GA - Cassandra Landrum, 18, Union City, 29 Sept 1975

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  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Cassandra Nadine Landrum

    Missing since September 29, 1975 from Union City, Fulton County, Georgia.
    Classification: Involuntary

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: August 26, 1957
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1; 100 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; hazel eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Small scar on her forehead
    Clothing: Blue jeans and two red shirts, one short sleeved and one long. She was barefoot.
    AKA: Sandra

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Landrum was last seen leaving her family's home in Union City, Georgia on September 29, 1975. She intended to use a pay phone, which was a short distance from her house. Landrum was never seen or heard from again.

    Her parents received anonymous phone calls after her disappearance, during which the caller informed them that Landrum had been murdered.

    She has never been located.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Landrum's whereabouts, please contact:

    Union City Police Department
    Chief Isome
    770-306-6862

    All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

    NCIC Number: M-768525715
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Child Protection Education of America
    The Doe Network: Case File 210DFGA


    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/210dfga.html
     
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  3. laini

    laini cemetery walker

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  4. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    bumping case up.
     
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  6. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Bumping case up.
     
  7. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Bump.

    This month will mark 35 years since Cassandra went missing. Come home soon.
     
  8. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Cassandra went missing on a Monday, 29 September 1975. Her case remains unsolved. Union City, Georgia is just south of Atlanta.
     
  9. scriptgirl

    scriptgirl Active Member

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    I just want to know who called her family to say that she was murdered and why. Guilty conscience?
     
  10. scriptgirl

    scriptgirl Active Member

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    Found this:

    aper: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
    Title: Another attempt to solve mystery

    Two women hope that tests on bones found in 1980 will answer questions

    about what happened to their sister.
    Date: April 29, 1997

    Bonded by optimism, two sisters drove to Gainesville hoping for answers to the question that has haunted them for 22 years: What happened to Sandra?

    Barefoot and wearing blue jeans, 18-year-old Sandra Landrum left her Union City home at dusk, telling her mother she was going to the nearby Dairy Queen.Police said Sandra was a runaway, but her sisters, Shirley Landrum Hardcastle, now 44, of Jonesboro, and Alice Landrum Albea, 41, of Forest Park, still believe their sister would not let them wonder about her fate.

    Their dogged search led them last Wednesday to Gainesville, where Hall County police told them of a "Jane Doe," a mystery that has remained unsolved since 1980.

    The decomposed skeletal remains of an unidentified woman were found off I-985. Authorities determined she was about 5-foot-3 and age 18-23 at the time of death.

    Sandra was about 5-foot-2 and would have been 23 in 1980.

    Police will use DNA testing to try to determine if the dead woman is Sandra. The procedure will take several months and may be inconclusive.

    Sandra's sisters are tracking down dental records to help police determine a match. But they have chased many bad ---and often cruel ---tips over the years.

    "My first instinct is this is not my sister," said Albea, who has taken time off from her job as a mortgage processor. "But we are pursuing every lead."

    The search "consumes me," said Hardcastle, a homemaker and mother of two grown children. "There are days when I can do nothing but think about Sandra."
    <SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","
    Hardcastle and Albea have posted hundreds of fliers bearing Sandra\'s picture. They tracked her Social Security number and credit history, which indicated no activity. In October, they consulted a psychic who told them Sandra &quot;is on the other side.&quot;

    The psychic described a place near the family\'s home where she said the sisters would find Sandra\'s remains. The sisters carried shovels to the site and spent two Saturdays digging up bones the GBI later said were those of animals.

    The youngest of six children, Sandra Landrum was a small-town girl who left Campbell High School in Union City without graduating and lived at home with her parents.

    &quot;She was just the baby sister,&quot; Hardcastle said. &quot;I was married and had young kids and so did my sister. I don\'t think we showed her the interest after we left home.&quot;

    The night Sandra disappeared, her mother was talking to Hardcastle on the telephone. Sandra wanted to make a call. Rather than wait, Sandra said she would walk to the Dairy Queen, less than a block away.

    &quot;Normally I would have gotten off the phone with my mom if Sandra had to use it,&quot; Hardcastle said. &quot;That night I didn\'t. I don\'t know why.&quot;

    The next day, the Landrums reported Sandra missing. Because she had just turned 18, Union City police told them, they could do nothing ---although they now say Sandra\'s file is open and active.

    There was no publicity about the disappearance, but the Landrums received frequent telephone calls, some offering gruesome information about Sandra. One caller said she was chopped into pieces and left behind a Tastee-Freez in Fairburn. Police searched the area and found nothing.

    Sandra\'s father died in 1988. Her 70-year-old mother supports her surviving daughters\' ongoing search, but is disabled with a muscular disease and can\'t help them.

    Both sisters maintain telephone listings under their maiden name, in case Sandra ever tries to call.

    Until then, all they have is a glimmering hope.

    &quot;If she were injured, she could have amnesia or something,&quot; Hardcastle said.

    &quot;She may not know how to contact her family. I know it\'s far-fetched. . . . But I have hope. I still do.&quot;


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    Hardcastle and Albea have posted hundreds of fliers bearing Sandra's picture. They tracked her Social Security number and credit history, which indicated no activity. In October, they consulted a psychic who told them Sandra "is on the other side."

    The psychic described a place near the family's home where she said the sisters would find Sandra's remains. The sisters carried shovels to the site and spent two Saturdays digging up bones the GBI later said were those of animals.

    The youngest of six children, Sandra Landrum was a small-town girl who left Campbell High School in Union City without graduating and lived at home with her parents.

    "She was just the baby sister," Hardcastle said. "I was married and had young kids and so did my sister. I don't think we showed her the interest after we left home."

    The night Sandra disappeared, her mother was talking to Hardcastle on the telephone. Sandra wanted to make a call. Rather than wait, Sandra said she would walk to the Dairy Queen, less than a block away.

    "Normally I would have gotten off the phone with my mom if Sandra had to use it," Hardcastle said. "That night I didn't. I don't know why."

    The next day, the Landrums reported Sandra missing. Because she had just turned 18, Union City police told them, they could do nothing ---although they now say Sandra's file is open and active.

    There was no publicity about the disappearance, but the Landrums received frequent telephone calls, some offering gruesome information about Sandra. One caller said she was chopped into pieces and left behind a Tastee-Freez in Fairburn. Police searched the area and found nothing.

    Sandra's father died in 1988. Her 70-year-old mother supports her surviving daughters' ongoing search, but is disabled with a muscular disease and can't help them.

    Both sisters maintain telephone listings under their maiden name, in case Sandra ever tries to call.

    Until then, all they have is a glimmering hope.

    "If she were injured, she could have amnesia or something," Hardcastle said.

    "She may not know how to contact her family. I know it's far-fetched. . . . But I have hope. I still do."
     
  11. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It appears that the Hall County I-985 Jane Doe has been identified. She was listed as NamUs UP 4707. But that casefile is now closed.
     
  12. Backwoods

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    I'm a little confused, I think...

    The article scriptgirl quoted, about how the two sisters were looking into the Hall County uid as possibly being their sister Cassandra, was dated 1997. So it likely wasn't, correct? Surely it would not have taken THAT long to make a determination.

    Are you saying the NamUs case file on that Doe closed just recently, CarlK?
     
  13. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm not sure when it was closed. But it had to have been in the last few years, because I put together my spreadsheet a few years ago, and it was open when I put it on.
     

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