Found Deceased AZ - Peggy Ann Elgo, 19, Peridot, 1983

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  1. Moonwalker9

    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Peggy Ann Elgo – The Charley Project

    Peggy Ann Elgo
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    Elgo, circa 1983

    • Missing Since01/01/1983
    • Missing FromPeridot, Arizona
    • ClassificationMissing
    • Date of Birth06/04/1963 (55)
    • Age19 - 20 years old
    • Height and Weight5'5, 140 pounds
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsNative American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
    Details of Disappearance
    Elgo was last seen in Peridot, Arizona sometime in 1983. She has never been heard from again. At the time of her disappearance, she was known to travel between Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona. Few details are available in her case.
     
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    glamourkitty1922 Well-Known Member

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    Justice for Native Women have her last seen in San Carlos, which is 3 or 4 miles north of Peridot, IIRC. She travelled between Mesa and Phoenix? Mesa is 93 miles via US60 and Phoenix is 108 miles via US60. I wonder if she had a car or did she hitchhike? It was a long desolate drive in the 1980s.
     
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    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Peggy Elgo has been identified by DNA match in CODIS as Pinal County Jane Doe found on June 7, 1983
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    Peggy was a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and was last seen in 1983 when she was twenty years old. She left behind her infant son and was never seen again. Investigators searched and found no trace of her after 1983. Believing that Ahwatukee Jane Doe may be Peggy Elgo, investigators collected DNA from family members to compare.

    Case closed, right? Wrong. The DNA did not match. Phoenix investigators did not stop there. They uploaded the family samples into CODIS, the national DNA database. In 2019, they received a notification of a possible DNA association to another unidentified body case. This Jane Doe was located on June 7, 1983 in a remote desert area in Pinal County. Additional testing was performed, and investigators were able to positively identify the Pinal County Jane Doe as Peggy Elgo.

    After 37 years, the family of Peggy Elgo has answers.
     
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    There is not much info about the circumstances of her disappearance, aside from leaving her son suddenly. I'm thinking: why would a 20 year old suddenly take off? One reason could be a man...maybe she took off with someone and it went bad.
     

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