UNIDENTIFIED / MURDERED
I was buried in a pauper’s grave on December 2, 1983 - ten (10) months from the time I was found in an abandoned warehouse. For now, that day of February 28, 1983 when I was found is where my story begins, but it has no ending.
On February 28, 1983 a couple of men scavenging for copper stumbled through the basement of abandoned apartment building located on Clemens Ave in St Louis, Missouri. They did not find the copper they sought; instead they found my lifeless, headless body. In shear horror, those men ran out of that building faster than a speeding bullet. They called the police and shortly afterwards, the entire neighborhood was swarming with police, the medical examiners office and onlookers. At first they thought I might have been a woman who had been raped, killed and dumped. Within minutes upon approaching they rolled me over to find I was but a mere child. The cops were sickened by tragedy of my death before them.
They estimate that I was eight to eleven years old. I had been well nourished, well cared for and in seemingly good health - until that day of course. I had been killed elsewhere, beheaded and then disposed of like a bag of trash in this building, this basement. I was left only wearing a sweater, my hands had been tied by rope behind my back and my head has not been located. The only other distinguishing factor is that I wore nail polish. To be exact, two coats of red nail polish adorned my nails.
The local authorities are doing everything they can and have been for years. Twenty six years have passed. Yet, no family has come forward. No person has been arrested for my death. No one knows who I am, where I came from, or why this tragedy occurred. My spirit is way beyond the age of eleven and walks endlessly, restlessly until the day someone comes forward to claim me / name me.
Age: 8 to 11 yrs old
Height: 4’10 est
Weight: 70 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: No scars, no deformities, well nourished and she was of medium complexion. Clothing: Yellow V Neck Sweater and two coats of red finger nail polish. Cause of Death: Homicide (sexually assaulted and then strangled, head removed with large bladed knife after death.) Location of Death: Unknown. Other Information: Red and white nylon rope used to tie my hands behind my back.
A FEW OTHER UNIDENTIFIED STORIES:
Police in Stafford County are investigating a possible homicide after a partially decomposed body was found in the woods near the I-95 south bound ramp off of Route 610 - Garrisonville Road. They describe the victim as a black female in her mid teens to mid 20s, approximately 5'2 and 100 pounds with long black hair. She was wearing a light blue sweater dress, black Capri pants and gray socks with no shoes, described as having well-manicured fingernails, well-maintained dental work and pierced ears. She has a heart-shaped earring - very distinctive. She died from a gunshot wound. The body has been in the woods since November or December 2009.
On March 18 2005, a man hunting in Upper Freehold Township, N.J. discovered a small human skull in the wooded undergrowth. Among the brush, debris and undergrowth, investigators say they recovered a lower jawbone, bone fragments and teeth, confirmed to be those of a human being. Cops also recovered a zipper and what looked like a book bag.
Officials describe the surroundings as rural and agricultural, with open fields and large, fenced-in horse farms. The location is about three miles from a Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, located just off Interstate I-195. The body was left about 50 feet into the densely-wooded area, and had been set on fire. Remnants found at the scene show that the child's teeth were singed, as well as the bushes directly above the area where the child was discovered. Police say the way the bushes were burned indicates that the fire was intense and could have been aided by an accellerant.
The body was found in 2005, but based on estimates; the child's remains could have been at the site for a year or more. Mitochondrial DNA taken from a femur and rib bone and submitted to the University of Texas DNA Laboratory confirmed the child was a girl. The girl's skull had African-American features.
Police believe the child died between 2001 and 2004, and may have been between 5 and 9 years old. According to the medical examiner, there was a broken rib which was in an active state of repair. There was no indication of malnourishment, and no dental decay. Dental evidence revealed that the child probably lived within a community that offered fluoridated water, which indicated the child came from an urban rather than a rural area. Cops say a charred Nike shoe was recovered at the scene - a tiny, black Nike Air Force One sneaker. Along with the charred footwear, cops found some burned canvas with a picture of Sylvester the Cat, a Warner Brothers cartoon character, on it.
The body of an African-American Female infant was abandoned in the Unit Block of Rhode Island Avenue, N. E. Washington, D.C. on March 20, 1998. Estimated age: 5 days old Approximate Height and Weight: 1'7" (48 cm); 5 lbs (2 kg). Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes. Clothing she wore: Knitted white blanket with sky blue and pinkish-orange border. She was wearing a one-piece sleeper, white in color with colorful construction machinery & dalmation puppies, which fasted in the front. She was also wearing hand knitted light purple sweater and bonnet.
The body of a male infant was discovered on March 11, 2001 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. His body was burned and mutilated. On his body, we wore a A multi-coloured suit made from cotton that depicts various Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto. The outfit was not sold by The Disney Store or other retailers such as Marks & Spencer or Baby Gap. Authorities believe that a "small operation" might be using the pattern and market-stall holders might be selling it. He was wrapped in a blanket, but it had small holes in it and satin trim.
The body of a newborn African-American boy was located on a conveyer belt used to sort trash from recyclables, at CR Transfer Inc., a recycling center in Stanton, California on February 10, 2004. The umbilical cord and placenta were still attached. The victim was discovered on February 10, 2004 in Stanton, Orange County, California. The cause of death was Suffocation.
The body of a newborn boy with dark, curly hair was found in a dumpster at a Spokane, Washington store on April 25, 2001. The infant, placenta still attached, was in a knotted plastic bag in an athletic bag. Methamphetamine was found in the infant’s blood.
