BREAKING! BREAKING NEWS! IDENTIFIED! *General Information*

The Coffeenator

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Beth Doe from 1976 has been identified as Evelyn Colon + her baby named Emily Grace Colon.

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"In 2020, the Pennsylvania State Police worked with NCMEC to leverage advanced DNA testing to help produce leads that could identify Beth Doe or a close relative to her. NCMEC engaged DNA Labs International to produce a DNA extract from skeletal remains from the case. In November 2020, the DNA extract was sent to Othram. The Othram team used a combination of Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing® and proprietary human enrichment to produce a genealogical profile for Beth Doe. In February 2021, Othram returned the genealogical profile to NCMEC and DNA Labs International. They identified a top match in a genealogical database with over 1700cM of shared DNA to Beth Doe. Investigative work by the Pennsylvania State Police revealed the very close match to be that of Luis Colon Jr., a nephew to Beth Doe. Luis confirmed that his father’s sister, Evelyn Colon, had not been heard from since the mid-1970s. Incredibly, Luis had uploaded his DNA profile to many genealogical databases hoping to reconnect to Evelyn.

After 44 years, and thanks to data uploaded by Luis and the efforts of so many groups, working as team, Beth Doe was identified as fifteen-year-old Evelyn Colon. Colon, a Puerto Rican native, had been living in Jersey City, NJ with her boyfriend/father of her child prior to her death. The boyfriend, Luis Sierra, was arrested in March 2021 and charged with the homicide."

Beth Doe is Identified after 44 years!

Ancestry database led to ID of 1976 homicide victim, police say

Evelyn Colon's thread:
 

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The Coffeenator

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Charlene Doe from 1988 has been identified as Jenifer Denton.

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"On March 5, 2021, the Newton County Indiana Coroner’s Office (NCICO) positively identified a woman whose body was found along Beaver Creek in the Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area on August 5, 1988, as that of Jenifer Noreen Denton from Joliet, Illinois. The DNA Doe Project (DDP) had been working with NCICO to identify the deceased using genetic genealogy since late 2019.

Jenifer Denton was born in 1963 and was twenty-four years old when she went missing from her Joliet home. She left behind her one-year-old daughter and all her personal belongings. When she was found, it was determined that Jenifer had been shot at least once in the head. This case is still considered to be open and further investigations are underway into this murder."


Jenifer Denton's thread:
 

The Coffeenator

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The Ludlow Does from 1980 has been identified as Pamela Dianne Duffey and William Everette Lane.

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"Two unidentified bodies discovered buried in 1980 in a remote part of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County have been identified and linked to an incarcerated Mississippi man, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday, April 21.

The body of a woman who was only previously known as “Jane Doe 10” was recently identified as Pamela Dianne Duffey, who was born on April 6, 1959. The body of a man only previously known as “John Doe 29” was identified in April as being William Everette Lane, who was born on May 23, 1960, the Sheriff’s Department said."


https://local.nixle.com/alert/8671874/


Pamela Dianne Duffey and William Everette Lane's thread:
 

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Kimster

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The Ludlow Does from 1980 has been identified as Pamela Dianne Duffey and William Everette Lane.

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"Two unidentified bodies discovered buried in 1980 in a remote part of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County have been identified and linked to an incarcerated Mississippi man, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday, April 21.

The body of a woman who was only previously known as “Jane Doe 10” was recently identified as Pamela Dianne Duffey, who was born on April 6, 1959. The body of a man only previously known as “John Doe 29” was identified in April as being William Everette Lane, who was born on May 23, 1960, the Sheriff’s Department said."


https://local.nixle.com/alert/8671874/


Pamela Dianne Duffey and William Everette Lane's thread:
I opened the thread for them for comments. Unreal story! Breaks my heart actually.
 

Kimster

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From the above article:

“Financial help from the Montana Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative program enabled the Sheriff’s Cold Case Unit to work with Othram labs earlier this year in an effort to identify the remains. Othram Labs conducted advanced DNA analysis “which enabled us to initiate a forensic genetic genealogy investigation,” the news release states. Following interviews with family members, and confirming the conclusions with additional DNA testing of relatives, the Sheriff’s Office conclusively identified the remains as Lucas’s.”

I like seeing more collaboration between DNA labs and law-enforcement to identify people. They would’ve never figured out these remains belong to Janet Lucas. The family wasn’t even looking in Montana at all, it appears. @SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Do you have Janet in any of your data bases?
 

The Coffeenator

Well-known member
Mount Vernon Jane Doe from 1988 has been identified as Veronica Wiederhold.


Veronica Wiederhold's thread:
 

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3010UMNY - Unidentified Male​

Identified...Identified...Identified
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Reconstructions of the decedent by NCMEC and the University of South Florida; enhanced images of the clothing he wore and the footlocker containing his body.

