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FL PHOTO: WF, 10-25, picture found in Jacksonville, FL - 1 March 2016

Discussion in 'Unidentified 2010 to Present' started by Romulus, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person


    I post this interesting case also in this forum, after doing it also in <WS> forum site


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are seeking the public's help as they work to identify a woman pictured in a photo released Tuesday.
    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office did not disclose exactly why they're looking to identify the woman, whose picture has been posted to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
    The woman appears to be in her early to mid 20s, JSO's spokesperson Melissa Bujeda said in the post.
    Anyone with information on the woman's identity is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and could receive a reward of up to $3,000.

    Open this thread for the photo girl after this

    The original thread is this
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The brother of a Jacksonville woman whose body was found in February dismembered and buried in the yard of a Southside home said his family had lost touch with his sister and he only learned last week that she had been killed.
    Robert Gunter, who now lives in Arkansas, told News4Jax that detectives contacted his younger sister to let her know a woman found dead in Jacksonville in February had been identified through DNA analysis as her sister, Joni Lynn Gunter. Joni was found buried in the yard of a home belonging to Russell Tillis, police said.

    Robert said his younger sister broke the news to him Dec. 1.
    “It shocks the hell out of me getting the news about my older sister,” Robert said.
    Joni would have been around 30 years old when she was killed.
    Robert said since learning the news, he has been in touch with Jacksonville detectives himself.
    Police said Thursday that Joni died of blunt-force trauma sometime between February 2014 and May 2015, when Tillis was arrested on unrelated charges. He has now been charged with murder, kidnapping, human trafficking, abuse of a body and evidence tampering in Joni's death.
    Robert said his family had been trying find Joni for years and never knew what happened to her. He said their mother died in 1995, and their father is not in their lives.
    “All I know is I’ve been worried about her, trying to get in touch with her,” he said. “I have (missed her). To be honest, I don't know what to say.”
    Police described Joni as a transient. She had a long list of arrests from 2004-2011 in Duval County, including on charges related to prostitution and drugs.
    Robert said he couldn't pinpoint the last time he had contact with his older sister, but that he lived in Jacksonville for most of his life and had never heard of Tillis.
    More victims out there?

    Police searched Tillis' Bowden Circle East property for days after Gunter's body was found, but said they found no other human remains.
    Despite that, police said Thursday that they believe that Tillis could have abused or killed other young women, particularly drug abusers, prostitutes or women who weren't in regular contact with family, who wouldn't be missed.
    "Suspect Russell Tillis targeted vulnerable members of our society," Asst. Chief Scott Dingee said. "Based on statements Tillis made, we believe it’s highly likely that other females were victimized by Tillis, including other murders. Based on his history, Tillis sought out vulnerable young females -- white females in particular with a history of drug abuse and prostitution. So we ask that anyone who knew the victim or anyone who may have been victimized by Tillis, anyone who has family members that may have associated with Tillis and now their family members are missing, anyone with additional information, we ask that they contact the police."
    During the investigation, police released a faded Polaroid photo of an unidentified woman, asking for the public's help to identify her. That woman was not Gunter, and police are still working to find out who she is.
    News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith said the public's help is critical in this case.
    “Right now, they're really looking out to the public to provide them with information, especially if anyone was working as a prostitute or using drugs in this area, even if you didn't know them very well but just all of a sudden didn't see them,” Smith said.
    He said those tips might help police track down other possible victims.
    Neighbors along Bowden Circle said they saw women coming and going from Tillis' home before he was arrested last year.
    One neighbor recalled women coming to her front door screaming that Tillis was going to kill them.
    “There would be constant women in and out over there. Some of them would run over to my property and bang on my door, crying for help,” said Annette Campbell, who told News4Jax she and other neighbors had restraining orders against Tillis. “We lived in constant fear with him there.”
    Campbell said she believes police will find other victims.
    “Because I have seen lots of women over there,” Campbell said. “And then all of a sudden, you wouldn't see them.”
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  2. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    The girl in the pic looks more like a teen to me.
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  3. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I've said that all along.
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  4. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

  5. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person


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  6. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    Doe Network page link case


    1400UFFL - Unidentified Female
    Photograph of subject.

    Date of Discovery: March, 1, 2016
    Location of Discovery: Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Estimated Date of Death: N/A
    State of Remains: N/A
    Cause of Death: N/A

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: Early to mid twenties
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown, but slim build
    Hair Color: Blond, possibly dyed.
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Dentals: Not available
    Fingerprints:Not available
    DNA: Not available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Yellow sleeveless shirt with tiger design.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    This Polaroid photograph of an unidentified female was found in the possession of Russell Tillis, accused of killing and dismembering Joni Gunter and burying her in his yard.

    The woman in the photograph was not Gunter. They do believe he had additional victims and targeted "vulnerable" females that were runaways, prostitutes and drug addicts.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 904-630-0500
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: Unknown

    Agency Name: Crime Stoppers
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 866-845-TIPS
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: Unknown

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: Not listed

    Information Source(s)
    News 4 JAX
    First Coast News
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