Found Deceased OH - Linda Pagano, 17, Akron, 1 Sept 1974

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  1. galateasca

    galateasca Member

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    Her case is still up on Namus.
     


  2. ice190

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    The CCME has to wait until the ground thaws here. They are expecting to conduct the exhumation in late April. But it is planned on and everybody wants it done officials and family included. The FBI is not considering the dental records a hundred percent match, probably because there are only five teeth in the skull to go off of on the uid.

    We should find a change in status once they are conducting DNA test it should say samples submitted tests incomplete or something

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  3. ice190

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    Updating this thread as well as the UID thread,

    Exhumation and therefore testing has been postponed until August or September. So a few more months.

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  4. Ozoner

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    Do they have high confidence that they'll be able to get nuclear DNA? Or are they just going for mitochondrial DNA?
     
  5. ice190

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    No word. Hoping DNA can be obtained from the long bones or pelvis, as hoping for pulp in the few teeth available may not work with the extensive dental work. There is an unerupted/ impacted wisdom tooth though, from what I've read those tend to preserve the pulp better. (This is just me thinking).

    mtDNA should work fine as there is a female sibling to compare to?

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  6. AmyPond

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    I see the title says "found deceased." Does that mean DNA has confirmed it?
     
  7. 4SAM

    4SAM Kentucky - Texas - Kansas - Missouri

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    She had a gunshot wound. Wow.
     
  8. ice190

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    There is a dental match to Strongsville Doe which they are currently in the process of obtaining DNA from. NamUs or FBI or someone isn't considering it a complete match until then. Understandable, as there were only 4 teeth and one impacted iirc, so that's little to go on. Family members have always suspected she was murdered.

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  9. AmyPond

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    Seems pretty likely. I hope they can get some results and as much closure as possible soon.
     
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    Linda was one of my close friends and I have searched the web for her or information on her for many, many years. Our friendship began when her family moved to a house on my street. We used to sit in her room and listen to David Bowie songs for hours. Her mom and step-dad ended up divorcing and they moved out of the neighborhood. Linda and I remained friends and I remember she was working as a waitress, had a new mustang (I believe it was rust colored if memory serves me correctly) and had just bought new school clothes. She was very mature and smart, and I never considered for a minute that she just walked away from her family and friends. If this Strongsville Jane Doe turns out to be Linda we will still, unfortunately, always wonder what happened to her and why. And the gunshot wound is even more disturbing. She was a dear friend and I feel so bad for her family not knowing what happened all of these years. Rest in peace dear Linda. I hope you are going to David Bowie concerts in Heaven!
     
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    Welcome to WS and thank you for sharing your memories of Linda.
     
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    Welcome to Websleuths, Dannigirl :welcome:! Thank you for coming here and sharing your memories of Linda with us. We're sorry for your loss.
     
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    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Akron detectives renew efforts to solve older missing persons cases

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/loc...-efforts-to-solve-older-missing-persons-cases

    Linda disappeared in 1974 after an argument with her stepfather. Smith’s NamUs search showed a potential match between Linda and some remains found in a Cleveland Metropark a few months after she went missing. Those remains soon will be exhumed for testing to determine if they belong to Linda.
     
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    [h=3]Akron Police: Wrong corpse exhumed in 40-year-old cold case; authorities continue search for missing teen's body[/h]
    http://www.cleveland19.com/story/36576241/wrong-body-exhumed-in-akron-cold-case
     
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    These are the latest developments since the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com published a three-part series this month exploring Akron’s oldest missing persons cases.

    The series featured the case of Linda Pagano, a 17-year-old Akron girl who disappeared in 1974 after an argument with her stepdad, and the modern-day web sleuths who may have connected her to bones buried in a Cleveland pauper’s grave.

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/loc...missing-teenage-girl-closer-to-identification
     
  19. Daphne1972

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    Hello Danni , could the girl photographed by Rodney Alcala known as Helmet Girl be Linda? I hope the Strongsville UID is your friend! Wish you a lot of strength.
     
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  20. Ozoner

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    <modsnip>

    Users are entitled to form their own opinions about whether the portrait resembles Linda Marie Pagano. I find the resemblance compelling, as do many others.<modsnip>

    Does anyone know whether Linda's stepfather is still living? That question may have been answered somewhere in the thread; I don't recall.
     

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