Match! VA - Haymarket, WhtFem 468UFVA, 13-21, Feb'82 *Cynthia Gastelle*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by PonderingThings, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. chaddylex

    chaddylex Verified Insider

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    Yay to Zinc!!! Carl, I just assisted and sent the email to LE, but am happy they gave this UID her name back, and glad this family finally has some closure. Now they need to find out who did this to her.
     


  2. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    For the time being, I am switching the flag back from "Match" to "Identified". I'm not sure if she was on their radar prior to my voicemail to Takoma PD, or chaddy's e-mail.
     
  3. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Great job on the match zinc!

    Carl, there is nothing indicating this was on anyone's radar prior to the submission. Imo, it should be changed back to match!
     
  4. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Done. If someone wants to challenge it, I suppose that they can let us know.
     
  5. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    For the record, on February 9, 2011, DoeNetwork was the first MP site to add Cynthia's casefile. Zinc spotted the match the same day, and I left a voicemail with Takoma PD the following morning (February 10, 2011).
     
  6. beach

    beach Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Way to go!!! I get chills every time I read about a match our sleuthers have worked hard on!


    :yourock:
     
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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  8. chaddylex

    chaddylex Verified Insider

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    Wonder why they never closed the UID's link or say IDENTIFIED on it? Maybe Paul Yoakam doesn't have access to the UID's page...
     
  9. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    Way to GO Guys! You make us all so proud of the work you do!


    :yourock: Big Time!!!!

    Salem
     
  10. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    Nice job, guys! :rocker:
     
  11. Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne Well-Known Member

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    WOW.This is great.
     
  12. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    I am sitting here in my comfy recliner - and saw this thread. And now I have tears in my eyes - of gratitude to you guys for sending this girl home to her family.

    I will never solve a case - being more of a WS tourist and commentator - I so admire you all and your determination to give these missings a name, and a story and a reunion of sorts with the ones they left behind.

    Thank you.

    I hope someday that my two 'pet' missings (below) are someday afforded the same resolution. Please God - let them come home.
     
  13. masnitram

    masnitram Antithesis

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    Fantastic job! :woohoo:
     
  14. zinc

    zinc Active Member

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    Thank you, Carl and chaddylex. I am profoundly grateful that you two stepped up and made contact with investigators. I doubt we'll ever find out whether it was in fact Carl's initial phone call almost a year and a half ago that led them to finally collect Cynthia Joan Gastelle's family's DNA after 30 years, but I can't say I care much at the moment.
     
  15. zinc

    zinc Active Member

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    As an aside, I have some minor disabilities that make it a little difficult for me to recognize or remember faces, and I don't usually see the resemblances you all seem to, especially in uncanny valley reconstructions. Because of this, for the last few years I have done all of my UID/MP searching with images blocked. Today I have unblocked them so I can see Cynthia Joan Gastelle's face for the first time and remind myself that this is something sacred, not just a game of human Concentration. I am not generally an emotional person, but at the moment my heart hurts.
     
  16. Irish_Eyes

    Irish_Eyes Well-Known Member

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    Great work, zinc, chaddy, Carl!

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  17. chaddylex

    chaddylex Verified Insider

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    This has been one of my pet cases for the last few years. I had the UID's profile flagged in NamUs so each time there was a change or an exclusion added, I received an email.

    Many of my friends and facebook friends know that I am an advocate for the missing and the unidentified. I let them know that another match was made thanks to all the people that work together here at Websleuths (along of course with DNA)

    We are very appreciated from a lot of people.... I just thought I should let you all know.
     
  18. taramarie

    taramarie Well-Known Member

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    Amazing, amazing job, Zinc! Thank you, Carl & Chaddy, as well. Cynthia finally has her name back after 32 years, thanks to you.
     
  19. WholeLottaRosie

    WholeLottaRosie Dancing on a moonbeam!

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    Way to go you all! Awesome job, in finding this match!
     
  20. distracted 1976

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    Great job! :rocker:May justice now be served for Cynthia! There are more matches out there, let's go find them!
     

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