NC NC - Onslow Co., WhtFem Skeletal 564UFNC, 20-30, off Bear Creek Rd, Dec'91

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  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Feb 5 2020
    Onslow County deputies reopen 1991 cold case, trying to ID female victim
    ''Bear Creek area. Investigators say she was likely killed sometime between the fall or winter of 1989 or 1990.

    Detectives believe her body was in the woods a year or two before being discovered in the woods.

    Decades later, several agencies helped investigators create a wax representation of the woman’s face and head. She’s described as white, 5’1 to 5’2, and between 20 and 30 years of age.''

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    Investigators say the case is rare because it’s Onslow County’s only cold case where they haven’t identified the victim.

    “It always haunts us because it’s someone’s child, someone’s sister, and they don’t know what happened to her,” said Colonel Chris Thomas, with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

    The cause of her death is unknown. Investigators say there wasn’t enough of her body left to determine how she died.

    “In other words, if the individual was stabbed, there were no marks on the skeleton, you wouldn’t know how they died,” said Thomas.

    The woman is in the National Database of Unidentified Victims, but there’s been no success in finding out who she is.

    Past leads took them to Florida and Texas, but no arrests have ever been made.
     


  2. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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  3. Murkywaters

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    New facial construction, lighter and darker hair colors
     
  4. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Just bringing old sketches to attention as they have not been posted here yet
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    564UFNC - Unidentified Female

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    Reconstruction of the victim by Dr. Emily Craig (note: mandible was not recovered and the jawline depicted is an estimation).

    Date of Discovery: December 2, 1991
    Location of Discovery: Hubert, Onslow County, North Carolina
    Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 years prior
    State of Remains: Partial skeletal
    Cause of Death: Undetermined; suspected homicide

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 20-30 years old
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'1" to 5'2"
    Weight: Unknown; but had slight build
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Possible back and/or neck problem (fusion of C2/3, slight arching in C1). Medical examiners found that the woman had a degenerative bone disease in her neck that she might not have even known about.

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available. Upper jaw: right 3d molar erupted, left previously extracted with incompletely healed socket; tooth #8 has a facial - D composite (a tooth colored restoration for a chip in the tooth); little wear on teeth; minimal periodontal disease. Lower jaw not recovered.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Available.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Gray or brown crew knit sweater with gold thread; dark blue or black stretch pants; panty hose. A pair of synthetic white slip-on shoes with a small bow were found nearby. Labels of Necessary Objects Limited and 1045 Paris were observed.
    Jewelry: None.
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was located in a wooded area by local hunters in Bear Creek near Stewart Point Road on December 2, 1991. The hunters stumbled upon a skull while looking for raccoons.

    The majority of the woman's skeleton was found 40 yards away from where hunters found the skull. Based on the clothes she was wearing, investigators believe she died in the fall or wintertime.

    A cause of death could not be determined because no detectable injuries could be found on the skeleton. However, due to the isolated location of the remains, authorities concluded the case was a probable homicide.

    Link to Doe network profile - 564UFNC
     
  5. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Cannot help but think of actress Sarah Jessica Parker when i look at these particular images, wondering how close is the nose approximation? imo, speculation.
     
  6. squash

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    I had no idea they reopened her case! I grew up very close to where she was found, but I didn't know about her until last year. I submitted a match to the doe network last year, but have not heard yet whether it was positive or negative. I'm very glad to see that there is some movement happening in this case.

    I submitted Karen Louise Wilson as a potential match, based largely off of physical descriptors.
    Karen Louise Wilson – The Charley Project
     
  7. squash

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    Also, an updated list of rule-outs from NAMUS. They added a few earlier this month.

    First Name, Last Name, Year of last contact, State LKA
    1. Lynn Burdick, 1982, Berkshire MA
    2. Billie Hall, 1985, Howard MD
    3. Barbara Hurst, 1985, Smyth VA
    4. Frankie Hurst, 1989, Anderson SC
    5. Gail Katz-Bierenbaum, 1985, New York NY
    6. Hazel Alice Klug, 1986, Henrico VA
    7. Deborah Poe, 1990, Orange FL
    8. Patricia Schmidt, 1985, Henrico VA
    9. Tiffany Sessions, 1989, Florida
    10. Karen Spencer, 1989, Clermont OH
    11. Susan Swedell, 1988, Washington MN
    12. Nancy Willis, 1961, Bradley TN
     
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    I love the write up, always look forward to them.
     
