MO - Kansas City, WhtFem skeletal UP8521, in vacant lot, Mar'88 *Lynda Hart*

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Moderator

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    NamUs UP Case 8521 https://identifyus.org/cases/8521
    (Not listed in DoeNetwork)

    Unidentified Female (Race Unknown)
    * The victim was discovered on March 09, 1988 near the corner of 23rd & Highland in Kansas City, MO.

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated Age: 20 to 29
    * Approximate Height: 5'4" (64 inches)
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown, Curly hair
    * Clothing, Jewelry: white sock, red shirt, brown leather purse
    * DNA: UNT processed skull and hyoid bone for match. UNTCHI# 08-7579

    Case History

    The finder was in a vacant lot used as a dumping site, when he discovered a human skull lying on the ground beside a tree.

    Parts recovered on 3-9-88: Skull, mandible, (1) humerus, (1) radius, (1) ulna, (1) fibula, (1) clavicle, (6) ribs, (1) tibia, atlas, axis, (14) small bones of carpal-tarsal & phalangeal groups. teeth,
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Moderator

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    The UID case just showed up today in NamUs.

    This MP case just showed up last week in DoeNet.

    Lynda Jane Hart
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3015dfmo.html

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    All of the info available on this UID fits LJH. Her age (23) is within range, her height (5'3") is within an inch. She is from the same city, and was last seen seven months prior to the discovery of the skeletal remains. She also has brown, curly hair.

    ETA: I just sent an e-mail to Tom Hensley of the Office of the Jackson County Medical Examiner
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    excellent possibility Carl. you'd think even without the aid of modern DNA analysis, this missing person should have been near the top of the list of prospects.
     
  5. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Moderator

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    I received a call-back from Tom Hensley. He says that they have a match on the dentals, and they are now going to the family to obtain DNA samples for a positive ID. He says that this will probably take a few months, but it looks like this is Lynda Hart.

    I asked him if they were aware of the possible match prior to my call, and he said that he did not know.
     
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    very encouraging Carl and great sleuthing. if it is Lynda, I can only say it is a damn shame no one put two and two together in the past 23 years.
     
  7. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Moderator

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    This UID case is no longer available in NamUs, and Linda Hart's case is no longer in DoeNet. So I am guessing that the match was confirmed by DNA.

    I never heard back from Tom Hensley to verify that the DNA matched Linda Jane Hart, but he did tell me back in March that they had a match on dentals.
     
  8. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Thank you Carl for everything that you do.
     
  9. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    I can't verify the match through Social Security Death records, but since you got it right (so it seems) I'm not opposed to changing this thread to a "Match".
     
  10. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Moderator

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    OK we can finally set the "Match" flag on this thread.

    I sent an e-mail to Rebecca Roberts of DoeNet to see if she knows why they closed the MP casefile on Lynda Jane Hart. She Replied:

    Note that 6UFKS is not the same UID as 8521. 6UFKS was the Lincolnville Jane Doe, which corresponds to Namus 2422, and is still unidentified.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/2422

    I sent a reply to Rebecca advising that they should re-open 6UFKS, because that UID is still unidentified.

    I am also pretty sure that I sent in the first possible match on LJH and NamUs UP 8521, because LJH didn't have a NamUs casefile, and I called it in within an hour of the UID casefile being published in NamUs (and about a week after LJH's DoeNet casefile was created).

    Also, Tom Hensley did call me back a few weeks after I called it in to tell me that they had a dental match, and he he didn't know whether they were aware of it prior. But he didn't know about it prior.
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    amazing how they deny credit to ordinary citizens.

    great work Carl!
     
  12. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    they were working on it (right). Lynda was from the same city so there was always a file in their office. they just did not open it up to look at it until you called it in.
     
  13. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Excellent job Carl! So glad Lynda has her name back and her family some closure. Sleep peacefully Lynda.
     
  14. norest4thewicked

    norest4thewicked Karma is a beautiful thing ~

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    You are amazing!
     
  15. Lil'E

    Lil'E New Member

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    Congratulations Carl, on a job well done!!
     
  16. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    Great job Carl!
     
  17. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    AWESOME Carl! :tyou:
     
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    Great work, Carl! May Lynda rest in peace.
     
  19. chaddylex

    chaddylex Verified Insider

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    Great job Carl!!!! We here at Websleuths give you the credit on this match! I know how it feels when LE gives the credit to someone else....
     
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    Great job, Carl!!
     

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