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  1. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Rest In Paradise Kimberly Shawn Cheatham

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 137UFTX

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    Reconstructions of Victim
    Unidentified White/Hispanic Female


    • The victim was discovered on September 10, 1990 in Brazoria County, Texas.
    • Estimated Date of Death: 1-5 Years
    • Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics


    • Estimated age: 15 - 25 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 4'11" - 5'3"; with a slight to medium build.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Originally thought to be Hispanic, the new analysis indicates the young woman was White, with the probability of some Black traits. According to the forensic analysis, it is likely one parent or one grandparent was Black.
    • Skeletal Findings: Two fractured ribs; and a "defect" on a bone beneath her left knee. The victim possibly had a tumor on her knee.
    • Fingerprints: Not Available skeletal
    • Dentals: Available. There were several teeth with untreated carries, and two amalgam fillings. Noteworthy though, is that tooth #10, an upper left, lateral incisor, which is right next to her two front most teeth was surgically removed prior to death and the corresponding alveolar space was partially obliterated by mature bone.
    • DNA: Available IN CODIS
    • Nickname: "Princess Blue"
    • Jewelry: One pearl, beaded bracelet


    • Six rings,
      One gold band ring with six clear stones
      One silver band with a scroll design,
      Two thin silver bands
      One silver-colored ring with a turquoise horse or unicorn,
      One 1975, size 9 1/2, Robert E. Lee, Houston, TX High School ring. This ring has a blue stone with a silver colored, inexpensive metal band. It is unknown whether or not there were ever engravings on the inner side of the ring's band. The ring was upsized twice, which would have removed evidence of previous engravings. However, it does have an inlaid, "L" which many students chose as an option that year that stands for the school mascot, Robert E. Lee himself.
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    Victim's Rings
    Case History
    The victim was located on a pile of debris at the end of a Brazoria County road (101) just east of Highway 288 inside the Manvel city limits on September 10, 1990.
    The skeleton was found by a man who had pulled off the highway to relieve himself. He stepped behind a barricade and saw a skull in an old tire.
    No purse, wallet, clothing or hair were located around the skeleton, six rings were on the fingers, and a bracelet around her wrist.
    The company that made Robert E. Lee High School's (now Lee High School) rings doesn't have records from 1975. The Lee class of 1975 had about 300 girls. Authorities would like to hear from any of the girls who lost a ring or gave it to somebody else.
    Toxicology tests yielded no trace of opiates in her bone marrow. However, it is unknown whether or not other drugs were present, tested for or could have been tested for.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Manvel Police Department
    Detective Sergeant Jay Coffman
    281-489-1212
    Email
    or
    Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
    Investigator Richard Rosser
    281-756-2218
    Email
    or
    Harris County Medical Examiner
    Jennifer Love
    713-796-6827
    713-796-9292
    Email
    Or
    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    800-346-3243
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number:
    TXDPS U0401002
    NCIC Number:
    U600005786
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    Chron Com
    My Fox Houston 6/7/07
    TXDPS
    UDRS
     
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    Salem Former Member

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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  5. Finders

    Finders Active Member

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    She looks like Kimberly Shawn Cheatham on a quick glance. Time frame and height match.
     
  6. Dot#5t

    Dot#5t Member

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    I came across this case recently and noticed several similarities between Princess Blue and Christina Jeanette Chandler (missing from Fort Worth, TX; DOB 1/19/1961). Chandler is not on Princess Blue's NAMUS Exclusion List. AKA: Christina Janetta Zeger, Chrystal Chandler, Chris Zeger, Chrissy Chandler.
    Chandler's NAMUS profile has a missing date of 1990 but stated they weren't certain of her date of disappearance and she received a citation dated August 4, 1990. Her Charley Project profile states, "Some agencies may state that Chandler disappeared sometime during 1989." Chandler's car was found in Lubbock, Texas in 1990.

