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    Identified! OR - Van Duzer State Park, Wht/Blk/HispFem 6-10, UP76624, Dec'20 - Haley Mae Coblentz

    The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office utilizes grant money awarded through the National Institute of Justice to perform innovative DNA techniques on complex unidentified remains cases, and we are proud to collaborate with Parabon Nanolabs for those services. We couldn't have received this...
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    Identified! OR - Van Duzer State Park, Wht/Blk/HispFem 6-10, UP76624, Dec'20 - Haley Mae Coblentz

    The Oregon State Police are still actively investigating this case. Please send them good thoughts and wishes, as these cases are very hard even for seasoned professionals. Thank you and take care...
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    Identified! OR - Van Duzer State Park, Wht/Blk/HispFem 6-10, UP76624, Dec'20 - Haley Mae Coblentz

    Brooke Roberts does not have dental records in NamUs, so we currently have no way to compare the two cases.
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    Identified! OR - Ashland, WhtMale 1144UMOR, 1-2, in reservoir, Down Syndrome, Jul'63 - Stevie Crawford

    Here is a more thorough account of the collaborative efforts put forth to identify this little boy. OREGON STATE POLICE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE ASSISTS JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN IDENTIFYING THE OLDEST UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS CASE IN OREGON
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    Identified! OR - Ashland, WhtMale 1144UMOR, 1-2, in reservoir, Down Syndrome, Jul'63 - Stevie Crawford

    Please keep an eye out for the official press release through the Jackson County Sheriff's Office regarding little Stevie Crawford. It will have accurate information and should give a timeline regarding the investigative efforts that were put forth on this 57+ years-old case. We were honored...
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    Identified! OR - Van Duzer State Park, Wht/Blk/HispFem 6-10, UP76624, Dec'20 - Haley Mae Coblentz

    Thank you for this, we are following up several leads based on lots of tips. Your hard work is much appreciated!
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    Identified! OR - Van Duzer State Park, Wht/Blk/HispFem 6-10, UP76624, Dec'20 - Haley Mae Coblentz

    All, I apologize. I just re-read the "etiquette and information" page that Websleuths posted in 2008, and it looks like I may have violated your rules. I am only looking for different avenues to target more possible matches, but I didn't mean to imply that we might whisper to each other at a...
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    Identified! OR - Van Duzer State Park, Wht/Blk/HispFem 6-10, UP76624, Dec'20 - Haley Mae Coblentz

    I am working on this case. Although I cannot answer any questions during the investigation, I can make a plea for my Websleuths community to keep an eye out for the profiles of possible missing juvenile females who have gone missing in the last year (~2019 or more recent), 6-10 years of age at...
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    Obstructions to matching the missing and UID -Q&A's/FAQ's only please!

    I can answer this question, although you may have already found the answer in the last 3 years...there is absolutely no guarantee that NamUs will automatically match a missing person to an unidentified person based on the information provided; that is done manually by an actual human being once...
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    Obstructions to matching the missing and UID -Q&A's/FAQ's only please!

    We are still able to process both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA from skeletal material, especially teeth. This all depends on how degraded the skeletal material is; animals,time, weather, etc. can degrade human remains so that the DNA is hard to extract (bacteria, contamination, etc.) So, if...
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    OR OR - Linn Co, Willamette National Forest, WhtFem 30-50, UP67939, curly short brown hair, Apr'20

    Update on DNA analysis for all unidentified human remains: our main laboratory that OSP uses, the University of North Texas, has been shut down and non-operational for the last 8 weeks. We will not see DNA results on any of our UPs for quite some time. A realistic timeline would probably be...
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    OR OR - Linn Co, Willamette National Forest, WhtFem 30-50, UP67939, curly short brown hair, Apr'20

    Linda Peterson NamUs MP 56827 can also be excluded based on dental comparisons.
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    OR OR - Linn Co, Willamette National Forest, WhtFem 30-50, UP67939, curly short brown hair, Apr'20

    Good afternoon, Websleuths: These are the individuals we have EXCLUDED as being our UP from Linn County, mostly based on antemortem dental records compared to our decedent's dental x-rays: Tifanny Lazon, NamUs MP 65569 Jaqueline Pagel, NamUs MP 60543 Danielle Bisnell, NamUs MP 63971 Heather...
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    OR OR - Linn Co, Willamette National Forest, WhtFem 30-50, UP67939, curly short brown hair, Apr'20

    Linn County Sheriff's Office issued the press release before I had attempted a stature estimation on the remains. The OR ME's Office believes she's 5'3" - 5'10" (large range, I know, but the remains are quite degraded and we are being cautious). The weight was determined by her clothing size.
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    OR OR - Angela Hill, 48, Yoncalla, 26 April 2017

    Hello, all. Is there anyone who can isolate the picture of Angela's tattoo and send it to me as a jpg image? I need it for her NamUs profile. Thank you, Nici [email protected]
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