NV RENO JANE DOE: W/HF, 35-45, found buried in rock pile in Reno, NV - 9 June 1997 - 'Oakridge 1992' ring

998UFNV - Unidentified Female

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Reconstruction of the decedent.

Date of Discovery: June 9, 1997
Location of Discovery: Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
Estimated Date of Death: 1997
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Unknown


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
Race: White and/or Native American
Sex: Female
Height: 5'2"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Left side of the mandible had been fractured and repaired during her life. Metal plate held ramus and alveolar portion of mandible


Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Metal orthopedic plate on the left side of the jaw with four screws. Tooth #17 missing antemortem.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Not available.


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Black padded long sleeve jacket with bright orange inner lining, reddish-brown western style multi-colored shirt, Camel Cigarette T-shirt, Braxton blue jeans (size 10), light gray and white athletic shoe on the left foot (size 5.5), and a white sock on the left foot.
Jewelry: Yellow-colored small oval Elgin watch, white metal necklace with a metal whistle attached, yellow and copper bracelet, dream catcher earring, black Bolo tie with arrowhead stone, black and silver colored metal ring with magenta colored stone-bears inscription "1992" and "Oakridge", silver colored ring in the shape of two hearts.
Additional Personal Items: Black and white comb and sunglasses.


Circumstances of Discovery

The woman's remains were found partially buried in a rock pile off Hoge Road.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 775-328-3001
Agency E-Mail: achandler(at)washoecounty.us
Agency Case Number: 0667-97

Agency Name: Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Marika Morris
Agency Phone Number: 775-785-6114
Agency E-Mail: mmorris(at)washoecounty.us
Agency Case Number: Unknown

Agency Name: Reno Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 775-334-2115
Agency E-Mail: askrpd(at)reno.gov
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7713
Former Hot Case Number: 185


Information Source(s)

NamUs
Clark County Coroner's Office


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Kimster

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While moving this thread per request, I noticed that there was a ring on her finger that said Oakridge. There’s a town not too far from me with the same name!
 

Guess Who

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While moving this thread per request, I noticed that there was a ring on her finger that said Oakridge. There’s a town not too far from me with the same name!
which makes me wonder if she might have possibly been younger, but only that alone makes me question it. We have seen it before too many times where they got the age/race wrong enough that people weren't looking at the right possible matches.
 

Mel70

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Yeah. That makes me wonder if it was a class ring and she graduated in 1992. So she would have been 22. If they were to find me in the same state I can bet they would guess me older due to trauma on my skeleton and Osteoporosis.
 

Mel70

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Two hearts. Maybe it was an unconventional wedding ring and was married in 1992. I wish there was a picture. Alot of girls in my class chose a ring that had a heart on each side that had a stone.
 

Sunburst

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Oak Ridge, TN? There are also Oak Ridge high schools in Conroe, Texas and another in Florida.
Oakridge High School is in Muskegon, MI.
 
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Sunburst

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If she was Class of 1992, the high school reunion committees will be gearing up very soon to start planning those 30th reunions. Maybe reach out to those high schools and/or reunion committees on their social media?

Just MOO, but bolo tie says "Texas" to me.
 

Mel70

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If she was Class of 1992, the high school reunion committees will be gearing up very soon to start planning those 30th reunions. Maybe reach out to those high schools and/or reunion committees on their social media?

Just MOO, but bolo tie says "Texas" to me.
Well I have Bolo. There were in for awhile about that time.
 

kdg411

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Pardon my ignorance on this topic ... are bolo ties made for women or are they universal?
 

Mel70

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Pardon my ignorance on this topic ... are bolo ties made for women or are they universal?
When I bought mine it was in a women's clothing store. They have been known to be worn mostly by men. But when I bought mine they were in at the time. They are or were popular western wear. I will find mine and take a picture.
 

Kimster

Let's Find Michael Bryson!
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It says the ring has stone bears on it. What are stone bears? Here’s a picture of the Oakridge high school logo as it was in 1992. It’s not the same logo now. I was looking to see if they were the Bears.

Reno is a pretty easy drive from Oakridge Oregon.
 

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kdg411

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Oak Ridge, TN? There are also Oak Ridge high schools in Conroe, Texas and another in Florida.
Oakridge High School is in Muskegon, MI.
Oak Ridge, TN are the Wildcats

Oakridge Muskegon, MI are the Eagles

Oakridge Conroe, TX are the Eagles

Oakridge Orange County, FL are the Pioneers

Oakridge ElDorado Hills, CA are the Trojans
 

Kimster

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Both men and women. Years ago they were extremely popular in TX and AZ.
They’ve been popular in Nevada too. I’m very familiar with the Reno area because That was the nearest city to the small town where I grew up.
 

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