OR OR - Josephine County, UnsUnc, 20-40, UP16959, mandible found in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, dental restorations, May'90

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Unidentified Person
Namus UP16959
D.B.F: May 19, 1990
Estimated PMI: Years
Estimated year of death: Unknown
Location Found: Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Josephine County, Oregon

Vital Information:
Race: Uncertain
Age: 20-40 Years
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eyes: Unknown
Scars/Marking: Dental restorations
Clothing: Unknown
Accessories: Unknown
Circumstances: On May 19, 1990, a human mandible (jawbone) was discovered on an island grave/sand bar in the Illinois River, south of BM 1340 Road in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Josephine County, Oregon.

Contacts:

ME/C Case Number: 90-1553

Josephine County Sheriff's Office - (541) 474-5123
No agency number entered

Oregon State Police - State Medical Examiners Office - (971) 673-8200​

Veronica "Nici" Vance, Forensic Anthropologist

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I found a bunch of potential matches for this UID. Unfortunately there is not much to go on besides the location, estimated PMI of "years," and the age range of 30-40, but the best possible matches are marked with red asterisks.

*** Timothy Lee Keays - #MP25564
Missing From: Ashland, OR (approx. a 1-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 32
DLC: June 37, 1989
Height: 5'6" (66 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Distinguishing Features: No known information
Circumstances: Keays was last seen on the campus of Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, Oregon on June 27, 1989. He lived with his mother in Talent, Oregon at the time, and she reported him missing. He has never been heard from again. Keays is a Vietnam veteran. He may have met with foul play. Few details are available in his case. (per Charley Project)

Kimberlie Kay Kantonen - #MP9246
Missing From: Hornbrook, CA (approx. a 1.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 18
DLC: March 8, 1989
Height: 5'5" (65 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Distinguishing Features: Possible lower retainer
Circumstances: Kantonen was last seen on March 8, 1989, in Hornbrook, CA. She is considered missing by suspicious circumstances. (additional details available on Kimberlie's Charley Project page)

Barbara Joy Gallagher - #MP10892
Missing From: Azalea, OR (approx. a 1-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 31
DLC: October 19, 1988
Height: 5'8" (68 inches)
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Circumstances: Missing since mid October 1988. Believed to have been the victim of foul play. Has had no contact with any family member since her reported missing date. (additional details available on Barbara's Charley Project page)

*** Toby Eugene Anderson - #MP64647
Missing From: Selma, OR (located in Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 18
DLC: August 22, 1988
Height: 5'5" - 5'7" (65 - 67 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Toby’s last known location was in the area of Selma, OR. The date of last contact may not be exact. (additional details available on Toby's Charley Project page -- it seems likely he met with foul play)

Archie Darrell McKinnon - #MP21783
Missing From: Chico, CA (approx. a 4.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 39
DLC: July 11, 1988
Height: 5'9" (69 inches)
Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray
Circumstances: Exact last known location is unknown. Archie called his mother the night he went missing on 07-11-1988 and said he was at a bar on Park Avenue in Chico, California.

Penelope Jo Milbourn - #MP8341
Missing From: Eureka, CA (approx. a 3.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 24
DLC: June 7, 1988
Height: 5'6" - 5'7" (66 - 67 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Milbourn was last seen in Eureka, California on June 7, 1988. She has never been heard from again. She is missing under suspicious circumstances, but few details are available in her case.

*** John Fred Daugherty - #MP13452
Missing From: Rogue River, OR (located in Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 24
DLC: April 15, 1988
Height: 6'1" - 6'2" (73 - 74 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Roommate reported him missing 2 weeks after he last saw him. He claimed that John went 'camping/hiking' alone in the Shasta Costa creek area between Curry, and Josephine counties, and that he had not had contact with him since.

The area was searched thoroughly, and nothing was found. Several months later a crew timber cruising found a campsite torn apart by bears, and my brothers id, as well as his tent, that was still in its case, obviously never put up, with snow on the ground, at the time of his disappearance.

The following entry is summarized from Curry County Sheriff's Office report dated Oct 16, 1989: Deputy responded on Oct 14, 1989 to a campsite where MP's property was found. Location of the site was recorded as T34s R11w, middle of southeast corner of section 36. Access to the site was from Snout Creek Road to the 110 spur road, from the 110 spur road a trail followed down a ridge to the site where the camping gear was found. The gear was strewn over an area of about 75 feet.

It appeared that a bear had removed the contents from the pack in search of food. All the canned food items had been opened by bear, and majority of everything else including the pack had been damaged. The tent was not erected and the tent poles were still in the pack.

Items recovered by Curry County Sheriff's Office on Oct 14, 1989 were: Wallet with Oregon driver license, Univ of Oregon ID Card, and other misc cards and papers, $31 in cash; mitten; tent; sleeping bag; backpack; 2 tarps; 2 books; coat; shirt; pants; towel; t-shirt; raincoat; rain pants; pair of shoes; pair of socks; stocking hat; coat hood; screwdriver; axe; 3 pots; misc cooking utensils. (per National Missing Person Directory)

*** Rhonda Gayle Sansovich - #MP893
Missing From: Elmira, OR (approx. a 2.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 26
DLC: March 7, 1988
Height: 5'5" (65 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Distinguishing Features: Missing two teeth
Circumstances: Rhonda was last known to be hitchhiking to California. She may have been seen in the Omaha, NE area in a black Kenworth truck. [Josephine County is along Interstate 5, which is the route Rhonda most likely would have taken to get to California from Elmira, OR]

Howard Ben Dearmon - #MP25086
Missing From: Central Point, OR (less than a 1-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 50
DLC: December 1, 1987
Height: 6'1" (73 inches)
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Circumstances: Dearmon was last seen in Central Point, Oregon sometime during December 1987. He has never been heard from again. Dearmon sold his 1984 Chevrolet pickup truck just before his disappearance. Few details are available in his case. (per Charley Project)

Wendy L. Aughe - #MP67484
Missing From: Bellingham, WA
Missing Age: 29
DLC: April 25, 1987
Height: 5'6" (66 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Aughe was last seen April 25, 1987 leaving a restaurant in Bellingham, WA. Her car was found a short time later in Eugene, OR but she has never been located. Aughe was a beauty school student and the mother of two young children in 1987. It was uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning.

