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MI MI - Covert Township, WhtFem 730UFMI, 23-40, Near I-96, Oct'88

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 730UFMI
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/730ufmi.html
    NamUs UP Case 6653 https://identifyus.org/cases/6653

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    Reconstruction of Victim

    Unidentified White Female

    The victim was discovered on October 12, 1988 in Covert Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
    Estimated Date of Death: 1985-1988
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 23-40 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 55"
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown to blond hair. Long and possibly wavy.
    Dentals: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located near intersection of rt. I-96 and County Road 378.
     
  2. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's a new case added to NamUs who fits very cleanly to this Jane Doe:

    Shirley Jo Kelly
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/11768/8
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    Blond Hair - Age is right, Height is right (within an inch). Location is spot-on. She looks just like the reconstruction.

    The only inconsistency that I see is that three-year timeframe is a little long, considering that the body still had hair. The postmortem interval for the UID is two months according to NamUs. But according to DoeNetwork, the estimated date of death is 1985 to 1988, which would be consistent.

    ETA: I just kicked off an e-mail to Trooper Krebs to see if she has compared Shirley to this Jane Doe (and requesting that she do so if she has not).
     
  3. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    A 0-3 year time frame according to NamUs. I'd submit this one.
     
  4. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That's strange. It says 2 months as the postmortem interval, but then says that estimated time of death is 1985-1988.

    I did just send an e-mail to Trooper Krebs, Rose Sacchetti, and Norman Sauer.
     
  5. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Maybe it was a data entry error which should have been 2 years instead of 2 months. Since the NamUs profile reads complete or near complete skeletal remains, 2 mo's has to be an error.
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    The UID is listed in both Namus and Doe as being 55 inches tall. Shirley is listed as being 66 inches tall. 55 inches is 4'7".

    if you get a response Carl, you might want to ask them if the height is correct for the UID.
     
  7. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Oops, I read that as 5'5", but you're right. I would bet that it should be 5'5", as 4'7" is extremely short for an adult woman. If that is an error, it may explain why this case would not come up on their radar when looking for matches to Shirley Kelly.

    ETA: I called Trooper Krebs. She just entered Shirley's NamUs case yesterday, and doesn't know whether any possibles have popped up for her yet. I said that it might not come up due to the 10" listed height difference, but I asked her to check into whether there is an error on the Covert Jane Doe's height.

    She said that she has not been to her office yet, but she will look into it when she gets to her office.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Shirley Jo Kelly was added to this Jane Doe's NamUs rule-out list today, and Jane Doe's height was changed to 60" (i.e., 5 feet, 0 inches).

    https://identifyus.org/cases/6653
     
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    limelatitude New Member

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    Any comments about the liklihood of this Missing Person being a match: NamUs MP # 901
     
  10. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I thought so too, i'll keep searching :)
     
  12. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    BTW: :welcome:
     
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    limelatitude New Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    I think she looks like a good possible. Height is off but given the discrepencies already pointed out that wouldn't put me off too much.

    :wagon:
     
  15. Irish_Eyes

    Irish_Eyes Well-Known Member

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    May I please ask do you know anymore on this Jane Doe?Are they getting right now DNA on her?Does someone have a map of where this Jane Doe was found?
     
  17. Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne Well-Known Member

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    Did they say what her dental was?
     
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    It says her dentals are available, but not yet entered. Maybe you can submit Tammy?
     
  19. Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to get a hold of LE now to see if they are getting DNA on this Jane Doe.I think she looks a little like this picture of my sister Tammy.

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    I want this Jane Doe checked with her.
     
  20. Irish_Eyes

    Irish_Eyes Well-Known Member

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    That's a beautiful picture, Suzanne. Please let us know what the LE contact says.
     

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