TX TX - Martha Wes Dunn, 15, Daingerfield, 5 Sept 1990

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  1. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Ruled out by dna
    Thank you so much for keeping us up to date on this OCLady!

    Here is Martha's doenetwork information:

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 286DFTX

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    Left: Dunn, circa 1990; Right: Age-progressed to age 29 (circa 2004)
    Martha Wes Dunn
    Missing since September 5, 1990 from Daingerfield, Morris County, Texas.
    Classification: Endangered Runaway

    Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: June 22, 1975
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. Small scars on the right side of her face.
    Dentals: Available. She has gaps in her teeth.
    DNA: Available
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Dunn was last seen in her hometown of Daingerfield, Texas on September 5, 1990. She may be with a male companion. Last believed to have been in Oklahoma. Martha may be in need of medical attention.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/286dftx.html
     
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  3. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 286DFTX

    Martha Wes Dunn
    Missing since September 5, 1990 from Daingerfield, Morris County, Texas.
    Classification: Endangered Runaway

    Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: June 22, 1975
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. Small scars on the right side of her face.
    Dentals: Available. She has gaps in her teeth.
    DNA: Available
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Dunn was last seen in her hometown of Daingerfield, Texas on September 5, 1990. She may be with a male companion. Last believed to have been in Oklahoma. Martha may be in need of medical attention.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/286dftx.html
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    This week will mark 20 years that Martha has been missing. Come home soon.
     
  5. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Martha Dunn
    Missing 5 September 1990
    From Daingerfield TX

    Vital Statistics

    Age: 15
    DOB: 22 June 1975
    Sex: Female
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5 ft 4 in
    Weight: 95 lbs

    Source
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Hotline: 1-800-843-5678
     
  6. myhaloiscrooked

    myhaloiscrooked New Member

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    Where there ever more details available on this? She is missing from the next town over from me and is 4 years older than me. I had never heard about her until browsing NAMUS today.
     
  7. CastlesBurning

    CastlesBurning New Member

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    Halo, I never heard of her either -- yet when I just Googled her, I found out that Soul Asylum featured her as one of their missing kids in their mid-90s song "Runaway Train." I would think Martha got a heck of a lot of publicity through that video, since I was a teen then myself and recall it being a really popular song.
     
  8. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Martha Wes Dunn

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    http://americasmissingadults.com/default.asp?pagenum=38
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dunn_martha.html
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/286dftx.html
    http://www.missingin.org/reg3326/martha_wes_dunn.htm
    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/745077/1
    Her NamUs profile: https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/6028/0

    Her Porchlight profile: http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=9175



    Tribute video made by Martha's sister
    [video=youtube;Vx9embYG24w]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx9embYG24w[/video]

    Martha has been ruled out by DNA as being Princess Blue
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...Missing-Since-5-Sept-1990-from-Dangerfield-TX

    and is on narrowed list of 37 young women who could possibly be Pogonip Jane Doe (not sure how old is the info)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martha-Wes-Dunn/330517432645?sk=info&tab=page_info


    Book by Gwyn Kersey dedicated to Martha and Owens (he was never reported missing!)
    http://gwynkersey.com/lets-talk-just-pure-white-trash/ (comments from family members under the article)


    short Topix discussion
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/haworth-ok/TCBVQJB8VHOMGEKP3
     
  9. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    What a sad case...What happened to Martha and Eric?
     
  10. alb1on

    alb1on Member

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    Bump.

    As others have said, it is difficult to get a handle on this case. One way in would be to have more information on Eric Owens. Having looked for matches to him I wonder if he is Eric K Owens, born 6 April 1972 (which would mean he was 18, not 17) and shown in Ancestry with an address in Norman and another in McAlester prior to 1993. Both these places are very near Haywood in Oklahoma. My reason for thinking this may be our boy is that Ancestry also has a record for the same Eric K Owens (match on precise birth date) living in Irving Texas (not too far from Daingerfield) prior to 1993. There is also a marriage record for an Eric K Owens, born about 1972, in Dallas in 2006 but I would be less confident this is the same man as there was an Eric K Owens born in Texas in 1975 and birth dates on marriage records are notoriously approximate. However, if I was family or LE it is certainly a link I would check.
     
  11. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Lengthy article that focuses on a few of the children featured in the Runaway Train music video. Martha's disappearance is mentioned and by extension, Eric as well. Sadly, the detective notes that he hasn't received any tips in over a year.

    https://melmagazine.com/the-children-of-runaway-train-19ee8f6aabf8#.y370pg6cp

     
  12. LucyOso

    LucyOso Verified registered nurse

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    I can't find a missing report on Eric.
     
  13. dribwolley

    dribwolley New Member

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    I would say that Daingerfield is probably at least a two or two and a half hour drive away from Irving... I wouldn't really consider it to be close, in my opinion, I think that most people would consider that quite a drive, it is almost into Arkansas, whereas Irving is between Dallas and Fort Worth.
     

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