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- Mar 3, 2009
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Here's my best estimate of what she might have looked like.
Question: from the skull, it looks to me like her bottom jaw is quite a bit larger than her upper jaw, with the lower teeth outside the upper teeth. In your reconstruction, the jaw is large and prominent but it looks like her teeth are pretty close to even.
Is that a choice you made? An optical illusion? A mistaken observation on my part?
Roth said. "She didn't ask me my name."
He offered detectives these details: She didn't have an accent. She spoke in a monotone. She didn't appear to be educated. He thought she was in her 30s because there were wrinkles around her eyes. He thinks she was right-handed because she held her cigarette in that hand.
I've run across this girl's casefile several times recently and have wondered if she has been checked against "Precious Doe".
Deborah Lee Tomlinson
The weaknesses are her listed height (5'5" according to NamUs), and the nearly four-year timeframe.
Charley Project has her listed at 5'0", so one of them is incorrect. BTW, there is also a 15 lb weight discrepancy between the two sources. (I e-mailed Meaghan at CP to see if her info is incorrect)
However, she was 16 at the time she disappeared, which means that she might have been still growing. We also don't know how recent her last height measurement was to her disappearance, so she might have been taller by that time.
And a four-year lag between running away and being murdered - with no contact with family or friends in the interim is not unheard of.
She looks quite similar to the drawing. Her age (plus 4 years) is about right, and the geographic comparison makes sense.
This also shows a picture of Roth and the SJD from 2013
It's been a long while since I was last here in this thread. I was out and about near Paine Field airport today. It was sunny and 82 degrees out, and I thought about Snohomish Jane Doe. I wonder if her family ever reported her missing? Or perhaps her sketches are way off in that they don't resemble her, resulting in no one recognizing her.
But kudos to LE for keeping up the search. And everyone else, too. I'm going to try and search again, too!
Nice work - I agree with Springrain, it wouldn't hurt to submit!How about Diane Sue Gilchrist as a possible match?
She was 14 years old when she went missing May 29, 1974, from Vancouver, Washington. Her NamUs profile states:
"Per law enforcement - Diane was last seen on May 29, 1974. She left her home to runaway and never returned."
The height is off, but by August 1977, she could have grown much taller at the age of 17 years.
Notice Diane's real photo, and her age progression photo, are strikingly similar to the sketches of Snohomish Jane Doe. Notice the mouth, lips, and especially the nose. I included a side by side comparison page:
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Diane Gilchrist NamUs Profile: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20347/
Charley Project Listing: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/gilchrist_diane.html