AZ AZ - Skeletal remains of female found near Luke Air Force Base on January 24, 1976

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The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) UP2075


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Date of Discovery: January 24, 1976
Location of Discovery: Wittman, Maricopa County, Arizona
Estimated Date of Death: 2-6 months prior
State of Remains: Partial skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown
Estimated Age: 30-40 years old
Race: Hispanic and/or Native American
Sex: Female
Height: 4'10" to 5'2"
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Dark brown. 5" long and straight.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Previous broken nose, which had healed. She appeared to have given birth before, or at least carried a child near or to full term.
Clothing: Unknown.

Dentals: Available.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Circumstances of Discovery:
(MCME) These female skeletal remains were found east of Luke Auxiliary, south of Happy Valley Road.

(Doe Network) The decedent was located south of Happy Valley Road in Wittman, Arizona on January 24, 1976. The body was near the Luke Air Force Base.

Investigating Agency: Maricopa County Medical Examiner, Christen Eggers (602) 506-3322 or (602) 506-2083
Agency Case Number: 76-0163
 

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2 Missing Person Exclusions:
Kristina Perkins 1975 AZ
Aleca Manning 1975 AZ
 

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There’s nothing out there about her disappearance. I think this is worth submitting even though the timeline is a bit off. 1/1/71 is very vague!

and there's close to nothing out where she was found!

Take a look at that terrain on Google Maps. Decades of development haven't reached the location.

The Ford proving grounds opened in 1985:


Haven't figured out the North Phoenix Raceway Park -- if this is an abandoned track or a dirt track.

My guess is that some of these facilities were part of Luke Air Force Base mentioned? When bases close, parks are often created from the land?

Haven't been in Arizona since, oh, 1985 or 1986 myself.

Trying to call some Arizona locals: @AzPistonsGirl @ArizonaNative @Arizona 123 @Arizonagrl @AZlawyer

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Been here over 25 years (as well as a spell in 1979-81 for boarding school) and have never heard of "North Phoenix Raceway Park" - Luke AFB is not in what is considered "North Phoenix". Luke is still very much open and active.
 

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Been here over 25 years (as well as a spell in 1979-81 for boarding school) and have never heard of "North Phoenix Raceway Park" - Luke AFB is not in what is considered "North Phoenix". Luke is still very much open and active.

One of her pages lists a Luke AFB Annex. IDK if this was a recreation area for the base, a firing range, anyone know?

Google Maps shows a road as North Phoenix Raceway Road. Google only produces the current active track.

Someone in one of these organizations might remember:


or check in a newspaper archive. 1976 was a while ago in our modern terms!

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