NY - Sheryl Tillinghast, 17, Wassaic, 24 Sept 1973

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  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Sheryl Ann Tillinghast
    Missing since September 24, 1973 from Wassaic State School, Wassaic, Dutchess County, New York.
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 16, 1956
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 140 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Dentals: Not available
    Other: Fingerprints available


    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Sheryl Tillinghast was employed at the Wassaic School, Wassaic, New York until the time of her disappearance. She left behind her possessions and two paychecks.

    Sheryl is originally from Ontario County, New York. She remained in regular contact with her family until the time of her disappearance.

    Investigation has failed to reveal any information about her whereabouts.


    Investigators If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York State Police Troop E, BCI 585-398-4100
    E-Mail: mailto:nysvicap@troopers.state.ny.us

    NCIC Number: M-590284882
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.


    Source Information:
    New York State Police
    The Doe Network: Case File 1500DFNY

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1500dfny.html
     
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  3. Lady Stardust

    Lady Stardust New Member

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    bump ...

    What about this Jane Doe?

    Unidentified White Female

    * The victim was discovered on October 10, 1973 in Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania
    * Estimated Date of Death: September 1973
    * Decomposed from the waist up.

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 16-20 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"-5'8"
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown/blonde hair.
    * Dentals: Available
    * Clothing: Nude. No jewelry
    * Skeletal Findings: No previous fractures.
    * Fingerprints: Available
    * Dentals: Available
    * DNA: Not Available

    Case History
    Remains were not buried but covered with tree branches, brush and a 48"x32.5" piece of plastic.
    A white seal on the plastic read "National Sanitation Foundation, Testing Laboratory, Number "8505".

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    610-378-4035 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************610-378-4035******end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************610-378-4035******end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************610-378-4035******end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************610-378-4035******end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number:
    L02-0012591

    NCIC Number:
    U-853401149
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Pennsylvania State Police

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/609ufpa.html
     
  4. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    This might be a significant clue.

    The National Sanitation Foundation along with its testing facilies is based at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The plastic in which the unknown woman's remains were wrapped came from there.

    NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that provides standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management for public health and safety.NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Serving companies in over 100 countries, NSF is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Source:
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    LINK:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSF_International
     
  5. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Moderator

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    The time-frame, age, and geography are OK. She somewhat resembles the poorly drawn forensic sketch.

    But the height is a bit of a stretch, and the hair color appears to be off. The UID is listed at 5'6" to 5'8", and has light brown/blonde hair. Cheryl Tillinghast is listed at 5'3", and her hair is pretty dark.
     
  6. Lady Stardust

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    I noticed the difference in height, too. I'm not sure what to think about the hair color. The profile says that the victim was decomposed from the waist up, so I don't know how much hair was left to determine the color.

    Here is a bit more information on the victim:
    http://www.pennsylvaniamissing.com/609ufpafortindgap.html
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    This month will mark 37 years that Sheryl has been missing. Come home soon.
     
  10. summer_breeze

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1500dfny.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1500DFNY

    Left 2: Tillinghast , circa 1972; Right 2: Age-Progressions to age 48

    Sheryl Ann Tillinghast
    Missing since September 12, 1973 from Wassaic State School, Wassaic, Dutchess County, New York.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 16, 1956
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 140 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown, long, straight hair; brown eyes.
    Dentals: Not available
    DNA: Available
    Other: Fingerprints available
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Sheryl Tillinghast was employed at the Wassaic School, Wassaic, New York until the time of her disappearance. She left behind her possessions and two paychecks.
    Sheryl is originally from Ontario County, New York. She remained in regular contact with her family until the time of her disappearance. Investigation has failed to reveal any information about her whereabouts. No known vehicle. Sheryl was not reported missing until November 2, 1998.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    New York State Police
    Troop E, BCI
    585-398-4100
    Email

    Agency Case Number: E023-98-028

    NCIC Number:
    M-590284882
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    New York State Police
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  11. OC Lady

    OC Lady New Member

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    How strange that she was not reported missing for so long!!!
     
  12. enchilada

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    Yes, I'd like to know the story behind that. I'm sure there are people who go missing and are never reported but I'm curious about why someone would decide to do so after so many years.
     
  13. Ambercat

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    I wonder if LE wouldn't take a missing person's report initially and told her family that they thought she was a runaway or something along those lines? If I understand correctly, missing persons reports weren't routinely taken back in the 1970s?
     
  14. EmmaliLucia

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    Is it possible that this could be her?

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/609ufpa.html

    Yes: She died in September 1973.
    Light Brown Hair
    Not that far away from where she went missing from


    Maybe they haven't checked it? When it takes so long for someone to be reported missing usually the answer is one that would have been blindingly obvious had they been reported.
     
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    EmmaliLucia New Member

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  16. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    I agree, the two separate threads are about the same girl. Sometimes duplicates occur.
     
  17. EmmaliLucia

    EmmaliLucia New Member

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    So Meagan from Charley Project wrote a blog and in 2011 a detective said that there is a UID in Nashville found in 1976 that had many similarities.


    WARNING GRAPHIC
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8494

    That's the only one I could find on NamUs, but I don't really think that's who he's talking about...
     
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    Wow-this could be a match! I hope LE looks at this. I would like to see a match for Sylvia Lwowski, too (disappeared from Staten Island in 1975), as well as a name for a woman who was found dead, who was never claimed-she had a scorpion tattoo on her backside. Any matches for these girls would be appreciated.
     
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