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TX FORT WORTH JANE DOE: HF, 21-35, found in Fort Worth, TX - Oct 2012 *Ilsy Barrios Monterroso*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Kimster, May 17, 2018.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    FORT WORTH, TX — DNA taken from the a woman's skeleton found in a shallow grave in 2013 is leading investigators ever-closer to answers about her untimely death.

    Although the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has not yet identified the woman, clues taken from her DNA hint at who she was.

    According to a press release from the Fort Worth Police Department, the woman was a Latina female between 21- and 35-years-old.

    Standing only 4-foot-9, the small-framed woman had long, wavy brown hair and a fixed, three-bridge unit in her dental history.

    Investigators now believe she died between October 2012 and early 2013. Police say a food wrapper was found in the grave on Oct. 11, 2012, which narrows the window to Fall of that year.

    According to Paraben NanoLab's website, the facial reconstruction service "produces the most fully informed recreations of antemortem appearance ever produced from skeletal remains."

    The service takes uses DNA samples to determine certain characteristics of a person including country of origin, facial shape, skin color, eye color, hair color and freckles.

    In Fort Worth's 2012 cold case, the DNA tells the story of a woman with fair-to-brown skin, very dark eyes, brunette hair and few to no freckles.

    The characteristics found in the DNA samples are first analyzed by a forensic artist and later reconstructed on paper. During this process, markers are placed on the deceased's skull to determine face shape.

    A final composite is made by blending the artist's sketch with the skull's actual shape.

    The website states facial reconstruction is beneficial because it gives a deeper look into the person's ancestry.

    In addition, reconstruction allows investigators to visualize skulls with jawbones, which are often removed by predators, scavengers and and decomposition.


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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    More pics from the same website:

    cold_case-1526494128-6566.jpg 1526502106-1526502106-3478.jpg
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    An additional article.

    By Deanna Boyd - dboyd@star-telegram.com
    September 18, 2014 01:49 PM
    Updated September 18, 2014 01:51 PM

    Sullivan said he can theorize only that the victim was from out of state or was living a high-risk lifestyle, such as working as a prostitute, that left her less likely to be noticed or reported missing.

    “Out of sight, out of mind,” Sullivan said.

    The woman’s skull was discovered on March 20, 2013, by a crew digging in woods northwest of Calmont Avenue and Alta Mere Drive.
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    Race / Ethnicity Hispanic / Latino
    Possible First Name --
    Possible Middle Name--
    Possible Last Name--
    Possible Nickname--
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range21-35 Years
    Estimated Year of Death2012-2013
    Estimated PMI6 Months
    Height4' 9"(57 inches) , Estimated
    Weight Cannot Estimate

    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found March 20, 2013
    NamUs Case Created June 17, 2013
    Agency QA Reviewed--
    Location Found Map
    General Location--Fort Worth, Texas
    County Tarrant County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery Skeletonized remains were recovered from a shallow burial on Mar 20, 2013. Death likely occurred Oct 2012-early 2013.

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    Truelight brand blouse. Red, white, black graphic design including checkerboard and floral patterns. Peasant style with gathered shoulders and midline (see images) Pink and blue striped pants with elastic waist Black bra with lace over cups
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    Summer_breeze Blowing through the Jasmine in my mind

    A missing mom. A shallow grave. The unraveling of a six-year mystery

    By Deanna Boyd and
    Diane Smith
    May 02, 2019 10:36 AM, Updated May 02, 2019 12:38 PM

    At his home in North Carolina, Gelberth Barrios Monterroso was growing concerned.

    He hadn’t heard from his younger sister, Ilsy Barrios Monterroso, in several days.

    Those occasional phone calls, text messages and Facebook posts had been a lifeline for the two Guatemalan immigrants since Ilsy had moved from North Carolina to Fort Worth in 2003.

    But that fall of 2012, Gelberth noticed, his littler sister, who was 29, was no longer updating her Facebook page. No snapshots of the kids. No selfies like she was prone to share.

    Much more information at link

  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Here's another picture of her. I read the article and what a sad story! I hope her daughter comes to realize the truth and that her mother didn't abandon her!

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