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  10. JovanSrna

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    @othram This case was recently reopened and police are interested in giving genetic genealogy a try.
    Here is an excerpt from her profile on Doe Network:
    ''In 2020, it was announced authorities had reopened the victim's case. Subsequently, a new reconstruction was released. Authorities believe is the most-accurate depiction of the victim. Further tests are in progress to estimate the woman's eye and hair colors, and perhaps to conduct genetic genealogy research to identify potential family members.

    Police are offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the victim's identity or otherwise valuable to the case.''
     
  11. squash

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    NAMUS page was recently updated, added a new rule-out. Total now is 13.
    First Name, Last Name, Year of last contact, State LKA
    1. Lynn Burdick, 1982, Berkshire MA
    2. Christina Chandler, 1990, Tarrant county TX *NEW 10/20
    3. Billie Hall, 1985, Howard MD
    4. Barbara Hurst, 1985, Smyth VA
    5. Frankie Hurst, 1989, Anderson SC
    6. Gail Katz-Bierenbaum, 1985, New York NY
    7. Hazel Alice Klug, 1986, Henrico VA
    8. Deborah Poe, 1990, Orange FL
    9. Patricia Schmidt, 1985, Henrico VA
    10. Tiffany Sessions, 1989, Florida
    11. Karen Spencer, 1989, Clermont OH
    12. Susan Swedell, 1988, Washington MN
    13. Nancy Willis, 1961, Bradley TN
     
  12. MadMcGoo

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    For geographical reference...

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  13. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    Ohhh thank you! It was driving me crazy. I knew she looked like someone but I couldn't figure it out - SJP!
     
  14. MadMcGoo

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    I was browsing through missing persons and came across one I thought I’d mention. The details are a bit vague and all over the place, but apparently the last time her mother spoke to her in 1988 she told her she was in North Carolina. She does resemble the earlier recons.

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  15. squash

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    I see it! Could potentially be worth a submission.

    This case weighs so heavily on me. I don't live in my hometown anymore, but I used to live less than a mile from the area where she was found. I hope she's identified soon.
     
  16. MadMcGoo

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    Upper jaw: right 3d molar erupted, left previously extracted with incompletely healed socket; tooth #8 has a facial - D composite (a tooth colored restoration for a chip in the tooth); little wear on teeth; minimal periodontal disease.

    Am I understanding this correctly? She would have had a chipped front tooth at some point on her life? That was eventually repaired?
     
  17. squash

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    As far as I can tell, yes. Not a dentist but that's what it looks like according to what I'm seeing.
     
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    NAMUS page was recently updated, added a new rule-out. Total now is 14.
    First Name, Last Name, Year of last contact, State LKA
    1. Lynn Burdick, 1982, Berkshire MA
    2. Christina Chandler, 1990, Tarrant County TX
    3. Billie Hall, 1985, Howard MD
    4. Barbara Hunt, 1985, Smyth VA
    5. Frankie Hurst, 1989, Anderson SC
    6. Gail Katz-Bierenbaum, 1985, New York NY
    7. Hazel Alice Klug, 1986, Henrico VA
    8. April Moody, 1990, Highlands FL *NEW 11/20
    9. Deborah Poe, 1990, Orange FL
    10. Patricia Schmidt, 1985, Henrico VA
    11. Tiffany Sessions, 1989, Florida
    12. Karen Spencer, 1989, Clermont OH
    13. Susan Swedell, 1988, Washington MN
    14. Nancy Willis, 1961, Bradley TN
     
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    So, I have noticed on earlier posts that some of the NAMUS listed rule-outs are no longer listed on NAMUS. Specifically, I remember Rhonda Baucom being a listed rule-out but she's no longer listed? There are others as well, looking back. Does anyone know why?
     
  20. theshadow45

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    Bear Creek Jane Doe has been unidentified for 29 years today.
     
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