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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Doe Network:
    Hot Case 826
    http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase826.html
    NamUs UP1196 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1196

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    Unidentified Female

    The victim was discovered on December 2, 1988 in Miami, Dade County, Florida
    Charred/Burned Remains​

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 25-35 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 190 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Race unknown.
    Clothing: Jean pants and a shirt that appears to have a yellow and black, broad stripe portion of a fabric (probably a padded shirt). All articles of clothing are charred. Girdle (size 6). Black belt with a metal buckle.
    Jewelry: Seiko watch.
    Personal Effects: A quarter and dime in her pocket.
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available; University of North Texas.​

    Case History
    The victim was located at 201 N.W. South River Drive, in Miami, FL.
    Police responded to a call reference a burning building. Fire rescue extinguished the fire and found the victim's remains extremely charred.​
     
  2. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The description of the victim very closely describes Charlene Elaine Barrios

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    Ms. Barrios is not listed in NamUs. However, she is listed in Charley Project, DoeNetwork, and the CADOJ website.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/barrios_charlene.html
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1153dfca.html
    http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/detail.asp?FCN=5799905300342

    The comparisons are very consistent to UP1196.

    [table]
    [tr]
    [th]*****[/th]
    [th]Charlene Barrios[/th]
    [th]Jane Doe UP1196[/th]
    [th]Comparison[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]
    Age:​
    [/th]
    [th]26[/th]
    [th]25-35[/th]
    [th]Within Range[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]
    Height:​
    [/th]
    [th]66 to 69 inches[/th]
    [th]66 inches[/th]
    [th]Within Range[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]
    Weight:​
    [/th]
    [th]195 pounds[/th]
    [th]190 pounds[/th]
    [th]Within 5 Pounds[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]
    Date LKA/Discovery Date:​
    [/th]
    [th] Sep or Oct 1988[/th]
    [th]02-Dec-1988[/th]
    [th]2-3 months (or less)[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]
    Loc LKA/Discovery Loc:​
    [/th]
    [th]Florida[/th]
    [th]Miami, FL[/th]
    [th]Match[/th]
    [/tr]
    [/table]


    Charlene had a tattoo, and scars on her leg and knee; however, the description of the remains as "extremely charred" (per DoeNetwork) would likely preclude assessment of any tattoos, scars, etc.

    I created a new MP casefile (MP 26335) for Charlene, and sent an email to Michael Nance to see if a comparison can be made.
     
  3. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    She certainly looks like a strong possibility.
     
  4. taramarie

    taramarie Active Member

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    Not to mention, Charlene wasn't reported missing for two years after her disappearance. Based on her LKA date, it doesn't appear that anyone knows precisely when she vanished, meaning she could have actually disappeared closer to the December date of the UID discovery. Nice find, Carl.
     
  5. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The MP casefile that I entered for Charlene Barrios is now published.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/26335/0

    It looks like DNA is available for both the MP and UP. Hopefully, we can now get an answer on this one. She looks like a pretty strong possible for this UID, IMO.
     
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    Bumping
     
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