Found Deceased OH - America Francis Williams, 30, Youngstown, 1 Sept 1995

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  1. Murkywaters

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Demographics
    Missing Age: 30 Years
    Current Age: 55 Years
    First Name: America
    Middle Name: Francis
    Last Name: Williams
    Nickname/Alias: Fran
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5' 6" (66 Inches)
    Weight: 120 lbs
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

    Circumstances
    Date of Last Contact: September 1, 1995
    NamUs Case Created: March 17, 2021
    Last Known Location Map
    Location: Youngstown, Ohio
    County: Mahoning County
    Missing From Tribal Land: No
    Primary Residence on Tribal Land--
    Circumstances of Disappearance: America "Fran" Williams went missing in Youngstown, Ohio and was being held against her will.

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Brown
    Left Eye Color: Hazel
    Right Eye Color: Hazel

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered

    Clothing and Accessories
    No Information Entered


    Investigating Agencies
    Youngstown Police Department, David Sweeney, Detective Sergeant

    Phone no: (330) 747-7911
    Agency Case Number: 21Y011031
     
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    America ''Fran'' was just added to NamUs today, I can't find any information on her or her disappearance which is strange considering NamUs states she was being held against her will.
     
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    Name: America Frances Williams
    Birth Date: 9 Jul 1965
    Birth Place: Ohio, USA
    Birth Registration Date: 20 Jul 1965

    Public records show her having addresses in Ravenna and Youngstown (ETA: the dates of residency are 2000-2007, although this is often times incorrect), Ohio. It also gives her surname as Mansfield. I’ve not been able to find where that name came from yet. I’ll continue to search.
     
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    Authorities have lead on ID of body found on Youngstown’s North Side in 1995 | WKBN.com
     
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    Someone messaged me at my blog and said this missing person has been "identified." I took it to mean found. The NamUs profile seems to be down.
     
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    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    America Francis Williams – The Charley Project

    RESOLVED

    Details of Disappearance
    Williams disappeared from Youngstown, Ohio on September 1, 1995. She was not reported missing for a year. In October 1995, her badly decomposed body was found by Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority. The apartment the body was in was in "disarray" and some drug paraphernalia was present, but there was no evidence of foul play. The body had no visible injuries or any holes in the clothes suggesting a homicide, and the cause of death could not be determined due to decomposition.

    In April 2021, the body was identified as Williams's. With the identification, the case has been closed.
     
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    I'm so glad America has been found and identified. However, I really don't understand the details in her NamUs profile about her being ''held against her will'' how was this determined? and why didn't her remains indicate homicide if that were the case?
     
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    I don’t understand either. She was found one month after her disappearance too...in the same town.

    ETA: In April 2021, the body was identified as Williams's. With the identification, the case has been closed.

    I guess this tells me (kinda) what happened. But why did it take SO long to figure out this was her?! :(
     
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    I don't see her mentioned in the newspapers at the time. If I were to hazard a guess I'd say that her family knew she was in a "chemical romance" and when they suddenly stopped hearing from her they assumed that her partner must be keeping her from contacting them. By the time they filed, the unidentified decedent had dropped off the radar. Youngstown isn't that big though. Someone should have put it together before 25 years passed by.
     

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