NV - Donnis Redman, 14, & Michael Griffin, 18, Las Vegas, 1 March 1958

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  1. lostwithoutyou

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    Donnis Marie Redman


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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: March 1, 1958 from Las Vegas, Nevada
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: June 10, 1943
    Age: 14 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'2, 105 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.


    Details of Disappearance
    Redman was last seen in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 1, 1958. She was accompanied by her boyfriend at the time. She has never been heard from again. The boyfriend's car was found in Williams, Arizona several days later. Few details are available in Redman's case. Some agencies state Redman disappeared from San Pedro, California. Los Angeles, California police are investigating her case.



    Investigating Agency

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    626-292-3315

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/r/redman_donnis.html
     
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  3. lostwithoutyou

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    This case is strange..
    Is her boyfriend listed as a missing person? And how old was he, considering he had a car? Was he ever considered a suspect?
     
  4. KarlK

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    In that area (California/Nevada) most middle-class kids have a car of their own or extensive access to one as soon as they turn 16 and it was the same back in the 1950's so the boyfriend may not have been much older than Redman. It's quite strange that no mention is made of the boyfriend's fate, it makes it difficult to suggest any theories as to what may have happened. The wording sort of suggests the boyfriend is missing as well but it's not clear. Would have to look up databases but since they're not even sure of which state Redman went missing from that may not lead anywhere.
     
  5. Ms Suzanne

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    Hi
    I tried to email a few people about this.But I have not heard an answer.May I please ask if they ever found the unidentified Jane Does remains in Arizona in 1958.they tried to match this Unidentified Jane Doe with connie smith.The unidentified seems to fit Donnis Marie Redman missing in 1958 from California last seen in Las Vegas Nevada.It says her boyfriends car was found in Williams Arizona.That is not far where this Unidentified Jane Does body was found near Grand Canyon National Park.Did they say what happened to her boyfriend?

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2409dfca.html

    suzanne
     
  6. Babyslims

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    I just happened to pass this girls picture on another site, and it reminded me of another unidentified jane doe.. But the dates are way off.. but I was wondering about how accurate the missing date is? if anyones talked to someone about the missing girl? because it seems other missing people from that time had black and white pictures ..this picture does not look that 'old' for some reason
     
  7. kline

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    It might have been taken with 35 millimeter slide film.
    I saw some color photos of Buddy Holly taken in 1959 recently that looked like they were taken last tuesday.
     
  8. KarlK

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    Yeah, or the picture was either reprinted from the negative or had been been preserved in an album under an airtight plastic film. A few years ago I took some simple 8mm movie rolls that had been shot by my mother as a teen in the mid 1950's to a specialist for transfer on DVD and even he was amazed that they looked so new, he said this only happens when movie rolls aree stored in their metal container when still fresh and never exposed to light (implying never viewed) ever after. The movies, which had no sound, actually looked like they had been shot yesterday, image quality was crisp, colors were vibrant and accurate like on a current high-quality TV screen, I couldn't believe it. Later I saw real color pictures (not colorized) from 1916 that had those same qualities, and a bunch of WW2 color pictures reprinted from the carefully preserved original negatives that could almost compete with a digital camera. Often old photos look old because the chemicals on the surface of the print have changed over the years but if the negative has been properly stored the original quality can be restored. Most pocket cameras in the late 1950's could take good color pictures, while 35mm cameras produced the same excellent results they still do nowadays. However cost was an issue so this equipment was less ubiquitous as it is now.

    With regards to Redman's photo above, her hairdo, makeup, and costume jewelry appear accurate for the period.
     
  9. kline

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    Yeah,I would totaly agree about the hair and makeup indicating it is a vintage '50's shot. Looks very simular to some of the late 50's photos ive seen of my aunts who were close to her same age in 1958.
    She was a lovely girl.I find these old cold cases facinating but it also saddens me that when your talking about a case 40 plus years old the chance of an answer is alomost non existant baring a miracle.
    But its also not unheard of so lets hope...
     
  10. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    No Suzanne, the remains are still not been located. The Sheriff's office thinks they have found the cemetery but other UI are located there as well. To exhume all of them and test for DNA, comes down to money, I think.

    It certainly could be Donnis Marie Redman, but we will not know unless they get found. Thanks for asking about Connie Smith and Donnis.
     
  11. Richard

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    This case is now 50 Years old. I wonder if there will be any anniversary articles written about it.
     
  12. Ms Suzanne

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    Hi

    I really hope they do write an article on her.I think she deserves it.

    suzanne
     
  13. meggilyweggily

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    They may very well do an article eventually. They just did an article for Anthony Tumolo.
     
  14. kline

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    50 years for Donnis Redman...I hope your at Peace wherever you are.
     
  15. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    Does anyone have further background information about Donnis Redman besides what is listed below? I did contact LE but the detective I spoke to was less than helpful. More like I was a bother then a help.

    Has anyone found news articles about her disappearance or what happened to the boyfriend. Are they both still missing? It is really disturbing to have such scant information to go on.
     
  16. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    "Redman" is not the correct spelling of her last name, it is Redmond.

    In addition, the name of the boyfriend, who by the way, is reported to have never been found, was Michael James Griffin.

    I wonder if there was ever a missing person report put out for him? I have not checked any of the usual places yet. Has anyone gotten anything further with this cold case?
     
  17. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    Okay, the name confusion came when someone said her name was "Redmond" but in further digging her name is Donnis Redman. Also called "Pinky" by her family.

    I have been unable to find any information about the boy she was traveling with. I understand he was from the same town as Donnis but so far I have not discovered his family nor do I have any information on his identity.

    If anyone has any information on this case, please post. Thank you
     
  18. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    We continue to look for information on a possible link to Little Miss X and at least two missing females.

    Let us hope recent DNA samples will hit a match so at least one tortured family can find answers.
     
  19. Lady Stardust

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  20. Richard

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    Both are fascinating cases. I think that the ten year separation between the two, however, would tend to argue against a match.

    The 1968 unidentified girl had a gold ring with an inscription indicating that it was probably a wedding ring dated 1920. This could be a good clue. It was possibly the wedding ring of the girl's parents or grandparents.
     
  21. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    No news yet with the DNA testing seems it will take a while longer. So bumping it up
     

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