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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    AL - Mary Jo Burnette, 16, Rockford, 1 June 1984

    Mary Jo Burnette
    Missing since about June 1, 1984 from Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama.
    Classification: Endangered Runaway

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: October 18, 1967
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4" (163 cm); 90 lbs (41 kg)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; hazel eyes.
    Marks, Scars: She has a scar on her left knee and a scar on her left calf. She may wear glasses.
    Dentals: Available. Somewhat crooked teeth to include a very protruding right upper central incisor.
    AKA: She may go by the nickname Joe.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Burnette was last seen on June 1, 1984. She may be in the Atlanta, Georgia area. She may be traveling with a male companion. Mary was arrested in 1984 but the family did not report her as missing until 1989 and the June 1 date is a guess. She may have been seen in Florida.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Coosa County Sheriff's Office 256-377-4922

    NCMEC #: NCMC869473
    NCIC Number: M-189763810
    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 1403DFAL


    Last edited by KateB; 04-08-2015 at 09:40 AM. Reason: update link.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    I wonder if she could possibly be a match for the I-59 Jane Doe found in Dade County GA in December of 1988? I-59 Jane Doe was mentioned in the thread about the Greene County TN Jane Doe.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2004

    Some links to the Greene County Jane Doe thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisahas2cats View Post
    I wonder if she could possibly be a match for the I-59 Jane Doe found in Dade County GA in December of 1988? I-59 Jane Doe was mentioned in the thread about the Greene County TN Jane Doe.

    Greene County (TN) Jane Doe, age 15-17 Murdered March 1985 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


  4. #4
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    Jun 2010

    First attempt

    Ok, this is my first attempt on the UID thread. What about this UID as a potential match for Mary Jo?



    I have no idea how to get the pics in here so you don't have to go to the links. Sorry about that.

    The far left picture on the Doe Network gives her face a longer look (longer hair), which looks right to me.

    Case number 84-F-38

    Any thoughts? Thanks.
    Date found July 04, 1984 at 12:00 AM
    Probable year of death 1984 to 1984
    Estimated postmortem interval Months
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair Brown
    About 5'0" tall (59 inches)
    No eye color is listed

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    Tabacue your UID match to Mary Jo might get more attention on the UID subforum.

    Most of those that work on UID matches are on that subforum.

    I would start a thread for your UID, if there isn't already one for her, and then add Mary Jo to the post as a possible match.

    They are usually very responsive. HTH. There is no reason you couldn't post that here, it's just that if you are looking for opinions the best place is there.

    Hope I made sense?

  6. #6
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    Jun 2010
    Thanks for the help Kat. There are so many forums, I didn't realize I wasn't there. LOL.

  7. #7
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    Sep 2004
    Bumping case up...

  8. #8
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    May 2012

    Mary Jo's Namus entry

    Status Missing
    First name Mary
    Middle name Jo
    Last name Burnett
    Nickname/Alias Joe
    NCMEC number 869473
    Date last seen June 01, 1984 20:00
    Date entered 12/18/2009
    Age last seen 16 to 16 years old
    Age now 46 years old
    Race White
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 59.0
    Weight (pounds) 98.0

    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
    DNA Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
    Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered

    Mary Jo has been missing 30 years today.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2014
    The date of disappearance has been changed, by a whole year.


    Mary Jo's photo is shown age-progressed to 43 years. She was last seen on June 1, 1985. It was confirmed that Mary Jo was in Atlanta, Georgia, during August of 1985. She also might have traveled to Florida and Texas afterwards. Mary Jo may go by the nickname Joe. She has a scar on her left knee, a scar on her left calf, and had a noticeable tooth that slightly protrudes on the top right side of her mouth. Mary Jo may wear glasses.

    Article from this past summer:

    Alabama woman missing 30 years still sought by authorities


  10. #10
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    Oct 2009
    In Pennsylvania, but wishing she was some place else.
    Bumping........................................... .....

  11. #11
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    Dec 2015
    This might have some potential, since we knew Mary Jo traveled west.

    Both are teenagers, MJ was only ~14 so she was still growing, but DoeNetwork puts her at 4'11-5'4, and the UID at 5'1-5'3. Both have noticeably protruding incisors.

    MJ- http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1403dfal.html
    UID- http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase2181.html

  12. #12
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    Jan 2015
    Ive just put in a potential match for Mary joe, im wondering what everyones thoughts are ... the both have protruding central incisors but the uid says its left. in the pic of the uid it looks like its on the right.
    Last edited by newfiedee; 08-30-2016 at 04:40 PM.

  13. #13
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    May 2009
    I am wondering if she could be a match to an UID found in/near Hillsborough NC off of Interstate 40 in 1990. The UID was wearing a pink sweatshirt with bunnies and was seen walking near the highway about 15 miles west of Hillsborough, near Burlington. Seems like Mary may have become a drifter for a time after she left home.


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