Identified! OH - Troy, Miami Co., 'Buckskin Girl' WhtFem 133UFOH, 15-25, Apr'81 - Marcia King

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  1. chaddylex

    chaddylex Verified Insider

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    I am so happy she has been identified. I went back on this thread to see how long ago I showed interest in her case. It was 2008. I can't believe I have been searching for 10 years for her identity! Carl's recon was spot on. Sending prayers to her mother and her siblings and a big kudos to the ladies at DNA Doe Project! You are amazing!
     
  2. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    Back in the 70's there was a popular saying "If you love someone, let them go". I'm not sure where it originated but Sting also sang a song about in the 80's... Anyway, my point is that was a popular sentiment back then. You should set someone free if they want to be free and they will come back to you if it's meant to be sort of thing. There was no 24/7 instant contact with family at all times, like the internet has brought us now. I don't blame the families one bit for hoping their loved ones were off having a good life-- some may have felt that if they tried to track their loved one down, and the person didn't want to be found, it would only push them away more. I think many who tried to report adults missing years ago also may have felt it was out of their hands once they had informed the police. I do wish there would be some kind of national campaign to encourage people to re-report if they reported someone missing years ago (or if they know an older relative reported it). But the family should not have to deal with attacks once someone is found deceased and they are already hurting from that revelation. Marcia's relatives that were being attacked on social media would have been children much younger than Marcia at the time she was murdered. They should not be held responsible for something they thought had been done decades ago. JMHO.
     
  3. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    I think, too, that we are more sensitive to people being reported/not being reported because we are interested in these cases, where other's aren't.
     
  4. Greenway347

    Greenway347 New Member

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    It's a good thing to see her identified after so long. :happydance:
     
  5. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    I think that through Marcia’s case everyone could learn some more compassion. Especially due to circumstances involved with them being harassed.
     
  6. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    That's true too, Alleykins. Before I started posting here I had NO IDEA there were so many unidentified deceased. The average person probably does not know anything about these cases or about NAMUS. Or what they should do to report someone who they haven't seen in years missing.
     
  7. Dogface

    Dogface Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with this 100%. And I would love to see just one super bowl commercial, urging people to look for that long lost aunt/uncle/cousin/sibling they haven’t seen or heard from.


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  8. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    I think there needs to be more PR, apart from social media, especially for NamUs where it is a free tool.
     
  9. Samaritan

    Samaritan Follower of the Way

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    :clap:

    Wonderful news!
     
  10. Cryptic

    Cryptic Well-Known Member

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    I am not familiar with WWOF. There were a certain number of agricultural hippie communes around then. Almost have since dis-banded. Though a few communes were stable, many de-vovled into heavy drug use, members with severe allergies to work, and a certain amount of violence.

    That aside, one that has survived and prospered is The Farm, in Tennessee. Very early on, they kept drug usage to a tolerated minimum and emphasized the “work” aspect of farm life. The Farm is famous on the hippie commune circuit and accepts temporary members.

    Going back to Marcia….

    She might of passed through The Farm due to its status, known stability and her interest in alternative things. Some members of The Farm have been there their entire lives and could well remember whether or not she resided there and if so, when. Perhaps they can be contacted- preferably by a member who “speaks their language” and knows their sub culture?
    http://www.thefarm.org
     
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  11. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    In the presser they said PA. I just watched it again this morning
     
  12. Springrain

    Springrain Buckskin Girl was Marcia King

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    Thank you, rats. I agree. What happened to Marcia's family should be used as an example of how not to treat family of future identified Does.
     
  13. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Miami-Dade Jane Doe - 1979

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    LE specifically stated their looking at the last month ... March - April 1981

    March - April 1981
    *Louisville, Kentucky
    *Pittsburg, Pennslyvania

    According to her isotopes the year prior to hear death showed she had been ...

    April 1980 - April 1981
    * Ft Worth, Texax to Southern Oklahoma

    *We do know family had stated that she was last seen in 1980 in a state close by however not entirely close to meet the isotopes would assume that it was a short visit and was just passing through. It has been stated she was from Arkansas however it was not made clear the last time she was seen in Arkansas assume she just grew up there but once of age moved on.

    What brought Marcia into Oklahoma/Texas and stay for a decent amount of time ..

    There was also the statement of Texas to North Mexico

    All thou LE is specifically looking at the last month .... just a feeling all the other states could be links into that last month.
     
  14. Springrain

    Springrain Buckskin Girl was Marcia King

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    I'm not really clear on this: would Arkansas fit for the Texas/Oklahoma isotopes? It's right next to them, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  15. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for clearing that up Roselvr.
     
  16. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Miami-Dade Jane Doe - 1979

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    Agreed .... Rather puzzled by it ... would it exactly fit it maybe and maybe not ... I say that loosely. Interesting part is that a specific city was stated ... Ft Worth ..

    Will say this .. All this is very eye opening not only with Marcia's case but with many other JD cases. In the aspect of how accurate isotopes results fit into a geographical area and where the JD had actually resided or merely passed through.
     
  17. Vaden

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    So happy this beautiful young woman has her name back. I had almost given up on her ever being identified. Carl did a great drawing, and hats off to everyone that put in time researching this case- it finally paid off.
     
  18. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Hoping with the news about the case splashed everywhere, the killer/s will get rattled and do something suspicious, or will brag about how he took the life of such a lovely young woman.
    https://www.insideedition.com/cold-case-murder-victim-identified-after-37-years-42390
     
  19. AggieLou

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    A crowbar is not the same as a tire iron. A crowbar is also called a pry bar or wrecking bar. It is a very useful tool to have in a nice basic array of tools. It is great for remodeling and construction work as in ripping off drywall and prying things loose in framing for example. Handy for so many things. Perhaps the term was used loosely as that type of instrument. I think tire irons and jack handles though more rounded in shape might inflict similar injury but an actual crowbar/prybar is flat, heavy, long, rectangular. If assuming it was a prybar; somebody who carries around tools like that in a vehicle most likely needs it in their line of work. Could still be trucker or some kind of tradesman. Most home handyman types would be likely to have one but not carry it everywhere. Or she was killed somewhere where one was readily available if it wasn't in a vehicle.
     
  20. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bucksk...g-dna-tech-leads-to-id-of-1981-murder-victim/
    [h=1]"Buckskin Girl" case: DNA breakthrough leads to ID of 1981 murder victim[/h] [​IMG] A facial reconstruction of "Buckskin Girl," left, and a photograph of Marcia King

    NCMEC/Miami Sheriff


     

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