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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.

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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
1-520-243-8600
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
1-520-243-8600
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
1-520-243-8600

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
1-520-243-8600

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.

North Dakota Disappearance of A Mother And Child In The Fall of 1996

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Photo of John Henry Jacobson which was taken within a year prior to his disappearance

Case Type: Endangered Missing
DOB: Aug 12, 1991 Sex: Male
Missing Date: Nov 16, 1996 Race: White
Age Now: 21 Height: 3’0″ (91 cm)
Missing City: BISMARCK Weight: 47 lbs (21 kg)
Missing State : ND Hair Color: Lt. Brown
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Blue
Case Number: NCMC826663

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Photo of Sandra Jacobson, mother of John Jacobson

Case Type: Endangered Missing
DOB: Dec 8, 1959 Sex: Female
Missing Date: Nov 16, 1996 Race: White
Age Now: 53 Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)
Missing City: BISMARCK Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Missing State : ND Hair Color: Brown
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Green
Case Number: NCMC826663

John Jacobson, then 5, had just celebrated his birthday less than two months before he went missing. He was last seen on the evening of November 16, 1996, with his mother, Sandra Jacobson leaving 1100 University Dr in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The two had went to Sandra’s mothers (John’s grandmother) house to eat dinner. They stayed for an hour or so and left in Sandra’s car. On their way back home, Sandra called the Bismarck Police Department on her cellular phone. She seemed distressed and told dispatchers that she believed individuals were taking part in satanic rituals on a farm in Center, ND. When asked why she called the Bismarck Police and not Center Police Department or Oliver County Sheriff’s Department, she said she didn’t “trust them”. They got home at approximately 7:30pm and Sandra contacted her mother. The mother had wanted to bring her to the hospital because she believed Sandra was showing signs “mental illness”. Sandra agreed and said she and John would drive to her home after stopping at a service station to get gas, and they will go from there.  They were last seen by neighbors leaving their home and haven’t been seen or heard from since.

Her mother reported her and her grandson (John) missing at 10pm that night after she didn’t show up and couldn’t be reached.

Her vehicle, a gray 1990 Honda Civic, was located the following day abandoned at Centennial Beach near the Missouri River in Bismarck. The driver’s side door was left wide open, keys still in the ignition and Sandra’s purse laying in the front seat with only her license missing. A search of the beach showed no signs of the mother and son but police did find a child’s shoe that may have possibly belonged to John, although they’re uncertain if it is indeed his shoe.

The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department’s dive team attempted to search the river but had to cut the search short because of strong river currents and bad weather. Searches between Centennial Beach and the railroad bridge yeiled no signs of the missing mother and son, nor did their house or cell-phone records provide any evidence of their possible whereabouts. Their whereabouts remain unknown.

It is believed that she did stop at a gas station because her gas-tank was filled when her vehicle was discovered.

There have been many theories as to what happened that night. Everything from rituals to a murder-suicide committed by Sandra. But they are all assumptions and police have no suspects or evidence pointing in a particular direction. It appears as if they vanished into thin air.

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Age-enhanced photo showing what John may look like at 18-years-old. He would be 21 today.

When John was last seen, he was wearing a hunter green winter coat with blue cuffs. Sandra was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue sweatshirt, brown lace-up boots, and a blue down-filled jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Bismarck Police Department at 701-223-1212

Or contact: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Case of a Missing Toddler Kidnapped Five Decades Ago In New Jersey Reopened

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Left photo shows Billy Jones shortly before he vanished and the right photo is an age-progressed photo of what little Billy might look like as a grown adult

Name: Billy Jones
Hair: Blondish/Brown Eyes: Blue
Height: 3’6″ (at time of disappearance)
Weight: 35 pounds (at time of disappearance)
Race and Gender: Caucasian Male

Date of disappearance: 12/17/62
Location: Vineland, New Jersey

William “Billy” Jones, Jr. was born in Bridgetown, NJ on March 5, 1959. Shortly after, his family moved to 302 Taylor Ave, which was a ‘nice’ neighborhood in Cumberland County, in Vineland.

Like many children, Billy, who was three months shy of his 4th birthday, and his younger sister, Jill Jones, were energetic and enjoyed playing outside. On December 17, 1962, the 3-year-old asked his mother if he could play outside with his sister. It was a snowy day that Winter and the two youngsters were spotted by a neighbor at 11:45am, bundled up in their snowsuits, playing outside the (neighbors) house. The neighbor suggested that the two youngsters go home.

