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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    OH - Cheryl Wilson, 46, Toledo, September 2007


    Sheriff looking for ID from reconstruction

    When she was found as a pile of skeletal remains off a township road the day after the Sept. 14 (2008) windstorm, the only clues to the woman's identity lay in her bones...

    ...With only skeletal remains to work from, forensic anthropologists determined her to be an African American female between the ages of 25 to 45. She had possibly given birth to one, or two children; she was determined to be between 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall...

    ...Anyone with information should call Snyder at 330-674-1936.

    Reporter Nick Sabo can be reached at 330-674-1811 or e-mail nsabo@the-daily-record.com.

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-21-2013 at 09:28 PM.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2004
    Central Nevada
    This article seems to have a little more info;

    The Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI) contacted a forensic anthropologist from the Lucas County Coroner's Office, who determined that the victim was a black female between 5'5" and 5'9" in height. She is believed to have been between 25 and 45 years old. She had a partial upper dental plate and two stainless steel dental caps.

    Although some details must be kept confidential to assist in the future progress of the inquiry, investigators are treating the case as a homicide. The skeletal remains were found in a rural area, but investigators believe the woman may have hailed from a metropolitan community and her body may have been transported to Holmes County. The remains were found off the north side of Township Road 26, about nine feet from the roadway an indication that the victim could have been dumped from a vehicle.

    I can't seem to find an estimate for how long she may have been deceased.
    It is the nature of the truth to struggle to the light.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2009

    Unidentified Black Female

    * The victim was discovered on September 15, 2008 in Holmes County, Ohio
    * Estimated Date of Death: May - August 2008
    * Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 25-45 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5-5'9"; 120-150 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Black, curly hair. Victim may have given birth at least once.
    * Clothing: None.
    * Dentals: She had a partial upper dental plate and two stainless steel dental caps. The denture replaced the anterior teeth and was held in place by wires and two premolars. Three (3) shortened teeth roots were left in place and covered by the denture. It has been suggested that this denture may have been made while the victim was in prison.
    * DNA: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located off the north side of Township Road 26, about nine feet from the roadway – an indication that the victim could have been dumped from a vehicle.

  4. #4
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    May 2008
    sipping coffee at the Purple Rose Theatre
    The bones are the second set to be found in the area in the past three years. In September 2008, the bones of an African American woman were found off of a township road in Holmes County. The woman still is unidentified and listed on the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program website.

    "DNA has extracted and classified with the anticipation of getting a match," said Chief Deputy Nathan E. Fritz, noting, however, the case right now is "inactive."

    "We're confident, based on the type of dental work this female had, she had spent some type of time in the prison system somewhere, but (at a time) prior to when DNA was collected (during the admission process)," said Fritz, noting she may have been a loner with or without living relatives who could provide DNA for comparison.


    this case was recently mentioned today in the human remains found in rittman case earlier this week so I wanted to bump up

    link to rittman remains thread:
    OH Rittman, human remains found (gender not yet known) 28 September 2011 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 04-29-2015 at 06:46 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2011
    I can't find a profile for her in NAMUS...?

  6. #6
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    Dec 2009
    Northeast USA
    based upon that last article they are expecting a DNA match. if only I could be so optimistic about the chances of that happening.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2009
    Northeast USA
    the UID is now in Namus, with 2 rule outs:

    Lori Boffman 1961 Ohio
    Carmen Colon 1960 Ohio


    in the dentall section they don't specify which teeth remained so it makes a layperson's match all the more difficult.

  8. #8
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    Apr 2013

    OH - Cheryl Wilson, 46, Toledo, September 2007


    Cheryl Wilson, also known as Blackie or Denise, was reported missing Sept. 29, 2007, from the Ottawa Cove Apartments where she lived with her boyfriend, Nathaniel Wilson, for about three months, police said.

    Ms. Wilson's daughters went to check on her at her apartment at 1841 South Ottawa Cove Drive. Mr. Wilson told them Ms. Wilson had left without telling him where she was going, police said.

    Missing persons Detective Vince Mauro said the police investigation into her disappearance has determined there has been no activity on her credit cards. There are no leads as to her whereabouts.

    Ms. Wilson was described as black, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, and weighing 100 pounds. She had black hair and brown eyes. She wore dentures on her upper gums and had a 4-inch scar near her left shoulder blade. Her right ear lobe was also ripped.
    NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/27032

  9. #9
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    Jan 2015
    Remains found in 2008 identified as missing Toledo woman
    5:08 PM, Jun 18, 2015

    Remains found in Holmes County in 2008 have been identified as a missing Toledo woman.

    The Ohio Attorney General announced Thursday that the skeletal remains, found along Township Road 26, were that of Cheryl Wilson.

  10. #10
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    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    This Jane Doe has been IDENTIFIED as Cheryl Wilson of Toledo


  11. #11
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    Jan 2013
    The FBI's facial reconstruction was spot on IMO.

    From Carl's link:

    For seven years, a Toledo family has wondered what happened to Cheryl Wilson. Now, her remains are identified thanks to scientists who matched her DNA with family members.

    In October 2007, Cheryl Wilson was reported missing to the Toledo Police Department. In December 2014, members of Cheryl's family reached out to Ohio's LINK, or Linking Individual's Not Known program for help.

    RIP Cheryl Wilson
    Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that one animal their world is changed forever! -Unknown

  12. #12
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    Mar 2015
    RIP Cheryl.