Identified! AZ - Coconino Co, 'Valentine Sally' WhtFem 585UFAZ, 14-19, along I-40, Feb'82 -Carolyn Celeste Eaton

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  1. monksprung

    monksprung Member

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    I did know her quite well if this ends up to be her but she is my best friends sister. I can't remember exactly but one of the times they found her in another state & brought her back home they fingerprinted her. So they did have fingerprints somewhere out there of her but when they found the body of Valentine Sally they were unable to get fingerprints from it because of decomposition & animals so they would not be able to match them. when she ran off this last time was New Years Eve so it was not a great deal of time before they found Valentine Sally on Feb.14. if this is her she had a great family &they did everything they could to get her help over & over,she was just wanted to do what she wanted
     


  2. FireOwl9

    FireOwl9 Someday everything will make perfect sense...

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    Ok I know this is a bit of a stretch, but could Regina Rowell be Valentine Sally? Blonde hair, pierced ears, age range fits, same height and weight. Regina also has a scar on her calf, though VS had a scar on her thigh.

    Only thing that doesn't make sense to me is that Regina left her car, purse and ID behind in Louisiana, and VS is believed to come from Phoenix heading eastwards. Maybe Regina decided to become a hitchhicker and head westwards to live a new life (e.g working as a dishwasher in Phoenix)?

    Regina Rowell – The Charley Project
     
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  3. MadMcGoo

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    I think she’d be worth submitting if not already ruled out.
     
  4. FireOwl9

    FireOwl9 Someday everything will make perfect sense...

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    Thanks! Could someone help to submit her for me please? I'm not from the US so I'm not sure if it's the most appropriate thing for me to do...
     
  5. Melt71

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    @monksprung just checking in on you and your best friend to see if they have received any answers yet?
     
  6. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    This is the most convenient way I’ve found. Through The Doe Network..
    Potential Match Submission To Panel

    If you want to give it a try and see how it works for you, for future reference. If you have trouble with it, just let me know and I don’t mind submitting!
     
  7. FireOwl9

    FireOwl9 Someday everything will make perfect sense...

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    Thank you for the link :). I've submitted Regina Rowell as a match on Doenetwork. Now just waiting for a confirmation of receipt....hopefully I will hear back soon!
     
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    No problem! :) Thank you for taking the time to submit!
     
  9. Kelgosei

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    Regina Rowells family stated on September 12 2020 that DNA had been collected from Regina's sister to be compared, as of yet there is no other information.
     
  10. FireOwl9

    FireOwl9 Someday everything will make perfect sense...

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    Yep, and Mary Bell from Doe Network informed me that they haven't compared Regina Rowell and VS before, so their panel 'will look at it.'
     
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    I’d really like to see Valentine Sally get her proper name back!
     
  12. Feme98

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    Hopefully we get answers soon! Perhaps a new match has been made!
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    Valentine Sally: one of Arizona's oldest unsolved "Jane Doe" cases. A young woman was found dead on the side of a northern Arizona highway decades ago, and to this day, nobody knows who she is.

    But is law enforcement any closer to solving this case? And who last saw this girl alive?

    "It was a graveyard shift. And it was in the winter," said Patty Wilkins, sitting in her quaint home in rural Seligman, Arizona. "It was two, two-thirty in the morning. She was a pretty girl. She really was. And she smiled a lot. It would be nice if somebody could find a name. It would even put me to rest."

    For many, Valentine's Day means love. For Wilkins, it means loss.

    "Yes. She's the only one I think about," she said. It's been that way for almost four decades.

    "I wasn't there long enough, but I should have been there longer. I should've done more. What could I have done? What should I have done?" Wilkins said, with sadness in her eyes.

    The story begins in early February 1982. Wilkin's family owned the Monte Carlo truck stop west of Flagstaff off I-40 in rural Ash Fork, Arizona. She worked at the restaurant on the property. During her graveyard shift, a man and a blonde girl walked in to eat. They seemed relaxed — nothing out of the ordinary. The man ordered coffee. The girl ordered water.

    "The camaraderie between the two of them were like she knew him, and she was comfortable with him," Wilkins remembered. She believes the man was in his 50s.

    "The only thing I really got about him was he wore a cowboy hat with a peacock feather in it," Wilkins said.

    And the girl, she remembers to be 17 or 18, wearing a red and white striped sweater and jeans. She had a toothache, so Wilkins got her some aspirin. But what was unusual was for young girls to be at a truck stop with men in the middle of the night.

    "She seemed very comfortable. Very comfortable with this gentleman. Because I asked her, 'Are you okay? Do you want to stay here or leave with him?' and she said 'No, I'll go with him.' like it was her father, grandfather, uncle, some relative," she said.

    "The next thing I heard about was that they found a girl, on February the 14th, a mile from my restaurant," she said.

    A girl's decaying body was found under a tree, in the bitter cold.

    She was only dressed in a pair of jeans with broken belt loops. It looked like she had been dragged. Her sweater and bra were found on the ground nearby.

    "First they showed me the pictures of the clothes. And yes, I recognized those clothes. She was wearing those clothes," Wilkins said.

    "I said I know that girl. And he said can you describe who she was with? And I said yes, I can," Wilkins recalled.

    Wilkins believes she saw Valentine Sally alive at the truck stop on or around February 2. Her body was found just a mile up the road on February 14. Detectives believe she was dead for about two weeks before she was found.

    "When they interviewed me, he said, 'Was there anything outstanding?' And I told him about the toothache, and he said, 'What did you do?' I said we crushed up a baby aspirin, that's all I had, and we put it on that tooth. He said, 'What side was it on?' I said left side. He said, 'That's our girl. The aspirin was still there," Wilkins remembered.

    The assumption was and is that girl was killed shortly after Wilkins saw her at the truck stop. People started calling the mystery girl "Valentine Sally," a name that stuck with her for days, months, and years to follow.

    "When you first heard of Valentine Sally, what did you think?" asked reporter Briana Whitney.

    "It was curious from the onset," said Stan Kephart. Kephart is a retired police chief and law enforcement expert. He sat down with us to take an outside look at this case from start to finish.

    "How important is it to solve a Jane Doe case?" asked Whitney.
    More:True Crime Arizona: Who is Valentine Sally?
     
  14. Feme98

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    I’m hopeful that genealogy will get her name back!
     
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    I'll be happy to see her identified. I kid you not, I have dreams about VS and it freaks me out every time. I find it sad enough that in all likelihood justice won't be possible but its even more disheartening when someone is an unidentified murder victim.
     
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    Wow! What did you see?
    Did she say something to you?
     
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    https://www.abc15.com/news/region-n...-valentine-sally-found-near-flagstaff-in-1982

     
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