IA IA - Clinton Co., Pregnant BlkFem UP2622, 12-23, in Mississippi River, Apr'75

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  1. anthrobones

    anthrobones New Member

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/839ufio.html

    [FONT=HELVETICA,ARIAL]Can You Help Identify these Remains [/FONT]
    [FONT=HELVETICA,ARIAL]from Clinton County, Iowa?[/FONT]

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    Date Located April 11, 1975
    Location Found Clinton County, Iowa
    Date of Death Death occurred sometime in early 1975.
    Cause of Death Gunshot Wound
    Race: Black
    Gender: Female
    Age 12 - 23 years old
    Height 5'2"-5'4"
    Weight 100 - 120 lbs.
    Eye Color N/A
    Hair Color Black hair.
    Fingerprints unknown
    Dental unknown
    DNA unknown
    Clothing Not Stated.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium build; the victim was approximately 10 weeks pregnant (since about January 31, 1975). Case Details:The victim was located in the river in Clinton County, Iowa on April 11, 1975.

    Sigh...12 to 23 years is too wide a age range...
     
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    Cubby fly the W!

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    iulia Well-Known Member

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    Very old article about these remains
    Death discovered in Clinton County still haunts investigators
     
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    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP2622
    Female, Black / African American
    Date Body Found: April 11, 1975
    Location Found: Clinton County, Iowa
    Estimated Age:Adult - Pre 30; 12-23

    Estimated Height: 5' 2"-5’4”
    Estimated Weight: 100-120 lbs

    Hair Color: Black

    Circumstances of Recovery: The body of an African American female between the age of 12 and 23 was found in a river in Clinton County, Iowa on April 11, 1975. No clothing or jewelry were found on the body. The decedent is estimated to be between 5 feet, 2 inches and 5 feet, 4 inches in height, weight between 100 to 120 pounds, having a medium build and black hair. The decedent was noted on autopsy examination to be approximately 10 weeks pregnant. Death is estimated to have occurred sometime in early 1975.

    0 missing person exclusions.
     
  6. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    NE - NE - Marialice Clark, 14, Omaha, August 1972
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    It'd be really nice if there was a composite for this Jane Doe so we could compare her facial features to Marialice Clark. She was 14 when she disappeared from Nebraska in 1972 riding away in a car with Illinois tags. Her weight is listed as 130 when she disappeared whereas Jane Doe was 100-120 lbs in 1975 and 10 weeks pregnant. I guess it's possible she could have lost weight in the 3-year interval. JD doesn't have any information regarding scars or marks while Marialice has a scar behind her head and a birthmark on her hip. There aren't any rule outs for either profile.

    ETA- link to her WS thread. After reading a bit about her disappearance, I doubt this is her. Based on the info in her NamUs I thought perhaps she'd ran away with a bf or relative. I suppose that's still an unlikely possibility.
     
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    Tbone144 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at my old post above when I was still new at this, my dates are off.
    With my better attention to detail now, I did find this missing girl.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Shirley Magee
    5’ tall and 80 pounds.
    last seen July 26, 1973 in Chicago, age 12. Age works and if she was on the streets for a bit who knows what could have happened height and weight wise. Clinton appears to be a straight shot out of Chicago, just over a 2 hour drive.

    last seen walking to school. This one has her listed as 5’3” 108 pounds
    Have you seen this child? Shirley Magee
     
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    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this one. Any new leads?
     
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  10. Susikatze

    Susikatze Well-Known Member

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    The range 12-22 is outrageous. Those teenage and young adult years are actually among the ones you can date best. Which teeth are erupted? How do the skull sutures look like? How is the overall physical development? Are the epiphysises fused or not yet or partially?

    This is something I find a lot with older AA UID... that would never happen with a white Doe. It is the old anthropological bias that AA individuals mature quicker than Caucasians and are harder to date when in their teens, but in reality that biological "advantage" is really slim and very individual. Would not substantially affect age determination.
    Also back then, LE seemed not to put too much effort in identifying non white Does... that has luckily changed for the better the last two decades or so, but in the 1970s it was still a very ignorant attitude...
     
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    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    839UFIA

    Dentals: Not available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Not available.

    She should at least have some sort of facial reconstruction. :(
     
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