Identified! AZ - Pinal County - Blk Fem 20-25 UP11058 found in desert, head missing June 83 - Peggy Elgo

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  1. Moonwalker9

    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    ME/C Case NumberML83-0508
    Demographics
    SexFemale
    Race / EthnicityBlack / African American
    Possible First Name--
    Possible Middle Name--
    Possible Last Name--
    Possible Nickname--
    Estimated Age GroupAdult - Pre 30
    Estimated Age Range (Years)20-25
    Estimated Year of Death1982-1983
    Estimated PMIMonths
    Height5' 2"(62 inches) , Estimated
    WeightCannot Estimate
    Circumstances
    TypeUnidentified Deceased
    Date FoundJune 7, 1983
    NamUs Case CreatedMarch 7, 2013
    ME/C QA Reviewed--
    Location Found Map
    Street Addressdesert wash N of Cactus Forest Rd SW of State Route 89Arizona
    CountyPinal County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of RecoveryDecomposed body found in desert wash
    Details of Recovery


    Inventory of RemainsHead not recovered
    Condition of RemainsNot recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Physical Description
    Hair ColorBlack
    Head Hair Descriptionfragments only
    Body Hair Descriptionfragments only
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye ColorUnknown or Missing
    Right Eye ColorUnknown or Missing
    Eye Description--
    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered


    Clothing and Accessories
    Item
    Description
    Footwear
    Ankle-length suede-type jogging shoes, brown in color; white athletic socks with yellow and red trim
    On the Body

    A couple of possabilities

    Laronda Bronson, Oregon, However she's 5'6
    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Rosie Pilcher, Oregon
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    Linda Hunter, Maryland
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    Deretha Johnson, California
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    JoAnn Vanessa Mason, missing in April 83 from Michigan, doubt its her but date is right.
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  2. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Identified after 37 years by DNA match in CODIS as Peggy Elgo
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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.

    Despite Identifying Missing Woman, Mystery Remains
     
  3. JovanSrna

    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    They completely flubbed her ethnicity huh.
    The solution of this case was practically a byproduct of the Phoenix Jane Doe case.
    Parabon NanoLabs is involved with the Phoenix Jane Doe case. She is also likely from the same tribe as Peggy.
    Phoenix police have also utilized the help of the DNA Doe Project for two other Jane Does from Phoenix.
    I hope they identify the other woman as well, they seem eager to utilize this technology and clear old cases.
     
  4. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow..amazing they did not give up.. and sad they got her ethnicity wrong:( I am sure that did not help. Things like this make me wonder how many other are wrong out there. Glad they never gave up. RIP Peggy .
     
  5. JovanSrna

    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    Plainview Jane Doe! She is an active case with the DNA Doe Project.
    They ascertained that she was most likely black, not white. Still listed as white on NamUs though.
    Also, a skull was incorrectly attributed to this woman, so you practically have two Jane Does from the same area.
     
  6. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow wait? So they found just a skull somewhere else and it did not match her?
     
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    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    Same area, perhaps the place served as a dumping ground for murder victims.
     
  8. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    Was this the skull wrongly attributed? If not I wonder if it’s linked. PMI may put it in same timeframe AZ - AZ - Pima Co., Partial Skull UP10220, 10-17, near Mt Lemmon, Aug'92
     
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    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @JovanSrna sadly its so hard to keep track of all these random body parts.
     
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    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    Mods need to move the thread and change the title.
     
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    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Rest peacefully now Peggy! }!{

    Forgive me I’m a little confused. UP11085, as we now know is Peggy, who was found headless in Arizona has been identified. Correct? Not Plainview Jane Doe. But there still may be a chance that the head buried with the PJD could be Peggy’s, or no?

    Frustrating, I know the Plainview case has been a mixed up one from the beginning thanks in large part to...well, certain people. I just want to make sure I’m understanding this. The remains found in Pinal County Arizona are the only confirmed match to Peggy as of this date?
     
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  13. JovanSrna

    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    The cases are completely unrelated.
    I just pointed out one example where the medical examiners incorrectly determined someone's ethnicity.
    Peggy was incorrectly listed as a black woman. PJD was incorrectly listed as a white woman.
     
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    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha! Thank you! Sorry for confusing things! :)
     
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    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Small tip - mods do not read every post or every thread hence they need to be alerted. People can click on word Report (under any post) and in that message ask mod to perform certain action.

    I have alerted mods yesterday already about this thread, sometimes it takes them longer though to complete all the alerts in whole forum. In few days if it is not done, send them another alert.
     
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