CA CA - Meridian, WhtFem 271UFCA, 18-35, in Sacramento River, Aug'91

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  1. JupiterAmmon

    JupiterAmmon New Member

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 271UFCA

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/271ufca.html

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    Unidentified White Female


    Discovered on August 13, 1991 in Meridian, Colusa County, California.
    Estimated Date of Death: Less than 24 hours before the discovery
    Cause of death was drowning
    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 18 - 35 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0" - 5'4"; 130 - 145 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown/hazel eyes; brown short hair. She had Simian Creases in both hands. No scars nor tattoos. She had a muscular build, and there was a slight possibility that she had Down's Syndrome. Her build indicated that she may have been a runner or weight lifter. She had pierced ears with one hole in each ear.
    Clothing: She was wearing a light blue tank top with blue flowers embroidered on front; white jogging type shorts with vertical blue-green stripes on each side and white LA Gear ankle high shoes. .
    Case History
    On August 13, 1991, this unidentified female was recovered from the Sacramento River, approximately one mile south of the Meridian Bridge.

    Evidence points to the woman’s death being accidental.
    Investigators found only one set of footprints in the area where the body was found * starting underneath the Highway 20 bridge and ending at the water’s edge.
    Authorities checked locally, used the media, and checked Social Security in the event she was disabled.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Colusa County Sheriff's Office/Coroner
    530-458-0200
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCMEC #: NCMC400078

    NCIC Number:
    U514215313
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Colusa County Sheriff's Office
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
     
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  3. Essbee

    Essbee Active Member

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    I would have thought it would be easy to check for Down syndrome just by looking at the chromosomes (ie looking for trisomy 21 -- an extra copy of the 21st chromosome). If the technology wasn't available in 1991, I'm sure it is now, as long as they kept some DNA source.
     
  4. JupiterAmmon

    JupiterAmmon New Member

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    Sad case. Especially if she did indeed have Down Syndrome, which as Essbee pointed out, would have been easily found out using DNA testing (which they apparently haven't done yet!). I also can not find any articles on her, or really any more information about her on the web. She does not have a NAMUS file. I have attached a police flyer (dated 1999) I was able to find on Ms Suzanne's "I Care" website. ***WARNING THERE IS A POST MORTEM PHOTO ON THE FLYER***
     

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  5. Nikon

    Nikon Former Member

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    Fetal alcohol syndrome also can attribute to simian creases.

    If she was in shape as noted, wouldn't she just swim, unless a) undisclosed/unknown preexisting conditions exhibited at the time, or b) she wanted to end her life?
     
  6. elliha

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    Turner syndrome can also give you a simian crease and this makes you short too. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000379.htm

    Given her description Turner syndrome shouldn't be off the table completely but just as with Down syndrome it could be proven or disproven with DNA.

    This page gives some additional info on simian creases in general: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003290.htm

    Many pictures of those with Turner syndrome tend to show extreme cases and they might lead you to exclude this unidentified as having this but look at this picture for example: http://www.ohio.com/news/short-geneticist03-1.37075?ot=akron.PhotoGalleryLayout.ot&s=1.68767
     
  7. Jmedrew

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    Hello,
    From what I know about down syndrome is they do not have "muscular" builds. People with downs usually have low muscle tone.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  8. JupiterAmmon

    JupiterAmmon New Member

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    bumping for this Jane Doe.
     
  9. Jigoku Dayu

    Jigoku Dayu New Member

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    Is she still unidentified? I ask because she doesn't seem to be listed on NCMEC any longer. (And it appears she was never listed on NamUs.)
     
  10. JupiterAmmon

    JupiterAmmon New Member

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    Somehow my pictures from the original post got deleted. Here are the pictures I had posted:
    271UFCA.jpg 271UFCA1.jpg

    She is still in DoeNetwork, so I am assuming she's still unidentified? They are usually pretty good about that..as far as I know?
     
  11. Jigoku Dayu

    Jigoku Dayu New Member

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    Okay, thank you!
     
  12. CountEveryMoment

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    What about Carol Sue Snyder? I think the two slightly look similar. She disapeared in 82 though and is listed as an involuntary missing case on Doe Network so it's probably not her.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1156dftx.html
     
  13. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor's daughter with Down Syndrome is a Zumba instructor. She has said it's a little harder for her to get in shape, and if she has to take time off, she falls out of shape more easily, but the exercise makes her lean and muscular, same as anybody else. So like nearly anything else, you can't make universal assumptions about people. It would be so much simpler if we could.

    The description of where she went missing makes it sound like she was running beside the river and slipped in. This appears to be roughly where she was found: https://goo.gl/maps/PU24uVtx4CJ2
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    No updates.

    Still no entry in Namus.
     

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