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Several Unidentified Females Found In 2009 In Pima County, AZ

In 2009 there have been many discoveries regarding unidentified remains in the Pima County, Arizona area. No composite sketches have been created however, there are many similarities including the race, sex and area in which the victims were found. Also, some of the remains have been in the area months prior to discovery.


Jane Doe #1 – The remains of victim #1 were found by hunters on November 12, 2009 in a remote desert area in Amado, Pima County, Arizona. 

Race: Hispanic Sex: Female
Estimated Date of Death: Months prior.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial remains with soft tissues.
Cause of Death: Unable to determine.
Estimated Age: 15-22 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 5’0″ to 5’4″
Weight: Unknown
Hair and Eye Color: Brown hair and unknown eye color.
Clothing: Black pants with a pouch sewn into waistband, shirt with sequin,
silver-colored braided/woven belt with silver-colored rings on belt, green shorts,
red underpants, gray socks, purple and gray shoes, and three black
and three colored hair ties.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Teeth #1 and #16 are not fully erupted.
Tooth #11 is rotated distally 90 degrees, composite ML. Tooth #19 is composite F. Tooth #30
is composite F, O.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson
Agency Case Number: ML09-02314; NamUs 6406

Jane Doe #2 – The skeletal remains of victim #2 were discovered by minutemen on November 4, 2009, just one week prior to Jane Doe # 1 being found. This unidentified female is also being described as Hispanic and was also found in a desert area of Casa Grande in Pima County.

Estimated Time of Death: Months prior.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial skeletal parts only.
Cause of Death: Unknown.
Estimated Age: 30-45 years old.
Approximate Height: 4’11” to 5’3″
Hair: Wavy, bleached blonde hair, 24″ long.
Eye Color: Unknown
Marks/Scars: Monochromatic tattoo on the posterior right shoulder
with the inscription “La Santa Muerte” and a figure wearing a hooded robe
holding a scythe.
Clothing: Black denim pants with stars on back pockets, long-sleeved
cotton shirt, black belt, black bra, black panties, black sock with multi-colored
stripes, and athletic shoes.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Tooth #22 is rotated distally.
Other: Also located with the victim were an “Ace Wrap” elastic bandage, and a
manila envelope containing three pieces of paper with written numbers.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson
Agency Case Number: ML09-02305; NamUs 6416

Jane Doe #3 –  The partial remains of a young Hispanic female were found on October 15, 2009 in a desert area in San Miguel Village known for undocumented migrant traffic (immigration).

Estimated Date of Death: 2004-2007.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial skeletal parts only.
Cause of Death: Unknown.

Estimated Age: 16-21 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 5’3″ to 5’7″ and unknown weight.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Unknown hair and eye color.
Clothing: “Tallino” brand jacket (size M), and “76,” “Z,” or “Zeta” brand shoe.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Mandible not located.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson

Agency Case Number: ML09-02128; NamUs 6413

Jane Doe #4 – The remains of a young female victim were found on September 27, 2009 by a jogger walking his dog in Little Tucson Village. The race of the victim is unknown however she is believed to be in her teenage years.

Estimated Date of Death: Months prior.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial skeletal parts only.
Inventory: Cranium, C1, C2 fragment, R ribs 1 and 2, L rib 1.
Cause and Manner of Death: Unknown.
Vital Statistics
Estimated Age: 14-18 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: Unknown.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hair and eye color are unknown. Race is unknown.
Clothing: None located.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Mandible was not recovered. Teeth #6, #7,
and #10 fragmentary. Tooth #16 not erupted. Teeth #8 and #9 have mesial caries.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson

Agency Case Number: ML09-02024; NamUs 6392

More Pima County Unidentified Cases;

Victim discovered on August 9, 2009 in Robles Junction, Pima County, Arizona.
Victim discovered on July 13, 2009 in Green Valley, Pima County, Arizona.
Victim discovered on April 6, 2009 in Sasebe, Pima County, Arizona.

