OH OH - Sandusky, Lake Erie, Wht/Fem 25-40, UP76029, Sz 12 beige cocktail party dress, Mar'80

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  1. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/76029

    Case Numbers ME/C Case NumberI-338-20
    Demographics
    Sex Female
    Race / Ethnicity White / Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range (Years) 25-40
    Height 5' 7"(67 inches) , Measured
    Weight 130 lbs, Measured
    Circumstances
    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Body Found March 30, 1980
    NamUs Case Created November 30, 2020
    Location Found Map
    Location Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    County Erie County
    GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped)--
    Found On Tribal Land Unknown
    Circumstances of Recovery On March 30, 1980, a badly decomposed female was located on the shores of Lake Erie near Cedar Point.
    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of RemainsNot recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Clothing and Accessories
    Accessories - Nylon pantyhose - On the Body
    Clothing - Beige cocktail party dress - On the Body
    Clothing - White lace slip - On the Body
     


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    MadMcGoo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  3. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    Cold weather and neither shoes nor jacket found. No COD though.
     
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  4. victoriarobinson642

    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    Sandusky is right about at the red dot, so I think it's possible that this woman could be Canadian.
     

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  5. Diavola

    Diavola Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like she was dressed for a night out.

    Edit:
    There's another Jane Doe who was found in the same area, 16 years later.
     
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  6. Panhypopit

    Panhypopit Well-Known Member

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    White lace slip... makes me think more 70’s and earlier as that was when we were wearing the fancy nylon slips. I don’t remember wearing them in the 80’s much.
     
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    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    Panhypopit Well-Known Member

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    Panhypopit Well-Known Member

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    And thanks to the person posting the same time as me, the water does flow to the west, sat least I think so.
     
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  10. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    ah interesting thought! I didn’t read the Namus report as if she’d been in the water, just that she was on the shore. I was thinking it would be a omeone who went out to a club or function (thus the dress) and either met foul play and was dumped (so no shoes, purse etc). Or perhaps imbibed a bit too much and wandered down there without her things and lay down for a little drunken nap and froze there, not being found until warmer weather (explaining the decomp).
    I think LE should update Namus to make it clearer.
     
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    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Pictures of clothing from her NamUs page:

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  13. Panhypopit

    Panhypopit Well-Known Member

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    That is a fancy slip. That is similar to the one my mom had for her honeymoon in the late 50’s. I had it later and wore it up until the 80’s. That thing was like iron. The cheaper ones were one piece with seams on the sides and maybe adjustable straps. The fancy lace and seaming makes me think this is a higher end slip. I wish they hung the dress properly as you can’t tell if the back is actually longer than the front, which was in style for a while... it looks like a dress for dancing? Lots of flounce?
     
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    Sandusky Police looking for help in Erie County Jane Doe case

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    Sandusky police are hopeful for a break in a cold case of an unidentified woman whose body washed up on the shores of Lake Erie 41 years ago.

    A Sandusky police detective heard about an organization that helps with the cost of genetic testing and looked into it, according to Sandusky police Lt. Scott Dahlgren.

    The Porchlight Project, a nonprofit, offers funding for DNA testing and genetic genealogy for Ohio cold cases, according to the organization.

    “It’s kind of a big deal for us, because BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) can only do so much,” Dahlgren said.
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    The woman, referred to as “Jane Doe” by authorities, is believed to have been between 20 and 30 years old when she died.

    She was wearing a size 12 formal gown described as a “disco style” dress, according to a news release from Sandusky police.

    Her partially decomposed body was discovered March 30, 1980, on the beach near Cedar Point Road in Sandusky, the release stated.

    Authorities determined the woman was Caucasian and estimated to be about 5’5″ tall and weighed 120 pounds.

    By the time the woman’s body was discovered, investigators found no hair, scars, jewelry or identifying items on her.

    Sandusky Police looking for help in Erie County Jane Doe case
     
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    Bit of hope Sympathy for the less fortunate.

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  18. lonewanderer

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    Could she have possibly been on a boat and fell overboard?

    Maybe something like a casino gambling boat, etc?
     
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    Honestly, my gut says that she went out for a night out and went home with someone unsavory.
     
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  20. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="Al Ka, post: 17338946, member: 136961"
    Sandusky police are hopeful for a break in a cold case of an unidentified woman whose body washed up on the shores of Lake Erie 41 years ago.[/QUOTE]

    aha so despite the Namus case being less than clear, she was in the water. I noted back in my January post, Namus reads as though she was on the shore but not that she had necessarily been in the water. Glad she will have her name restored in 2022.
     
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