Identified! NM - Rio Arriba Co., Wht/HispFem 393UFNM, Nov'08 - Sonnet Stala

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 393UFNM
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/393ufnm.html
    NamUs UP Case 4968 https://identifyus.org/cases/4968

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    Reconstruction of Victim

    Unidentified White/Hispanic Female

    The victim was discovered on November 3, 2008 in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    Estimated Date of Death: Years prior
    Partial Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 30-50 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"
    Clothing: No clothing or accessories.
    Dentals: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located on Forest road 1090 in a rural area south of Coyote, NM.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This 1944 case of a woman missing from Phoenix was recently made public in NamUs, although her casefile was created in July 2011.
    Bertha Beatrice Smith

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/11819/0
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    She was said to have left Phoenix to go to Texas. So New Mexico would be a logical end point.

    The resemblance is pretty good IMO.

    Granted - It's a longshot. But does anyone suppose that "years prior" could mean 64 years prior?
     
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    the term could apply to ancient Native American remains, although that is probably not the case here.
     
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    Carl, did you end up submitting this match? If not, I say go for it!
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, I did submit it to Det. Somershoe of the Phoenix PD back on 22-Sep-2011 . He replied as follows:

     
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    Googling turns up that Ms. Stala bore a child in Espanola, NM in 2002. She may have also been a resident of Jemez Springs, NM in the year(s) prior to her disappearance. I can't locate Forest Road 1090, but the area a little south of Coyote, NM is within several miles of both of those towns. It's too bad there was no information on why she was reported missing from Montana, nor on her previous residences.

    Ms. Stala's brother is the one who originally pointed the grandniece of Dorothy Gay Howard, aka "Boulder Jane Doe," to the Doe Network:
    Wisconsin State Journal: Madison woman's persistence solves a half-century mystery
    http://host.madison.com/news/local/...cle_c7c30770-c8ef-11de-bd85-001cc4c002e0.html

    He has been searching for his sister for at least a decade now. I am sorry this had an unhappy ending for him; I hope he gets a little comfort from knowing where his sister is.

    Ms. Stala had several aliases, and her photos appear to have been mugshots. I notice that Terry Reyes was located deceased in Jemez Pueblo, which is near Jemez Springs. A witness claimed that Miss Reyes may have been working as a prostitute. There is no verification of this, nor do I find anything clearly indicating that Ms. Stala was involved in any specific criminal activities.
    Identified! NM - Jemez Pueblo, Wht/HispFem 686UFNM, 20-35, In Dry Arroyo, Dec'04, Terry Reyes - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    The above did make me wonder if there is any connection between the two, but there's no reason to think it's not coincidence either. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of places nor of people with motives to dump a body in the New Mexico deserts.
     

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