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Two Similar Unsolved Cases of Unidentified Females Found In NY

These two cases are very similar. Both females were discovered in NY, both are Hispanic/Black woman, each with a similar tattoo on their breast, both murdered and unidentified, both with missing body parts when they were discovered. They were found ten years apart.

Victim One:

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A small tattoo of two red cherries on a green stem above her right breast

  • Unidentified Hispanic or Black Female
  • The victim was discovered on March 3, 2007 in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: Last week of February, 2007
  • State of Remains: Torso and two legs only
  • Estimated age: 35-50 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5’7″ – 6’1″; 180 – 200 lbs.
  • Other: The torso had a stab wound and belonged to a large woman.
  • Clothing: She was wearing gray Champion sweat pants, a tan or cream-colored long-sleeved shirt by Voice and a red camisole bearing Spanish-language labels.

A female torso inside a suitcase washed ashore at Harbor Island Park in Nassau County, New York on March 3, 2007. About three weeks later, the two legs were found a day apart — on March 21 off Cold Spring Harbor and March 22 off Cove Neck, along Nassau County’s Gold Coast. Each leg had pink toenail polish on some toes. DNA confirmed the legs and torso belonged to the same woman.

Since the torso floated onto the beach as storm-fed floods hit the region, authorities have said it could have come from almost anywhere.

The dark blue or black suitcase is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. Police also found small scraps of paper tucked away in the crevices of the suitcase. When pieced together, it looks like a calendar with the Spanish word “cinco” and the phrase “begin to live.”

Mamaroneck Police Department are working jointly with Nassau and Suffolk Police
914-777-7780

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Victim Two:

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A tattoo of a peach in the shape of a heart with a bite taken out of it and two drips falling from its core was located on her left breast.

  • Unidentified Black / Biracial Female
  • Located on June 28, 1997 in Lakeview, Nassau County, New York.
  • Estimated Date of Death: No more than 3 days
  • Cause of death was homicide
  • Estimated age: 16 – 30 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: Unknown
  • Scars/Marks: She had an abdominal scar, possibly from a caesarean section.

On June 28, 1997, a dismembered body was discovered in a wooded area of Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeview, New York. Both arms, head, and legs below the knee were severed and have not been located. The torso was found on the west side of Lake Drive, about 200 yards north of Peninsula Boulevard.

She was found in a Rubbermaid container along with a red towel and a floral pillowcase.

With no leads to the woman’s identity, the police published a picture of the approximately two-inch wide tattoo in a national tattoo magazine, in the hopes of finding the artist who did the work. They received a call from a man in Connecticut who claimed he remembered giving the tattoo to a woman. The artist said he remembered the customer as a young black woman, about 18 or 19 years old, who was accompanied by two women, an aunt and a cousin. During the session, he also claimed she told him she was from either the Bronx or Long Island and that she was in Connecticut because having trouble with her boyfriend at the time. It is possible the woman had other tattoos on her arms or lower legs that the killer did not want found.

NCIC Number: U-037859772
If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Detective William Brosnan
Nassau County Police Department
516-573-7000
OR
1-800-244-TIPS

Source: Doe Network

Identity of abandoned baby found fourteen years ago still unknown

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Baby Doe was found alive in Northeast USA (DC)

The unidentified infant was discovered abandoned in the Unit Block Rhode Island Avenue. N.E. Washington D.C.. She had a knitted white blanket with sky blue with a pinkish/orange boarder on top of her, and was wearing a white one-piece sleeper with colorful construction machinery and dalmatian puppies printed on it. She was also wearing a hand-knitted light purple sweater and bonnet.

The baby is now fourteen but her parents identity remains unknown.

  • DOB: Mar 15, 1998
  • Date Found: Mar 20, 1998
  • Age Then: Several days
  • Age Now: 14
  • Height: 1’7″ (48cm)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 5lbs (2kg)
  • Hair: Black
  • Missing From: Washington DC
  • Country: United States

Anyone with any information on the possible identity of this child is asked to please contact: 

D.C. Police Department Missing Persons
(202) 576-6768

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST

Source: NCMEC

Two Unidentified Females Discovered In The North Saskatchewan River Within A Three Year Time Span

Both of these unidentified woman were located within a three year time span in the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their cause of death is unknown and composite sketches of the two woman are unavailable.

