CA CA - Eureka, Female Torso, 18-25, SK victim, in Ryan Slough, Oct'97

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  1. AMF

    AMF Faith dares the soul to go farther than it can see

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    I just saw this article in my hometown newspaper and wanted to help get it some wide spread coverage. I haven't yet found out much about this case or about "Humboldt County Jane Doe", but felt a new thread on this case might be worth a look.

    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/wayne_adam_ford/index.html

     
  2. chicoliving

    chicoliving Former Member

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    I think this might be the link

    http://www.montrosepress.com/articles/2007/04/16/local_news/1.txt

    Serial killer’s victim could be from Colorado

    Wanted: The identity of Humboldt County Jane Doe, believed to have been the first victim of convicted serial killer Wayne Adam Ford.

    The torso of the woman, thought to be between 20 and 30 years old, was found in a California slough in 1997. Though in 2006 Ford was convicted of her murder and the gruesome deaths of three other women — Tina Gibbs, Lanett White and Patricia Tamez — no one has been able to positively identify Doe.
     
  3. gayeld

    gayeld Member

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    Bumped.

    It doesn't look like anyone's looked at this case since it was initially posted over six years ago and I've seen how many clever and resourceful sleuths there are here. So get to work people!
     
  4. taramarie

    taramarie Well-Known Member

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    Can't find NAMUS or Doe files for her. Any idea how to have these made? It breaks my heart to think of how many missing people & UIDs there are who are forgotten due to this.
     
  5. JupiterAmmon

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    I hate these cases where we know the killer but not the ID of the victim! Ford told LE some about this girl, apparently she was a hitchiker and had large breasts. He also led LE to recover more parts of her body, including her thighs. I wonder if they could estimate her height based on them and the torso. Also some of his victims were prostitutes. Could she have possibly been one as well? Or was she just a hitchhiker. Interesting it says dark complexion, but no mention to possible race in either what Ford said or that earlier article.


    Here is some more info about her per an article on Ford:

    http://aboutserialkillers.blogspot.com/2012/06/remorseful-serial-killer-wayne-adam.html

     
  6. jjohnston0827

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    Seems like this woman has just been forgotten. No Doe Network or NamUs profiles that I could find. This woman needs a name. How can we get her added to Doe and NamUs?
     
  7. CreoleMoon

    CreoleMoon Empath & Truthseeker ♥️

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    Bumping, this woman deserves her name back, and as jjohnston0827 said how do we get her into Doe Network or NamUs?
     
  8. digitective

    digitective Active Member

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  9. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    Bumping.
     
  10. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Eureka Jane Doe is in NamUs now!

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    #UP53661
    Female, Multiple
    Date Found: October 26, 1997
    Location Found: EUREKA, California
    Estimated Age Range: 18-26 Year

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number: --
    ME/C Case Number: C-194-97

    Demographics
    Sex: Female
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian, Hispanic / Latino
    Possible First Nam: --
    Possible Middle Name: --
    Possible Last Name: --
    Possible Nickname: --
    Estimated Age Group: Late Teen/Young Adult
    Estimated Age Range (Years): 18-26
    Estimated Year of Death: 1997
    Estimated PMI: 2 Days
    Height: 5' 0"-5' 11"(60-71 inches) , Estimated
    Weight: 120-140 lbs, Estimated

    General Location: East side of Freshwater Slough near the foot of park street
    EUREKA, California 95501
    County: Humboldt County

    Circumstances of Recovery: Torso found on muddy bank of tidal slough [1997 Eureka, CA],
    Left arm/hand found on ocean beach [1998 McKinleyville, CA],
    Thighs & Breasts found in wooded forest [1998 Trinidad, CA].
    All were connected by positive DNA comparison.

    The man convicted of killing this woman claimed she was from Arizona [AZ], New Mexico [NM] or Colorado [CO]. She had left because she was upset over a relationship issue and/or a child custody issue. These last two sentences were offered by the killer and have not been confirmed as true.


    Details of Recovery

    Inventory of Remains: Head not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues


    Circumstance Notes

    Torso found on muddy bank of tidal slough [1997 - Eureka, CA],
    Left arm/hand found on ocean beach [1998 - McKinleyville, CA],
    Thighs & Breasts found in wooded forest [1998 - Trinidad, CA].
    All were connected by positive DNA comparison.

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Unknown or Completely Bald
    Head Hair Description: unknown, head not found
    Body Hair Description: Dark brown pubic hair.
    Facial Hair Description: unknown
    Left Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description: Unknown


    Distinctive Physical Features

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    Description

    Scar/mark
    A small poorly defined dark colored dot was on the high upper-front of her right thigh. This appeared to be consistent with a mark left by being punctured by a pencil as a child. If so, it was completely healed.

    Tattoo
    The convicted killer volunteered he thought she had a ring/chain of small flowers tattooed around one ankle - unknown which. This information is not confirmed as being truthful.

    Other distinctive physical characteristic
    At autopsy the pathologist determined from the condition of her cervix that she had given birth to at least one child.


    Clothing and Accessories
    Item

    Description

    Clothing
    The convicted killer described the victim was white and wearing small tennis shoes and baggy bluish green-pants with a wild pattern. The truthfulness of this information is not confirmed. No clothing was located associated with this victim.
     
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  11. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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  13. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    She disappeared a few months earlier from San Francisco, and like this UID had tattoos and had a daughter, also the age range and white race also match; maybe they are just coincidences.
     
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    Mountain Mama Active Member

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    It would be really good to know if B had the flowers tattoo around her ankle. I will post on Bridget's page and see if anyone knows
     
  15. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    This not on her tattoo list, at least when she disappeared, but she could have done it a few months later, although Bridget probably isn't this girl.
     
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    Bit of hope Well-Known Member

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    Bit of hope Well-Known Member

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    She could be anyone. Thinking about Kimberly Green from Colorado. Just respectfully "throwing her in". There is not much to hang on to, other then she went missing in 1996 from Aurora CO, had two little daughters (so gave birth) working for SuperShuttle as a dispatcher (thinking she new her way into transportation). Filed for divorce just before she went missing (what is kind of a red flag, considering husbands) Her scent was last picked up by a dog at a Total Gas Station about a mile away and then to E. Colfax and I-225, which is an approx. 21 hours drive to Eureka, CA. Dark brown hair (looking at her pictures) and medium complexion. 5'5"; 130-150 lbs, that would fit in the UID range. No mentioning of a tattoo or a discoloration on her thight, though. The Doe Network: Case File 1546DFCO
     
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  18. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Do we know who was convicted for this?

    ETA: A quick Google points towards Wayne Adam Ford. Convicted of 4 murders in '97-98.

    Wayne Adam Ford - Wikipedia
     
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    Bit of hope Well-Known Member

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  20. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Several posts upthread states it's W.A. Ford.
     
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