During this time, Billy’s mother was preoccupied. She was feeding her infant and noticed Billy was gone when she heard a knock at the door around 12:45pm and opened the door to find Jill standing alone, carrying a plastic bottle.  Barely two at the time, Jill was unable to communicate fully but managed to tell her mother that “the bogeyman” took Billy. She went outside looking for Billy. He had suddenly vanished and the only known witness was to young to speak full sentences and explain what had occurred.

The police were called immediately and they did door-to-door interviews but no one claimed to have seen the young boy or anything unusual. Police, firefighters, National Guard, and hundreds of volunteers searched locally for days on foot, boat and by air. The tot’s disappearance became national news and many believed a child predator was responsible.

But despite the attention of media, Billy’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Billy reportedly had a dime in his pocket that was given to him by his mother earlier that morning. Both parents have since passed away.

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Jones family home – Photo taken in 1965, three years after Billy went missing

Click here for additional photos of Billy Jones

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Photo of Jill Jones, now 52, speaking about her brother’s disappearance during an interview

The missing tot is one of the many children who are listed on the FBI website and in 2009, authorities reopened this case, which is one of the oldest unsolved cases of a missing child under 5  in the state of New Jersey.

‘We’re just trying to find out if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts or if anyone might know who may have been involved in his disappearance,’ FBI Special Agent John Mesisca told FoxNews.com. ‘Back then, he was last seen wearing a snowsuit … What we’re trying to do is get the word out and develop any new leads and resolve the case in any way we can.’

Jill Jones, now a grown woman, still wonders what happened to her brother. The now 52-year-old believes her brother is still alive and believes whoever took him, was trying to replace a lost/deceased child.

‘It’s a gut feeling for me, I know he’s alive,’ she told FoxNews.com. ‘There’s never been a body found, never been anything found. I don’t believe he’s dead.’  She goes on to say, ‘I really believe that,’ she said. ‘I don’t think he was murdered. I really believe someone lost a child and they took Billy to replace him.

Jones has put alot of thought into that Winter day, evening going as far as seeing a hypnotist.

The family had a pet dog at the time, named “Babycakes” and according to Jones, Billy had a special bond with him. Authorities say Billy loved dog’s in general, and would do anything for dogs, so it’s possible that someone with an animal, a dog in particular, could have easily lured the toddler away.

According to the FBI website, Billy was last seen wearing a light blue or grayish snowsuit with a navy collar and silver buttons, a hat that matched his snowsuit and tan high-top crepe-soled shoes with yellow laces. He also has a vaccination scar which is shaped like a giraffe on the back of his left arm between his elbow and shoulder. He would have turned 53 years old this year.

‘I do believe he’s still out there, I just don’t know how to find him,’ said Jones ‘Maybe this is the year.’

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact:

Vineland Police Department (New Jersey) 1-856-696-1212 or contact: The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Unsolved Disappearance of Rachel Conger, A Henry County Mother, Remains Unsolved

 

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Photo of Rachel Lyn Conger last seen in Henry County

PARIS, TENNESSEE — Rachel Conger was a thirty year old mother of one who lived in Como, TN with her daughter. She was last seen in Paris, TN on March 13, 2008 in a Ford F-150 with her ex-husband. A store’s surveillance video spotted the truck passing by at 8:07am on West Wood Street and Swan Bay cell-phone tower has a recorded call coming in from Rachel’s phone at 9:30am with her estranged husband answering the call. By 10:15am, the husband was seen alone at his home which is roughly twenty miles from where the phone-call had taken place

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Three days after her disappearance, on March 16, 2008, her estranged husband committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Henry County Sheriff’s Department believes Rachel was killed in a murder-suicide by her husband but no body has ever been located to prove that theory and her case remains unsolved.

Rachel’s family miss her very much and are desperate for answers. They have put alot of effort and held many vigils, both online and offline, but still haven’t received any closure.

Bring Rachel Conger Home (Myspace Page)

Loved ones set up a site titled Bring Rachel Home and the missing woman’s mother also created an account on Peace4Missing.Ning.com —

The most recent post on ‘Bring Rachel Home’ was published on March 13, 2012, exactly four years since the mother of one disappeared. The post reads:

We are remembering Rachel today. She has been missing for four years today. Please say a prayer that Rachel is found and say a prayer for comfort for her family.

