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  1. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    Unidentified Black Female

    The victim was discovered on February 3, 1981 in Miami-Dade County, Florida
    Estimated Date of Death: Less than one day prior
    Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force trauma
    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 16-26 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2"; 90 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair with bleach blond parts, curly/kinky medium length; brown eyes.
    Clothing: White/beige shirt, Chic brand blue jeans, white bra and bikini underwear with the words Rest Area Visitors Welcome.
    Dentals: Available. Gap between two front teeth.
    Fingerprints: Available
    DNA: Available
    Case History
    The victim was found lying on the grass in the Japanese Gardens on Watson Island, with multiple lacerations and bruises all over her body.
    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office
    305-545-2400
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number:
    1981-0422

    NCIC Number:
    U-156045629
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office
     
  2. traacker13

    traacker13 New Member

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    Not sure how likely this is as she disappeared in Sept. of 1979 from Texas, but she does seem to fit a majority of the description for the UID.

    Pinkie Mae Davis-Herron
    was 23 at the time she went missing, has a gap between her front two teeth and seems to have curly/kinky black hair that is medium length. She was 5' 3" feet tall
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/davis-herron_pinkie.html
     
  3. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I'm using an app I'm not familiar with, can someone post a picture of the unidentified for me?
     
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    traacker13 New Member

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    Yep, sure can
     

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  5. JayFletcher6493

    JayFletcher6493 Member

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    Is there a post mortem picture of this jane doe?
     
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    traacker13 New Member

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    Pinkie Davis-Herron on right, unidentified woman on left
     

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  8. traacker13

    traacker13 New Member

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    Nose definitely looks different to me. Pinkies nose turns downward while the reconstruction looks like she has an upturned nose. I wish there was a post mortem photo to actually compare...
     
  9. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I never base anything on the nose bc its usually just whatever the person doing the reconstruction thinks is right, esp if the remains found are skeletal.
     
  10. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I know in this case, it should be about right bc she hadn't been dead long
     
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    traacker13 New Member

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    Yep, that's kind of what I thought too, Kymistry.
     
  12. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Unless the blunt force trauma includes damage to the face. In that case the features could be significantly distorted. My first reaction was that Pinkie looked nothing like her, especially through the forehead, but her face is turned to 3/4 view while the reconstructions are face-on so it's hard to tell whether the unidentified woman's forehead slopes back. Also, Pinkie has her hair puffed up at the point of her head, which exaggerates the apparent slope of her forehead.
     
  13. Fuuro

    Fuuro New Member

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    They didn't specify whether the bruises on this girl's body were recent or older. If some were newer and some were older, that could suggest a history of abuse in this woman's life.
     
  14. JayFletcher6493

    JayFletcher6493 Member

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    Are there any post mortem pictures for this jane doe?
     
  15. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    the hairline looks kinda similar, both seem to have a hardly noticeable, slightly off center peak there
     
  16. Fuuro

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    It seems as if this is one of those cases where the reconstruction is really a postmortem pic retouched to make it look as if she was alive (these seem to be really common)
     
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    Fuuro New Member

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    Hey guys, I think I might be able to provide some insight as to what Japanese Gardens she was found in. Perhaps they were the Ichimura Miami-Japanese Gardens? As far as I know they're the only Japanese Gardens in Watson Island, although I haven't lived in Miami-Dade county in a really long time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_Island#Current_public_facilities
     
  18. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels A novena a day brings roses your way

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    Samantha Steinberg (Doe Network reconstruction artist) really does fantastic reconstructions. She really brings this Doe back to life.
     
  19. Fuuro

    Fuuro New Member

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    I know, the second recon with her hair down looks so good that I can't even tell that she's really dead.

    Also, her undergarments appear to be purchased at a rest stop, which indicates to me that she might not be from the local area. Maybe she was a hitchhiker or a runaway who was intercepted? She looks to be on the younger side of the age estimates. Or she was abducted by someone who she knew (maybe an abusive spouse, boyfriend, or even parents) when they decided to take her life? Again, I would really be interested in knowing if the bruises were all inflicted when she was being killed or if a few of them were healing/inflicted a noticeable amount of time before.
     
  20. carbuff

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    I don't think the underwear was purchased at a rest area. I think it's a bawdy joke.
     

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