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First Victim – Found April 11, 2003 in the North Saskatchewan River near the Riverdale area of Edmonton. She was wearing these two pieces of jewelry. A Miraculous Medal on a white medal chain necklace, a saint bracelet. On her right hand she had 4 white metal rings without stones, 1 yellow metal ring with numerous clear and yellow stones. On her left hand there was 1 yellow metal ring with clear stone.

  • Believed to be between 25-35 years old
  • Race: White Gender: Female
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5’6-5’7″; 180 lbs.
  • Hair: Light orange hair with dark roots.
  • Clothing: Black denim pants, pink briefs, white socks.
  • Agency Case Number: 1005-0058

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Second Victim – Discovered on September 28, 2006 near the Edmonton Riverboat Launch in the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Estimated age: 34-62 years old.
  • Race: White or Aboriginal Gender: Female
  • Approximate Height and Weight: Height is 5’5″-5’6″ and weight is 165 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown and gray hair. Eye color is unknown. Race is white or Aboriginal/Metis.
  • Clothing: Black nylon pants, black long sleeve shirt, white t-shirt, black socks, and hiking style footwear.
  • Agency Case Number: 1009-8621


If you have any information regarding one or both of these cases you’re asked to please contact:
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – 780-427-4987
Or toll-free number 310-0000 if you’re in the Alberta area.

Identity of Victim Found In A Chimney At A Dorchester Apartment Complex In 2005 Still A Mystery

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Both reconstructions were created based on the description of the unidentified woman. The photos should not be the sole identifying factor.

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  • The victim was discovered on October 14, 2005 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts located in New England, USA
  • Estimated Date of Death: She could have been deceased anywhere from 3 months to five years before discovery
  • Victim is believed to be a woman in her twenties or thirties with a small/medium build
  • She had long, dark brown hair, possibly even black, that went past her shoulders
  • She had plastic nails painted red. It’s unclear if they were drugstore nails or if she went to a nail salon
  • Medical examiners believe she bore at least one child prior to her death
  • An Anthropologist conducted an extensive examination and population profile of the deceased and the results denote strong Caucasian genetics. However there were several other genetic identifiers/traits pointing to population mixture, such as her mouth, and jawline. She may or may not have appeared to be Caucasian by her skin color, or other visual ethnic features. She may also have appeared to be Caucasian, and claimed or been of another ethnic background independently. Therefore, these facts should not eliminate the possibility of her being from either the Caucasian/Hispanic, Black or Asian population.

At first, chimney sweep Mike Scanlan thought the long spindly thing was a tree branch as he pulled it free of the debris behind a piece of particle board at the bottom of a disused Dorchester apartment complex incinerator.

His flashlight showed the object in its beam. Red plastic fingernails glinted.
Scanlan found a body buried in the incinerator cavity. There was not a single broken bone. There were no signs of injury.

Boston Police Sgt. Paul Donovan assumed control of the investigation at 17-19 Winter St., searching for the path by which the woman’s skeleton ended up at the complex.

Without available witnesses, and with only what the bones could tell his team – Donovan faced a difficult prospect.

“Usually the evidence will take you where it takes you,” Donovan said. “In this case, we’re lacking evidence.”

The dead woman was between 25 and 35 years old. She probably stood 5-foot-2-inches. She was deemed of white heritage, but also possessed Hispanic, Asian or black features.

One outstanding identifier: her partial dental plate, either made in the Caribbean, or elsewhere by a Haitian or Jamaican dentist.

A dental expert told Donovan the plate was probably black market or underground. Find the dentist, and Donovan could find her name, her family, where she lived. Unlicensed plate-makers, however, mean unlisted dentists.

Donovan looked for witnesses.

“I think she was there since 2002,” Donovan said. “Somebody who had some association with the building — a resident, an employee or someone familiar with a resident or employee — has some knowledge about whatever happened.”

Between January 2002 and January 2005, Donovan said, an access door to the building basement was typically left unlocked. Whoever buried the woman knew that, he said, and knew of the chimney as a hiding place.

