TX TX - Falls Co., Fem Skeletal 518UFTX, 20-40, wrapped in quilt, Apr'00

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  1. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 518UFTX
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/518uftx.html
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    Heart Charm
    Unidentified Female

    • The victim was discovered on April 10, 2000 in Falls County, Texas
    • Estimated Date of Death: Undetermined
    • Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 20-40 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 4'9"-5'3 "
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Race undetermined.
    • Clothing: Numerous articles of clothing were found with the remains, including a long-sleeved light colored shirt with ruffles around the neck, a yellow shirt, two light colored polyester scarves, a light brown sweater, a t-shirt with "USA-1984", a short-sleeved pink Jody brand blouse, and a black and gray striped skirt (and matching shirt) with Chinese symbols and the number 9 on the tag. Also found with the remains were several floral sheet sets.
    • Jewelry: A yellow metal heart charm which had a dragon on one side and a bird on the opposite side.

    Case History
    Skeletal remains were found wrapped and tied in a quilted blanket near or in a stock tank on County Road 451, approximately 4-5 miles from I-35 in Falls County.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    512-424-5074
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    TDPS Case Number:
    U0802020 Source Information:
    Texas Department of Public Safety

    Could Kim be a possible match??

    This is Kim's information:


    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2214DFTX
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/2214dftx.html
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    Kimberly Shawn Cheatham
    Missing since April 8, 1989 from Dallas, Texas

    Classification: Involuntary


    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: January 14, 1968
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11"; 130 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
    • DNA: Available
    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Kimberly Cheatham was last seen on April 8, 1989 in Dallas, TX. She was supposed to go to a cousin's house to do her laundry. She never showed up. A short while later, her empty car was found outside Dallas, covered by brush. Her cousin reported her missing April 9.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Texas Department of Public Safety
    512-424-5074NCIC Number: M-354364143
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Some One Knows ME

     
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  3. anthrobones

    anthrobones New Member

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    The height would match, but I have no idea how they have not determined ancestry of the victim.
     
  4. BethInAK

    BethInAK New Member

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    and i like the laundry thing - that works well to explain why the victim had all these clothes and stuff with her.
     
  5. Spazkat9696

    Spazkat9696 Former Member

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    I think your doe is Chinese because the label on her clothing was in Chinese. She may not have been in the country legally, so no one reported her missing. I hope that she was not involved in sex trafficking. I really hate jerks who subject people to such things.
     
  6. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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    Wow, it could be!
     
  7. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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    Spaz, I agree, she could be but I shop at thrift stores and yard sales and various other clothing places off the beaten track and have clothes with lables from far far away.

    Just throwing that out there.
     
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    Spazkat9696 Former Member

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    I agree
     
  9. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Not only was Kimberly supposed to be going to do laundry, but, she always carried extra clothing with her in her car. When Kim's car was found, it was completely empty.

     
  10. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Yes, the height & age would match. I'm not sure why they didn't or couldn't determine the UID females ancestry. I wonder if these remains are available and if so, could a forensic sketch be done.

     
  11. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Kimberly was known to always keep a change of clothes in her trunk as she would go to Killeen, TX to the Army base (Fort Hood??) and kept clothes with her for the weekend at all times. When car was found there was NOTHING in the car and trunk empty. The car appeared to have been cleaned of evidence. Her car was found outside of Dallas.
     
  12. Cymro

    Cymro New Member

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    Could the clothing have survived 11 years though? I certainly see the similarities but the fact that the remains were skeletalized but the clothing had survived would probably suggest a date of death, at a guess, in the late 90s.
     
  13. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Good question about the clothes. I suppose it may depend on if the UID female was placed inside a stock tank that was covered. If she was inside one of those and wrapped in a quilt and if the clothing were also inside the quilt I'm not sure how long the fabric would last in those conditions.

    I just figured there was a chance it could be Kim (or more like wishing it was Kim) being they couldn't or didn't estimate a date for the UID female's death.

    I know Kim's mom via trading emails back and forth about Kim's case and I sure wish that Kim would be found for her families sake. Kim's mom has always said she hopes she lives another day (she has been ill) and hopefully live long enough...until Kim is found.


     
  14. barb0301

    barb0301 New Member

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    I'd sure call this one in RK !!! Looks close enough to at least check it out, IMO !!
     
  15. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    I just received an email from Kim's mom. She said that Kim did have all her bedding with her because she was going to do laundry at her cousin's place.
     
  16. marysawol

    marysawol New Member

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    RKnowley, Have you heard anything yet? It sure seems like this is a match.
     
  17. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Marysawol, all I've heard from the TXMPCH is that they forwarded the information to the proper investigators and that they are still investigating. They (TXMPCH) said the process could take months to complete. I will keep everyone informed on what I find out.

     
  18. Aphra

    Aphra New Member

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    RKnowley, did you forward the description of the clothing found with the body to see if Kim's mom recognized any of it? (besides the sheet sets)
     
  19. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Kimberly Shawn Cheatham's DNA was compared to the UID female. The results came back negative.
     
  20. Deeds

    Deeds New Member

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    Deeds New Member

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    Michelle Lois Prasek

    Missing since December 19, 1997 from Spring, Montgomery County, Texas
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 12, 1985
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 12 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3" (160 cm); 135 lbs (61 kg).
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Shoulder length blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: She has a birthmark on the palm of her hand.
    Clothing: Last seen wearing a tan t-shirt with the initials CK, blue jeans, and Nike tennis shoes.
    DNA: Available in CODIS

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Prasek was last seen by her mother at 7:30 in their home in Spring, Texas on December 19, 1997. This was less than an hour before she was to leave home to get on a bus for school. Michelle may have been on the school premises that day, but she did not attend classes. She was a seventh-grader at Knox Junior School in The Woodlands.

    The next day Michelle's mother reported her missing to local authorities in Montgomery County, Texas.

    Michelle had reportedly quarreled with her mother about shopping plans.
    Michelle has had no prior history of running away and no trouble with the law or school. She was a good student academically. Michelle's parents are divorced and, prior to her disappearance, she was looking forward to spending the Christmas holidays with her father in Kingsville, Texas. The family including another daughter moved to the Spring area near the Woodlands from Louisiana in September.

    Michelle may have a sleeping bag, a handmade patchwork quilt, $20 in cash and her orange Tabby cat with her. She may have left the state. The girl's mother first thought Michelle might have spent the night with another girl.Foul play is suspected in Michelle's disappearance.

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