Date of Discovery: March 9, 1976
Location of Discovery: Greece, Monroe County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 1974-1975
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined

Physical Description​

Estimated Age: 3-5 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light brown to black, straight and fine. Eyelash color was black.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The child had a skull abnormality to the back left region of his head, due to an unknown cause. It likely occurred a significant amount of time before death and may have caused or been associated with other health problems that affected his nutrition and growth, which is suspected to be due to neglection. The child likely could not walk and may have had developmental deficiencies. Cranial surgery had been performed well before the child's death.

Identifiers​

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

Clothing & Personal Items​

Clothing: Light blue pajama top with a deer design on the left chest area and a plastic diaper secured by two stainless steel diaper pins.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: White or yellow blanket, Khaki-colored "Sears Super Tarp" (water and mildew repellant) 5' x 7' Blue storage trunk/foot locker

Circumstances of Discovery​

The child's skeletal remains were discovered in a blue footlocker in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, Monroe County, New York. At the time and during the years following his discovery, the child was presumed to have been a female at the approximate age of 20 months to two years old. Forty tenants were questioned, which revealed no promising leads.

In 2017, the child was re-examined, following an exhumation, and found to actually be a boy after advanced DNA, pollen and isotope tests took place.

The isotope and pollen tests revealed that the child had likely lived in the Northwestern part of the United States for the first few years of his life and later likely relocated to the Southeastern part for the last part of his life. It is unknown if the child was alive at the time he arrived to New York.

The clothing and other items related to the case proved less-successful when searching for clues, as they were common at the time they were sold.

The cause of the boy's death could not be determined, although his bones showed signs of severe malnutrition, indicating he may have been neglected when alive.

Investigating Agency(s)​

Agency Name: Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Robert Zerby
Agency Phone Number: 585-753-5914
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 76-00091 (91-76)

Agency Name: Greece Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. David Mancuso
Agency Phone Number: 585-953-1596
Agency E-Mail: dmancuso(at)greeceny.gov
Agency Case Number: 606982

NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 13643
NCMEC Case Number: 1245432

Information Source(s)​

NamUs
NCMEC
University of South Florida
NCMEC Now
USA Today
KPIC 4
Forensic Magazine

Admin Notes​

Added: 10/18/17; Last Updated: 11/2/18


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Kimster

Let's Find Michael Bryson!
Staff member

3010UMNY - Unidentified Male​

Identified...Identified...Identified

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Reconstructions of the decedent by NCMEC and the University of South Florida; enhanced images of the clothing he wore and the footlocker containing his body.

Date of Discovery: March 9, 1976
Location of Discovery: Greece, Monroe County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 1974-1975
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined

Physical Description​

Estimated Age: 3-5 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light brown to black, straight and fine. Eyelash color was black.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The child had a skull abnormality to the back left region of his head, due to an unknown cause. It likely occurred a significant amount of time before death and may have caused or been associated with other health problems that affected his nutrition and growth, which is suspected to be due to neglection. The child likely could not walk and may have had developmental deficiencies. Cranial surgery had been performed well before the child's death.

Identifiers​

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

Clothing & Personal Items​

Clothing: Light blue pajama top with a deer design on the left chest area and a plastic diaper secured by two stainless steel diaper pins.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: White or yellow blanket, Khaki-colored "Sears Super Tarp" (water and mildew repellant) 5' x 7' Blue storage trunk/foot locker

Circumstances of Discovery​

The child's skeletal remains were discovered in a blue footlocker in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, Monroe County, New York. At the time and during the years following his discovery, the child was presumed to have been a female at the approximate age of 20 months to two years old. Forty tenants were questioned, which revealed no promising leads.

In 2017, the child was re-examined, following an exhumation, and found to actually be a boy after advanced DNA, pollen and isotope tests took place.

The isotope and pollen tests revealed that the child had likely lived in the Northwestern part of the United States for the first few years of his life and later likely relocated to the Southeastern part for the last part of his life. It is unknown if the child was alive at the time he arrived to New York.

The clothing and other items related to the case proved less-successful when searching for clues, as they were common at the time they were sold.

The cause of the boy's death could not be determined, although his bones showed signs of severe malnutrition, indicating he may have been neglected when alive.

Investigating Agency(s)​

Agency Name: Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Robert Zerby
Agency Phone Number: 585-753-5914
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 76-00091 (91-76)

Agency Name: Greece Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. David Mancuso
Agency Phone Number: 585-953-1596
Agency E-Mail: dmancuso(at)greeceny.gov
Agency Case Number: 606982

NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 13643
NCMEC Case Number: 1245432

Information Source(s)​

NamUs
NCMEC
University of South Florida
NCMEC Now
USA Today
KPIC 4
Forensic Magazine

Admin Notes​

Added: 10/18/17; Last Updated: 11/2/18


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I don't remember this case! Wow, they are coming home right and left lately. Thank God for DNA!
 

Guess Who

Well-known member

3010UMNY - Unidentified Male​

Identified...Identified...Identified

3010UMNY2.jpg
3010UMNY.jpg
3010UMNY1.jpg
3010UMNY5.jpg
3010UMNY3.jpg
3010UMNY4.jpg

Reconstructions of the decedent by NCMEC and the University of South Florida; enhanced images of the clothing he wore and the footlocker containing his body.

