TX - April Repka, 19, Victoria, 17 June 1991

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  1. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    April Ann Repka
    Missing since June 17, 1991 from Victoria, Victoria County, Texas.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    * Date Of Birth: June 13, 1972
    * Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
    * Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6" (168 cm); 110 lbs. (50 kg)
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. She wears glasses.
    * Dentals: Available. Bands on lower first molars, lingual renention wire on dental.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Repka was last seen in Victoria, TX on June 17, 1991. She told her family she was going to play guitar for a dance; however, they later discovered there was no such dance that night. Repka was last seen driving a blue 1988 blue Dodge with Texas plates 975SZY, which has never been located. Foul play is possible.
     
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  3. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    Could this be her? If so, Jane doe is classified as 3" shorter and 3 years younger. The shape of the face though really matches and it appears that April's glasses are tinted in the photo.

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    April on the left, Jane Doe on the right

    Unidentified White Female

    * Located on May 28, 1992 in Phoeniz, Arizona
    * Cause of death was homicide by strangulation.
    * Estimated date of death is May, 1992
    * State of Remains: Somewhat advanced mummification

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 13 - 17 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'1 - 5'3"; 100 - 125 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder-length light-brown hair. The victim wore large rose / pink-colored eyeglasses, which had thick lenses.
    * Clothing: She was discovered wearing a Niki Lee long-sleeved, multi-colored floral-print blouse; size 9 black denim stretch pants with black lace trim around the ankles; a black hair bow; and brown tennis shoes.
    * Dentals: Available

    Case History
    Shortly after 1 a.m. on May 28, 1992, Phoenix police, using tracking dogs, found the decomposing body in a desert area commonly used to dump trash, in the 2000 block of East Deer Valley Road.
    A man riding an all-terrain vehicle noticed a foul odor coming from a rubbish pile and saw a hand sticking out. He called police, who used tracking dogs to find the body under a sheet of plywood.

    Note: April told her family she was going to play guitar at a dance the night she disappeared. The family later learned there were no dances in the area.
     
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    I have looked at it several times and I don't think so. The drawing shows a much stronger chin structure. April's pics indicate a more shallow chin. Only the glasses are similar. Keep it up though...you are bound to hit on a connection.
     
  5. lostwithoutyou

    lostwithoutyou Pray for the Missing ♥

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    Today, June 17, 2007, marks the sixteenth anniversary of April's disappearance. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers. If you have any information regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of April Ann Repka, please call the Texas Department Of Public Safety at 800-346-3243 or your local police department (you can always remain annonymous).
     
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    Remains were those of missing Victoria girl

    Skeletal remains and other items recovered from a field in Jim Wells County have been identified as those of a missing girl from Victoria County.

    Girl, 19, was reported missing in Victoria Co. in 1991 Christopher Maher, Alice Echo-News Journal

    Investigators with the Victoria County Sheriff's Department and the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department have received new information on a missing persons case that was first reported 16 years ago.



    Martinez asked that anyone with information related to the case contact the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department at 668-0341.
     
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    Remains were those of missing Victoria girl

    Skeletal remains and other items recovered from a field in Jim Wells County have been identified as those of a missing girl from Victoria County.

    Girl, 19, was reported missing in Victoria Co. in 1991 Christopher Maher, Alice Echo-News Journal


    Martinez asked that anyone with information related to the case contact the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department at 668-0341.
     
  8. Animal04216

    Animal04216 Smiling Again

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    Please post a link to the above article. thanks!
     
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    PrayersForMaura Help Find Maura Murray

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    U.S. Marshals arrested 37-year-old Carlos Zuniga Jr. in connection with the 1991 death of an 18-year-old Victoria woman who vanished two weeks after her high school graduation, said Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jose S. Martinez III.
    The search for April Ann Repka went cold for more than a decade, until a farmer in 2004 found a skull and femur while digging a trench in a field about six miles south of Alice, Martinez said. The remains were sent to a lab in Denton with the hopes DNA could be matched.



    More: http://www.caller.com/news/2008/jun/...ahoo_headlines
     
  12. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From August 2011:

    http://www.caller.com/news/man-convicted-of-murder-in-1991-stabbing-near

     

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