Discussion in 'The Unidentified' started by CarlK90245, Oct 17, 2011.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011...-house-fire/UPI-59071318880328/#ixzz1b4fuazYt
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20111017...ered-during-Highland-Park-blaze#ixzz1b6xYVEzN
Looking for kids aged 5-16 missing from the Detroit area after 1978 (when Jordache began selling jeans), who are listed as wearing jeans (either Jordache, or unspecified brand) when they disappeared.
I came up with three. None specified Jordache - just indicated "blue jeans", or "acid washed jeans".
Alishia Dachone Miller
Coral Pearl Hall
Abandoned building in/near Detroit? Reminds me a bit of the murders committed by
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but the timeline is almost certainly wrong for it.
I wonder how long the body was there because Jordache jeans were popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I'm not sure if they still make them.
They are still around....I wonder if they are sold everywhere?
In the 1990s, this strategy appeared to have backfired, and Jordache products slid in popularity. The company's jeans "lost their cachet, appealing mainly to inner-city youths and blue-collar workers and typically selling at discount stores.
Which would makes sense they would be popular in Detroit in the 90's. Of the 3 missing cases above...Alishia's last know location to this house is less than 10 miles. Brian from Trenton is over 30 miles away, and Coral was from Flint which is an hour away.
Has anyone heard what kind of shoes they are?
Has anyone looked up the records to see who owned or lived in this house prior to 2004? Did anyone find the cause of the fire?
Highland Park's mayor told Local 4 that the arson investigation was turned over to the Michigan State Police. Arson investigators said the remains may belong to a child between the ages of 10 and 16.
The mayor said no final determination has been made on the age of the remains. However, he said items found around the remains appear to belong to a child.
Human bones found inside a burning abandoned home two weeks may be that of a young girl. Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region...g-home-may-belong-to-young-girl#ixzz1bnzwXUan
I can't believe you didn't list Aundria Bowman...http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bowman_aundria.html
She went missing from Holland MI in 1989. Holland is almost a 3 hour drive from Detroit, but it says that Aundria went missing from a group home. She could have hitchiked, been kidnapped.... I just wanted to put her out there..
There were several others from other parts of Michigan, but I was only focusing on MP's from the Detroit area who were wearing jeans when they disappeared. Aundria could be a good possibility though.
Aundria's birth mother now lives in Hemet CA, and I met with her a couple of weeks ago. I'll mention this to her the next time I talk to her.
I knew you were in contact with Aundria's birth month since we all thought she could have been the Racine Jane Doe.
Aundria is a year older than me. I remember wearing jordache jeans in the 80's I think more so when I was in elementary school. (early 80's) I remember being excited because I got a pair for Christmas... Some girls can be so materialistic... anyhow, you got to wonder who this child is?
I remember wearing Jordache jeans in the early 90's...but I also remember when the market was oversaturated with them and their quality seemed to drop not long after that. They were still around but it was not as cool to wear them anymore...
I still remember the Brooke Shields commercials - "Nobody gets between me and my Jordache Jeans"
ETA: :doh: Oops, I got the wrong brand. It was a Calvin Klein commercial. "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? - Nothing."
Although Jordache was a fashionable brand in the late 70's-early 80's (about '79-'83 ish), they are now widely available at discount prices-- at Walmart etc. I am guessing that our Jane Doe may be more contemporary, and wearing the lesser-expensive and widely available jeans that might match the socio-economic area she was found in? (And please know that I am not criticizing or looking down on anyone, just saying that an area with folks who may be in lower-paying jobs are probably watching the $$ more carefully-- I don't buy expensive name-brands for my kid either! )
Highland Park is an interesting little area. It was right in middle of the auto manufacturing kingdom of Ford and Chrysler. The population shifted significantly late '60's-early 70's, and dropped significantly in size (1960= 38,000/2000= 16,000). "Chrysler, the last major private sector employer in the city, moved its corporate headquarters from Highland Park to Auburn Hills between 1991 and 1993, paying the city a total of $44 million in compensation. The move dislocated a total of 6,000 jobs over this period. (from Wikipedia)
I was wondering if our Jane Doe's family could have moved out during that time...
According to public records, the house was last occupied in 2004. In looking at the street-view on google maps (which still pictures the house before the fire) It was by far not the largest house on the block-- many of the homes appear to be fairly well maintained. In recent years this would have been an eyesore, IMO. From it's condition, I don't know if anyone would have ventured in there- It looks very unstable.
Of interest to me is that the house is located on a service road, adjacent to a very busy street- looks like a highway to me. Separated only by a fence.
There appears to be a recovery/halfway type house across the street ("Recovery starts here and a mural painted on the side). Not saying anything bad about folks in that situation, but can't rule out that Jane Doe could have been placed there by someone who lived in the neighborhood only briefly.
I know it's likely that Jane lived there and died/was killed by the last residents of the house, or someone who knew them... but 2004 was a long time ago, so if they find that she was placed there more recently, my sleuthing might come in handy...
I was looking at the house, 401 Cortland St, before the fire, on Google Earth. It doesn't look very secure -- like anyone could go into the house if they wanted to.
Yes, look at this house from the 2009 Google Maps (attached). It looks like anyone could enter the house.
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