Ramsey County Woman Missing Since January 24th


Josephine M. Ray last seen two weeks ago in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Josephine Ray has been missing since January 24, 2013 and was reported missing on February 1, 2013. She was last seen on a greyhound bus from Minneapolis to Phoenix with a person who she has a current restraining order against and they may have travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

There is virtually no information on this case aside from agencies including NamUs.


Josephine had a red tint in her hair prior to her January 24th disappearance

Status: Endangered Missing
Name: Josephine Mary Ray
Nickname: Josie
Missing Since: January 24, 2013
From: Ramsey County, Saint Paul, MN
Age Then: 26
Age Now: 26
Race: White
Sex: Female
Weight: 122 – 130 lbs
Height: 5’0”
Hair: Dark colored hair with red tint
Eyes: Brown (does have nystagmus of both eyes)
Scars/Marks: Josephine has scars on her head under hair, on the left side of her neck and on her stomach from shunt placements.
Other: She wears prescription glasses has her ears pierced with her left hair having multiple piercings.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Nicole Peterson of the St. Paul Police Department 651-266-5704 (

Rodrigo Carrillo Last Seen In Stockton In November, 2012 (Parental Abduction)


Recent photo of Rodrigo Carrillo who turned 11 less than a month before he went missing

Missing From: Stockton, California
DOB: Oct 8, 2001 Age Now: 11
Missing Date: Nov 3, 2012
Gender: Male Race: Hispanic
Height: 4’0” Weight: 70 lbs (32 kg)
Eyes: Brown Hair Color: Black
Possible Location: United States or Mexico
Case Number: NCMC1207194

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) issued an alert back in November, 2012 for Rodrigo Carrillo, who was last seen at home in Stockton on November 3, 2012. He may be in the company of his mother, Claudia Pelayo-Bernal.

According to Stockton Police, the two may have travelled to Arizona or Mexico.

Rodrigo is in need of medical attention and his case is listed as Endangered Missing although it is assumed his mother kidnapped him.

They have ties to Arizona and Mexico.


Claudia Yolanda Pelayo-Bernal
DOB: Oct 31, 1978 Age Now: 34
Missing Date: Nov 3, 2012
Last Seen In: Stockton, California
Gender: Female Race: Hispanic
Weight: 140 pounds Height: 5’3″ (160 cm)
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Possible Location: United States or Mexico

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Stockton Police Department (CA) 1-209-937-8377 and/or The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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



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

Murder Victim Discovered In An Arizona Desert On November 17, 2012

A composite sketch couldn’t be drawn because the victim’s remains were completely skeletal upon discovery.

Victim: Unidentified male
Date found: November 17, 2012 21:49
Location: Arivaca, Pima County, AZ

The murdered remains of an unidentified male were discovered on November 17, 2012 under a mesquite tree in a desert area east of Arivaca. His right hand and feet were not attached to his body nor were they ever located.

According to medical examiners the unidentified victim, also known as John Doe, was not recognizable because of near complete skeletal remains. They estimate his time of death occurring the same year of discovery (2012.)

The victim was wearing no clothing and had no identification on him and no one in Pima County, AZ has come forward to identify him. However, the area the deceased victim was located is known for migrant activity which gives the possibility that he wasn’t from the area, which would explain why nobody has come forward knowing who he is.

Description: Believed to be of Native American decent, between the ages 17 and 29 years. He stands roughly 5 feet 8 inches (61 in), weight  and eye color could not be determined due to decomposition. His hair color was unknown and it’s possible he was completely bald prior to his death.

Good identifying factor: The upper central incisors were winged (mesially rotated). This was likely noticeable to those who knew the victim. The lower third molars were missing before death and the upper third molars had not yet fully erupted. More information can be released by medical examiners, including DNA.

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

Agency: Pima County Medical Examiners Office:
Phone 520-243-8600
Case Manager: Caitlin Vogelsberg
Phone: (520) 243-8600
Case Number: ML12-02790


Reward Offered For Missing Arizona Girls

January 30, 2013 – TUSCON, AZ —

Investigators believe one man is the common link in two missing-girl cases.

