MA MA - Granby, WhtFem 720UFMA, 19-26, shallow grave off Route 116, Nov'78

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  1. Two for the road

    Two for the road Well-Known Member

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    There may be more missing persons than we know and LE just either purged their file or they haven't entered them into Namus. Looking at old newspaper archives and there are a lot of missing people that never turned up again.
     
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  2. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of women missing from Massachusetts in that time frame as well as more recently.
    They just mostly aren't listed in Namus.

    I have been told that the state has a policy that it doesn't list a missing person or UID in the national databases unless they have reason to think the person might have been from out of state. (I think within-state comparisons are made routinely, however.) Some dep.artments have started to add recent disappearances to Namus, but there doesn't seem to be much push to add cold cases
     
  3. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    One of my most prevalent daydreams when I have a lot of free time is getting in the car and just going to the Granby Police Department and asking them right there if they can tell me about the case. LMAO.
     
  4. LadyBadWolf

    LadyBadWolf Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Granby Girl
     
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  5. taramarie

    taramarie Well-Known Member

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    Is there anywhere these missing persons are listed if not in Namus?
     
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  6. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of a single list, but you can check several different lists & sites, they sometimes have a few on them who aren't in NamUs. Charley Project and Doe Network sometimes have cases not in NamUs. You can also check Canada's missing and Interpol has a list, too.

    You could check each individual state of interest (my state police has a page dedicated to missing people on our state government website, and some were only recently added to NamUs) to see if they maintain a list of missing people and compare the two as well. Also, my city started a missing person page on the city website, but last I checked, they were all in NamUs.
    I also do internet searches for the "missing missing"- known missing people who don't appear to be in any database. Found a few videos like that on youtube, too.
     
  7. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of a good source in Massachusetts. It's like a black hole.

    What little I have found is mostly from old newspaper reports :p
     
  8. LadyBadWolf

    LadyBadWolf Well-Known Member

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    Adding to the wishlist here, I do wish there was a reconstruction or likeness sketch associated with Granby Girl.
     
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  9. LadyBadWolf

    LadyBadWolf Well-Known Member

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    Good ole MA :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  10. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Yep, gotta love Mass.
     
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  11. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I have had good luck going to my local LE and just talking to them. But it's a small town and there wasn't much to learn :p
     
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  12. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Granby Jane Doe has been unidentified for 40 years today.
     
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  13. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    I really need to take a drive over to Granby PD to see what they can do. Or maybe a phone call is in order...

    Rest In Peace, Granby Girl. :(
     
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  14. rrsafety

    rrsafety New Member

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    I wonder if there is DNA in this case. If so, money could be raised to have it analyzed by the DNA Doe Project and her ID determined using forensic genealogy.
     
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  15. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever get over there? I think they have me on the crank-callers list.
     
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  16. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    And Granby Girl is FINALLY in NamUs!

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Female
    White / Caucasian
    Date Found: November 15, 1978
    Location Found: Granby, Massachusetts
    Estimated Age Range: 15-25 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number: --
    ME/C Case Number: A78-239

    Demographics
    Sex: Female
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
    Possible First Name: --
    Possible Middle Name: --
    Possible Last Name: --
    Possible Nickname: --

    Estimated Age Group: Adult - Pre 30
    Estimated Age Range (Years): 15-25

    Estimated Year of Death: 1978
    Estimated PMI: 5 Months

    Height: Cannot Estimate
    Weight: Cannot Estimate

    Circumstances
    Type: Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found: November 15, 1978
    NamUs Case Created: April 12, 2016
    ME/C QA Reviewed: --

    Location Found Map
    Street Address: Logging road off Amherst Rd
    Granby, Massachusetts
    County: Hampshire County
    GPS Coordinates: --

    Circumstances of Recovery:
    Found in woods by loggers.

    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains: All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Unknown or Completely Bald
    Head Hair Description: Not known
    Unofficial news reports describe the hair as "blond or light brown" and "long"
    Body Hair Description: Not known
    Facial Hair Description: Not known

    Left Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description: Not known

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Known Information

    Clothing and Accessories
    Item
    Description
    Clothing
    Green collars shirt (See image) Bra black underwear blue sweater vest blue jeans
    On the Body

    Clothing
    Men's leather belt
    Near the Body

    Eyewear
    none
    On the Body

    Footwear
    Brown shoes
    On the Body

    Jewelry
    yellow metal ring has "illegible initials" and is marked "14K"
    On the Body
    • [​IMG]
     
  17. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Woooohooo!
     
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  18. LadyBadWolf

    LadyBadWolf Well-Known Member

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    YES!! What fantastic news!!
     
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