Your Loved One lives In Your Heart
Many tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought…
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side
When memory paints in colors true
The happy hours that belonged to you.

Rachel (nicknamed Railyn) was born October 11, 1977 and would have turned 34 this year. She is described as a Caucasian female with naturally brown hair which was dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance, green eyes, standing 5’2 inches tall and weighing approximately 130lbs. She was last seen wearing a burgundy tank top with pink lettering and black sweat-pants.

Rachel’s nose and tounge are pierced, she has breast implants and a metal implant in her jaw. She has several tattoos including the name ”Mia Maria” and a paw print on her right ankle, a butterfly tattoo also on her ankle, the name ”Solly Shai” and a paw print on her left ankle, the name ”Lynnia Lane” with a paw print on her left ankle, a lady bug on the top of her foot and a butterfly on a vine which is located on her back.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Henry County Sheriff’s Department  (731)-642-1672

North Dakota Girl’s Disappearance Remains Unsolved

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Photo of Reachelle Marie Smith, then 3

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1044761  Age-progressed photo showing what Reachelle might look like at 9 years of age

Missing Since: 05/17/06
Missing from Minot, North Dakota
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/10/02
Age at disappearance: 3
Height: 3’4″
Weight: 40 lbs.
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Race: White
Gender: Female

MINOT, ND – Reachelle Smith, nicknamed ‘peanut’ by her loved ones, has been missing for six years.  In 2006, she was living with her aunt, who was her guardian,  and a roommate Leigh Cowen, in Minot, North Dakota.

Reachelle went to bed at approximately 10:30p.m on the night of May 17, 2006. The following Morning her aunt went to wake her up. She was gone. Cowen stated that Reachelle would be spending a few days with his mother. At first, the aunt thought nothing of it because of the close bond between her niece and Cowen’s grandmother.

Several days later, on May 22nd, 2006, Cowen Reachelle’s aunt’s van and when she found out, she phoned the police to file 3 missing person reports. One for Reachelle, Cowen and the van.  Cowen was located dead in the van in an apparent suicide, at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Minot. Reachelle was not inside the van. Extensive interviews and searches for Reachelle yielded no clues. The deceased roommate is considered a prime suspect in her disappearance but without a confession or a body, some fear this case will never be solved.  She would be turning ten this past September and would be in the fourth grade. A newly made 10th birthday tribute was created for the missing girl.

Family members are holding out hope that one day she will be found alive.

A Myspace page set-up titled: – Bring Reachelle Home is believed to have been created by close family members. The page has poems, photos and a plea asking the public for help. Under the ‘about me’ section, it says:

Reachelle was nicknamed “Peanut” when she was born because she was so small. At times, if you asked her name she would say “I’m Peanut”. It took her family a long time to get her to realize that Peanut was just a nick name. She always knew her family loved her. When it came down to it, it was the family’s love that opened a window for someone to come in. Leigh was considered one of the family. Completely trusted and loved. He used the trust of the family to take Reachelle from a home that had so much love for her. The last time the family saw Peanut, she was 3. No words can describe how the family still aches for their Peanut to be brought home. Peanut’s family asks that if there is anyone who might think they saw her, know they saw her or anything, to please, come forward. Send a message to this site or contact the Minot Police Department at (701)852-0111. Any and all help is greatly appreciated to help bring Peanut home. –From the Family — “We miss you and think about you every day Peanut. No matter of time is going to diminish the love we have for you. We will not stop looking for you until you are home.”

Remember her face. Remember her name. Add one of the “Bring Reachelle Home” banners or a link to this page to your profile, website, forum signature, e-mail signature, anything. Send her photo and story around via e-mail. Please help spread her story, name, and photo across the world.

Thank you so much for your time, help, and kind words. We greatly appreciate it.

Reachelle’s case was featured on America’s Most Wanted

Click here to view Reachelle Smith’s FBI missing persons poster.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Minot Police Department – (701) 852-0111

Two unidentified babies discovered deceased in Minnesota may belong to the same mother

Authorities believe the two unidentified babies below may have the same biological mother. Although, they believed they had separate fathers. Both were discovered deceased in Minnesota less than three years apart.

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Forensic artists from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children used photographs of the bodies and the infants’ skull measurements to create composite drawings of what the babies might have looked like at the time of their deaths.

The first victim was discovered on December 7, 2003 in Old Frontenac, Goodhue County, Minnesota

Estimated Date of Death: No more than two weeks, no less than two days.

