Archive for the ‘Unidentified People’ Category


The boy in the box

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In 1957, an unidentified Caucasian male, probable age 4 to 6 years, whose nude body, wrapped in a cheap flannel blanket, was found lying face up inside a large cardboard carton just a few feet from the edge of Susquehanna Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The body was dry and clean. The boy’s arms were carefully folded across his stomach. The finger and toenails had been recently trimmed short and neat. His hair had been cut recently – very close to the head, in a crude, hurried way, perhaps as a deliberate attempt to conceal the child’s identity. Small clumps of cut hair clung to his entire body, suggesting that someone had groomed him while he was unclothed, probably either shortly before or immediately after death. There were many bruises all over the child’s body; particularly on the head and face. All of the bruises appeared to have been inflicted at the same time. Despite recent DNA investigations in to the crime, it remains unsolved.

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The Axe man of New Orleans

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On May 23, 1918, an Italian grocer named Joseph Maggio and his wife were butchered while sleeping in their apartment above the Maggio grocery store. Upon investigation, the police discovered that a panel in the rear door had been chiseled out, providing a way in for the killer. The murder weapon, an axe, was found in the apartment, still coated with the Maggio’s blood. Nothing in the house had been stolen, including jewelry and money that were nearly in plain sight. The only clue that was discovered was a message that had been written in chalk near the victim’s home. It read: “Mrs. Joseph Maggio will sit up tonight. Just write Mrs. Toney”. Almost exactly a month after the Maggio murder came a second crime. Louis Bossumer, a grocer who lived behind his store with his common-law wife, Annie Harriet Lowe, was discovered by neighbors one morning, lying in a pool of blood. The Axeman murdered a total of eight people before the killings stopped. There was no evidence to link the only suspect, Joseph Mumfre, to the crimes.

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Jack the Ripper

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Traditionally, Jack the Ripper is considered to have killed five women, all London prostitutes, during 1888. The Ripper generally killed by strangling his victims, then laying them down and cutting the arteries in their throats; this was followed by a varied process of mutilation, during which parts of the body were removed and kept. During the autumn and winter of 1888/89 a number of letters circulated among the police and newspapers, all claiming to be from the Whitechapel murderer; these include the ‘From Hell’ letter and one accompanied by part of a kidney. Ripperologists consider most, if not all, of the letters to be hoaxes. Over a century later Jack’s identity has never been wholly proven (there isn’t even a leading suspect), most aspects of the case are still debated and the Ripper is an infamous cultural bogeyman.

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Jack the Stripper

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Jack the Stripper was the nickname given to an unknown serial killer responsible for what came to be known as the London “nude murders” between 1964 and 1965. His victimology was similar to Jack the Ripper’s. He murdered six — possibly eight — prostitutes, whose nude bodies were discovered around London or dumped in the River Thames. The victim count is ambiguous because two of the murders attributed to him did not fit his modus operandi. Like the Jack the Ripper killings, the Stripper’s reign of terror seemed to cease on its own, and there were few solid clues for police to investigate. Though his identity remains unknown, crime writer Donald Rumbelow notes that the killer could have been a young man who committed suicide in south London. This main suspect, who was also a favorite suspect of Chief Superintendent Du Rose, was a security guard on the Heron Trading Estate in Acton whose rounds included a paint shop where one of the bodies was thought to have been hidden after the crime. Though there was never any hard evidence to link him to the crimes, his family found his suicide inexplicable, and his suicide note cryptically said only that he was “unable to take the strain any longer”.

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Black Dahlia

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Elizabeth Short (born 29 July 1924) was a 22-year-old American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Nicknamed the Black Dahlia, Short was found cut in half and severely mutilated on 15 January 1947 in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. The murder, which has remained unsolved, has been the source of widespread speculation as well as several books and film adaptations. Sensational and sometimes inaccurate press coverage, as well as the horrible nature of the crime, focused intense public attention on the case. About 60 people confessed to the murder, mostly men, as well as a few women. As the case continues to command public attention, many more people have been proposed as Short’s killer, much like London’s Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

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Woman raped and man beaten in horrific home invasion while 18-month-old child slept in the same house

  • Two attackers jumped on the father as he approached his apartment
  • They forced their way inside and assaulted both parents, beating the father and sexually assaulting the mother
  • The pair then ransacked there Burien, Washington home and fled the scene
  • Authorities are now searching for two unidentified African American men
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Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk on 11/13/12

Murder Victim found in California could have loved ones in another State or Country.

