KY KY - Sheila Anita Cooper, 34, Paducah, 10 Oct 1986

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  1. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    [h=1]Sheila Anita Cooper[/h]
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    Cooper, circa 1986



    • Missing Since 10/10/1986
    • Missing From Paducah, Mccracken County, Kentucky
    • Classification Missing
    • Age 34 years old
    • Height and Weight 5'0, 100 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description Dangly earrings.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Cooper may use the name Sheila Cooper Tinsley. Her ears are pierced and she has a light scar on her left cheek.


    [h=3]Details of Disappearance[/h] Cooper was last seen in Paducah, Kentucky on October 10, 1986. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.


    http://charleyproject.org/case/sheila-anita-cooper

    NAMUS spells her name: Shelia

    Circumstances: family has not heard from or seen Shelia since 10-10-1986

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/9746/
     


  2. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Sheila has been missing for 33 years today.
     
  3. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Missing Person / NamUs #MP9746
    Shelia Anita Cooper, Female, White/Caucasian
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    Missing Since: October 10, 1986
    Location Last Seen: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
    Age: 34 years old
    Height: 5'0”
    Weight: 100 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Green
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Sheila Cooper Tinsley
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Light scar on left cheek, pierced ears
    Clothing & Personal Items: Hanging type earrings


    Dentals: Not Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance:
    Sheila was last seen in Paducah, Kentucky at 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 1986. Her family has not seen or heard from her since then. Few details are available in this case.

    Investigating Agency:
    Paducah Police Department (270) 444-8550
    Agency Case Number: 24R86689


    Sources:

    NamUs
    The Charley Project
    The Doe Network
     
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    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    7C91CFD1-914F-4436-8C09-187F2C4685A8.jpeg
    Name:
    Shelia Cooper
    Yearbook Date: 1969
    School: Paducah Tilghman High School
    School Location: Paducah, Kentucky, USA
    Grade Completed: Sophomore

    Makes me so sad to see very little information available on Sheila’s disappearance :(
     
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  5. KSue80

    KSue80 New Member

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    My friend's mother went missing in October 1986. When we were about 14, we made promises to each other to solve her case and my grandmother's murder. We tried several times over the years. Sadly, my friend passed away 4 years ago. Im still trying to find answers for him, myself and his family. His aunt, Sheila's sister, is completely ok with me continuing my search. All I really have is the link to Sheila Anita Cooper – The Charley Project . Ive requested info through our police dept, using the FOIA forms. Still waiting for those. Although, the information will be limited bc the case is still active Just cold. Im at a loss as to what else I could do.
     
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    Darling136 Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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  7. Melt71

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    Welcome @KSue80 and my condolences on the loss of your friend and your grandmother.

    Do you know if Sheila's sister has given DNA to law enforcement? Has she done DNA testing with any commercial companies in order to research her family tree etc? That data can then be uploaded to websites that use genealogy to identify deceased persons. (DNA for police and DNA for genealogy are two different processes and used in different databases - please excuse me if I'm repeating information you already know.)

    We are here to help, just ask. Sheila's sister is also welcome here. You will see a member here @MadMcGoo has made a lot of posts here. She is working on a project to try and identified unidentified deceased persons in KY. You may wish to take a look at her spreadsheet and see if you think there are any cases that might match to Sheila. The link is
    www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/project-kentucky-unidentified-persons-cold-cases.498883/page-13#post-16359575
     
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  8. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for providing the link! :)

    And yes, we are all here to help!
     
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  9. theshadow45

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    Shelia has been missing for 34 years today.
     
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  10. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Rule outs from NamUs
    Not sure how these UPs were excluded because Doe Network states she has no identifiers. Hopefully that's changed recently and she at least has DNA

    UP15616
    07/29/2016
    Gwinnett
    GA

    UP6279
    12/18/1996
    Fairfax
    VA

    UP12683
    06/06/2014
    Newport News
    VA
    UP6661
    02/03/1991
    Stafford
    VA

    UP6279
    12/18/1996
    Fairfax
    VA

    UP8493
    12/06/1993
    Fairfax
    VA
     
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  11. AlleyCat2021

    AlleyCat2021 New Member

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    I really do not know much on how to use this site but throwing this out there for other users. I don't know how many are still missing in Paducah but what I do know is this week a lady drove into the river and as they were retrieving her car they found another. However, it doesn't appear that they will be pulling that out. It's a big river and could have come from anywhere but just throwing out the info that at the end of Broadway at the Ohio River in Paducah there is a car down there. :( and I'm not sure what kind. This woman is the only one I could recall off the top of my head that was missing.


     
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  12. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    @AlleyCat2021
    Welcome aboard. Thank you for the heads up.
    If this is the same incident, this article states the search for the woman's car was hampered by multiple other cars found in the river. Yikes! I hope they peeked inside to make sure they were all empty. I also hope she gets the help she needs, as it appears she drove into the water deliberately.
    Car recovered from Ohio River at Paducah
     
  13. MadMcGoo

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    Wow. So many cars! I hope they plan to investigate further.
     
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  14. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Even if they couldn't haul them all up, they could have divers look inside them, if they haven't already.
     
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  15. AlleyCat2021

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    It's my understanding there will not be an attempt to look into any of this further. Maybe I'm mistaken. No idea if they noted makes and models or even looked inside! :(
     
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    Shelia has been missing for 35 years today.
     

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