VA CHESTERFIELD CO JANE DOE: WF, 20-35, found at Shoosmith landfill in Chesterfield Co, VA - 7 Aug 1986 *CHRISTY FLOYD*

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Case File: 900UFVA
Bracelet
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Black rubber bracelet worn on victim's foot

Unidentified Female
Date of Discovery: August 7, 1986
Location of Discovery: Chesterfield County, Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: June 1, 1986
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate

Estimated Age: 20-35 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0"-5'5"
Weight: 105-120 lbs.
Hair Color: Light brown with long blonde highlights.
Eye Color: Unknown

Distinguishing Marks/Features: Post vaginal hysterectomy; bone island anomaly in right Iliac (hip/pelvic) bone.

Dentals: Not available.
Fingerprints: Not available. Xrays and left foot inked footprints are available for identification.
DNA: Samples submitted - tests not complete.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: None. Victim wore an approximate 7AA shoe.
Jewelry: Dark rubber like ankle bracelet/band on left ankle.
Additional Personal Items: None listed.

Case History
The victim's torso and left leg were located at the Shoosmith landfill in Chesterfield County, Virginia on August 7, 1986. The trash was collected from Richmond, Virginia. It appears that the remains were kept in a relatively cool environment such as a refrigerator, or in a semi-air tight container to delay decomposition.

Investigating Agency(s)
If you have any information about this case please contact;

Agency Name: Chesterfield County Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 804-748-1251

Agency Name: Central District Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Kevin Whaley
Agency Phone Number: 804-786-3174
Kevin Whaley E-Mail or David Baldwin E-Mail

Agency Case Number: LE: 19860807-062; ME: C1986-08701
NCIC Case Number: U950006136
NamUs Case Number: UP #6642
Former Hot Case Number: 139

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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Scorpio

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By Adrianna Hargrove | March 2, 2020 at 11:25 AM EST - Updated March 2 at 11:30 AM

Police hope new photo will help identify woman’s remains found in 1986

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HESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield police are still working to identify the remains of a woman that was found in 1986.

On Aug. 7, 1986, workers were unloading trash from the School Street transfer station in Richmond at a Chesterfield landfill, when they noticed human remains.

Chesterfield police conducted a thorough search and recovered what appeared to be the remains of a woman.

Using DNA evidence from the investigation, Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service, produced trait predictions for the unknown woman such as her ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling and face shape.

By combining these attributes, the unknown woman may have been 25 years old, between 5 foot 1 and 5 foot 7 with an average body mass index of 22.
The female was also wearing pink toenail polish and a dark rubber-like bracelet was on her left ankle.

The cause of death was determined to be a homicide, according to the medical examiner.

Detectives say the victim may have ties to Richmond, Charlottesville, Buena Vista, Lynchburg and Baltimore, Maryland.

The victim remains unidentified.

Anyone with information should contact Chesterfield County Unsolved/Major Investigations Group at 804-717-6024
 

Scorpio

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BY FRANK GREEN Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Police have used DNA techniques to produce what is believed to be a likeness of a young woman whose remains were discovered at a landfill in Chesterfield County more than three decades ago. Chesterfield County police said Monday that the remains were discovered on Aug. 7, 1986, when workers were unloading refuse from the School Street transfer station in Richmond at a landfill in Chesterfield County when they noticed what appeared to be human remains.

Police conducted an extensive search and recovered human remains, which were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for analysis. It was determined the cause of death was homicide.

According to news accounts at the time, police thought the slaying was committed by a psychopath. The missing parts were the victim's head and hands, which had been sawed from her body. Police said at the time they believed the body may have been stored for up to two months in a cool, insect-free environment.

Police said Monday that the autopsy and other tests completed by the medical examiner revealed that the remains were those of a white female, about 22 years old to 32 years old.

She was likely between 5 feet 1 inch and 5 feet 5 inches tall, likely weighed between 105 pounds and 120 pounds and wore a size 7 or size 7 ½ shoe. She was wearing pink toenail polish and a dark, rubber-like bracelet or band was on her left ankle, said police.