11-month-old Estella Lovemore went missing this past Sunday, and 2-year-old Caroline Oddo has been missing since November, 2012.

Luis Palacio is officially considered a suspect in one of the cases and a person of interest in the other. Palacio is the biological father of Oddo. He’s also the boyfriend of Lovemore’s mother, Danielle Lovemore.


The Tucson Police Department issued a felony arrest warrant in Palacio’s name accusing him of custodial interference in Oddo’s case. Meanwhile, Marana police consider Palacio a person of interest in the Lovemore disappearance.

Estella went missing Sunday when her mother reportedly took her from a birthday party at Gymnastics World in Marana. Richter Lewis, Estella’s father, said Child Protective Services told him that Estella had been abducted.

They said my daughter had been abducted by Danielle, and that’s pretty much all I heard about it from them,” Lewis said.

“I didn’t even have a Facebook account until last night, and I’m doing this just to find Ella. My main concern is trying to find my daughter and get her back home.”

Oddo’s mother, Anna Oddo, described Palacio as a violent man who hurt her and embarrassed her on several occasions.

She said she never witnessed Palacio hurting their daughter, but feels he is capable of doing so based on what he’s done to her.

Police say Estella Lovemore has already suffered a broken elbow and multiple bumps and bruises. Police did not determine how she was injured, but CPS removed her from her home.

Police say her mother’s reported abduction of her Sunday only placed her in harm’s way.

Marana Police Sgt. Jose Alvarez says, “Right now we don’t know where she’s at and we’re concerned for her safety. So until we find out further and know that she’s safe, we’re going to call her a missing and endangered person to give her heightened awareness.”

It is not entirely clear that Palacio and Lovemore are together, but police saw the couple together in November when Estella suffered her broken elbow, and Marana police say Lovemore is five months pregnant with Palacio’s child.

A reward up to $1,000 will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest in each unsolved case.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact: Arizona CrimeStoppers 520-882-7463 (88-CRIME) (If you have information on a possible sighting, contact your local authorities asap.)

Source: Tuscon News Now


Photo of Danielle Lovemore shows what she would look like with dark hair and sunglasses. This picture was taken from her Facebook page — Many of her public photos are from 2009 however, there is a couple of photos which were posted several months ago. Her profile is for the most part, private. However, she listed herself as a “Babysitter for Jennifer” and has a picture of two young girls as her cover-photo. She also lists under ‘places lived’ both Tuscon, Arizona and Oracle, AZ.

Los Angeles Model Vanishes After Going For A Jog (UPDATED!)


Feb 28, 2013 UPDATE — Important update from the “Help find Lacey Brooks” Facebook page posted by Loved ones Feb 22, 2013 —

A note from Lacey’s parents:

We have news regarding Lacey. We have received a brief note from her stating she is in a safe place and getting better physically and mentally. She also states she is sorry for the pain and stress she has caused and will contact us again.

We have taken a little time before releasing this information to verify that it was her handwriting, to determine if it was written under duress and to decide what to do next. Although there are still a lot of unanswered questions, for your sake we don’t want to delay sharing this information any longer.

For us this is good news because of the condition she was in and the way she disappeared, but unfortunately we still do not know her exact location. As difficult as it is, we are going to try to give Lacey some time and space even though we are very anxious to see her and won’t be at peace until we do. We are ending the widespread search for Lacey. We are going to give Lacey time to make more intimate family contact.

Some people won’t understand what the big deal was. Not all of you know Lacey personally, but the few family and close friends who saw her just before she disappeared know that she was facing some very difficult challenges.

Lacey’s family truly appreciates what everyone has done to help us; we cannot begin to express our gratitude. You have given your time and support selflessly, and in time Lacey will know of that outpouring of love. We especially want to thank the core group of Lacey’s friends who have given so much of their time and energy to the search.

