FL SINGER ISLAND JANE DOE: WF, 14-15, found in North Palm Beach, FL - 16 June 1974 *SUSAN POOLE*

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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

Vital Statistics
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 sleeves and grey waistband. Yellow panties - approximate size 5. Blue denim material found at scene.
Jewerly: nothing
Footwear: nothing
Accessories: nothing

Case History:
There is no public information at this time.


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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Per NamUs, her body was found in 1974 and not 2014.
Thanks! Fixed and moved to the correct forum.

Here's a bit more info on her, also known as Singer Island Jane Doe.


The remains of this Jane Doe were found by a man and his two teenage sons on June 16, 1974, on Singer Island in North Palm Beach, Florida. The trio was hunting for driftwood.

The remains had been scattered around the discovery area, and that animal activity had been prevalent when the remains were examined. Only a partial skeleton was recovered.

Because of the scavenging animals, investigators were unable to find out how the victim died; however, there is evidence to speculate homicide, as holes shaped like bullet holes were discovered on the sweater the Jane Doe had been wearing.

With little to go on, investigators recorded her dental charts and estimated her height and weight. A small amount of tissue was present on the remains, which was used for a blood test.

She was initially believed to be Bonnie Robinson of Detroit, Michigan; where investigators took a trip to see if they were hers or any other women in the area, but no matches were made. Robinson was excluded after a future examination of the remains.

In a Palm Beach Post article from July 1974, investigators believed that they may have had a suspect in the case as they were considering missing girls in Michigan; however, the suspect, 17-year-old Terry Wayne Walker, was ruled out. Walker confessed to murdering Bonnie Robinson.

There is also a possibility that suspected serial killer Gerard Schaefer was involved in the case. He is believed to be responsible for the disappearances of Pam Nater, Nancy Leichner, Carmen Hallock, Peggy Rahn, Wendy Stevenson, and Debbie Lowe. The latter victim was excluded from the Jane Doe case.

In 2019, a new facial reconstruction of the girl was made by the Forensics Team at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to identify the girl. The sheriff's office has been quiet on developments concerning this case for unknown reasons.

No DNA is reportedly available for her case.
 

Mel70

I miss you Oreo.
Thanks! Fixed and moved to the correct forum.

Here's a bit more info on her, also known as Singer Island Jane Doe.


The remains of this Jane Doe were found by a man and his two teenage sons on June 16, 1974, on Singer Island in North Palm Beach, Florida. The trio was hunting for driftwood.

The remains had been scattered around the discovery area, and that animal activity had been prevalent when the remains were examined. Only a partial skeleton was recovered.

Because of the scavenging animals, investigators were unable to find out how the victim died; however, there is evidence to speculate homicide, as holes shaped like bullet holes were discovered on the sweater the Jane Doe had been wearing.

With little to go on, investigators recorded her dental charts and estimated her height and weight. A small amount of tissue was present on the remains, which was used for a blood test.

She was initially believed to be Bonnie Robinson of Detroit, Michigan; where investigators took a trip to see if they were hers or any other women in the area, but no matches were made. Robinson was excluded after a future examination of the remains.

In a Palm Beach Post article from July 1974, investigators believed that they may have had a suspect in the case as they were considering missing girls in Michigan; however, the suspect, 17-year-old Terry Wayne Walker, was ruled out. Walker confessed to murdering Bonnie Robinson.

There is also a possibility that suspected serial killer Gerard Schaefer was involved in the case. He is believed to be responsible for the disappearances of Pam Nater, Nancy Leichner, Carmen Hallock, Peggy Rahn, Wendy Stevenson, and Debbie Lowe. The latter victim was excluded from the Jane Doe case.

In 2019, a new facial reconstruction of the girl was made by the Forensics Team at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to identify the girl. The sheriff's office has been quiet on developments concerning this case for unknown reasons.

No DNA is reportedly available for her case.
Ugh. Schaefer. I would have thought 2014 too as I have similar shirts.
 

Romulus

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Identified as Susan Poole!


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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Teams with Othram to Identify 1974 Teen Homicide Victim​


After almost a half-century, Singer Island Jane Doe has been identified as 15-year old Susan Poole, who went missing in 1972 right before Christmas​


"In December 2021, The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office sent skeletal remains belonging to the young girl to Othram in order develop a DNA profile that could be used to identify her. (...) Additional DNA testing of family members confirmed her identity as 15-year-old Suzanne Gale Poole, who had been reported missing in 1972, right before Christmas. She was born February 12, 1957.

It is possible that Susan Poole might have been a victim of Gerard John Schaefer, a serial killer who worked as a sheriff’s deputy in Martin County, Florida. His crime spree spanned from 1969 to 1973, and he was eventually arrested and convicted of the murders of 17-year-old Susan Place and 16-year-old Georgia Jessup"
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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The sheriff's office said Poole's mother is still alive and in her 90s.

The remains of a teenager who went missing nearly 50 years ago have been identified through advanced DNA technology, and detectives believe she may have been slain by a police officer who was also a serial killer.

Because of the similar way in which those teens were killed, Springer said he believes Schaefer could have been involved in Poole’s death. Authorities say Schaefer was implicated in up to 30 deaths.

Robert Stone, who prosecuted Schaefer, once called him, “the most sexually deviant person I had ever seen. He made Ted Bundy look like a Boy Scout.”
 

Mel70

I miss you Oreo.
The sheriff's office said Poole's mother is still alive and in her 90s.

The remains of a teenager who went missing nearly 50 years ago have been identified through advanced DNA technology, and detectives believe she may have been slain by a police officer who was also a serial killer.

Because of the similar way in which those teens were killed, Springer said he believes Schaefer could have been involved in Poole’s death. Authorities say Schaefer was implicated in up to 30 deaths.

Robert Stone, who prosecuted Schaefer, once called him, “the most sexually deviant person I had ever seen. He made Ted Bundy look like a Boy Scout.”
I hope her mother has a sharp mind still so she knows her daughter was found and can finally rest in peace. 50 yrs of not knowing, That's terrible. Bundy was worse. More deviant info came out later about Bundy.
 

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