Author Topic: CADDO COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 16-25, found near highway in Caddo County, OK - 24 April 1995 *Katrina Bentivegna*  (Read 254 times)

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The female's partial remains were discovered in a shallow grave along a roadway four miles from Interstate 281 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Her cranium was located 1.2 miles away, near Highway 66 on September 2, 1996. DNA verified the remains belonged to the same person.

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https://identifyus.org/en/cases/6604

NamUs UP # 6604

ME/C Case Number: 9509237
Caddo County, Oklahoma
16 to 25 year old White Female

Case Report - NamUs UP # 6604
Case Information
Status Unidentified

Case number 9509237
Date found April 24, 1995 16:20
Date created January 29, 2010 10:05
Date last modified December 20, 2016 12:59
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed January 30, 2010 10:47

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency OK OCME
Phone 918-295-3400
Case Manager
Name Angela Berg
Phone 918-295-3400

Demographics
Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
Minimum age 16 years
Maximum age 25 years
Race White
Ethnicity
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
Height (inches) 67, Estimated
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
One or more limbs not recovered
One or both hands not recovered
Body conditions
Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Probable year of death 1994 to 1995
Estimated postmortem interval Months

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1 4 miles west of 281 on old Hwy 66
Address 2
City
State Oklahoma
Zip code
County Caddo
Circumstances
Body found in shallow grave by roadside.

09/02/1996 - cranium located near Hwy 66, approximately 1.2 mile from postcranial remains. UNT DNA lab provided positive association between cranium and postcranial items.

Physical
Hair color Unknown or Completely Bald
Body hair
light brown
Left eye color Unknown or Missing
Right eye color Unknown or Missing
Eye description

No other distinctive body features

Skeletal findings
Possible one term or near-term pregnancy.
Right handed.

Clothing on body
Blue jeans - "Lee Riders, Since 1889" - Size 7
Lace underwear
Bra

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA
Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Case Information

Status Unidentified
Case number 9509237
Date found April 24, 1995 16:20
Date created January 29, 2010 10:05
Date last modified December 20, 2016 12:59
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed January 30, 2010 10:47

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency OK OCME
Phone 918-295-3400
Case Manager
Name Angela Berg
Phone 918-295-3400

Exclusions
The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Buffy Harris 1958 Oklahoma
Crystal Lynn Ortega 1981 Texas
Misty Ortega 1979 Texas

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1386ufok.html

1386UFOK - Unidentified Female



Reconstruction by Betty Pat Gatliff.

Date of Discovery: April 24, 1995
Location of Discovery: Caddo County, Oklahoma
Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 16-25 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Possible one term or near-term pregnancy. Right handed.

Identifiers
Dentals: Available.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Blue size 7 Lee Riders jeans, lace underwear and a bra.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
The female's partial remains were discovered in a shallow grave along a roadway four miles from Interstate 281 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Her cranium was located 1.2 miles away, near Highway 66 on September 2, 1996. DNA verified the remains belonged to the same person.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Angela Berg
Agency Phone Number: 918-295-3400
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 9509237

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 6604

Information Source(s)
NamUs

Admin Notes
Added: 3/27/18; Last Updated: 3/27/18

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The female's partial remains were discovered in a shallow grave along a roadway four miles from Interstate 281 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Her cranium was located 1.2 miles away, near Highway 66 on September 2, 1996.

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Route 66 in Caddo county / Oklahoma


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The female's partial remains were discovered in a shallow grave along a roadway four miles from Interstate 281 in Caddo County, Oklahoma.




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The female's partial remains were discovered in a shallow grave along a roadway four miles from Interstate 281 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Her cranium was located 1.2 miles away, near Highway 66 on September 2, 1996. DNA verified the remains belonged to the same person.


There is an error in the NAMUS report. The person who prepared the report identified Highway 281 as an Interstate highway. This is not correct. Interstate 40 is the Interstate highway that crosses Oklahoma going east to west. Highway 281 is an Oklahoma highway that goes north to south. Highway 281 is not an Interstate highway. The report does not indicate the location in Caddo County where the remains were found.

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Caddo County Jane Doe has been identified as 20-year-old Katrina Kay (Burton) Bentivegna of Midwest City, Oklahoma.


Katrina Bentivegna

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=338598504958207&id=100064241816809

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 11, 2022) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is announcing that the remains of a woman found partially buried in Caddo County in 1995 have been identified as 20-year-old Katrina Bentivegna of Midwest City, Oklahoma.

The OSBI Cold Case Unit, including criminalists in the Biology Unit at the OSBI Forensic Science Center, submitted Bentivegna’s DNA to Parabon Nanolabs in March of 2021. Parabon submitted results back to the OSBI with possible genetic matches in August of 2021. Agents then contacted possible relatives requesting DNA samples to compare to Bentivegna’s. Recently, OSBI agents were notified the comparisons were a match and Bentivegna’s family was notified that she was positively identified.

“We are thrilled to be able to reunite Katrina with her family,” said OSBI Director Ricky Adams. “While it took 27 years to be able to deliver the news, we never stopped working to identify Katrina. We pursue all options available at the time for victims and sometimes we have to wait for technological advances like forensic genetic genealogy. The first step in cases like this is to identify the victim. Now we continue our pursuit of justice for Katrina.”

Bentivegna’s dismembered body was discovered near Route 66 and Highway 281 in Caddo County on April 24, 1995. The Caddo County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance with the investigation. It was difficult to identify Bentivegna at the time because her feet, hands and head were removed from her body. In 1996, a skull was found that the OSBI later confirmed through DNA comparison belonged to the body found in 1995. Over the years, agents have pursued numerous leads in an effort to identify Bentivegna with help from the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Office of Chief Medical Examiner, as well as the FBI.

“The family of Katrina Kay (Burton) Bentivegna is very appreciative of the hard work and countless hours of time the teams from the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation put in to help identify the body of our beloved mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece and friend. At this time, we request no contact or inquiries.”
Bentivegna’s maiden name was Burton. She was originally from Colorado and arrived in Oklahoma in the summer of 1993. She was married in November of 1993 and is survived by her son (unnamed).

“I appreciate all the hard work the OSBI has put into identifying my mother,” Katrina’s son said. “There have been many unanswered questions over the past 27 years but now I have closure in knowing what happened to my mom.”

If you knew Katrina (Burton) Bentivegna or have any information on her murder, please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov. You can remain anonymous.