VA VA - Cassandra Morton, 23, Lynchburg, 10 Nov 2009

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  1. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1109/682917.html

    "Campbell Co., VA - Campbell County investigators still have many more questions than answers about a body found Sunday on Candlers Mountain.
    Investigators tell us the remains were decomposed badly.

    Deputies believe this is a female's body, based on the small frame and the type of clothes found near the remains.

    Now, the two priorities are determining who she is and how she died. They're bringing in a dentist and a forensic anthropologist to do just that.
    A hiker found the remains about 60 feet off a dirt path near Camp Hydaway Road. Investigators say looks like someone tried to hide it.

    Campbell County Sheriff Terry Gaddy said, "We do have a small frame body that was covered with wood and rocks and debris."

    The head was found detached from the body further in the woods.

    "It appears to have been there for several months or somewhere in that time frame," Sheriff Gaddy said.

    The remains are in Roanoke where Medical Examiners will inspect the bones in hopes of determining a cause of death."

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    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1109/682917_video.html?ref=newsstory

    First article:
    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1109/682665.html
     
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  3. KaylynnCouture

    KaylynnCouture New Member

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    Lynchburg Police need your help finding a woman who has been missing for four weeks, and they're concerned she might be in danger.

    23-year-old Cassandra Ann Morton was last seen Saturday October 10th in the Park Avenue area downtown.

    She is 5'6" and weighs 125 pounds.

    Her family says that she has always maintained regular contact with them and her friends.

    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1109/677626.html
     
  4. winterrose

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    http://www.cvcrimestoppers.org/crimeoftheweek.htm
    This is a site for Lynchburg

    October 20, 2009

    The Lynchburg Police Department is investigation several reports of indecent exposure occurring in the areas of Rivermont Ave, Boonsboro Road, Langhorne Road, and Lakeside Drive. Between October 8th and October 19th this agency has received at least 4 reports of indecent exposure primarily occurring in the early morning hours during which female victims are being confronted by the suspect and the suspect will be exposing himself. In some instances the suspect has made some verbal comments to the victims however the suspect has never touched or attempted to touch any of the victims.

    The suspect is described as follows:
    W/M, 25 – 40 years of age, dark to reddish colored hair, prescription glasses, 5’ 8” – 6’ tall, possible tattoos on his right arm above the elbow.
     
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    Cassandra has a myspace page. It is set to private. Last log in 11/24/2009. Of course that could be LE.
     
  8. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    I wish we had more info on this missing woman, Cassandra, seems like most articles all posted the same thing in a small paragraph.
     
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    future criminologist Active Member

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    I am really intrigued by this find. Does anyone know:
    - what the age range is? height/weight?
    - have they taken a guess at race yet?
    - I don't know the geography of this area - how close is it to neighboring states? which other states could this person have gone missing in?

    Just throwing these q's out there if anyone knows. I'd like to take a stab at making a match on it...
     
  11. JLMcKenna83

    JLMcKenna83 LOL ≠ Lots of Luck

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    RIP Cassandra!
     
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    burbqueen New Member

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    lord what happened? DO they know yet??
     
  13. Wes

    Wes Hey...look at that

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    They made an arrest in that case in October:

    http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local...d_in_lynchburg_indecent_exposure_cases/56329/

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    Lynchburg Police say they have arrested a man in connection with several indecent exposure incidents.
    Officers charged 31-year-old Joel Wooldridge from Monroe with:
    2 counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor
    4 counts of indecent exposure
    1 count of trespassing

    Investigators believe Wooldridge committed the crimes on the campus of Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Central Virginia Community College, Boonsboro Road, and Langhorne Road.
     
  14. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    Here is Camp Hydaway Road where the remains were found:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=camp%20hydaway%20road%2C%20VA&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

    Judging from the map it doesn't look too far from West Virginia.
    Edit to Add: After doing the mileage it is about 4 hours to West Virginia, North Carolina and Washington D.C

    The first person who came to my mind was Brittanee Drexel. Myrtle Beach, where she was last seen, is 183 miles.

    Second is Morgan Harrington, missing since 10/17/09 from Charlottesville, VA which is about an hour and a half drive from the site.
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingk...seNum=1133822&orgPrefix=NCMA&searchLang=en_US
     
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    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    This is just so horrifying. This perp who did this to Cassandra sounds like a beast. If the individual they arrested for the indecent exposure is not the one who did this, I pray they can find them before anyone else is harmed. Let's hope the students at the colleges in and around these areas take precautions and only travel in groups. Yes, RIP Cassandra. I pray for justice.
     
  17. KaylynnCouture

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    Rest in peace Cassandra :rose:
     
  18. truthsleuth

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    My sincere condolences to Cassandra's family. R.I.P. Cassandra.
     
  19. MeoW333

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    http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/228281
    She's been identified as Cassandra Morton
    23 years old
    African American woman
    5'6
    125 lbs
    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11494266
     
  20. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    It's very sad that there was hardly any info out there at all about Cassandra, yet we have tons of info on other missing persons. I wish that in each seperate case, we all had a ton of information to work with. Our system and media is so imbalanced when it comes to missing people. Race and money should not even come into the equation, i wish all missing persons were considered equal by everyone and we got a ton of information on each of them..
     
  21. LogicalMinds

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    This is so sad...

    equally sad is the fact that she has been missing this long with hardly any info, no searches, no media exposure...just does not seem right

    no Nancy Grace....heck she did not even have a thread on this forum until now...

    what were they thinking there in Virginia?? who else is missing?? very very sad
     

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