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  1. Migmuu

    Migmuu Member

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    UP#6942

    DEMOGRAPHICS
    Age: 18 - 25 years old
    Race: Caucasian
    Sex: Female
    Postmortem interval: 1978 to 1979
    Body conditions: All parts recovered. Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    CIRCUMSTANCES
    Found on September 11, 1979
    Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
    Body found in Jefferson Parish, mandible and maxilla removed for future identification, location of body unknown. Age, sex, and race are estimated from the jaws only.

    IDENTIFIERS
    Dentals: Available and entered
    DNA: Samples available - Not yet submitted
    Fingerprints: Unavailable
     
  2. Migmuu

    Migmuu Member

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    It sounds like she could be Mary Rodermund, a victim of serial killer Robert Hohenberger. She was added to Charley today. There isn't much information about the UID, but Mary fits in okay with what's available.

    Age (16) is within 2 years
    Race (Caucasian) matches
    Disappeared in March 1978 (postmortem interval is 1978 - 1979)
    Morgan City is only 97 miles from Jefferson Parish

    She's not in NamUs, so no comparisons could be made.
     
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    rainwater New Member

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    Migmuu,

    Did you call Mary Rodermund in as a possible to the Jefferson Parish coroner?
     
  4. Migmuu

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    No, I never did call it in.
     
  5. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Sure wish we knew where in Jefferson Parish the remains were found. Jefferson Parish is vast.
     
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    rainwater New Member

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    Jefferson Parish is huge-it is divided by the Mississippi River into what locals call 'East Bank" (Metairie, Kenner side if you are looking at a map) and "West Bank" ( Harvey, Terrytown, Westwego side ). Algiers is West Bank, but is Orleans Parish. For whatever reason, I could not find this UID listed on the Louisiana "Faces" site run by LSU for UIDs, although they list 120 UIDs found in the state.

    Link: http://identifyla.lsu.edu/la_unidentified.php?p=12

    There are about 15 cases that look like they might be in progress as far as information goes-but those are mainly from Bossier Parish. I clicked on one and the only information listed for the UID was "over 16".
     
  7. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Exactly! The parish spans from the Gulf of Mexico north to Lake Pontchartrain. In addition to the east/west bank division, areas of the parish are referred to as Upper and Lower Jefferson. I live in New Orleans, so this is somewhat local to me. Also, I knew a woman who went missing in the spring or summer of 1979 in Jefferson Parish. Her body was recovered on the West Bank, just across the river from New Orleans, but her murder never solved. So that makes me a little more curious about this Jane Doe.

    MAP
     
  8. alllads

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    Weird that this woman isn't on the LSU FACES website - LSU FACES is the contact listed, AND NamUS lists an LSU number - 08-29-11. But this number doesn't correspond with anything.
     
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    hayaletcatcher Active Member

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    Added as rule out 6th September 2016
    Mary Shinn 1953 Arkansas
     
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  12. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Have searched the local newspapers have yet to find anything on this UID
     

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