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    CA - Santa Cruz, WhtFem 675UFCA, 31-51, Apr'08 - Reina Swierski

    This womans partial remains were found on 4-4-2008 in Santa Cruz, CA. Her head was found in a bag on the side of Highway 17, and I assume that the remainder of her was not located. Since her body is still missing, there are no height or weight estimates.
    Although there was some soft tissue attached, they think she had been dead for years, although they didn't say how many.
    Estimated age 31-51, with a full upper denture. No mention of bottom teeth, although it says the lower jaw was present.
    Her DNA is available, according to Namus. According to Doe, it is only available at the state lab, making no guarantees that it made to the national database.
    https://identifyus.org/cases/3064?page=images
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/675ufca.html

    Charlene Elizabeth White, went missing in mid-November 1997 from San Bernardino, CA. She was a white female, small stature, with upper and lower dentures. She was 41, with short brown hair. Apparently just got up and walked away from her home after a fight with her friend. She had tattoos, but since the Doe was a skull only, they don't help much.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2020dfca.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._charlene.html
    The Charley page gives her place of disappearance as Meltone, CA, as opposed to San Bernardino.

    I still can't do pictures, not for lack of trying, but, I see a definite resemblance in the Doe's reconstruction and Charlene's pictures. I don't know what she would have done for all the time she was missing, and I don't know for sure how long the Doe was dead, so I figured I could use a second opinion.
    Last edited by Kimster; 01-09-2012 at 02:08 AM. Reason: prefix
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Definite resemblance in the descriptions, too. Age, denture, etc. It sounds like the friend saw her after the family did, but maybe they discount the friend's information?

    Anyway, I say go for it.

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    I say go for it too

    I wonder if her 'friend' had anything to do with it?

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    Submitted, now playing the waiting game.
    I doubt I'll hear back, since I emailed it in, but if I get anything definitive, I will share, given that I am permitted to.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Ruled out. The skull does not match Charlene. Apparently they have dentals on the bottom teeth in the skull which aren't posted online (I didn't even know there were lower teeth). They will be updating the UID profile to show those asap. but Charlene had nothing but dentures, so it isn't her.

    I did get a very nice, very encouraging email. I'll put her up on the rule out list soon.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Good work anyway not my kids

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    This victim's DoeNet page says IDENTIFIED, but the NamUs page is still active.

    ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed View Post
    This victim's DoeNet page says IDENTIFIED, but the NamUs page is still active.

    ???
    Yes, she was identified as Reina Olimpia Swierski



    Wednesday [12-Oct-2011], Gary Swierski, 50, of Sunnyvale, was arrested for the death of his wife, Reina Swierski, six years ago.

    Swierski was reported missing in March 2005. Her body has never been found, but her skull was discovered near Boulder Creek in April 2008.
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    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...d-case-murder/
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 01:01 PM.

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    Her smile looks kind and genuine. For some reason, I feel like she is dearly missed by those who love her.

    Rest in peace, Reina

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    From September 2012:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_214755...t-away-another

    A Sunnyvale wallpaper hanger, recently sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for strangling his mail-order bride, also killed one of his previous girlfriends -- but got away with murder by staging the scene to look like a drowning, court documents allege.

    Now, law enforcement in Santa Clara County are calling on authorities in Goshen, N.Y., to open an investigation of the 1993 "drowning'' of Gary Swierski's then-girlfriend Hilda Gonzalez-Tapia Muhammad...

    Late last month, Swierski, 51, was sentenced for strangling his 28-year-old wife, Reina, in 2005 and dumping her body in the Santa Cruz Mountains with the help of his terrified teenage daughter. Jurors took just one day to convict him of first-degree murder.




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