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    GA - Norcross, Female skeletal remains, Dec'09 - Maritza Yepez

    Does any one have more information on this or can please keep us updated.


    Human remains found in Norcross


    by Staff reportsDecember 10, 2009 | 08:09 PM
    GWINNETT COUNTY — Gwinnett County police have confirmed human remains were found Dec. 6 by a resident walking his dog off Forest Vale Drive at about 12:30 p.m.

    What’s more, investigators believe the unidentified victim, who died months ago, was murdered.

    Police said the resident was playing with his dog in the woods when it discovered what appeared to be skeletal remains.

    The scene was subsequently examined and processed by county crime scene investigators, detectives and personnel from the Medical Examiner’s Office. The skeletal remains were then collected and transported to the Gwinnett County Police Department Morgue, where an autopsy was performed that indicated the remains were human.

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    http://www.gwinnettherald.com/Articles-c-2...n_Norcross.html
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    They mentioned these remains were possibly female in this article where other remains were Identified.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/21930132/detail.html
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    Remains found in Gwinnett likely female, police say


    By Rhonda Cook

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Gwinnett County police said the skeletal remains found Monday most likely were a woman but it would be some time before investigators learn her identity.

    Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli told the AJC Tuesday the medical examiner's findings would dictate the next step in the investigation.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/rem...tt-230884.html
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    Nothing more on these remains?
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    Police are now saying the remains are of a woman between 15 and 21 years old and have released photos of what she was wearing and several items of clothes found near the body.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/21961548/detail.html

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    Looks like the murderer buried her with more than just the clothes she was wearing.

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    Maybe she was a runaway with a bag packed?
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    what race/ethnicity do they think she is? do they have a height/weight estimate? I really hope there's more to go on than clothing.
    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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    Probably still waiting for autopsy/forensic reports.

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    based on what we know - here are some possibilities:

    Alison Mullins
    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/ga...hp?A200905695S

    Viola Carty
    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/ga...hp?A200905773S
    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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    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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    Viola looks like a good possibility, since she was heading to Atlanta with a suitcase. She seems a bit older than their initial estimate, but not that far off.

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    Female Remains Identified

    snip GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police have identified the remains found by a dog in a wooded area Dec. 6.

    Officials said the remains of Maritza Yepez, 16, were identified through dental records.



    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/21995323/detail.html
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    From January 2010:

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/t...mystery/nQbqS/

    Photographs of Maritza show a beautiful teenager with a winning smile. Family members said she was a sweet girl with a fiercely independent streak. She was open at home and school about being a lesbian... But Maritza’s grin masked bouts of depression and loneliness. Born in Texas and raised in Georgia, Maritza chose to remain behind two years ago when her mother and four siblings returned to Mexico...

    Nothing seemed amiss on Aug. 23 when Maritza texted her aunt to ask permission to go to the movies with a friend. But the teenager never returned home. Olvera said Maritza had left home before, but she usually would answer her phone and return a few days later. This time was different...

    Her concerns mounted when, while looking through Maritza’s things one day, Olvera stumbled upon something chilling. It was a memory card containing some strange photographs that Maritza had taken of herself, as if to document some unknown offense. The photographs depicted Maritza’s arms and legs, mottled with bruises...



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