The medical examiner, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science and the Chesterfield County Police have been working to identify the body and have ruled out multiple missing persons using various techniques, including DNA comparisons. To date, the victim remains unidentified.

Last year, detectives sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA technology company in Reston that specializes in DNA phenotyping - the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence.

Police said law enforcement agencies use the company’s Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service to narrow suspect lists and generate leads in criminal investigations. Snapshot produced trait predictions for the unknown woman's ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling and face shape. Combining those attributes, a Snapshot composite was produced depicting what the unknown woman may have looked like at age 25 with an average body-mass.

Detectives have determined that she may have had ties to the Richmond, Charlottesville, Buena Vista and Lynchburg areas in Virginia as well as Baltimore, Md.

Anyone with information regarding her identity is urged to contact the Chesterfield County Unsolved/Major Investigations Group at (804) 717-6024.
 

The Coffeenator

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Chesterfield County Jane Doe from 1986 has been identified as Christy Lynn Floyd.


Police identify remains found at Chesterfield landfill in 1986 as 16-year-old girl


Police have identified human remains found in a Chesterfield landfill in 1986 as a 16-year-old girl after using DNA from a family member of the victim.
Now, investigators are hoping photos of the victim help solve the mystery of how she died.

On Aug. 7, 1986, workers were unloading trash from the School Street transfer station in Richmond at a Chesterfield landfill, when they noticed human remains.
Chesterfield police conducted a thorough search and recovered what appeared to be the remains of a woman. Her cause of death was determined to be a homicide, according to the medical examiner.
Recently, using DNA extractions from the remains, police were able to track down a potential family member who voluntarily provided DNA to compare.
The testing identified the remains as Christy Lynn Floyd, who was 16 years old and lived in the 2300 block of West Grace Street when she disappeared.
Investigators are now releasing photos of Floyd, including one with an unknown male friend, in hopes of finding more information on her death.


Her thread:
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
Chesterfield County Jane Doe from 1986 has been identified as Christy Lynn Floyd.


Police identify remains found at Chesterfield landfill in 1986 as 16-year-old girl


Police have identified human remains found in a Chesterfield landfill in 1986 as a 16-year-old girl after using DNA from a family member of the victim.
Now, investigators are hoping photos of the victim help solve the mystery of how she died.

On Aug. 7, 1986, workers were unloading trash from the School Street transfer station in Richmond at a Chesterfield landfill, when they noticed human remains.
Chesterfield police conducted a thorough search and recovered what appeared to be the remains of a woman. Her cause of death was determined to be a homicide, according to the medical examiner.
Recently, using DNA extractions from the remains, police were able to track down a potential family member who voluntarily provided DNA to compare.
The testing identified the remains as Christy Lynn Floyd, who was 16 years old and lived in the 2300 block of West Grace Street when she disappeared.
Investigators are now releasing photos of Floyd, including one with an unknown male friend, in hopes of finding more information on her death.


Her thread:

So does this mean she was from the town she was found in? It only says 2300 block of West Grace Street? Because when she was an unidentified doe, they named various areas she could be from. Also, did her family report Christy missing?

Pointing out the obvious, she does not look very happy in the picture on the left but if one looked I am sure I have pictures where I look like that so it probably means nothing. The guy also has a pretty good hold on her but that also probably means nothing.

16 years old. So young.
 

Guess Who

Well-known member
So does this mean she was from the town she was found in? It only says 2300 block of West Grace Street? Because when she was an unidentified doe, they named various areas she could be from. Also, did her family report Christy missing?

Pointing out the obvious, she does not look very happy in the picture on the left but if one looked I am sure I have pictures where I look like that so it probably means nothing. The guy also has a pretty good hold on her but that also probably means nothing.

