NJ NJ - Newark, BlkFem, Tattoos: Tiara, Purple Rose, 3 Stars on Neck, Mar 2018

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  1. Gardener1850

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    The Essex County Prosecutor's office is hoping members of the public can help identify a woman found floating in a lake at Weequahic Park last Saturday.
    New Jersey State Police sketch.
    Two joggers found the body floating in the water when they were running on a track at Weequahic Park in Newark shortly before 11 a.m. on March 3.
    Investigators have been unable to identify her.
    She is between 5 feet and 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighed about 100 to 120 pounds.
    A sketch created by a New Jersey State Police artist features a set of star tattoos on her neck, as well as a distinctive tattoo of a purple flower with the name Tiara - which is on the upper right side of the woman's chest.


    http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/03/police_seek_help_identifying_body_of_woman_found_i.html
     
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    My first thought was that she looks like Tiara Moore, missing from Detroit since 2013. But the noses are quite different.
     
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    If that is the way the tattoo looked, it seems like maybe the flower was a cover up.
     
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    I think that's the name Tiara in the flower. They've just pulled it out below the flower so you can see what it says.
     
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    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    I think it says Tiana. Regardless, with the tattoos, how can she not be identified? (I ask, not needing an answer... sigh...)
     
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    Namus and other sources say the name is Tiana, I'm not sure which it is.

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    Also, just to add, if it is Tiana, I have a good friend that goes by Tiana but her name is actually Tatiana.

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    If it is Tiana, it makes me think of Disney's movie "The Princess and the Frog".
    JMHO, but she could've referred to herself as "Tiana". (A gifted cook from New Orleans who eventually marries a prince.) Or she could've had a daughter around the time the movie came out in 2009.
     
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    IMO I think the flower was meant to cover it up, I think her Namus page mentions that as well, and in that case it's likely that it's an ex-girlfriend.

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    Maybe it wasn't even meant to cover it up, but to include the name in the rose on purpose. A purple rose symbolically standing for "eternal true love". So it could be an (ex-)lover, a daughter or a (lost) soul mate.
     
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    OT and maybe just a coincidence but Jameika Williams (found safe btw) from Newark went missing on the same day (2 dec 2017) as the identified male pulled from the river on the same day as this female.
     
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    It's possible, but to me it looks like a cover up. There was no attempt to keep the lines from going over the name. If it was an attempt to include the name, it was a sloppy attempt.
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    NAMUS page seems to be gone now? Above link just takes me the main page.
     
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    She's still there: Unidentified Person Case

    The old links sometimes don't redirect properly, so you need to enter the case number in the search box.

    The images section includes good-quality pictures of the tattoo in color and black and white.

    No ruleouts.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. It looks like Tiana to me also. Looks more like an N thank an R.


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    I had read that also.. I wonder if they are all connected?


    Do you recognize these tattoos? Police need help IDing woman found in lake


    While investigating the woman's discovery, police found a second body that day, a male, in another part of the lake, at about 3 p.m.

    They have since identified him as Antoine Bennett, 24, of Newark.
     
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    Thinking about the name...Tiana could be short for Christiana or Gratiana and is also the name of a Cherokee princess Tiana. Well it doesn't bring us further....
     
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