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    CA - Santa Clara Co., Wht/HispFem 497UFCA, 35-45, SK victim, Hwy 152, Jun'93

    DID YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN?

    Her first name may have been "Carla" or "Karla," and she was found June 3, 1993, on westbound State Route 152 (the Pacheco Pass highway) near Casa de Fruta in Santa Clara County.

    According to Keith Hunter Jesperson, who confessed to her murder, he picked her up at a truck stop near Corning, California (along I-5), strangled her at a rest stop in Williams (also along I-5), and then dumped her at a turnout on Route 152.

    * Her death occurred during the end of May, 1993.
    * Jane Doe was in her late 30's or early 40's when found and may have abused drugs. Signs of intravenous drug use (i.e., drug tracks) were found on both arms
    * She'd never given birth.
    * Her name (per Jesperson) was Carla (could also be spelled "Karla").
    * Also according to Jesperson, she claimed to have relatives in the Sacramento (California) area.
    * She was around 63 (5'3") inches tall and weighed 130 pounds.
    * She had a 5-inch scar on her abdomen, likely the result of a gall bladder surgical operation.
    * She had dental work, but her teeth had deteriorated, probably as the result of a long period of inattention.
    * Her clothing was typical of a transient, homeless person.
    * Most likely she was Caucasian, but she may have looked a bit Latina.

    For more information regarding this case, please look here: http://www.crimezzz.net/images/missing/jane_doe.php



    Does anyone have any ideas of who this woman might be? It's been over 16 years, and I'd like to think that she has family or friends who have been looking for her.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-06-2013 at 12:26 AM.

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    Here are all the Carlas (from 70's through 1993) in the Charley Project.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/corley_carla.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/o/owens_carla.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...son_carla.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...son_carla.html

    Carla Corley is the only one that seems like even a remote possibility. But it is very remote - (I'd say very doubtful). From the circumstances, one might argue that she was traumatized by the gang-rape and disappeared into a life of homelessness. The height is right. Her overall look is somewhat like the UID, but she doesn't look hispanic. She would have been about 27 years old by the time of the murder. Not enough to go on.
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    This woman is another UID victim of Keith H. Jasperson. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to figure this one out.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/130ufca.html

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    Here is a possible. Height and weight match, age is reasonably close. Timeframe is good. She is hispanic and from California (although far south from where UID found). Not enough info in the profile though to be sure though.


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...hez_maria.html
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 12-23-2009 at 02:52 PM.

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    Maria Sanchez really does look similiar to the Jane Doe, and the timing and height/weight are right! Jesperson claimed that "Carla" was Caucasian, but she may have looked a little Latina. When I'm searching for potential matches, I'm not ruling out non-Latinas.

    The pictures of "Claudia," one of Jesperson's other victims, look remarkably different from one another, don't you think? It would be nice to have names and real identities to attach to these women. If I come across any potential matches for Claudia while searching through missing women, I'll pass them along.

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    I've drafted an e-mail addressed to Detective Breuss of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office, but I have not yet sent it off.

    Before I do, I was considering calling the San Diego Sheriff's office to try to get additional info on Maria Sanchez. However, I have a feeling that it may be difficult to get them to spend any time looking up the info on a cold case like this one,

    With so little info, I hate to send Detective Breuss on a goose-chase unnecessarily, but there doesn't seem to be any more info available on the various missing persons sites, or by using Google.

    Any comments, or possible lines of inquiry when I call the S.D. Sheriff?
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 12-24-2009 at 12:45 AM.

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    Carl, I work with Detective Breuss, and I forwarded to him the information you found regarding Maria Sanchez. The San Diego Sheriff's Office said that Sanchez had a child or children and her DNA is on file (as is Pacheco Jane Doe's), so unfortunately this doesn't look like a match. They really did look similar--you have a great eye!

    P.S. - I promise that I gave you and Websleuths credit when I called the SDSO and will continue to do so for whoever else may find a potential match. We'd just like to be able to give back to Pacheco Jane Doe her identity.
    Last edited by AnonyMouse; 12-24-2009 at 01:03 PM.

