NV STARR VALLEY JANE DOE: WF, 20-25, found in Elko County, NV - 14 July 1972

Akoya

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A rancher found the victim's decomposed body in rural Elko County, a half mile west of Starr Valley Road. The area is about eight miles south of I-80. The victim's body was nude and had been posed in a cross-like manner. She had been shot by a .22 caliber handgun in the neck and left cheek. A dark blue Volkswagen Beetle with Tennessee plates was seen in the area around July 7th. It was believed to be reported stolen from Tennessee, but was not recovered.


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https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8358

Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 197200455
Date found July 14, 1972 18:30
Date created January 05, 2011 12:03
Date last modified May 28, 2013 16:56
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Elko Cnty Coroners Ofc
Phone 775-738-8936
Case Manager
Name Dennis Journigan
Phone 775.777.2524

Exclusions
The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Nadine Timm 1935 Illinois
 

Akoya

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https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8358

NamUs UP # 8358

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ME/C Case Number: 197200455
Elko County, Nevada
20 to 25 year old White Female

Case Report - NamUs UP # 8358

Case Information

Status Unidentified
Case number 197200455
Date found July 14, 1972 18:30
Date created January 05, 2011 12:03
Date last modified May 28, 2013 16:56
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Elko Cnty Coroners Ofc
Phone 775-738-8936
Case Manager
Name Dennis Journigan
Phone 775.777.2524

Demographics
Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
Minimum age 20 years
Maximum age 25 years
Race White
Ethnicity
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) 110, Estimated
Height (inches) 62, Measured
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
All parts recovered
Head not recovered
Torso not recovered
One or more limbs not recovered
One or both hands not recovered
Body conditions
Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Probable year of death to 1972
Estimated postmortem interval Months

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1 0.5 miles west of Star Valley Road
Address 2
City Rural
State Nevada
Zip code
County Elko
Circumstances
Found in the desert.

Physical
Hair color Sandy
Head hair
Light brown/blonde, curly.
Body hair
Reddish-blonde pubic hair.

Left eye color Unknown or Missing
Right eye color Unknown or Missing

Distinctive features as described below

Scars and marks
Scar on right anterior knee.
Surgical scar on right lower quadrant.

Organ absent
No appendix.

Fingerprints
Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

Clothing and Accessories
No clothing or accessories

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

DNA
Status: Sample is currently not available

Images
There are currently no images available for this case.
 

Akoya

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/964ufnv.html

Case File: 964UFNV
The Doe Network


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Unidentified Female
Date of Discovery: July 14, 1972
Location of Discovery: Elko County, Nevada
Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 105-115 lbs.
Hair Color: Reddish-blonde to light brown, curly and shoulder-length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on the outside of her right knee. Appendectomy scar on right lower quadrant.
Dentals: Available.
Fingerprints: Available for one finger.
DNA: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: None.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Case History
A rancher found the victim's decomposed body in rural Elko County, a half mile west of Star Valley Road. The area is about eight miles south of I-80.

The victim's body was nude and had been posed in a cross-like manner. She had been shot by a .22 caliber handgun in the neck and left cheek.

A dark blue Volkswagen Beetle with Tennessee plates was seen in the area around July 7th. It was believed to be reported stolen from Tennessee, but was not recovered.

Investigating Agency(s)
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Elko County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 775-738-8936
Agency Case Number: 197200455
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #8358
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.


Information Source(s)
NamUs
Elko Daily News Archive (November 24, 2009)
 

Akoya

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http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...-25-posed-in-cross-position-Jan-72&styleid=21

http://elkodaily.com/news/local/car...cle_9b023c9a-d9dd-5309-9cf6-8cd2b2830e28.html

Starr Valley Jane Doe

The oldest cold case being handled by the Elko County Sheriff’s Office is another example of a killer who has gone to extra lengths to make sure the body wasn‘t found until he or she was well away from the site. The nude, posed body of a 20- to 25-year-old unidentified woman was found in early July 1972 about 8 miles south of Interstate 80 in Starr Valley by a rancher. The location is just off of Dennis Flats Road, which goes between Starr Valley and Halleck.

In one crime scene photo, Lamoille can be seen to the south and part of the 71 Ranch is seen to the east. Although the road is known by locals, a person not familiar with the area would have to have driven a considerable distance to get to the location.

Journigan said she was shot in her left cheek and in her neck by a .22 caliber handgun. She had a scar on the outside of her right knee and had an appendectomy scar. She had collar-length reddish-blond hair. She was 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed 110-115 pounds. One finger print was recovered from the body, which was in a significant state of decomposition.

Journigan said dental records are available for the woman, but it can be difficult to make a match if other agencies where the woman was from don’t have records on their end to do a comparison.

The only lead on the case is a dark blue Volkswagen bug with Tennessee plates was seen driving in the area about July 7, 1972. The car is believed to have been one reported stolen from Tennessee, but it has never been recovered. Journigan said there was other suspect info based on other missing people, but “nobody was able to follow up on it.”

“A lot of investigative work was done, but it never led to anything,” Journigan said. “At the time, they didn’t have a lot of the resources we have now.”
 

Akoya

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http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/unsolved-homicides-and-missing-persons-project/78609848

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Nevada Threat Analysis Center is looking for information on unsolved Nevada female homicides and missing person cases found in the rural counties.

According to DPS, for over a year, the NTAC's Terrorism Liaison Officer Program has collected information on unsolved rural female homicides and selected missing person cases. The cold cases include unsolved homicide and missing person cold cases that have occurred from 1972 to 2010. Unsolved male cold case homicide research is currently underway.

NTAC is looking for the public's help with leads about these cases. Nine of the cases involve victims who have not been identified.

The unsolved investigations come from several rural Nevada counties and do not include cold cases from Washoe or Clark County.

Anyone having possible leads regarding these cases is asked to contact Jim Lopey at (775) 687-0450 or email ntac@dps.state.nv.us.

Profiled Cases:


Starr Valley Jane Doe

Date Found: July 1972
Location: I-80 35 miles east of Elko in the Starr Valley area
Description: White Female, age 20 to 25, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 110 to 115 pounds, shoulder-length reddish/blond hair.
Details: The victim's nude body was found by a Starr Valley rancher. The victim had been shot in the upper body with a small caliber handgun. She had a scar over her right knee and an appendectomy scar. On July 7th or 8th of 1972, witnesses reported seeing a dark blue Volkswagen with Tennessee plates in the general area.
 

Akoya

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The nude, posed body of a 20- to 25-year-old unidentified woman was found in early July 1972 about 8 miles south of Interstate 80 in Starr Valley by a rancher. The location is just off of Dennis Flats Road, which goes between Starr Valley and Halleck.
 

Romulus

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This case and and the others are connected? Was there a serial killer active between the 70s and 90s in that area?
 

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