    Chandler's Similarities to Princess Blue:
    - Chandler's height is 5'2"
    - Chandler had a tattoo of a unicorn on her back and is known for wearing silver and turquoise jewelry. Princess Blue was found with a turquoise & silver/white-gold unicorn ring, silver scroll ring, and 2 thin silver/white-gold bands. Stephen Spignesi's blog, "Know What the Jeweler Knows" states: WHITE GOLD: White gold is the most popular "silver" metal. It's used primarily for rings, although you can also find chains, bracelets, and other pieces of jewelry in white gold if you look hard enough, or special order it.
    - The Harris County Coroner's autopsy of Princess Blue, using the Universal Numbering System for dental notation, stated these findings: "There was a large caries on the buccal aspect in tooth 2 and tooth 5 was missing postmortem. Tooth 6 (upper right canine) had extensive caries at the mesial surface extending to the buccal surface as well as toward the lingual area. Tooth 10 was surgically absent and the corresponding alveolar space partially obliterated by mature bone." When you compare Princess Blue's dental findings to the color picture of Chandler I added below, there are similarities.
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    [​IMG] Princess Blue's turquoise and silver/white gold unicorn ring.

    Chandler's NAMUS Profile: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/19736/0/
    Chandler's Doe Profile: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/591dftx.html
    Chandler's Charlie Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/chandler_christina.html
    Princess Blue NAMUS: https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/989
    Princess Blue NCMEC: http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1184258/1

    What are your thoughts on this?
     

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    msphilosopher Well-Known Member

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    Leischa Member

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    Wow! I'm new to this case but I think the odds that you've found the right person are high. The jewelry thing... It's not typical of women to like/wear turquoise jewelry. And also... the unicorn thing. The skeleton had a unicorn ring and Christina had a unicorn tattoo on her back. Brillant research, Dot#5t, whether it is her or not! Bravo!!
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  9. AlwaysHopeToHelp

    AlwaysHopeToHelp Verified EMT

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    Probably a silly question - but have you contacted them to suggest this girl? I think your comparisons make it HIGHLY likely this could be Princess Blue! Great job!
     
  10. booghawk

    booghawk Well-Known Member

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    They both have DNA on file though?

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  11. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Any updates on this case??? It is one of the cases I really would like to see resolved, and this looks promising.
     
  12. AuntGiGiU

    AuntGiGiU New Member

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    I was just wondering the same thing?
    I'm new to this so I don't really know where to start but I definitely want to help.
     
  13. Anthem

    Anthem New Member

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    Princess Blue is thought to be around 15-25 some sources capping her age more around 19 so Chandler may have been overlooked because of her age, she would have been about 29 at the time of her disappearance putting her a bit older than Princess Blues assumed age but other than that everything seems sound.
    Edit: I forgot to add that Princess Blue was originally ID'ed as Hispanic but further analysis showed that she most likely had a black parent or grandparent making her mixed, while Chandlers NAMUS file shows her as white.
     
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    Anthem New Member

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    Anthem New Member

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    Anthem New Member

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    Owch I just noticed my typo sorry

    Here's some of her information:

    Missing Person / NamUs #MP27940 Shelia Cooks, Female, Black / African American
    Status: Missing
    Date of Last Contact: May 16, 1979
    Missing From: Austin, Texas
    Missing Age: 18 Years
    Current Age: 58 Years

    Case Information


    Demographics
    Missing Age: 18 Years
    Current Age: 58 Years
    First Name: Sheila
    Last Name: Cooks
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5' 3" (63 Inches)
    Weight: 95 lbs
    Race / Ethnicity: Black / African American

    Circumstances
    Date of Last Contact: May 16, 1979
    NamUs Case Created: March 6, 2015
    Last Known Location
    Location: Austin, Texas
    County: Travis County

    Circumstances of Disappearance: Shelia Cooks was last seen on May 16, 1979
    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Black
    Head Hair Description--
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye Color: Brown
    Right Eye Color: Brown
    Eye Description--
    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Known Information



    Clothing and Accessories
    No Information Entered
    Additional Case Info

    Transportation
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    And here's most of the interview with her sister Fredia Butler:

    "My sister told me she needed a ride," Butler said.

