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WA YAKIMA JANE DOE: WF, 18-25, found in a car in Yakima, WA - 25 July 1977

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1900 to 1979' started by Akoya, May 23, 2017.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    On July 25, 1977, the nude, partially decomposed body of a white female was found hidden in a unused vehicle in a vacant lot on S. Front St. in Yakima. She was located in the old Yakima Hardware Company parking lot on South Front Street. The vehicle belonged to the non-profit group OIC of Washington but had not been driven for a year. The rear door could be latched but not locked.

    Inside the back of the van, the woman's body was face down and nude but for socks on her feet. A green sweater had been placed over her upper body. She had been strangled and sexually mutilated. Even though fingerprints and tissue samples were sent to an FBI lab in Washington, D.C., her identity was never established.
     
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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/14989

    NamUs UP # 14989
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    ME/C Case Number: 77-09000
    Yakima County, Washington
    18 to 25 year old White Female

    Case Report - NamUs UP # 14989
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 77-09000
    Date found July 25, 1977 00:00
    Date created April 18, 2016 09:30
    Date last modified April 25, 2016 14:33
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Yakima County Coroner's Office
    Phone 509-574-1610
    Case Manager
    Name Kristen Drury
    Phone 509-575-6290

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age 18 years
    Maximum age 25 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 140, Estimated
    Height (inches) 67, Estimated
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Head not recovered
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Probable year of death 1977 to 1977
    Estimated postmortem interval 2 Weeks

    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 S. Front St.
    Address 2
    City Yakima
    State Washington
    Zip code
    County Yakima
    Circumstances
    On 07/25/1977 the nude, partially decomposed body of a white female was found hidden in a unused vehicle in a vacant lot on S. Front St. in Yakima, WA

    Physical
    Hair color Brown

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown
    Eye description

    Distinctive features as described below

    Scars and marks
    Surgical scar on abdomen
    Tattoos
    Small star on the top of right thigh

    Fingerprints
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Clothing with body
    Yellow handmade dress, white panties with stenciled "SCOTT-LILLIE-2H", blue corduroy Farrah brand jeans, green sweater and blue shirt

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Images
    There are currently no images available for this case.
     
  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/916ufwa.html

    Case File: 916UFWA

    The Doe Network

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    Unidentified Female
    • Date of Discovery: July 25, 1977
    • Location of Discovery: Yakima, Yakima County, Washington
    • Estimated Date of Death: 2 weeks prior
    • State of Remains: Unknown
    • Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    • Estimated Age: 18-25 years old
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Height: 5'6 to 5'7"
    • Weight: 120-160 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Brown
    • Eye Color: Brown

    • Distinguishing Marks/Features: A five-point star tattoo on her inner right thigh.

    • Dentals: Available.
    • Fingerprints: Available.
    • DNA: Unknown.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    • Clothing: Socks and green sweater.
    • Jewelry: Unknown.
    • Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

    Case History
    The victim was located in the back of an abandoned van parked in the old Yakima Hardware Company parking lot on South Front Street. The vehicle belonged to the non-profit group OIC of Washington but had not been driven for a year. The rear door could be latched but not locked.

    Inside the back of the van, the woman's body was face down and nude but for socks on her feet. A green sweater had been placed over her upper body. She had been strangled and sexually mutilated.

    Even though fingerprints and tissue samples were sent to an FBI lab in Washington, D.C., her identity was never established.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;
    • Agency Name: Yakima Police Department
    • Agency Contact Person: N/A
    • Agency Phone Number: 509-575-6200
    • Agency Case Number: 77-09000
    • NCIC Case Number: N/A
    • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
    • Former Hot Case Number: 1273
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
    • Yakima Herald-Republic News Archive
     
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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.pinterest.com/coldcasemissing/washington-missing-unidentified-persons/

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    Unidentified Female Discovery: July 25, 1977 Location: Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Est Death: 2 weeks prior Est age: 18-25 years old You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency. If you have an info on this case. If you know who this victim may be or have an info concerning this case, please contact: Yakima Police Department Agency Contact Person: N/A Agency Phone Number: 509-575-6200 For more info on this case http://doenetwork.org/cases/916ufwa.html
     
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  5. Akoya

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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    The victim was located in the back of an abandoned van parked in the old Yakima Hardware Company parking lot on South Front Street.

    An exterior view of the Yakima Hardware warehouse on South 1st Street ...

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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  8. Summer_breeze

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    A woman's body was found in a van in downtown Yakima in 1977. Investigators are still trying to find out who she is

    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/l...cle_2cb2d407-5098-5104-9f2a-63e2b20f7e4b.html
    Kristen Drury walked through the grass toward a flat headstone in West Hills Memorial Park. She was looking for another one nearby, smaller and simpler.

    She needed to find plot 13b in the Lower Apostles Garden, a cluster of markers to the left of the entrance of the private cemetery in West Valley. Map in hand, Drury located plot 15, took two big steps to her right and looked down.

    “So she’s here,” Drury said.

    Crouching close to the ground, Drury reached out with her left hand, feeling for gaps in the turf and a small square of rough concrete. She gave up after a few minutes. It might be there under the grass and dirt, but she wouldn’t find it without a long metal prod and a shovel.

    That didn’t surprise her. It had been nearly 15 years since Drury last stood here and saw what resembled a temporary marker, used until a permanent stone could be placed.

    Then and now, its words — Jane Doe — haunt her.

    Drury was still new to the Yakima Police Department’s forensic lab that summer. Today, she is its supervisor. A scientist among investigators, she spends most days working alone in a darkened room, piecing together or pulling apart evidence that will answer crucial questions and put criminals behind bars.

    On July 29, 2004, Drury stood at Doe’s grave as authorities exhumed her body. Despite unique features such as a surgical scar on her abdomen and a small star tattoo on the top of her right thigh, she hasn’t been identified since she was found on July 25, 1977. Detectives hoped by collecting her DNA, they could finally give Doe her name.
     
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That's a great article! There's a lot of information in it, but still no recon. At least it says that they are trying to get her into GED match.
     

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