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

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  1. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    Welcome.

    I sent Colleen a message on messenger the other day, she contacted where she was doing the talk to say there was interest with the people following BG's case here, my FB page and hers. I just messaged her to see what happened.
     
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    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    FORENSIC GENEALOGY TO THE RESCUE:’ THE STORY OF A VICTIM IDENTIFICATION 37 YEARS IN THE MAKING
    [​IMG] SAVANNAH MEADE | NEWS EDITOR 42 MINS AGO

     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    This bit was particularly touching.
    From link, thanks.

    "Sossoman was a father of six kids and had passed away earlier in the year. However, before he died he had uploaded his family’s genealogy onto Ancestry. Including the information for one of his daughters, Marcia King-Sossoman, who had been missing, presumed dead since the 80s. Marcia King was the Buckskin girl.

    “John Sossoman essentially was putting a note in a bottle to tell the world, ‘what happened to my daughter.” He was looking for her and that was his note,” Fitzpatrick said."
     
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    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    Thanks Dot. I was on my cell; wanted to get it posted for everyone here to be able to see it. She will let me know if video becomes available. She told them BG has lots of followers here, my MP/UP FB page Never Forget Me and her DDP page. When BG was ID'd it was huge news. I'm thankful one news guy took my advice and video taped her ID presser. He couldn't believe how huge and national her ID was. Hopefully it boosted his career lol
     
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    Marcia’s case give us a sense of hope that more UID will soon reclaim their name
     
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    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Is there any progress in the case?
     
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    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Marcia Lenore “Buckskin Girl” King

    The unknown girl known as Buckskin Girl has been positively identified as Marcia Lenore King. While she is no longer a missing person and unidentified, the investigation into her abduction and murder is still active.
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Oct 29 2019
    Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’ - Troy Daily News
    "In some strange way, there are folks like myself in the Troy area who seemed to have claimed her. The “Buckskin girl” was buried in Troy’s Riverside Cemetery with the headstone, “Jane Doe,” and the date of death, April 22, 1981.

    One reason I’ve been personally tied to her case is due to the tenacity of the “old” reporter who lives inside of me. Another reason is because I’m also a mother, concerned about her family never knowing what happened to her. Most importantly though, her senseless brutal death cries out for justice.

    To some folks, last year’s front page story, “‘Buckskin Girl’ identified” by Editor Vallieu sent ripples of relief regarding the case throughout the tight-knit community. Aided by the advance in DNA technology, the DNA Doe Project positively confirmed “Jane Doe” was in reality Marcia L. Sossoman (King) 21, of Arkansas.

    In the past, when I contemplated the fate of the Buckskin Girl, sometimes I would pray for law enforcement to be given some divine assistance. It sure seemed rather miraculous to find out who she was 37 years later. Now, if only the same kind of miracle could happen regarding finding her murderer."
     
  10. AliceInPain

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    (To me) It's obvious her boyfriend is responsible. Find out who he was, find her killer.

    Has any of her then-friends talked yet?
     
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    If investigators have tracked down any friends/acquaintances during the time she went missing and the time she was found and interviewed, there has been no mention of it that I've seen.
    I think a few of us were in agreement, before she was identified, that her injuries & death were most likely the result of domestic violence.
     
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    Most certainly domestic violence. I'll be shocked if it wasn't
     
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    I'd be shocked if it weren't DV either. I don't think it was serial killer/stranger crime.
     
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    She had no shoes, like she was comfortable at someone's home
     
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    It seems personal because of the beating and strangulation. Women murdered by partners are most often strangled. But then there's the lifestyle of hitching rides all over the country.
    She may have just finally met up with the wrong man. Hadn't she recently left her mother's home? Also was recently in Shelby County (The Way??) Would family know if she had a friend she was travelling with?
    I'm thinking whoever placed her in that roadside ditch left a ton of DNA evidence. Wonder if all of her clothing was kept and may still be possible to test for DNA. It doesn't sound like she was just pushed out of a vehicle either. And location seems like someone familiar with the area.
     
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    I was reading over the detectives' update on previous page here, of Marcia's known locations in the 2 weeks or so before her murder. It seems she may have been on her way back to The Way from her mother's home. Or to a group of followers possibly near Troy.

    I ran across this article about The Way in the Washington Post published just 6 months after Marcia's death. It explains the cult in historical terms and how it was operating in her day. It is quite lengthy but a very good and informative read. There are members and former members statements too. One thing deep into the article that struck me was how the cult bought up properties in different areas of the country. One property was in New Mexico, used as a survivalist training camp. Could explain the pollen analysis on her buckskin jacket.
    I hope it can be accessed as sometimes the Washington Post only gives a few free reads before requiring a subscription.
    Does LE read here? This may be of interest to them also if they dont already have information on this cult that was current and published at the time of her death. LE has stated for some reason, that they believe she was heavily involved.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...of-many/a328f0cf-0b02-41fc-8a62-28757730bce8/
     
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  17. Alleykins

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    When I spoke to the detective on her case a year or two ago, he said he read this thread, but this was before Marcia was id'd. Not sure about now, though.
     
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