Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Houston Mom, Jan 13, 2014.
way to go Houston Mom!
:star: :star: :star:
The UID case has been there at least since last June. I checked an archived copy of my UID listing, and UP 4641 was there. It probably didn't get much attention because there were no images at that time.
Houston Mom!!!! Great job lady!!!!!!!
Wonderful, awesome work!
Websleuths is so proud of you Houston Mom and all who work these cases!
Great work Houston Mom!
We're so very proud of all of you. This is such wonderful news.
So exciting. As Carl says, something about Paulette has attracted a lot of eyeballs over a long time. Fantastic job, Houston Mom, and happy you have some of the answers, finally, Pbuck.
I looked to see where she was mentioned before but didn't find it.
Copying my post here..
Peg; my condolences to your family. I'm thankful you do not have to spend another day wondering where Paulette is. Can you tell us how they came to the conclusion that she is Paulette since the dentals didn't work out?
I do not have a missing loved one; I can never know the hell your family & other family feels. I volunteer my time because of people like you; that makes sure your loved one is in the press; on message boards like WS as well as FB pages. I wish that everyone with a missing loved one would consider coming here; checking to see if there is a post then regularly posting to it so that their face is fresh in our mind.
I'm honored to be here with you & the others that work so hard to give families their loved ones back <3
Above all, keep the hope alive. God answers prayer, and Miracles still happen!
Pbuck, I'm glad you know where your sister is now, but I'm so very sorry it couldn't be under happier circumstances. Please accept my condolences for your family's loss.
Houston Mom, beautifully, beautifully done. This is a prime example of a match made by human intelligence.
(I notice from the Google cache of both cases that dental information was available and entered for both Ms. Jaster and the UID. I wish we had more information about how NamUs attempts dental, DNA, and fingerprint matching.)
Link to Pbuck's latest post with link to the latest article.
Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - MI MI - Paulette Jaster, 25, Davison, 12 May 1979
You are awesome Houston Mom, with an incredible knack for matching the UID's.
Wow. Great, great job Houston Mom! Just amazing. Really illustrates the importance of thinking - and looking - outside the box. Prayers to Paulette's family. Such bittersweet news. May Paulette RIP.
Didn't realize this didn't post when I hit submit due to posting in the other thread... Came back from feeding my grandson & noticed
See the newest article she posted in Paulette's thread; very interesting!
Three freckles helped Texas officials identify dead woman as long-missing Davison woman
This week, siblings found out the reason for the silence after a citizen tip led Harris County officials to compare the unidentified woman with Jaster.
Derrick said identifications are typically made with fingerprints, but in this case, none were on file for Jaster.
And although there were dental records to compare with autopsy reports, there were no dental X-rays to compare.
Finally, investigators had DNA samples from Jaster's family members, but DNA wasn't collected for the accident victim when she was buried in Texas at county expense.
Derrick said the ability of Jaster's sisters to identified the woman as their sibling helped with the identification as well as consistencies in dental records, matching freckles and the same hairline pattern.
MI - Paulette Jaster, 25, Davison, 12 May 1979'
Congrats, Houston Mom!!! <3
Great job, Houston Mom! Another one goes home.
Here is the data from the now closed UP Casefile (obtained from Google Cache)
Case Report - NamUs UP # 4641
Case Number ML80-1845
Date Found 28 Mar 1980 23:10
File Created 15 Oct 2008 00:00
Date Last Modified 27 Dec 2012 13:13
date QA reviewed
Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Name Jennifer Love
Telephone Number 713.796.6774
Estimated Age Adult - Pre 30
Minimum Age 20 years
Maximum Age 30 years
Weight (lbs) 138, Estimated
Height (inches) 64, Estimated
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
XXX All parts recovered
Body conditions Body Recognizable
Probable Year of Death 1980 to 1980
Estimated Postmortem Interval 1 Hour
GPS coordinates: 30.129454N , -93.899647W
Address 1 17700 I-10 East
Victim of a hit and run 17700 I-10 Eastbound. She was seen prior to the accident in an oil truck stop looking for a ride to Beaumont, TX
Hair Color: Brown
Head Hair: Brown Hair 10 inches in length
Left Eye Color: Hazel
Right Eye Color: Hazel
Eye Description: Hazel
XXX No other distinctive body features
Clothing and Accessories
Clothes on the Body: light blue skirt, dark blue jacket, white sandals
Jewelry: Carrying a Duffel Bag
Other items found with the body:
Status: Fingerprint information is available elsewhere
Status: Dental Information is available and entered
Status: Sample not Available
There are currently no images available for this case.
There are currently no documents available for this case.
Amazing job!!! And thank you for caring about the missing and unidentified!!! :loveyou:
A "wrap-up" article by Ron Fonger, Flint Journal (MI) about how the final ID was made... Thanks again to everyone out there!
Pbuck- while I am so very sad for your loss, I am gratified that you now, at the very least, have some answers.
God bless your family in this time...