That's so sad that there is no record of anyone ever reporting her missing. I wonder what her story was, her family must have worried? Such a pretty young woman.Horseshoe Harriet from 1984 has been identified as Robin Pelkey.
"DNA evidence has helped identify the remains of one of Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen’s victims, 37 years after her death.
Robin Pelkey is the name of the woman that was murdered in the early 1980s, according to the results of DNA research completed by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation Cold Case Unit and Parabon Nanolabs laboratory. The two agencies used new DNA samples from family members to construct a DNA profile and family tree for Pelkey, according to a Friday press release from the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
A new DNA profile for Pelkey was generated in August, and uploaded into a public geneaology database.
Pelkey, colloquially known for years as “Horseshoe Harriet,” was found dead April 25, 1984, near Horseshoe Lake in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. According to the release, records indicate that she had been living in Anchorage around the time when Hansen was active, and would have been 19 at the time of her murder.
Investigators found no record of her having been reported missing."
Victim of Alaska serial killer identified after 37 years
Robin Pelkey's thread:
AK - HORSESHOE HARRIET: WF, 17-21, found near Horseshoe Lake in Palmer, AK - 25 Apr 1984 - Four gold-colored rings *ROBIN PELKEY*1152UFAK - Unidentified Female Victim's rings Date of Discovery: April 25, 1984 Location of Discovery: Palmer, Matanuska Borough, Alaska Estimated Date of Death: Unknown State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing and gunshot...www.crimewatchers.net
I've seen several that had aged out of foster care and had nobody to report them missing, for one.exampleThat's so sad that there is no record of anyone ever reporting her missing. I wonder what her story was, her family must have worried? Such a pretty young woman.
15 years old and hitchhiking to Oregon? My goodness. What a sad case.Coos Bay John Doe from 1971 has been identified as Winston Arthur Maxey III.
"In 1971, Winston Arthur Maxey III left his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 15. After talking with a friend in Boise, Winston had learned there were job opportunities in Oregon and made a plan to hitchhike to the coast. He told his sister he was going to Coos Bay - and in the spring of 1971, 15-year-old Winston left home.
Family members reported they had never heard from Winston again, not knowing if he arrived in Oregon.
In July 1971, an unidentified deceased juvenile male was reported to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office in the Engelwood area of Snedden Creek in Coos Bay.
The case remained open at the Sheriff’s Office, among several other cases that are periodically revisited when time, evidence or technology might allow for a breakthrough.
In May 2021, Parabon Nanolabs was able to provide a DNA profile of the unidentified male. (...) In July 2021, Parabon Nanolabs provided a further report, able to identify the family and to identify a male from the Idaho area which matched the genealogy and ancestry history from the first profile."
COQUILLE, Ore. - The Coos County Sheriff’s Office was able to put to rest a “cold-case” missing person report, identifying remains and giving closure to family members 50 years later. In 1971, Winston Arthur Maxey III left his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 15. After talking with a friend...nbc16.com
Wow. How sad of a thing for the family to find out his fate yet find on the other hand, they now know what happened to him. His mother is still alive, that's something.Body 5 from 1978 has been identified as Francis Wayne Alexander.
Photo courtesy of the family
"On October 25, 2021 the DNA Doe Project (DDP), in conjunction with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago, Illinois, announced the identification of a previously unnamed victim of the executed sexual predator and serial killer John Wayne Gacy as Francis Wayne AlexandDiscovered on December 26, 1978, at the Norwood Park residence of his killer, Alexander’s remains were one of six victims who had previously been unidentified. The date of death was placed between 1972 and 1978, but most likely between early 1976 and March 15, 1977 based on the location of the remains and information learned during the investigation."
Description On December 26, 1978 authorities uncovered human skeletal remains in the crawl space of a house in Norwood Park, Illinois, a small community northwest of Chicago. The house was the residence of the executed sexual predator and serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Forensic anthropologists...dnadoeproject.org
"Francis Wayne Alexander, who was found in Gacy’s crawl space in December 1978, was identified as victim No. 5 in a string of killings tied to Gacy.
He was killed by Gacy sometime between early 1976 and early 1977, and would have been around 21 at the time of his murder, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.
Alexander is survived by his mother, two half-sisters and two half-brothers.
“It is hard, even 45 years later, to know the fate of our beloved Wayne. He was killed at the hands of a vile and evil man,” Alexander’s family said in a written statement. “Our hearts are heavy and our sympathies go out to the other victims’ families. Our only comfort is knowing this killer no longer breathes the same air as we do.”"
Victim of John Wayne Gacy identified 4 decades later, family calls serial killer ‘a vile and evil man’Francis Wayne Alexander, who was found in Gacy’s crawl space in December 1978, was identified as victim No. 5 in a string of killings tied to Gacy.chicago.suntimes.com
Francis Wayne Alexander's thread:
IL - NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#2): WM, 22-32, found in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 26 December 1978 *FRANCIS ALEXANDER*The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the crawl space of John Wayne Gacy's home. Altogether, 29 victims' remains were located on Gacy's property. Four were found in the Des Plaines River, although Gacy confessed to dumping five bodies in the river. There are 33 known victims, but...www.crimewatchers.net
Arroyo Grande Jane Doe identified !
He was a handsome young guy! I’m so glad he got his name back.
"Fire Island Man" is Michael Allison Beavers. Last seen 11/1979 and reported missing 01/1980.
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