16 years old. So young.
I wonder if her family just thought she took off with the boyfriend. How much was this body published locally? Did her parents ever watch the local news? I mean, this was back in 1986 and pre-internet days.
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
I wonder if her family just thought she took off with the boyfriend. How much was this body published locally? Did her parents ever watch the local news? I mean, this was back in 1986 and pre-internet days.
Yeah, I don't know. I guess we are all different but if my 16 year old went missing with a boyfriend or not, there is no way I would be okay with no contact with my child.
I honestly don't know a thing about Kristy or her going missing. Do we even know if she had parents? Could have been a foster child, raised by a relative, etc.? I read I think all that was on this thread but that's all I know.
 

The Coffeenator

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Posting additional links. Maybe we'll get some answers to our immediate questions as the case keeps on developing? I do not have access to all of the links below, as I am located outside the US.





 

The Coffeenator

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Family did search a lot for Christy, according to the press conference. Her sister, Kim Atkins, have searched for 33 years, but as Guess Who pointed out, the pre-internet 1986 have def limitations to how far the word would spread. Kim even submitted Christy to AMW!

 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
Family did search a lot for Christy, according to the press conference. Her sister, Kim Atkins, have searched for 33 years, but as Guess Who pointed out, the pre-internet 1986 have def limitations to how far the word would spread. Kim even submitted Christy to AMW!

The second article you linked had the most information. I see her sister searched and always wondered. It is amazing a body found in the same area as where she lived was never connected but then DNA techniques were different, no internet, etc. as you say. Can you read the second article where you are located? If not, I can post the content. It says her sister Kim said she left with a guy one night but did come back the next day. Kim left to go get food and came back and she was gone again. Her mother was sleeping. The door was open and more. The other articles were largely similar to the basics of what we knew. That article had some additional info.
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield Police have identified the remains of a homicide victim from 1986.

The remains were discovered by workers unloading trash into a Chesterfield landfill, police said. An initial investigation revealed the manner of death was homicide.

“Additional forensic testing by DNA Labs International confirmed the recovered remains are those of Christy Lynn Floyd, who was 16 years old and lived in the 2300 block of West Grace Street in Richmond at the time of her disappearance,” Chesterfield Police said in a release today.

Chesterfield detectives worked with Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA technology company in Reston, to complete a “Snapshot” of what the woman may have looked like using DNA phenotyping. The “Snapshot” made predictions on the woman’s ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape, authorities said.

A tip from retired Richmond Police detective, Mark Williams, led Chesterfield Detective Chris Humphries to the Atkins family.

“He said you need to find this family, their last name is Atkins. They have a sister that went missing in the ’80s,” Humphries said.

Chesterfield Police need help identifying remains found in 1986
Investigators are now working to identify the man seen in the photo below with Floyd. According to authorities, the man in the photo is not a suspect or person of interest at this time. Police believe, however, that he may be able to shed some light on what transpired before her death.

Chesterfield Police are looking to identify the man see with Christy Lynn Floyd in this photograph. (Photo: Chesterfield Police)
“My sister didn’t deserve to be put in the garbage,” said Kim Atkins. “I asked God. God, please before I leave this world, just let me know what happened to her.”

According to Floyd’s family, she was sweet and loved music and dance. Floyd played on the basketball team at Lexington High School in Virginia. Floyd and her sister were also known to frequent The Fan area.

Atkins says she was heartbroken to learn what happened. According to Atkins, Floyd ran away with a boy the night before she disappeared. Floyd returned home the next day for 30 minutes. Atkins left the house to get food. When she returned, her sister was gone.

“When I came back my mom was asleep on the sofa. The back door was wide open. The alley door was wide open and I never saw her again,” Atkins added.

Atkins searched for her sister for 34 years. She submitted her disappearance to ‘America’s Most Wanted,’ made flyers and even put her photo on milk cartons.

“Every Christmas and every Thanksgiving she’s waiting on the knock on the door from my sister,” said Donald Floyd, Christy’s brother, who has had to watch his family suffer for years.

Source: 34 years later: Remains found in landfill identified as Richmond woman Christy Lynn Floyd
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
I like that the fact that particular article shares some about her interests and her sister, etc. A bit more personal than the rest which pretty much were all the same basic article. Sad though of course.
 

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