Date of Discovery: March 9, 1976
Location of Discovery: Greece, Monroe County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 1974-1975
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined

Physical Description​

Estimated Age: 3-5 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light brown to black, straight and fine. Eyelash color was black.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The child had a skull abnormality to the back left region of his head, due to an unknown cause. It likely occurred a significant amount of time before death and may have caused or been associated with other health problems that affected his nutrition and growth, which is suspected to be due to neglection. The child likely could not walk and may have had developmental deficiencies. Cranial surgery had been performed well before the child's death.

Identifiers​

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

Clothing & Personal Items​

Clothing: Light blue pajama top with a deer design on the left chest area and a plastic diaper secured by two stainless steel diaper pins.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: White or yellow blanket, Khaki-colored "Sears Super Tarp" (water and mildew repellant) 5' x 7' Blue storage trunk/foot locker

Circumstances of Discovery​

The child's skeletal remains were discovered in a blue footlocker in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, Monroe County, New York. At the time and during the years following his discovery, the child was presumed to have been a female at the approximate age of 20 months to two years old. Forty tenants were questioned, which revealed no promising leads.

In 2017, the child was re-examined, following an exhumation, and found to actually be a boy after advanced DNA, pollen and isotope tests took place.

The isotope and pollen tests revealed that the child had likely lived in the Northwestern part of the United States for the first few years of his life and later likely relocated to the Southeastern part for the last part of his life. It is unknown if the child was alive at the time he arrived to New York.

The clothing and other items related to the case proved less-successful when searching for clues, as they were common at the time they were sold.

The cause of the boy's death could not be determined, although his bones showed signs of severe malnutrition, indicating he may have been neglected when alive.

Investigating Agency(s)​

Agency Name: Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Robert Zerby
Agency Phone Number: 585-753-5914
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 76-00091 (91-76)

Agency Name: Greece Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. David Mancuso
Agency Phone Number: 585-953-1596
Agency E-Mail: dmancuso(at)greeceny.gov
Agency Case Number: 606982

NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 13643
NCMEC Case Number: 1245432

Information Source(s)​

NamUs
NCMEC
University of South Florida
NCMEC Now
USA Today
KPIC 4
Forensic Magazine

Admin Notes​

Added: 10/18/17; Last Updated: 11/2/18


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hopefully we will get some more info on the identification
 

Mel70

Special specialist

3010UMNY - Unidentified Male​

Identified...Identified...Identified
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Reconstructions of the decedent by NCMEC and the University of South Florida; enhanced images of the clothing he wore and the footlocker containing his body.

Date of Discovery: March 9, 1976
Location of Discovery: Greece, Monroe County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 1974-1975
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined

Physical Description​

Estimated Age: 3-5 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light brown to black, straight and fine. Eyelash color was black.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The child had a skull abnormality to the back left region of his head, due to an unknown cause. It likely occurred a significant amount of time before death and may have caused or been associated with other health problems that affected his nutrition and growth, which is suspected to be due to neglection. The child likely could not walk and may have had developmental deficiencies. Cranial surgery had been performed well before the child's death.

Identifiers​

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

Clothing & Personal Items​

Clothing: Light blue pajama top with a deer design on the left chest area and a plastic diaper secured by two stainless steel diaper pins.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: White or yellow blanket, Khaki-colored "Sears Super Tarp" (water and mildew repellant) 5' x 7' Blue storage trunk/foot locker

Circumstances of Discovery​

The child's skeletal remains were discovered in a blue footlocker in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, Monroe County, New York. At the time and during the years following his discovery, the child was presumed to have been a female at the approximate age of 20 months to two years old. Forty tenants were questioned, which revealed no promising leads.

In 2017, the child was re-examined, following an exhumation, and found to actually be a boy after advanced DNA, pollen and isotope tests took place.

The isotope and pollen tests revealed that the child had likely lived in the Northwestern part of the United States for the first few years of his life and later likely relocated to the Southeastern part for the last part of his life. It is unknown if the child was alive at the time he arrived to New York.

The clothing and other items related to the case proved less-successful when searching for clues, as they were common at the time they were sold.

The cause of the boy's death could not be determined, although his bones showed signs of severe malnutrition, indicating he may have been neglected when alive.

Investigating Agency(s)​

Agency Name: Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Robert Zerby
Agency Phone Number: 585-753-5914
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 76-00091 (91-76)

Agency Name: Greece Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. David Mancuso
Agency Phone Number: 585-953-1596
Agency E-Mail: dmancuso(at)greeceny.gov
Agency Case Number: 606982

NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 13643
NCMEC Case Number: 1245432

Information Source(s)​

NamUs
NCMEC
University of South Florida
NCMEC Now
USA Today
KPIC 4
Forensic Magazine

Admin Notes​

Added: 10/18/17; Last Updated: 11/2/18


Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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I remember this case. He would be around my age now. I couldn't understand how no one missed this child. I never understand that. Some more than others.
 

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