Author Topic: CHARLENE DOE: BF, 18-45, found along Beaver Creek in Newton County - 5 August 1988  (Read 181 times)

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The victim's skeletal remains were located along Beaver Creek in the Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area in Morocco. The area is 9,670-acres in central Newton County between U.S. 41 and the Illinois state line. Another individual by the name of Tony was found with this victim.

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/6107?nav



Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP6107Female, Black / African American
Date Body Found
August 5, 1988
Location Found
Morocco, Indiana
Estimated Age Range
18-45 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers
NCMEC Number
--
ME/C Case Number
56-09-Charlene88
Demographics
Sex
Female
Race / Ethnicity
Black / African American
Possible First Name
--
Possible Middle Name
--
Possible Last Name
--
Possible Nickname
--
Estimated Age Group
Adult - Pre 50
Estimated Age Range (Years)
18-45
Estimated Year of Death
1988
Estimated PMI
--
Height
5' 6"(66 inches) , Estimated
Weight
Cannot Estimate

Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found
August 5, 1988
NamUs Case Created
October 27, 2009
ME/C QA Reviewed
December 13, 2010

Location Found Map
Location
Morocco, Indiana 47963
County
Newton County
GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped)
N 40 57 10.8 W 87 30 27

Circumstances of Recovery
Found along Beaver Creek, in the Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area in Morocco.
Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
--
Condition of Remains
Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Physical Description
Hair Color
Black
Head Hair Description
--
Body Hair Description
--
Facial Hair Description
--
Left Eye Color
Unknown
Right Eye Color
Unknown
Eye Description
Decomposition precluded assessing eye color.
Distinctive Physical Features
No Information Entered

Clothing and Accessories
Item
Description
Clothing Jordache brand jeans On the Body

Investigating Agencies
Indiana State Police
--
Agency Case Number
13-30705F
Dave Andrews, Detective
--
Case Contributors
Scott McCord, Medicolegal Death Investigator
Newton County Coroner's Office
(219) 285-2515

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/499ufin.html

Case File: 499UFIN
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Sketch of victim by Betsy Cooper

Unidentified Female
Date of Discovery: August 5, 1988
Location of Discovery: Morocco, Newton County, Indiana
Estimated Date of Death: 1988
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 18-45 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Osteochondritis on rim of glenoid fossa of right scapula; spina bifida present in T11 and T12 (unlikely these conditions were clinically significant, but could be observed on x-rays)*Victim may not have been aware of this condition. Unique frontal sinus pattern that may be comparable to available antemortem x-rays. Anomaly of C1-C2 joint, antemortem cervical spine films may show this.
Dentals: Available. Very good dental hygene. Tooth #1 is present and erupted. Tooth #3 has MO alloy with mesial buccal fracture. Tooth #15 is missing and bone is healed. Tooth #16 has a ceramic crown, probably CEREC Crown (CEREC Crown was not only expensive in 1988 but was on a wisdom tooth). Tooth #17 is missing. Tooth #32 is missing.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available. mtDNA is uploaded to NDIS.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Jordache jeans.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Safety pin with the number 450 stamped on it.

Case History
The victim's skeletal remains were located along Beaver Creek in the Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area in Morocco. The area is 9,670-acres in central Newton County between U.S. 41 and the Illinois state line. Another individual by the name of Tony was found with this victim.

Investigating Agency(s)
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Newton County Coroners Office
Agency Contact Person: Scott McCord
Agency Phone Number: 219-964-9872
Agency Case Number: ME: 56-09-Charlene88
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #6107
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Information Source(s)
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http://canyouidentifyme.blogspot.com/2011/02/charlene-doe-willow-slough-park-fourth.html

Charlene Doe Ė Willow Slough Park Fourth of July 1988



Willow Slough is the place to go if you like hunting, fishing, and camping in the Morocco Indiana area. Some might say itís about the only entertainment offered for the wildlife enthusiast in these parts. July 4, 1998 was no exception. The day of Independence! The Day of Celebration! The Fourth of July is a day families gather for parties, togetherness and fireworks. Many people in Morocco Indiana and the surrounding areas gathered that particular of Fourth of July and celebrated. People had picnics with chicken, pasta salad, corn bread and lemonade. Kids were running around with sparklers. Lots of eating, drinking and laughter happened that day, just what you would expect for a Fourth of July.

That day, that particular Fourth of July was not a good day for me or a friend of mine. Itís speculated that, that was day we met our final independence. We were set free from the confines of life.

On August 5, 1988, a man fishing at Beaver Creek in the Willow Slough State Park found me and my friend Tony. We had been killed by someone who didnít want you to find us or know who we were, thatís clear by the fact they set us on fire to finish us off. They failed. My friend Tony was identified. The funny thing is that no one would tell them who I was. Why was that?

Now itís time for the public to help. I mean, okay so Tonyís family and friends wonít tell them who I am. But I am somebody and somebody is probably looking for me right now in this very instance as you are reading this. 1988 was a long time ago. Itís time my family and friends find me and learn what happened to me. Like Tonyís family learned about him. Right?

Let me help you. I was an African American Female, twenty five to forty five years old, who stood about 5í6, and while my weight was unknown itís stated that I had a very light (below average) build. Can I tell you a secret? I think you might consider that I was closer to twenty five. Medically speaking I had a joint disorder called Osteochondritis Dessicans and Spina Bifidea but itís possible I didnít even know about these conditions. Sometimes they exist but are not evident to the person who has them. Maybe as I had grown older I would have become aware of them, but weíll never know that now will we?

One last interesting thing that may or may not help someone figure out who I am is a safety pin. It has the number 450 stamped on to it. Itís like one of those pins you see used for a public swimming pool. They found that pin along with a piece of Jordace Jeans, a red button and a small piece of what appears to be a red and white checkered vinyl cloth. As you can see we have come full circle back to the Fourth of July. Swimming and picnic tables just like any average Fourth of July celebration. Except this one, I died.

If you know about that Fourth of July 1988 in Morocco Indiana would you please call the following phone number and tell them. If you know who I am will you please call and tell them. Itís been too long. Iím ready to find closure. Help me find that closure.

Scott A. McCord, EMT-P, MLDI
Newton County Coroner
4117 W. 240 S.
Suite 500
Morocco, IN 47963
219-285-2515

CASE # 56-09-Charlene88

VIEW HER PROFILE AT A GLANCE HERE: Newton Indiana Jane Doe July 1988

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Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area is an area dedicated to providing hunting and fishing opportunities while maintaining 9,956 acres, 1,800 of which are open water, marshes, and flooded crop land. It is located at 2042 S. 500 W., Morocco, Indiana. Wikipedia
Address: 1803 S 700 W, Morocco, IN 47963


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