CA CA - Jeannette Kamahele, 20, Santa Rosa, 25 April 1972

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  1. Lavender Moon

    Lavender Moon Well-Known Member

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    After looking at her more closely, I wonder if she's of mixed race, too. She reminds me of my cousins who are half Japanese.
     
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  2. Lavender Moon

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    Actually, it was Kim Wendy Allen who was carrying the empty soy barrel, not Jeannette.
     
  3. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Jeannette, today is her birthday.
     
  4. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Jeannette has been missing for 48 years today.
     
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  5. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Jeannette Kamahele
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    Kamahele, circa 1972

    • Missing Since 04/25/1972
    • Missing From Santa Rosa, California
    • Classification Endangered Missing
    • Sex Female
    • Race Pacific Islander
    • Date of Birth 02/10/1952 (68)
    • Age 20 years old
    • Height and Weight 5'5, 120 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description A dark brown blouse or sweater, Levi's jeans, sandals and gold post-type earrings. Carrying a leather purse, colored its natural brown with the dye pattern visible.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Pacific Islander female. Black hair, brown eyes. Kamahele is of Hawaiian descent. She wears a dental bridge and she has a large birthmark beneath her right breast.
    Details of Disappearance

    Kamahele was last seen hitchhiking on the Cotati onramp off Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, California on April 25, 1972. A friend of hers was going to stop and pick her up, but before the friend could do this, another vehicle pulled over. Kamahele was picked up by a 20- to 30-year-old Caucasian male with an Afro-type hairstyle, driving a faded brown 1970 - 1972 Chevrolet pickup truck. She has never been heard from again.

    Around the time of Kamahele's disappearance, seven females disappeared and were later found murdered. They were all between 12 and 23 years old and all of them were habitual hitchhikers. Kamahele is the only one who was never located. Police believed a serial killer was operating in the area.

    The serial killer Ted Bundy was considered a possible suspect in Kamahele's case at one time, but he was cleared. Others suspect she may have been a victim of the Zodiac Killer, a still-unidentified a serial killer who terrorized California in the late 1970s. Robin Graham, who went missing in 1970, is considered to be a possible Zodiac victim. Donna Lass, who vanished in 1971, was a suspected victim, but police no longer believe the Zodiac Killer was involved in her case.

    The body of a young woman was found in a ravine near Calistoga Road in 1979. Authorities initially thought she might be Kamahele, but her dental records did not match the murder victim's.

    Kamahele graduated from Yokohama American High School in Japan in 1970. She was a student at Santa Rosa Junior college at the time of her disappearance, and lived with a roommate in the 900 block of Sierra Avenue. She is described as a conscientious student and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning.

    Kamahele's case remains unsolved. Her parents and brother are now deceased, but she has a sister who's still looking for her.
    Investigating Agency
    • Sonoma County Sheriff's Office 707-565-2185
    Source Information
     
  6. theshadow45

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    Bumping for Jeannette.
     
  7. UncoolNegated

    UncoolNegated Well-Known Member

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    I am surprised that more people aren't interested in ruling out Jeanette as the Swamp Mountain Jane Doe. I mean they tested the doe for Georgeann Hawkins...
     
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    The Levis, the sandals.....and the physical stats are certainly within range. I agree it seems odd? Seems the dental bridge is the reason....

    Edited to add Carl's renditions I found online & Jeanette to compare.
     
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  9. UncoolNegated

    UncoolNegated Well-Known Member

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    Also, the dates are within range. Also, the Jane Doe was found north of where Jeannette was hitchhiking and she was hitchhiking in a norther direction I think. Maybe I don't understand what a dental bridge is exactly and how significant it is.

    Maybe the girl from the photo isn't Jeannette but is the Swamp Mountain Jane Doe. That would be mixed up.
     
  10. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Keep going, folks. You're on a roll. Keep in mind that Namus, etc. collect the errors along with the facts.
     
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  11. UncoolNegated

    UncoolNegated Well-Known Member

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    Yes, over the years I have noticed numerous errors.
     
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  12. Beekarina

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    My understanding is dental bridge=false teeth, or even a tooth, but usually like 3 teeth in small row? If you have ever known anyone who has a few teeth knocked out, and they can "pop" the fix in and out as a trick to freak people out? i.e. not full dentures....

    I'm not sure what would have been most common when Jeanette went missing? I'm assuming we would be looking for remains with missing teeth/possibly the matching piece.
     
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  13. UncoolNegated

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    If there was a source saying this Jane Doe did not have that and Jeanette did then that would be a rule out. However, them not including the information isn't a rule out.
     
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  14. Beekarina

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    It is noted there are dentals available for Swamp Mountain Doe. Let me see if I can find more detailed info about them. Have you already looked?

    Edited: they may also be ruling out based on the healed fracture to nasal bone. I would hope they would leave something like that as a possibility, at least, as people could go missing, be injured and have it heal prior to death.
     
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  15. theshadow45

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    Bumping for Jeannette, today is her birthday.
     
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