MD MD - Baltimore, BlkFem UP2744, 25-35, in vacant house, clipboard & beeper, Sep'99

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  1. cj1132

    cj1132 New Member

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    I found this case in Namus UP #2744

    This unidentified female was found September 9, 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland in an abandoned building.

    Estimated Height - 5'0

    Age - 25-35

    Skeletal Parts Only

    https://identifyus.org/cases/2744

    I found this possible match:

    Emma Mae Bland

    Missing since July 6, 1999

    Age: 33 yrs. old

    Height: 5' although I have seen her height listed at 4'9 to 4'10 on another site

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1876/0

    This doe was found less than a mile from where Emma was last seen.

    The one thing I'm not sure of is if someone would be skeletonized if they were in an abandoned building for 2 months. Since the body would have been there during the hottest months of the summer, would it be possible to be skeletonized?
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This is definitely worth a call-in. And yes, a body can completely skeletonize in two months under the right conditions.

    If the bones were inside an abandoned house, it seems strange that all of the parts are not all there, unless the house was left open to animals. If so, that also would greatly speed up the skeletonization.

    Here's the Google Earth Map

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou...655,-76.640389&spn=0.009665,0.024526&t=h&z=16

    Here's her Charley Page
    Emma Mae Bland
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bland_edna.html
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  4. cj1132

    cj1132 New Member

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    Thanks for your input Carl. Do I call MD ME or do I contact the Namus case manager?
     
  5. Billylee

    Billylee New Member

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    I find what they found with the body extremely interesting:


    One pair of panties, beeper, clipboard, lipstick, key chain


    As soon as I saw beeper, I thought drugs, but then why a clipboard, a single lipstick (as opposed to makeup bag, was it in a pocket? and a key chain. (Empty or with keys?) Could be jogger, but nah, the clipboard gets me. Who carries around a clip board with them? Survey takers? Door to door sales people? Census people? Any other ideas? Wonder what Emma did for a living. Hmmm?
     
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    cj1132 New Member

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    That thought crossed my mind as well. I had thought about a census taker but the timing was off.
     
  7. Billylee

    Billylee New Member

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    The JD was found in an abandoned building. Is it possible she was participating in a HUD homeless survey. I don't know when that started but you'd sure think if she went missing doing that it would have been big news. ?
     
  8. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd start with the MD ME. That's probably what the NamUs case manager would do, so you are eliminating a middleman by calling the ME directly.
     
  9. LotsaLatte

    LotsaLatte Member

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    I think back in 1999 it's possible that someone doing well checks for social service agencies would carry a beeper and clipboard. I did when I was a Realtor too. But that was a few years before that and then we went to cell phones. I would definitely call or email it in. That height is just so close.
     
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    Could be door-to-door sales. House siding, books, magazine subscriptions greeting cards, Greenpeace memberships etc. A lot of that employment is quite marginal sort of employment in its own way, and has a high employee turnover. They could have beeped her repeatedly to come to the van to be driven out of the area, she didn't come, they all go back to base to do their paperwork without her, she didn't show up to her next shift and they assume she just didn't want the job any more?

    Odd that the info doesn't mention anything clipped to the clipboard.

    Another option is that she was some sort of sex worker, although by 1999 those would have mostly been carrying mobile phones not beepers. If we were talking 1989 I'd definitely say sex-worker was most likely.
     
  11. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe she was an ACORN worker doing voter registration.
     
  12. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    Real Estate Agent would be my guess....why cant they find her via the beeper/pager?
     
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    I like this idea....brb
     
  15. Billylee

    Billylee New Member

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    Question, when Namus file says, as it does in this case, ETOD to be 0-1999. What does that mean? Does it mean they can't tell when she died at all, as in the year 0000? Or does it mean sometime in 1999?
     
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    believe09 Active Member

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    I emailed ACORN in DC at the National offices since Baltimore's offices were shuttered due to the scandal...I asked if pagers and clipboards were assigned to workers and if there was any campaigning going on in Baltimore in the spring or summer of 1999.

    I will post what I hear!!
     
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    believe09 Active Member

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    I think it means sometime in 1999...
     
  18. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Edna Mae Bland's page says that dentals, DNA sample or fingerprints are not currently available so I'm not sure how they're going to match her or rule her out with anybody.

    Did anybody ever call this in? Maybe nagging would get them to obtain some samples?
     

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