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  1. #1
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    Aug 2015

    OR - Portland, Fem UP5319, 50-60, in Willamette River, long braid, May'09

    NamUs UP Case 5319


    Unidentified Unsure female
    * Found May 31, 2009 in Portland, OR
    * Estimated Year of Death: 2008 to 2009

    Vital Statistics
    * Estimated age:
    Adult Pre 70
    * Approximate Height: 63
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: head hair
    Graying; hair was in a long 12-inch braid;ears pierced;Foreign objects: gall stones

    * Dentals: Dental information /charting is available and entered

    * Clothing/Jewelry:
    Blue hooded sweatshirt with white and light blue ribbing;Hooded sweatshirt, size unknown. Bra, size 46 DD; Yellow rubber "Live Strong" bracelet; Rainbow rubber "Embrace Diversity" bracelet; Beaded green and yellow "daisy" necklace; Patterned woven string bracelet; Necklace with red stone; Necklace with heart and clear stones; Ring with red stone; blue hoop earring with beads.

    * DNA:
    Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Case History:
    Body was discovered in the Willamette River near the Swan Island boat ramp, in the NE corner of Swan Island Lagoon.

  2. #2
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2016
    Dr. Nici Vance, Forensic Anthropologist "Help ID Me" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHqLobZb50

  4. #4
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    Oct 2016
    Livestrong bracelet

    The Livestrong Foundation (stylized as LIVESTRONG) is a United States nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer and a major symbol of cancer awareness. The Livestrong wristband is a yellow silicone gel bracelet program launched in May 2004 as a fund-raising item.

    More info about her: https://www.forensicmag.com/news/201...nctive-jewelry

    The woman, who officials say appears to be white and between the ages of 50 and 60, was discovered badly decomposed on May 31, 2009 by boaters on the river. Authorities hope several distinct features about the woman, including the large amount of jewelry found with her body and her extensive dental work

    The woman’s DNA profile, dental information and X-rays have been uploaded into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUs) system but a match is yet to be found. <as for today 23-2-2018, 16 persons are on the rule out list> Investigators say the woman was about 5-feet-3-inches tall, weighed about 160 pounds and had curly, graying brown hair tied in a 12-inch braid down her back and secured with a turquoise elastic band.

    Followed by a list of the jewelry and the place of it on her body.

    Rule out list per Namus 23-2-2018

    Celia Barnes 1949 Oregon
    Mildred Barrett 1941
    Verna Clayton 1943 Arizona
    Jacqueline Ellis 1958 Louisiana
    Virginia Erickson 1941 Oregon
    Theada Fixsen 1951 Oregon
    Kimberly Forbes 1956 Oregon
    Iva Foss 1901 New York
    Gloria Headley 1948 Idaho
    Katherine Heck 1950 Kentucky
    Christine Jarrett 1956 Maryland
    Sheree Magaro 1956 Maryland
    Deborah McKneely 1951 Georgia
    Pamela Morrison 1956 California
    Victoria Soderberg 1964 Oregon
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    Last edited by Bit of hope; 02-23-2018 at 09:33 AM.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2016
    I wonder what was the cause of death....was it considered a homicide?

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