I have been silently following several cases for months now, but this will be my first time posting to discuss a specific one. That being said, hopefully I don't make too many mistakes!
I stumbled upon a missing girl from Florida the other day and thought back to Valentine Jane Doe. The girl is Tavia Elizabeth Bailey- http://www.nampn.org/cases/bailey_tavia.html
Tavia went missing from Pensacola FL at the end of 1985, which is quite a large time gap, but Tavia's circumstances state that she was a frequent runaway who mentioned going to New York. Could she have ran away and stayed out of contact with her family for almost six years? I don't know.
Some of the stats add up, and some of them don't.
-Tavia was 15 when she disappeared, making her 21 when VD was found.
-Tavia's height is 5'3, an inch shorter than VD's estimate of 5'4-5'7.
-Tavia's eyecolor is brown, VD's is brown-green.
-Tavia had BLONDE hair while VD had brown.
- Tavia's ears were pierced several times, which was what originally made me think of Valentine Doe. (VD had four piercings in each ear)
- They are both from Florida, however, Tavia went missing in Pensacola which is about 12 hours away from where VD was found.
Thoughts? It's a pretty big stretch, but I personally see a resemblance in appearance too. IMO they have similar facial structures and nasal bridge.
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