NV - Amanda Fravel, 20, Las Vegas, June 1986

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  1. Rle7

    Rle7 New Member

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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: June 1986 from Las Vegas, Nevada
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Age: 20 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Fravel's nickname is Mandy. She maintained good dental hygiene in 1986.
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    Details of Disappearance
    Fravel moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after graduating high school and got an apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant. In June 1986, her mother sent her money so she could come home to Rancho Cordova, California to visit. Fravel never arrived in California, however. When authorities checked her apartment in Las Vegas, they found her two kittens had been left without food and were starving. She has never been heard from again. Fravel is described as a caring pet owner who would not have willingly left her kittens without food. She never picked up her last paycheck from work. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
    702-229-2907

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    Source Information
    The South Bend Tribune
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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fravel_amanda.html

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  3. Rle7

    Rle7 New Member

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    22-years-ago, Amanda Fravel left the downtown Las Vegas area to run some errands and hasn't been seen since. She came to Las Vegas to start over and there hasn't been a trace of her since 1986.

    Metro detective Pat Febbraro has dusted off Amanda's missing persons file after getting a call from law enforcement in Indiana. A skull and some bones were found there in 1996, but recently a possible match to Fravel showed up in a national crime database.

    http://www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?s=7979459
     
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    websurfer New Member

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    Doe Network:
    Case File 16UFLA


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    Reconstructions of Victim
    Unidentified White Female Discovered in Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana on June 19, 1986.
    Cause of death was homicide.
    36 Hours The victim was in the water for one day prior to discovery.
    Decomposed Remains



    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 20-30 years old.
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2" - 5'4" (64.2 est); 120-126 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown/red shoulder length hair; unknown eye color. Freckles. Very petite.
    • Scars, Marks: She had a round, dime-size scar, 1.5 cm circular in shape, on her right knee; 2.3 cm scar mid line on abdomen, above the naval; 1.2 cm scar on the top of her right wrist. Silicone breast implants.
    • Skeletal Findings: A right hip fracture that had healed. There are indications that she had had plastic surgery on her nose. She may have been in an automobile accident before - she seemed to have facial reconstruction and possibly damage to her hips which had healed previous to her demise. Antemortem trauma noted with the iliopubic and ischiopubic rami depressed posteriorly.
    • Clothing: She was not wearing any clothes nor jewelry when she was discovered; however, there was a 1/2-inch wide ring mark on her left ring finger.
    • Medical Conditions: She was 3 months pregnant.
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • Dentals: No dental work, perfect teeth. All four wisdom teeth extracted. Teeth #1,16,17 and 32 not seen, may be antemortem loss or congenital absence.
    • DNA: Available in CODIS.


    Case History

    The victim's nude body was found weighted down in Lake Pontchartrain by a fishermen just east of the Interstate 10 twin spans and about 50 yards from the north shore June 19, 1986.

    A plastic bag was placed over her face, secured with gray duct tape and a 22-pound weight tied to her neck. She had suffered numerous stab wounds to her facial area as well.

    Detectives think she might have been married because of markings indicating she had worn a ring on her left hand.
    Based on information from meteorologists and marine biologists, detectives concluded the body likely was dumped in the lake between Bayou Lacombe and the Rigolets Pass.

    An autopsy revealed the woman died of asphyxia a day or two before the body was discovered.

    Detectives tried to identify the woman through her silicone breast implants. But the implants did not have serial numbers, and detectives were unable to trace them to the doctor who performed the surgery.
    She is believed to not be local to the area.


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    Investigators
    If you have any information on this case, please contact:
    St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
    Detective Marco Demma
    985-645-2467

    E-Mail
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    Mary Manhein
    225-578-6084

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    You may remain anonymous when submitting information. Agency Case Number:
    LSU 03-35

    NCMEC #:
    NCMC400074


    NCIC Number:
    U-211402266

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    [COLOR=#0066cc]The Times-Picayune[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0066cc]TheNewOrleansChannel.com[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0066cc]America's Most Wanted 2/5/05[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0066cc]National Center for Missing & Exploited Children[/COLOR]
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  5. Sleuthster

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    Las Vegas has a website of unsolved homocides and there are many women/teens that where murdered in the 70's to early 90's. Alot of simularities also. Some could possibly be attributed to mob/casino but many where in their apartments or on a walk in the Henderson area. First thought to me is that many of these could be related. Amanda Fravel was last seen in downtown LV and that is close to Henderson.
    http://www.lvmpd.com/bureaus/homicide_coldcases.html
     
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  7. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Have thought of her as well Needtoid & Websurfer

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  8. Brady12

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    Was anymore ever found out about this? I can't find any information on breast implants for Amanda Fravel, but there are several matches on other data.

    Dates:
    Amanda Fravel: June 13, 1986
    Unidentified: Found June 19, 1986 estimated to be deceased 36 hours

    Location/Circumstance:
    Amanda Fravel: Disappeared from Las Vegas, known to be a frequent hitchhiker.
    Unidentified: Found in lake near Slidell, LA
    1747 miles, 25 hours distance between the two locations.

    Age:
    Amanda Fravel: 20 old
    Undentified: estimated 20-30 years old

    Height/Weight:
    Amanda Fravel: 64-65 inches, 110-115 lbs
    Unidentified: 64 inches, estimated 126 lbs

    Amanda Fravel:
    Dentals: Not available. Mandy took exceptional care of her teeth and had perfect hygiene.
    http://z13.invisionfree.com/PorchlightUSA/ar/t13322.htm

    Unidentified:
    Dentals: No dental work, perfect teeth.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/16ufla.html
     
  9. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Brady12 Believe it did not go far due to distance between the two send her in to both LSU faces and NAMUS


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  10. Brady12

    Brady12 New Member

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    I received this e-mail, Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe is not Amanda Fravel, & Amanda is being added to the exclusion list:

    Thank you for your email. I did a comparison of these two cases and we can establish an exclusion based on DNA. I have added this exclusion to National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Let me know if there is anything that I can assist you with in the future.
     
  11. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    Bumping for Amanda.
     

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