    Sheila, who was 18 at the time, had an appointment with her probation officer. The building still stands on the corner of Airport and 381/2 Street in East Austin.

    She typically walked to the meetings with her older brothers. That day, her only option was to set off by herself. At the time, her favorite meal was on the stove. Fredia says her mother tried to get Sheila to eat before she left the house.

    "Sheila said, 'no, I can't wait to get back here so I can eat momma. I'm going to eat those beans when I get back.' She never came. She never came," said Butler.

    Eight hours later Fredia's mother was on her doorstep.

    "She said 'Fredia, Sheila is not at home.' Immediately it was like I was hit by thunder. We jumped up. We knew that was not normal," she said. "We knew something happened, so we walked the way she would have walked, scan that area and start looking for Sheila on foot. I'll never forget that."

    Sheila left her mother's home located at 1193 1/2 San Bernard. Her destination was two-and-a-half miles away at 1825 East 38 1/2 Street.

    After re-tracing those steps, the family called police. Neighbors and church groups also searched.

    Austin police investigated and learned that Sheila made her appointment. What happened after she left is a mystery.

    "Something happened to Sheila. Something happened to her. Someone hurt her," said Butler.

    Sheila was born in 1960, the fourth of ten children.

    "She loved to dance, she really danced," said Butler.

    She was fairly petite, standing 5'3" tall, but Fredia says her sister did not mess around. She was straight forward and tough.

    "I'm thinking it could've been someone she knew, 'cause she wasn't an easy person. You just couldn't pick her up," said Butler.

    So many years have gone by. Sheila's mother and father have since passed away. Fredia, the oldest sibling, is more determined than ever to find out what happened on that hot summer day in 1979.

    "All we want is closure. We want a memorial. To bury our sister," she said. "I know she's out there. Somebody seen something, and I don't care how old they are. I want justice for this girl."


    Her NAMUS profile spells her name as Shelia Cooks but almost everywhere else I can find her its spell Sheila. She matches the age and height, the picture is grainy but it doesn't look too off.
     
  17. Anthem

    Anthem New Member

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    Turns out my math is a little questionable but she's still relatively close to the right age range, and in the news story her sister says that she was fairly small for her age. Also here's a side by side of their pictures:
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    I totally see the similarity. Jaw shape, nose shape, eyebrows...all seem to match up.
     
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    kiaatcher Well-Known Member

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    Just came across this case and it's fascinating. Here's some things that I've wondered with Sheila possibly being Princess Blue.
    What doesn't make sense:
    -She went missing in 79 and Princess Blue was discovered in 90, with an estimate that the skeletal remains are 1-5 years old. How reliable is that estimate? It would be stretching the probability of it being her a good 5-6 years.
    What makes sense:
    -Height (5'3") and weight (95 lbs, slight build).
    -Mixed race w/ a black parent or grandparent. Not sure of the race of her parents, but it seems like this checks out.
    -Facial structure matches up.
    Some extra questions:
    -She comes from a family with 10 siblings, so I'm assuming money was tight, even with her working. I'm wondering the price of the jewelry found on the body.
    Was the pearl bracelet authentic? Did she have friends or siblings in Austin who would give her a '75 ring, as she would be 14 at the time?

    I'm doubtful that LE could do DNA comparison. I would love to know if they have Princess Blue's DNA on file, as they could possibly use newer technology to find generational matches (i.e. Golden State Killer).
     
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  20. Justsayn

    Justsayn Well-Known Member

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    Could we not contact the females or search them somehow from this class to see who is accounted for and who is not? I would also like to know what size is the class ring and what size was it initially? Is it possible that the ring belongs to a boyfriend or family member? I have my dad’s. So this I would be curious about.
     
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