NV - Sandra Butler, 16, Sparks, 26 June 1978

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  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Sandra Kaye Butler
    Missing since June 26, 1978 from Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: March 27, 1962
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 110 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair; brown eyes.
    Nicknames: Sandy
    Dentals/DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Butler was last seen in Sparks, Nevada on June 26, 1978. She was walking to a store located across the street from her family's home at the time of her disappearance.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sparks Police Department 775-353-2231

    Agency Case Number: 78-5476
    NCMEC #: NCMC765685
    NCIC Number: M-134699563
    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    CA DOJ
    The Doe Network: Case File 951DFNV

    LINK:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37
     
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  3. meggilyweggily

    meggilyweggily New Member

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/butler_sandra.html

    I wonder if anyone's considered Royal Russell Long for this case? I know he's the prime suspect in the case of two girls who disappeared from the Oklahoma State Fair, and he was convicted of kidnapping Sharon Baldeagle from Wyoming, and I think he's a suspect in some other Wyoming disappearances.
     
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    pixies Former Member

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    Dr. Doogie New Member

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    Gerald Gallego evidently started killing in the summer of 1978 and (along with his wife Charlene) kidnapped/murdered two teenage girls from the Washoe County Fair Grounds (Reno/Sparks). He seems like a good candidate.
     
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    ineedtoreadthenews New Member

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    Possibly, the only thing I see is that the doe had a tatoo of an S on her arm and there is nothing noted about a tatoo on the missing girl. It is an S however and could stand for Sandra.
     
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    That match looks good, ineedtoreadthenews. Both girls have thin eyebrows, similar hairlines that dip lower in the middle but aren't quite a widow's peak, and noses. Also, it kind of looks like both have very light freckles.

    There is that two year gap but there's also very little online about the circumstances of Butler's disappearance. If she had left voluntarily for those two years she may have gotten the tattoo herself.

    The Charley Project's page says some reports have her disappearing from a Reno Rodeo carnival while CP, Doe Network and NCMEC say she was last seen walking to the store across from her house.
     
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    youshouldveknown New Member

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    The tattoo could also have been a brand used in child prostitution.
     
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    ineedtoreadthenews New Member

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    Thanks for looking. Do you think it should be submitted? I've never done anything like this before.
     
  11. believe09

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    A shy lurker sent me the link to the Identifyus case number 46 that the rest of you had speculated on. I contacted the Detective in charge of Sandra's case and sent him the possible match. There are full dental xrays available for both Sandra and the UID, so the rule in/out should happen fairly quickly.

    He did mention that Gallego was getting some new attention in association with cases like Sandra's.

    I will post any information I receive regarding the possible match and many thanks to all of you and our shy lurker for bringing this case to the attention of those who can possibly answer what happened to this pretty child.
     
  12. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    Do you know if the dectective was aware of this UID already?

    BTW - the link to the UID is broken.
     
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    the detective was NOT aware of the UID, so he was happy to have something to look at in the case.

    here is a new link, friend:
    https://identifyus.org/cases/46
     
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    bambi_sue New Member

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    That is a pretty striking similarity, especially around the nose.
     
  16. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Bumping case up. Has anyone heard any updates?
     
  17. KateF1029

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    I had emailed NAMEC just now with what I believe is a lead to Sandra Butler. Here's the link:

    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1106920/1

    ON NAMEC her case # is 1106920 & NamUs case # 1272.

    "Jane Doe 82" was found in Fort Lauderdale, FL & I think she looks almost IDENTICAL to the photo of Sandra. The girl was known to be a runaway, who hitch hiked from the West Coast & was known to have family & friends in NV. If Sandra ran away & stayed away for 4 years, grew 2 inches, slowly making her way to FL, then was hit by a tractor & died. Knowing she was never identified saddens me =[ I hope they identify her.

    Oh and as for earlier posts in regards to if the Jane Doe found on oct 5 1980 in NV is Sandra, she had been ruled out.
     
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  19. JusticeWillBeServed

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    38 years later, search for missing Sparks girl continues

    http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/38-Years-later-the-search-for-a-missing-Sparks-girl-continues-381724081.html

     
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    Hey you guys, if you go to renomugs.com and search for Linda Johnson who was arrested last month in Washoe county, she looks like Sandra Butler but grown up! Very Weird! Not sure if it's just me. Please check it out.
     

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