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    I'm not sure if I trust Jesperson's account that her name was Carla. Maybe it was a fake name she was using, if she was a transient.
    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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    doesn't look like there's a link for her in Namus. you should suggest that the Detective get her case uploaded there so more people are made aware of it.
    Last edited by future criminologist; 12-29-2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: found new info
    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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    Thanks for the comments, future criminologist. We're working on getting Pacheco Jane Doe in NamUs. You're right--Jesperson may have been lying about her name. Detective Breuss seemed to believe that Jesperson was probably being honest because he'd been honest about other details. However, there's always the potential for human error and, of course, human/criminal dishonesty. Not only could Jesperson have lied about "Carla's" name, but "Carla" may have also lied to Jesperson about her real name. (If I were hitchhiking, I probably wouldn't reveal my real name!) When I've searched for potential matches for this Jane Doe, I certainly haven't ruled out anyone with a different name.


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    I went back through the Charley archive, looking for anyone who disappeared from California at any time prior to 1993, whose age would be consistent with Pacheco JD (after taking the time lapse into account).

    After eliminating anyone who didn't meet the height specifications, had children, had inconsistent scars or tattoos, or circumstances that suggested that they were probably murdered at the time that they disappeared, I narrowed it down to eight profiles.

    Marian Mancia
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ia_mirian.html
    Hispanic (although Charlie says caucasion), few details to confirm or contradict.

    Christina Smith
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christina.html
    Few details to confirm or contradict.

    Sally Schneider
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...der_sally.html
    Few details to confirm or contradict.

    Debra Kidwell
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ell_debra.html
    Has scar on abdomen

    Rose Cole
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cole_rose.html
    Circumstances support drifter theory.

    Stephanie Praszker
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...stephanie.html
    Intravenous drug addict with needle tracks on arms

    Anna Anderson
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...rson_anna.html
    has scar from gall bladder surgery, but also has tattoo.

    Diane Dye
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dye_diane.html
    Circumstances support drifter theory.

    None of these have enough commonality to get excited about. Of course, she could be from somewhere other than California (although she allegedly told Jasperson that her family was from Sacramento), or she may simply has not been reported missing (which I suspect is the case).
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 01-13-2010 at 01:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by future criminologist View Post
    I'm not sure if I trust Jesperson's account that her name was Carla. Maybe it was a fake name she was using, if she was a transient.
    I haven't had time to look yet, but possibly the name was Kara and not Carla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    This woman is another UID victim of Keith H. Jasperson. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to figure this one out.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/130ufca.html
    Damn. I ran across a photo of a woman who looked just like this a week or so ago while looking for a different missing match. She was too old for that match so I just skimmed over her.

    Wonder if my history still has all the things I was looking at...I think she was from Texas or Arizona, might have been heading home? Anyway, I'll go look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Damn. I ran across a photo of a woman who looked just like this a week or so ago while looking for a different missing match. She was too old for that match so I just skimmed over her.

    Wonder if my history still has all the things I was looking at...I think she was from Texas or Arizona, might have been heading home? Anyway, I'll go look.
    Okay, found her -- it was Charlene Rosser, missing from Eureka -- unfortunately several years too late, but boy does she resemble this woman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonyMouse View Post
    Maria Sanchez really does look similiar to the Jane Doe, and the timing and height/weight are right! Jesperson claimed that "Carla" was Caucasian, but she may have looked a little Latina. When I'm searching for potential matches, I'm not ruling out non-Latinas.

    The pictures of "Claudia," one of Jesperson's other victims, look remarkably different from one another, don't you think? It would be nice to have names and real identities to attach to these women. If I come across any potential matches for Claudia while searching through missing women, I'll pass them along.
    They do look like different people for supposedly being the same. However, what stuck me is that this doe, Claudia, and the other doe, Pacheco pass, look like they could be sisters don't they? Weird if they turn out to be victims of the same guy huh?

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