The photographs were found last fall when Horace Van Vaultz was arrested, the first case brought by the LA County District Attorney’s Office that relied, in part, on searches of genealogical DNA databases in order to identify an alleged killer.
The charges included the 1986 murder of Mary Duggan, whose body was found in the trunk of her own car parked near the 5 Freeway in Burbank. She was last seen at a bar on Vanowen in Reseda and a pizza restaurant on Saticoy St. nearby.
Then in 2006 a...
William Richard Bradford photos
Unidentified remains of a young girl found in the Lincoln County woods
The remains of a girl between ages 6 ½ and 10 have been discovered along the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor in rural Lincoln County, Oregon State Police announced Tuesday.
Detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying...
On June 1, 2018 authorities recovered a deceased infant floating off the coast of Boynton Beach Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida. The infant may have floated up from as far south as Broward County. The infant was determined to be female and her race is possibly biracial, black or Hispanic. It's likely she had been in the water for less than 24 hours. No clothing or items were recovered with her. The baby was likely born in a hospital within 4 to 7 days of being discovered. The image shown...
Skeletal remains of a little girl were found on January 28, 2012 at a trailer park on Hurst Street in Opelika, Alabama which falls in Lee County. It’s estimated the child had been deceased between 8 months and 2 years placing date of death between 2010 – 2012. She is estimated to be 3-7 years old and had medium length black hair styled in small tight curls. Her height, weight, and eye color cannot be determined. An anthropological assessment of her bones suggest she had likely been abused...
On March 10, 2019 a homeowner walking near Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tennessee reported seeing a suspicious bag next to the lake shore. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies determined the bag, which turned out to be a golf bag, contained human remains. The Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville was unable to provide much information about the deceased other than he was a male of uncertain race/ethnicity, possibly white, an estimated 5′ 7″-5′ 10″ tall, and an adult less than...
Police investigating human remains found off of the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia
Photos of articles of clothing found with human remains in West Virginia provided by West Virginia State Police
By WHSV newsroom |
Posted: Wed 4:17 PM, Apr 08, 2020
JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WHSV)...
DNA testing reveals more information about boy whose remains were found in 2014
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is releasing new information for a young boy that was found deceased in 2014.
In January 2014, contractors working along a mid-central Mississippi creek in Sharkey County discovered a skull...
The remains of an adult female were discovered off of a well-traveled dirt road in Linn County, Oregon.
1331UFPA - Unidentified Female
Reconstructions of the decedent (clay rendering by the University of South Florida); decedent's rings and clothing.
Date of Discovery: January 1, 2016
Location of Discovery: Edgemont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 years prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined
Estimated Age: 25-45 years old
Height: 5'3" to 5'10"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Jane Doe died at a nursing home under the name "Frosty Austin. Unable to positively identify via fingerprints, DNA and there is no next of kin.
Reconstructions of the victim by NCMEC.
Date of Discovery: February 10, 2010
Location of Discovery: Barstow, San Bernardino County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 3-4 days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
Cause of Death: Undetermined. Considered homicide.
Estimated Age: 14-19 years old
Race: White and/or Hispanic
Hair Color: Dark brown and...
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
Estimated Age: Early to mid twenties
Weight: Unknown, but slim build
Hair Color: Blond, possibly dyed.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Not available
NamUs UP 16314
Unidentified Body/Remains (White Female)
Found April 15, 2014 in Palm Beach County, FL
Body Condition: Not recognizable - partial skeletal parts only
Probable year of death: 1973 to 1974
Estimated age: 14-15
Approximate Height: 60 estimate
Approximate Weight: 103 estimate
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Eye Color: Unknown
Scars and marks: nothing
Clothing & Accessories
Clothing: black pullover sweater with grey long...
A human skull found by a hiker at Harriman State Park is part of an ongoing investigation by state police.
The hiker found the skull on Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area of the park said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel.
The recreation area is a wooded valley with playing fields and hiking trails in the park which is located in Rockland and Orange...
In April 2019, the scattered skeletal remains of a woman were found in a wooded area on Mohegan Sun casino land in Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut.
Jane Doe was discovered around 9 a.m. on April 11th, 2019 by public works workers. There is dispute on where Doe was found, however, as some news sources place her discovery as being several miles away from Mohegan Sun while others, such as NAMUS, place her as being found within several hundred feet of one of the casino's parking...