Image of the Reconstructed FaceFacial Re-construction of murdered Jane Doe
Close Up Image of the Teeth

Dental: Teeth seen in facial re-construction are victim’s actual teeth. Teeth are very well cared for; no dental cavities; teeth have plastic sealants; missing all first bicuspids (#5, #12, #21, and #28); possible prior orthodontics or preparation for orthodontics; all four wisdom teeth are present; lower wisdom teeth are not fully erupted.

 

Sex: Female
Race: Believed to be Caucasian
Approximate Age: Late teens or early 20’s
Height: 5′-5’5″
Weight: Unknown (thin to average)
Hair: Unknown
Eyes: Unknown
Outstanding Features: Has had a broken nose in the past

 

The Sacramento Police Department is asking for public’s assistance in identifying this unidentified murder victim.

 

On June 29, 2001, Jane Doe was discovered in Sacramento, California. She had been the victim of a homicide and no-one has come forward to identify the woman or her killer.

If you believe you no who this woman is you’re asked to contact authorities.

Contact:

Detective Dick Woods
dwoods@pd.cityofsacramento.org

Detective John Kingsbury
jkingsbury@pd.cityofsacramento.org

Sacramento Police Department
(916) 264-5471

Investigator Greg Wyatt
wyattg@saccounty.net

Sacramento County Coroner’s Office
(916) 874-9320

California Department of Justice, Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit, (916) 227-3290

Parents Charged in Nationwide Child Pornography Investigation

PHOTO: Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39

Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39, surrendered to Salem police after the couple learned that an acquaintance had identified photos that had been provided to the media by ICE and shared by the public on social media sites. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) – Click here for full article written and published by Abcnews.

Child molestor (pictured) still unidentified almost two months later.

ICE Homeand Security Investigations agents are still searching for a “Criminal Jane Doe” who produced child pornography videos of herself and a man engaging in sexual contact with two children (both girls.) One child is between the ages of 5 and 7, and the other was between 3 and 5 years old.

ICE agents made the discovery in Washington D.C. while investigating an unrelated child porn case back in August, 2012. They’ve been trying to identify her ever since. Media and Facebook hasn’t produced any answers as to who this woman could be but agents believe she lives somewhere in the United States. The photo(s) that have been provided by are still-shots from the video found.

This child-predator is described by HSI special agents as a Caucasian female, between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build, dark brown hair and blue eyes. She is also identifiable by a large mole on the back of her left thigh.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of ”Criminal Jane Doe”

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact authorities immediately. One can call the HSI Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 or complete an online tip form at www.ICE.gov/tips.

Baby Hope was located on July 23, 1991 in Henry Hudson Parkway, Manhattan, NYC – Cause of death was homicide, she had been asphyxiated. Description:Extimated age: 3-5-years-old Height and Weight: 3’2″; 30 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: Long wavy black hair, which was worn in a ponytail held by a yellow plastic ponytail holder. Eye color could not be determined. She had olive colored skin although some have ”fair skin” listed. She is Caucasian and possibly Hispanic descent. Examination by x-rays revealed she had no history of broken bones. She was malnourished Clothing: The child was wearing no clothes save for a light green linen-type cloth.. Dentals: Her front teeth were prominent. The child had kept all of her baby teeth and there was no evidence she ever had dental work.


On July 23rd, 1991, a decomposed body of a female child was discovered in a blue picnic cooler beside the Henry Hudson Parkway near Dyckman Street in Manhattan, NY. In the months that followed a few inconclusive facts emerged. The child was described as being between 3-5 years old. She was malnourished. She had been sexually abused.

A witness told police that while passing in a car on the Henry Hudson Parkway, she observed a well-dressed couple carrying a picnic cooler nine days prior to the body being found. Police believe they may be looking for a male/female relationship of either a girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife.


She was given the name ”Baby Hope” which was put on her grave-stone.

Baby Hope
 Clockwise from top Left: Early drawings of Baby Hope, her grave stone, Baby Hope was found nude accept for this yellow plastic ponytail holder, the cooler she was found in.


No one knew beyond a police artist’s sketch what she looked like. Until 01/15/92. The Bergen County Prosecutor announced that five Polaroid photographs found in June beside Route 46 in Garfield, N.J., near Saddle Brook, were pictures of the girl in the cooler.

