UT UT - Washington Co, WhtFem UP12137, 20-60, buried near Gunlock Road, May'70

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    NamUs UP 12137

    https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/12137

    Unidentified Body/Remains (White Female)

    Found October 1, 1970 in Washington County, UT
    Body Condition: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
    Probable year of death: to 1970

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 20-60
    Approximate Height: 62 estimate
    Approximate Weight: 140 estimate
    Hair Color:
    A few strands of fine light blond or gray hair were present
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Scars and marks: nothing

    [COLOR=#0000ff][B]Clothing & Accessories[/B][/COLOR]
    [B]Clothing: nothing[/B]
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    [B]Jewerly: nothing
    [B]Footwear: nothing
    [B]Accessories: nothing

    [COLOR=#0000ff][B]Identifiers[/B][/COLOR]
    [B]Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is not available
    [B]Dentals: Dental information / charting is not available
    [B]DNA: Sample is currently not available

    Case History: [/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
    The decedent's body was discovered by a county road crew as they were clearing a section of the roadside. The decedent had been buried 5 feet from the road and was uncovered by a bulldozer. The decedent could have been buried for months or even years. Richard Triplett with the Washington County Sheriff's Office is the case manager for this case.
     


  2. Moosebegoose

    Moosebegoose Active Member

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    This one is quite hard to find any possible matches. I focused on both Utah and Arizona missing as well because of the location of Washington County. I also think I should take a look at Idaho and California (because as a non-American I am matching up major interstate highways) and the same one that runs through Washington County is also in these states.
     
  3. Moosebegoose

    Moosebegoose Active Member

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    Here is what I found going on the “major highway” theory:

    Lynn Marjorie Bandringa
    Missing since May 29, 1967 from Hesperia, San Bernardino County, California
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1675dfca.html


    A big long shot, but the car was found in Arizona so it had been driven around. Maybe on that major road?

    Donnis Marie Redman
    Missing since March 1, 1958 from San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California
    Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2409dfca.html
     
  4. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    From crimewatchers site forum

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  5. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    Doe Network link case

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1411ufut.html

    1411UFUT - Unidentified Female
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    Date of Discovery: October 1, 1970
    Location of Discovery: Washington County, Utah
    Estimated Date of Death: Months to years prior
    State of Remains: Skeletal
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 20-60 years old
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 140 lbs.
    Hair Color: Blond or gray, based on strands found with remains.
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Unknown
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The woman's remains were located five feet from the roadside in rural Washington County, Utah, about 20 miles away from St. George.

    The skeleton had been buried and was uncovered by a bulldozer.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Washington County Sheriff's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Detective Richard Triplett
    Agency Phone Number: 435-634-5730
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 1970-00765

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 12137

    Information Source(s)
    NamUs
     
  6. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    No rule outs? Not even one? Omg! They have to get on this. It’s been almost 50 years.

    I wonder if they have DNA. DNA Doe Project would do some good work for this.
     
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  7. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    I wish the age range and hair colour could be narrowed down. I wonder if they would consider exhuming her for DNA?
     
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  8. supermochella

    supermochella New Member

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    The body was buried and the gravesite has been lost. They would have to locate it first.
     
  9. supermochella

    supermochella New Member

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    I turned this over to Namus this week- I believe that this Doe may be Valerie Lynn Wood. She was reported missing, but does not show up in any database. She was 18, believed to be a runaway. She was reportedly traveling from Phoenix to Springville Utah to see an aunt. Washington county, depending on the route taken by car, would have been smack in the middle of the two destinations. The aunt would have only been a few years older than she was, with very young children at the time. I spent hours trying to find any information about her after 1969- no luck. Her mother passed away a few years ago, and Valerie is not listed in the obituary, not as preceding in death or as surviving family. Her aunt looks to still be alive, but suffered tragedy after tragedy in her own large family (lots of young, accidental deaths- her husband, her sons). Wood either did runaway, and managed to stay away- or she was never treated as a missing person seriously. I do not think she was actually joined with a travelling companion. This article says she was blonde, the body was either blonde or had gray hair. At the time this body was being investigated, they only looked at one missing person for a match- and her body was found in 1995.

    Springville Herald | 1969-11-06 | Girl Missing on Trip to Springville
     
  10. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Great find! I’m glad you submitted Valerie’s information! Her name seems very familiar, although she’s not on any of the MP/UID sites. o_O
     
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  11. TheBlackParade

    TheBlackParade New Member

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    This case is going to be difficult. DNA sounds like the only way to get an answer but they lost the remains???
     
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  12. supermochella

    supermochella New Member

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    I read that they were buried, and they don't know the gravesite. It's possible they kept something else from the crime scene, there are so few details. I think the first thing is that they would have to find out if Valerie is still considered a missing person.
     
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