Another way to break the case, Donovan surmised, was to find anyone who knew the woman before she disappeared. He needed a picture of her in life. He turned to Boston Police forensic artist Gregory Mahoney.

Mahoney was able to produce a computer reconstruction of the woman’s features.
Until someone recognizes her picture, Donovan is in charge of a file full of questions.

“In all my other cases, you try not to let your gut influence you too much,” he said. Now, for Donovan, gut feeling is critical to the completion of his investigation.

He’s watching Winter Street, waiting, and reaching out to Boston once again for anyone who saw anything around that basement.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Boston Police Department Homicide Unit
Sergeant Paul Donovan
617-343-4433

Source:

Massachusetts State Medical Examiner’s Office
Official Cold Case Investigations
The Boston Channel
The Doe Network

 

Unidentified Woman Discovered In A Wooded Area In Kent County, Delaware In 1997

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Reconstruction based on the description of the unidentified Jane Doe showing what she may have looked like alive. These photos should not be the sole basis of identifying the victim

An unidentified woman located on July 20, 1997 in a wooded area in Camden which is located in Kent County, Delaware at Del. 10 off of Mahans Corner Road. The victim was murdered and medical examiners concluded that she was killed up to three months prior from blunt force trauma with multiple injuries to her skull.

She was wearing a large blue hair piece in her hair and a black watch and is described as a White female with brown hair, between 40 – 55 years of age, 5’3” – 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 125 pounds. She had probably suffered a broken wrist prior to her death and it’s possible she suffered from arthritic knees. Also evidence of healing of 5th right metacarpal.

The victim wore an upper denture. When the remains were recovered, the left canine tooth was missing from the denture.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Hal Brown  302-557-3421
Agency Case Number: K97-363

Unidentified Teenager Found In Madison County On October 16, 1997

Unidentified White Female – Homicide Victim
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These sketches are computer-generated facial reconstruction done by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which were created based on the description of the victim. The photos should not be the main identifying factor.

•Estimated age: 15 – 19 years old
•Approximate Height and Weight: 4’10”- 5’1″ (147-155 cm)
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder length dark blond or light brown hair with a possible reddish tint. Her eye color and weight couldn’t be determined.
•Clothing: She may have been wearing a white with blue broad stripes casual, sleeveless top, size unknown, which was found near the skeletal remains outside of the plastic sheeting. No jewelry was recovered.

 

The skeletal remains of a murdered teenager were discovered on October 16, 1997, by a hunter in a remote wooded area in Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama, near Indian Creek Road, South of Kelly Spring Road.

Indian Creek Road is near a major roadway – Alabama Highway 53. The highway is a connector that runs between Huntsville, Alabama and Interstate 65 in Ardmore, Tennessee. So it’s possible the person responsible for the homicide came from another state and choose to the area at random, possibly knowing the area was discrete.

According to authorities, the victim’s body was wrapped in plastic sheeting commonly used in construction. The plastic was wrapped with gray duct tape.

The victim is believed to have been deceased for a period of up to 1 – 1 1/2 years before discovery. She was not wearing clothes when she was discovered. The body drifted down the creek, and washed onto the bank, and that’s when the teen was found by a hunter.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Madison County Sheriff’s Department
Criminal Investigations Squad
256-532-3713
Email
or
The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Unit (VICAP)
Crime Analyst Glen W. Wildey, Jr.,
703-632-4166

NCMEC Case Number:
NCMU400002

NCIC Number:
U-071281620
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Unidentified Woman Found In Maricopa, AZ on August 9, 1997

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Jane Doe found deceased in 1997

The skeletal remains of an unidentified adult female were discovered on August 9, 1997 on 51st Avenue south of Pecos Road on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Maricopa County, Arizona, south of Phoenix.

The estimated time of death, according to Maricopa County Media Examiners, is approximately four months prior to discovery (early to middle 1997)

Jane Doe is described as an adult woman believed to be either Hispanic, Native and/or Caucasian, between 30 – 50 years old. She had 10 inch long, dark brown hair, stood between 5’1” – 5’4”,  and appeared to have once carried children. The victim’s weight couldn’t be determined.

Case Number: 97-20112

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 602-256-1000 (all calls can remain anonymous)
Please refer to NCIC Number U-048035317 when contacting any agency with information

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