TX TX - Smith Co., WhtFem Skeletal 77UFTX, 20-25, off I-20, Oct'85

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I am creating this thread at the request of WS member Kathee:



    The Doe Network:
    Case File 77UFTX
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/77uftx.html
    NamUs UP Case 4491 https://identifyus.org/cases/4491

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    Reconstructed Image of Victim

    Unidentified White Female
    Located on October 1, 1985 in Smith County, Texas
    The victim may have been deceased for 12 - 18 months prior to discovery.
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 20 - 25 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5"; 125 - 130 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Clothing: She was wearing a yellow knit pullover shirt with a lace collar. The phrase Top Rail Country Music, Dallas, Texas was printed on the front of the shirt, along with an image of an armadillo. These shirts were made from 1984 - 1987. The victim was also wearing white Dickie shorts (size 27W x 36 Hips); a bra and panties; canvas sandals; gold butterfly earrings; and a gold Pulsar watch.
    Dentals: Several amalgam restorations and a gold crown on tooth #30.

    Case History
    The victim was located in a brushy gully by the south side of IH 20 in Smith County, TX.
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I can find nobody from Texas who fits within the timeframe, age, and height parameters.

    But just for starters, if you broaden the parameters, this Texas MP looks like she's worth a look:

    Kathleen Laura Ranft
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/r/ranft_kathleen.html
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    I would suspect that they've probably looked pretty closely at Texas MP's, but Texas rarely publicizes their rule-out lists.
     
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    mtrooper Verified SAR

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  5. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's the side-by-side and the Charley casefile:

    Lisa Karen Addington
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/addington_lisa.html
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    The facial shape is right, the timeframe and age are right and there is a Dallas connection.

    But 5'8" is quite a bit off from a 5'3" to 5'5" estimate. I wonder how they knew her eyes were brown if the remains were skeletal with a PM interval of 12-18 months.

    I suppose it's possible that the height estimate was off. If so, she looks like a plausible possible.
     
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    I know this is a response to a 7 year old comment, but this thread has been dead for four years so I might as well liven it up. I searched on namus and Terri Hefner looked the closest to me out of MPs in Texas. She had brown hair and disappeared in April 1984 which is just a few months past the time of death range maximum of 18 months and I'd think shorts, sandals, and a pullover shirt would be fairly appropriate weather for Texas in April on a nice day. She went missing from Dallas County, and the t-shirt found with the UID mentions Dallas. Her weight fits with the UID, being between 120-130 lbs. Her height is 5'5"-5'7", but that is definitely close enough to the estimate of 5'3"-5'5" to be considered possible. She was also 19-20 when she went missing, so that fits as well. You'd have to think she was one of the first MPs law enforcement looked at, but you never know. Though they both have DNA, so this is likely an automatic rule-out.
     
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    Here is Carl's newest recon for this Doe.

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    Terri was suggested further up in the thread.

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    Amazing job Carl! This really imbues her with life, I hope this can further her identification. As taken in comparison to her (rather crudely made clay model) this image gives her face life and charcther. I hope this woman gets her name !
     
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    I see they both have DNA but doesn't say which type, so thought I'd mention Annette Vail. Timing, description and she was known to travel throughout Texas? Thoughts? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/8284/59[​IMG]

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