We don’t know yet what led Lacey to contact us, but perhaps the exposure she was getting may have reached her. Everyone who helped is very important to us. We also want to thank Pauley Perrette, Stacey Butler reporter for CBS, Pauley’s private investigator John Nazarian and Detective Glissman Anaheim PD for their continuing efforts on Lacey’s behalf.

To all of us who know and love Lacey, we know this is out of character for her. Lacey would never intentionally hurt another person. But we are all human and sometimes when we go through a life threatening illness or extreme emotional stress we can get intensely self-centered and it can hurt others. We hope and believe all of you who know Lacey well will be able to forgive her and still love her.

Thank you all so much.

Also, Sharon Brooks, Lacey’s mother, posted a comment Feb 23, 2013 which says;

From Lacey’s Father, Mike Brooks As a father and a Christian, God’s gift to me was all the people and all the efforts that came forward on Lacey’s behalf. We still need prayers for Lacey’s continued safety and recovery. I want to thank all of you in writing, because unlike our normal Lacey, I am not a comfortable “people” person. So God bless you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. My heart broke today as I heard the news of the family’s missing daughter. Their worst nightmare ended in the horrifying discovery of their daughter’s body in a water tank on top of a hotel. Her poor frightened look in the elevator just before her disappearance was heart wrenching. Let’s all pray for her family.
God, thank you for Lacey’s safety. Please continue to protect her. Bless and protect all who have helped. Comfort and help all other families and friends going through similar situations. This I ask in Jesus name, Amen
Thank you all – Mike, Lacey’s dad


Photo of Lacey Brooks hugging her dog

Jan 15, 2013, LOS ANGELES — Lacey Brooks, 35, is a amateur model from Los Angeles, CA whose been missing for several months.

On November 29, 2012, Lacey, along with her dog went to her father’s home which is in the Downey area of LA, at approximately 10:30a.m. Shortly after arriving to her father’s she decided to go for a walk, leaving her dog and possessions including her wallet, cellphone, etc, behind. Those items and her dog were very important for her but she was planning to come back after a short jog so no one thought anything of it.

She never returned and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

According to her loved ones, Lacey recently spent time at the at Dennis the Menace Park on Arrington in Downey, and may have gone to walk there. Searches have been conducted in Downey but have so far turned up nothing. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.

Lacey was reported to have last been seen wearing a grey fleece sweatshirt, dark blue or light grey leggings, grey tennis shoes and a cream-colored ski hat. Her disappearance has grabbed National attention including the eye of NCIS Actress/Star Pauley Perrette – and America’s Most Wanted. But despite the recognition no one has come forward with the information needed for authorities to locate her and her whereabouts remains unknown.

  • Lacey travels alot and has ties to: California, Arizona, Key West, FL, etc.
  • She has a tattoo on her lower back that reads “Let Love Rule”

Family and friends are very worried and continue to search and look for Lacey. It is uncharacteristic of her to simply walk off and they, along with authorities, feel she is Endangered.


Help Find Lacey Brooks is a Facebook page created by family and friends to spread  awareness and give updates on this case.  The page was created on December 19, 2012 and has reached over 2,200 ‘likes’.

Lacey’s mother, Linda Brooks left a Facebook status in January, 2013. In it she was thanking America’s Most Wanted for their recent help Lacey’s unsolved disappearance.

With a heart full of gratitude, I want to thank Pauley Perrette, Michelle Sigona from America’s Most Wanted, Stacy Butler and cameraman Wilson Posey from CBS/KCAL for their concern for Lacey. They were all compassionate and understanding during our time together and made a difficult task easier.

With all of us working together to ensure Lacey’s safe return I know we will be celebrating our reunion soon. Thank you all so much.

Linda, Lacey’s mom

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact one or more of the following:

Lacey’s parents at 888-511-9898, and the Downey Police Department by calling the phone-number on Lacey’s missing poster above. You’re also urged to contact: Anaheim Police Department – 714-765-1900 and/or the Missing Persons Hotline 1-800-222-FIND

(Calls can remain anonymous.)