Estimated age: Newborn (less than 48 hours old)
Hair: Curly, black hair.
Approximate Height/Weight: 14″; 7 lbs.

The unidentified baby boy was discovered on December 7, 2003 in Florence Township Beach in Frontenac, MN.

NCIC Number for baby number one:
U860017958  (Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.)

 The case may be related to another unidentified newborn found in Red Wing in 1999.

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Reconstruction of Victim by NCMEC – NOTE: Outfits shown in the age-progressed photos are not the actual outfits worn during discovery.)

The infant is a girl and she was located November 4, 1999 on the bank of the Mississippi River, in the small boat harbor in Red Wing, MN, a little over three years before the discovery of the boy. She was given the name Jamie.

Time of death: At-least 48 hours prior to discovery but no longer than two weeks.

Authorities think the composites could help piece together a frustrating puzzle. Over the years they have had over a 100 leads, yet the investigations remain unsolved.
Investigators believed that the infants were born alive. Autopsies were never able to ascertain causes of death. Officials believe that mother of the children may have hidden the pregnancies and is probably familiar with the area or possibly still living in the local areas.

After the discovery of both babies, a local couple paid to have them buried next to their own stillborn daughter, under headstones that read “God’s Little Angel.

NCIC Number for baby number two:
U530018814 (Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.)

Agency Case Number for baby number one: GO03-127
Agency Case Number fpr baby number two: GC99-158

If you have any information about these unidentified children please contact:
Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office
Lindsey Thomas
651-480-4253

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

NYC Man vanished after going to his backyard to bury his beloved dog

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Photos of Carlos Diaz missing for over two decades

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Age Progression sketch created in 2006 showing what Carlos might look like twenty years after his disappearance, at age 52.

Date of Birth:  11/10/1954 
Date Missing:  12/23/1986 
Age at time of disappearance:  32 
City Missing From:  Bronx 
State Missing From:  New York 
Gender:  Male 
Race:  Hispanic 
Height:  5 ft 8 in 
Weight:  170 lbs 
Hair Color:  Dark Brown 
Eye Color:  Brown 
Complexion:  Fair 

Identifying Characteristics: Has the initials C.D tattooed on his left hand 

Unsolved Disappearance:  Carlos was last seen at his family’s home two days before Christmas, December 23, 1986. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Suzie, the family dog, died and Carlos said he would be right back, that he was going to bury her. He did not have any identification (ID) with him. When he didn’t return, the missing man’s brother went to go look for him and noticed Suzie hadn’t been buried. Carlos was never seen again. He was a father of one and left behind a baby daughter and family. His family feels he would have never left on his own.
 
Carlos had previously suffered a head injury by being struck in the head, and has another medical condition. Doctors stated it was possible that Carlos could lose his memory at any given time. 

His family created a Myspace page: Help Find Carlos Diaz under the about me section, a family member wrote: 

*I need your help to find A Brother/Uncle/Father and Son who has been missing. Carlos is the type of person who loved being outdoors with his family/friends and dog Susie., but most of all his daughter Lesa. Wherever he had to go he was always riding his bike. He took that bike everywhere. Laughter & fun was always his Motto. He’s the type of person that would bring a smile to your face if you were down & out. He is a fun & loving person to be with, but on December 23, 1986 the family dog (susie) died everything changed. Carlos said he would be right back because he was going to bury Susie. After he left is when we realized he did not take any identification with him. It was getting late and my other brother Nelson went to go looking for him and all he found was Susie (unburied) but not Carlos. My mother and sister went to the police station to file a missing persons report, they handed a detective a photo of Carlos and what happened and his response was that my brother wasn’t eligible for a missing person report. He had to be between the ages of very young to 16 and 50-60 yrs. of age. So anyone between those ages were considered to have taken off. They kept his photo. Calls were made there after, months went by and the responses were “We do not have anything new”. Carlos would of never left his family especially his daughter. We would like to put some closure to this, so if anyone has seen him. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ANY OF THE EMAILS BELOW, ALL EMAILS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL… Nancy – ndfreneire@yahoo.com, Shannon – USAFORCEWIFE@YAHOO.COM

 

If you have any information regarding this case please contact:

New York City Police Department (NYPD)
Det. David Ramirez 
Agency Phone:  (212) 473-2042 
Investigative Case #:  MP0805877 
NCIC: M997631949