originally Posted by LR1 View Post
    A new rendering of a woman whose decomposed remains were found near Ormond Beach 25 years ago.


    If this type of recon is accurate (Carl is the expert on this, I won't even pretend to know anything), then I would love to see this type of recon on Walker County Jane Doe. I am amazed how lifelike this recon is.

  9. #9
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    Mar 2009

    Missing from the neighbouring Daytona Beach, or Jacksonville (an hour and a half away). The age is within range, she had a child, and if Jane Doe was 5'0 the height would be an exact match

    But I suppose they'd have ruled her out by dentals, both have dentals in Namus.

  10. #10
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    Sep 2008

    FL -Daytona -WhtFM 25-40, New Facial Reconstructive Images, Apr'90

    I did a search and didn't see this info listed. Sorry if it has already been posted and I missed it.

    From the Daytona Beach News Journal:

    Volusia sheriff releases new images of Jane Doe found 25 years ago

    The Jane Doe is described as between 25 and 40 years old, about 5-feet 4-inches in height with a medium build and brown hair tied back into pigtails.

    According to Monday’s release, forensic exams showed the woman may had multiple children during her life.

    Investigators are urging anyone with information about the renderings to call Sgt. Pat Thoman at 386-254-1535 or contact Crime Stoppers of Volusia and Flagler counties at 888-277-TIPS (8477) to submit an anonymous tip. Those who supply deputies with pertinent information in the case could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.


  11. #11
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    Aug 2014
    Newbie question... would Namus have automatically found a match with this doe and Ellen Akers automatically (https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5783/5)? After the Berry/DeJesus/Knight case in Cleveland and the Dugard case, I'm a lot more open to extreme possibilities about older does and missing teens/children... The timeline would put Ellen Akers at 24 when this body was found, just one year below the 25 minimum age estimate...

  12. #12
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    Feb 2015
    Patricia Vaughan has been added to the NamUs rule-out list.

    What about Deborah Deanne Poe? The UID was estimated to be murdered 3-8 weeks before being found, and the Deborah went missing a couple months prior from Orlando, FL. http://www.nampn.org/cases/poe_deborah.html


    Laura Lee Alber, missing since Feb '90 from Michigan. Distance is a stretch. - http://www.nampn.org/cases/alber_laura.html

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