On December 30, 1985, Skeletal remains of a black female age 18-25, 5-foot to 5-foot-4, also found near Mountain View Cemetery in Spokane County, Washington.
The nude body of a young black female was found bound and gagged in Lake Harris in Leesburg, Florida on October 8, 1978. The victim had never given birth to a child. Her estimated age: 16-18 years old. Her Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2-5'5; 110 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes. Her hair was close-cropped and her fingernails and toenails were clipped very short with red nail polish. Pierced ears.
On September 8, 1999, a man with a young boy entered an office belonging to Southwark Social Services in East Dulwich, a section of London. The man claimed to be the uncle of the young boy. He also claimed that the boy's name was Kenny Ohio and that he and his partner were caring for him while Kenny's mother was away in America. The man said he needed something he left in his car but never returned. The next day a woman came to the office and dropped off a note detailing Kenny's taste in food and medication. The note said he was a "good boy". The woman left before any of the social workers had a chance to speak to her. Kenny talks of family and of Nigeria's capital, Lagos. Kenny loves games and music.
Discovered on March 5, 1996 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland was the body of a female, age 17 - 19 years old. Her approximate Height and Weight: 5'1-5'3 1/2". Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair. She had a small blemish on the right side of her skull that may have been a hereditary trait, or caused by surgery or an accident. Her clothing consisted of High top, white and tan boots, MIA brand, size 6B with laces missing, with Velcro strap across the ankle, FLIPPO TOTTI brand pants, size 7/8, Length Large, with a web type belt which is possibly brown in color. The pants have ankle zippers. A label found at the scene has "IT'S A LABEL, MADE IN THE U.S.A." printed on it. Another label believed to be from the victim's blouse or jacket has "SIZE 9/10" printed on it. The blouse appears to have originally been light in color, with slightly darker faint pinstripes. The pinstripes had four lines per bar. The blouse, which is a cotton blend, has a collar, pocket, cuffs, and pearl colored buttons. Leather or vinyl bomber jacket, with a zip-up front and gathered waist band. Her Jewelry consisted of two (2) gold hoop earrings (for pierced ears) with a small gold ball, mounted on the bottom of each hoop. Skeletal Findings: 1 inch hairline fracture left forehead area. The remains of this victim were found on March 5, 1996 in the woods in the 17725 block of Falls Road, south of Gunpowder Road, in Precinct 3, Franklin. Forensic experts determined that the body had been in the woods for five years or more. Her cause of death is undetermined.
The body of a small African-American male child was discovered on June 13, 1972 near Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia. Estimated age: 3 - 6 years old Approximate Height and Weight: 4'0" (122 cm); 50 lbs (23 kg) Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown eyes; black hair.
The body of an African-American Female was located on March 25, 2000 in Clinton, Prince George's County, and Maryland. The cause of death: Blunt Force Trauma. The Estimated date of death: was February, 2000. Her estimated age: 15-30 years old. Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3"; 128 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes. She wore black, 12" hair extensions. Purple fingernail polish. Her clothing consisted of a white or beige undershirt with spaghetti straps and the initials "CS" handwritten on the tag; a white "Teen Form" sports bra, size 34; a plain black, long-sleeve, "Hanes" pullover, with "Beefy T" on the tag and collar size 38-40, a white or beige T-shirt with the logo "1995 Special Olympics World Games, New Haven, CT, USA" on the front, a medium blue, waist length jean jacket, with "GAP" tag on the collar. A plastic wristwatch with "Tweety Bird" on the face and a multicolored (red/blue/green/yellow) plastic band. The victim was located at 11901 Brandywine Road, in a creek near Piscataway Creek Stream Valley Park, in Clinton, Maryland. She was unclothed from the waist down, and was possibly sexually assaulted.
The remains of an African-American male were found in a coal car of a train while stopped in Eatonton, GA at the Georgia Power Plant. The train was put together in Ferriston, Kentucky and then went to Etowah, Tennessee the same day. The train arrived in Atlanta on June 8, 1978 and left the following day en route to Camak, GA (Warren County). The train arrived in Eatonton on June 10, 1978. It is unknown in which city the remains were placed on the car. The victim was discovered on June 10, 1978 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. His estimated Date of Death: 2 days before he was found. His estimated age: 15. Weight: 130-140 lbs. Clothing: Black know shirt, jeans and size 8 shoes.
On September 13, 1975, the body of a 14 year old African-American female was found in the 700 block of Artesia Boulevard, an industrial area in Compton, California. Her cause of Death: Homicide. Her Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0" (152 cm); 100 lbs (45 kg). Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; brown eyes. Distinguishing Marks: 1 1/2" scar on left instep of her foot. Clothing: She was nude. Jewelry: Gold ring with large black stone, within the black stone was a gold colored flower; silver ring with white stone and 6 green stones; one gold & one silver wrist bracelet; silver key chain necklace.
The body of an African-American baby was located at 1903 NW 102nd Place in Gainesville, Florida on August 20, 2003. An Alachua County resident discovered the baby floating in a private pond at an old catfish farm. She was found in 2 to 4 feet of water. The pond is located at the end of NW 102nd Place, just 3 miles north of the Highway Patrol Station. NW 102nd Place is a dirt road that runs east off of State Road 121, and after a half a mile, dead ends into private property. The baby is believed to have been dumped at the location. Her estimated age: 2 - 2.5 months old. Approximate Height and Weight: 22"; 10 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, curly and short.
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