On Oct. 11, 2022, Darren Dee O’Neall was charged with second-degree murder for Aughe’s death. O'Neall was charged with stealing Aughe's car back in 1987 and had a lengthy criminal record, including arrests for robbery and sexual assault in Colorado and a stolen car warrant in Florida. He was also charged with murder in the 1987 death of 21-year-old Robin P. Smith in Pierce County, WA and kidnapping and sexual assault in connection with the abduction of a 14-year-old girl in Portland, OR in 1987. Authorities believe O'Neall may be a serial killer. (additional details in the Spokesman-Review)

Westie Leda Knauer - #MP25522
Missing From: North Portland, OR (approx. a 4.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 32
DLC: April 1, 1987
Height: 5'8" - 5'9" (68 - 69 inches)
Hair Color: Dark blond or reddish-blond
Circumstances: Knauer had not been seen or heard from in nearly two months when she was reported missing by her mother.

*** Kevin Gordon Hill - #MP43202
Missing From: Cave Junction, OR (located in Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 23
DLC: February 28, 1987
Height: 6'0" (70 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Kevin Hill was last seen in the Oregon Caves near Cave Junction, Oregon on February 28, 1987. He was described by witnesses as being inside the caves, and his motorcycle was found abandoned near this location, in addition to a campsite with some of his personal items/identification. His vehicle was subsequently found abandoned in Yakima, Washington. It is believed that Mr. Hill most probably abandoned the car in Yakima (where he last lived) and drove the motorcycle into Oregon state. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Jerry Dale Smith - #MP10893
Missing From: Reedsport, OR (approx. a 2.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 35
DLC: December 24, 1986
Height: 5'10" (70 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Last heard from in December of 1986. Believed to be a possible victim of foul play.

Theada May Fixsen - #MP7757
Missing From: Albany, OR (approx. a 3-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 34
DLC: December 24, 1986
Height: 5'0" - 5'6" (60 - 66 inches)
Hair Color: Black
Distinguishing Features: Chipped left front tooth
Circumstances: Fixsen was last seen in Albany, Oregon on October 21, 1986. She wasn't reported missing until October 27. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

Kerby Allen Bessey - #MP25563
Missing From: Coos Bay, OR (approx. a 3-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 27
DLC: August 28, 1986
Height: 5'11" - 6'0" (71 - 72 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Bessey last seen at the Blue Moon Cafe and Lounge on south Broadway Street in Coos Bay, Oregon on August 28, 1986. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in Bessey's case. He is a graduate of Marshfield High School. (per Charley Project)

Kathleen Susan Meyers - #MP14585
Missing From: Eugene, OR (approx. a 2.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 27
DLC: June 1, 1986
Height: 4'7" - 4'8" (55 - 56 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Meyers was last seen at her home in Eugene, Oregon on June 1, 1986. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

*** Carolann Payne - #MP7491
Missing From: La Pine, OR (approx. a 3.5-hour drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 35
DLC: August 1, 1985
Height: 5'0" - 5'1" (60 - 61 inches)
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Circumstances: Joel Terrence Abbott was convicted of Payne's murder in 1993 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He was initially convicted of aggravated murder, but the judge reduced the charge to intentional murder because he decided there was insufficient evidence that Abbott had kidnapped Payne, and kidnapping was necessary to sustain the aggravated murder charge.

Abbott was Payne's former boyfriend. People who knew him testified he had a violent temper around women, and he had previously assaulted Payne with a knife.

A friend of Abbott's who was a police informant secretly recorded him saying he'd shot Payne in the back and the head with a high-powered rifle. He told the same story to his ex-wife.

Prosecutors believe he "went to great lengths" to conceal Payne's body, which has never been found. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved. (per Charley Project)

Marie Lucie Sagasta - #MP28038
Missing From: Los Angeles, CA
Missing Age: 37
DLC: April 8, 1985
Height: 5'3" (63 inches)
Hair Color: Red/Auburn
Circumstances: Sagasta was last seen in Los Angeles County, California on April 8, 1985. She planned to take a bus to Ontario, Oregon, but never arrived there and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

*** Daniel Joseph Hilkey - #MP1739
Missing From: Gold Hill, OR (approx. a 45-minute drive from Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 38
DLC: January 22, 1985
Height: 5'8" (68 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: This person was under investigation by the IRS. He was also known to have a large amount of cash at his residence. Suspicions are flight to avoid prosecution but more likely foul play involved for his money.

Brien Thomas Vogt - #MP52610
Missing From: Tacoma, WA
Missing Age: 30
DLC: April 8, 1984
Height: 5'10" (70 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Brien was dropped off at the I-5 freeway near the SeaTac Mall and he was going to hitchhike to Portland, OR. There were reports that he was seen in Fairbanks, AK after this time, but nothing was ever confirmed.

*** Teresa Joann Peroni - #MP20132
Missing From: Selma, OR (located in Josephine Co.)
Missing Age: 27
DLC: July 3, 1983
Height: 5'4" (64 inches)
Hair Color: Brown
Circumstances: Following an argument over Peroni having another lover, Peroni and boyfriend went into the woods at 1270 Illinois River Rd. Peroni never returns.
 

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