Identified! FL - Biscayne Bay, WhtFem UP7717, 20-35, Apr'85 - Nilsa Padilla

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Doe Network:
    Hot Case 2348
    http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase2348.html
    NamUs UP 7717 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7717

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    Unidentified White Female

    The victim was discovered on April 4, 1985 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
    Estimated Date of Death: 1985.
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction.
    Cause and Manner of Death: Homicide.

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated Age: 20-35 years old.
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0" to 5'4" and 110-130 lbs.
    She is described as petite.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Short brown hair (above shoulders)
    and unknown eye color. Fair-skinned.
    Marks, scars: Six-inch scar from a Caesarean section, a horizontal scar
    on her chin and a scar extending from her left wrist to the palm of her hand.
    Clothing: Plaid two-piece sunsuit described as blue with lavendar
    and peach stripes. The top is cropped.
    Dentals: X-rays are available. Teeth #4, #17, and #18 in a crossbite.
    Described as nice teeth in good condition.
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
    Fingerprints: Partial available. Three fingerprints from the left hand
    and a thumb print.
    Other: She had been wrapped in a yellow "J.P. Stevens" sheet with a pattern
    including butterflies and green flowers. Her right arm was not recovered. Her shoe
    size is estimated to be about 6 to 6.5.

    Case History
    The victim's dismembered remains were found washed upon the beach between April 4th and 8th around the Rickenbacker Causeway and other Dade County waterways.
    Her remains were found along with the dismembered remains of an unidentified male. While cause of death is unknown, the victim suffered a head injury made with a blunt object. It is believed that a saw was used for dismemberment. She was wrapped in a sheet and stuffed into a green plastic garbage bag.

    Investigators have invested a lot of time and money into the case they've dubbed "Theresa Torso." A drawing and reconstruction of the victim was completed but neither is unavailable at this time.
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The decedent has been identified as Nilsa Padilla

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    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...e-Was-Murdered-and-Dismembered-208438021.html
     

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    deca New Member

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    So the male found with Ms. Padilla (the doe) is still unidentified? I assume he was killed and dumped around the same time?
     
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    marycarney Inactive

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    What a horrendous life the children had.....
     
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    Is he listed on the forums?
     
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    Without getting too graphic, could this be a friend or a lover? Apparently they were both dismembered so we know that they both had the same killer. I wonder why he'd bash her over the head but shoot him? Actually I don't, I'm willing to bet he could subdue her easily but didn't want to risk getting "Hurt" by a guy bigger than him.
     
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    Couple more articles from last year on the murder of Nilsa Padilla and the lives her children endured. Unfortunately I find no updates on the case.

    Miami New Times: Miami Cold Case Murder Solved With Recovered Memories
    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-05-09/news/miami-cold-case-murder-nilsa-padilla/full/
    Miami New Times: Like Cleveland Kidnapping Victims, Miami Sisters Were Nearly Saved Only to Continue Suffering
    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2013/05/like_cleveland_kidnapping_vict.php
     
  11. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    That article's description of the case binder does not fit with the assertion in Doenet that they've spent a lot of time and money on the case. And why did they go to the trouble of having a reconstruction done if they weren't going to release it to the public?

    Sigh.

    I'm going to go see if there's a thread for the male doe. If not, I'll start one.

    eta: didn't find one. The new thread is here: FL FL - Miami "Tommy Torso", Wht/Hisp Male UP8293, 20-40, Apr'85 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
     
  12. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    this case is interesting. there is no memory by the children of the male that was dismembered. are they sure it was the same killer? did they check if the tool markings matched on both victims?

    the only scenario that is plausible is this was her boyfriend, but this sounds like the father was so abusive that i dont see the mother having the nerve if she wouldnt even protect her children.
     

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