“If it is in fact the little girl, then it is a very big break for us,” Lieut. Joseph Reznick, commander of the 34th Precinct, said. The photos were in a shopping bag on a shoulder of Route 46 near Midland Avenue on June 14. Each showed the girl having oral sex with a man whose face was cropped out of the pictures, Prosecutor John J. Fahy said yesterday.

“Around October one of our officers thought perhaps the two cases were related because of the similarities between the photos and the police composites,” Mr. Fahy said.

Investigators sent the skull and photos to the Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic laboratory in Washington. With help from Dr. Douglas H. Ubelaker of the Smithsonian Institution, the F.B.I. determined that the girl in the photographs and the one in the cooler were almost certainly the same.

 

Do You Know My Name?Henry Hudson Parkway Jane Doe **Baby Hope** The MySpace search for Baby Hope’s real name
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Atlantic Highlands Jane Doe.. Found 12/10/88.. Atlantic Highlands,NJ.Atlantic Highlands Jane Doe.. Found 12/10/88.. Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Drawing and clay bust of Atlantic Highlands Jane Doe

On December 10, 1988, while local residents gathered to help clear a parcel of land that runs along the Sandy Hook Bay in Atlantic Highlands for a bicycle trail, a local volunteer found what he at first thought was a plastic ball, which turned out to be a human skull. The resident reported the find to the Atlantic Highlands Police Department who began an investigation into this found human skull.

Once the Monmouth County Medical Examiner’s Office and the State of New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the skull was human, the Atlantic Highlands Police Department, with the assistance of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, Connecticut State Police, Monmouth County Medical Examiner’s Office, State of New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office, Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office, the local Department of Public Works and Water Department, excavated the area by sifting the earth in four sectors, recovering more than 85% of the skeletal remains.

An anthropology examination was performed upon the skeletal remains, which were identified as a:


Caucasian female
between the ages of 15 to 18 years old at time of death
5’1″ to 5’4″
approximately 100 to 120 pounds.

The decedent was found to be wearing the following: 

Platform sandal shoes, composed of brown leather with brown painted plastic platform soles and a 2½ inch high heel, size 6½
knee high white acrylic socks
grey & red nylon long sleeved laced top
white brassiere.

Additional items near the remains: 

Portion of one pink rubber “thong-type” sandal
leather like shoe or small boot with a picture of a football scene on side in red and white.


A botanist reviewed the scene and clothing in the skeletal remains and estimated the body had been in that same location for approximately the previous fifteen years. This would put the year of death at approximately 1973 to 1975.


An investigation by the Atlantic Highlands Police Department was conducted in an attempt to identify the human skeletal remains. The human skeletal remains were mapped out and placed in the National Police computer system for all law enforcement departments to compare to their missing persons.


The local media from the tri-state area converged on the small town of Atlantic Highlands and broadcast the human skeletal recovery for about four straight days. Massive medical coverage was aired and a special program called Crime Beat highlighted this case.
No identification was made.


In 1992, with the assistance of the FBI, a clay reconstruction was made over the human skull and is a possible resemblance of what this recovered female skeletal remains may have looked like. Additionally, several parts of the skeletal remains were sent to LabCorp in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina for mitochondrial DNA profiling in 1997.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic Highlands Police Department now have a DNA profile that can be used to link this female subject to a family member as well as dental records.


Anyone with information concerning this matter is asked to call the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732/ 431-7012 or 1 800/ 533-7443 (toll free) or the Atlantic Highlands Police Department at 732/ 291-1212.

UPDATE: Unidentified Murder Victim Found In 2011 Was Scalped (KY)

Police in Kentucky are still investigating the unsolved homicide of A unidentified female.

The woman was found on August 15th, 2011 and is believed to be Native-American descent and was found scalped and shot to death in a wooded area in Barren County, Kentucky. Her skull was found in a drainage ditch off of Cumberland Parkway near Glasgow. Her bones were later found by investigators near Interstate 65, scattered over a 100-120-foot area.

Authorities are still trying to figure out how she ended up there and who murdered her. Police have run out of leads and are appealing to the public for more information as they await the results of a DNA test.

TO READ FULL REPORT PLEASE CLICK THE PHOTO OF BARREN COUNTY, KY – WHICH WILL LINK YOU TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED AUGUST 30TH, 2012.

Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, is urged to call the Kentucky State Police at 207-782-2010 Or contact your local police.

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