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  1. #16
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    Carl, I guess our vow of silence is not necessary now.
    Carl and I were PMing periodically for some time on this, and decided that silence was the best policy. It is a relief that Thomas Tait is still in custody.
    She is a Pinay as I thought. God rest her soul.

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    http://www.nbc29.com/story/20095839/...omicide-newser


    From today's article:

    Just a few weeks ago, DNA helped West Virginia police finally identify the body as Karen Santillan Tait, who was not reported missing until last year.
    Karen lived in an apartment on Fairfax Avenue in Waynesboro with her husband Thomas Neal Tait. He is currently jailed on child pornography convictions. Police say it is the investigation of that case that led to questions about Karen's disappearance.
    Here is the original report of the husband's arrest (that led LE to question Karen's disappearance).

    http://www.nbc29.com/story/19047656/...ing-child-porn

    Officers say they found more than 80,000 images of children being sexually abused on his computer. Many of images depict children under 2 years old being assaulted by adults.
    The investigation took a year-Karen was reported missing in 2011 even though her remains were found in 2002. The link includes a photo of the husband.
    Last edited by No Stone Unturned; 11-14-2012 at 03:05 PM. Reason: typos
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    http://www.wvnstv.com/story/20096498...-old-cold-case

    Thomas Tait has been formally charged in the murder of Karen Santillan Tait.
    Maybe this should be moved to "Awaiting Trial"

    Good eyes, Carl. Good eyes.

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    Trooper Who Found Cold Case Body Speaks Out

    From this evenings news:

    "The two had a child together who is now in protective custody. After almost a decade of unanswered questions, a family now knows what happened to their daughter"

    http://www.wvnstv.com/story/20121822...ody-speaks-out

    I hate to think what kind of a life this child has had.
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    What a devastating story. And to think that that child had to live with that B***ard, unprotected for so many years.

    There is still a lot of further investigation that needs to be done in this case.

    Anyone who knew Karen and/or Thomas Tait, especially between 2000 and 2002, when they lived at 908 Fairfax Ave., Apt. 1 in Waynesboro, Va., are asked to contact Cpl. Alyssa Campbell at 540-942-6511 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

    Investigators also are trying to find information about a 1990 blue-gray Cadillac DeVille with the Vehicle Identification Number 1G6CD5339L4366432. Police say the car was owned by the Taits during that time period and is visible in at least one photo of the couple in an unknown wooded area.
    http://www.register-herald.com/today...ed-as-Va-woman
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    Here's another photo of Karen. Interesting that in this photo she is wearing orange shorts. She was found wearing orange shorts.


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    http://www.nbc29.com/story/20651075/...r-in-wv-courts

    Looks like there is a new development in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I e-mailed this possible match to Pamela Reed on August 30. However, I don't know if it was on their radar prior to my e-mail.

    I will leave the flag as Identified for now. I e-mailed Pamela Reed again to see if it was my e-mail that resulted in the match. If she says it was, I will change the flag to Match!
    I got a reply from Pamela Reed that based on the tip, they obtained Karen Tait's dentals and saw similarities that further suggested a potential match worth pursuing. They then escalated the DNA FRS to the national level.

    The CODIS hit came after that. So it was the tip that precipitated the escalation of the DNA profile to CODIS, and consequently, the CODIS hit.

    The news articles don't go into that kind of detail, but I think this is sufficient to classify this as a WS Match!
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 01-23-2013 at 03:32 PM. Reason: Changed wording on dental similarities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I e-mailed this possible match to Pamela Reed on August 30. However, I don't know if it was on their radar prior to my e-mail.

    I will leave the flag as Identified for now. I e-mailed Pamela Reed again to see if it was my e-mail that resulted in the match. If she says it was, I will change the flag to Match!
    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I got a reply from Pamela Reed that based on the tip, they obtained Karen Tait's dentals and saw similarities that further suggested a potential match worth pursuing. They then escalated the DNA FRS to the national level.

    The CODIS hit came after that. So it was the tip that precipitated the escalation of the DNA profile to CODIS, and consequently, the CODIS hit.

    The news articles don't go into that kind of detail, but I think this is sufficient to classify this as a WS Match!
    Congratulations, Carl! Keep up the great sleuthing. We're proud of you and appreciative of your tremendous contributions!
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 01-23-2013 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Changed wording pertaining to dental similarities (in quote box)

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    Great job Carl!
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    CarlK, I have tears in my eyes! I am always so moved when we have a match! THANK YOU and BLESS YOU for the hours and hours you and your team spend here trying to send people home to their loved ones!

    And my prayers to Karen's family as they process this new stage in Karen's disappearance. She's coming home.

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    What Kimster said!!!!

    Great Job! You guys are such dedicated sleuths and are so appreciated!



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    you guys are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!

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    I agree with everyone else here. Great Job! Thank you for all the time you give to the Unidentified.

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    I would like to ad my congrats too!

    You are simply amazing!




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