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Columbus Ohio Homicide Victim Needs Her Name
For 15 years someone has been missing their daughter, sister or friend and may not know she has been a victim of a brutal homicide dating back to 1998. Perhaps you may recognize her? ( Warning: Graphic Photos)
NamUs is an acronym for The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, which is a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified. Caron adds, "It has been estimated that there are approximately 40,000 unidentified human remains in the offices of the Nation's medical examiners and coroners or were buried or cremated before being identified."
Caron has a passion for finding those missing as well as utilizing spare time going through the unidentified cases. "Every once in a while a case will take hold of my heart." says, Caron. As did UID case #4747.
A RECREATION BEGINS:
"I happened upon this young woman in NamUs and felt that her photo is so clear that if I "took away" the abuse and "estimate her eyes when opened" and her hair "if standing up", perhaps someone will recognize her?" explained Caron. "I hope it works. It's been too long that she has gone unnamed." Caron further adds, "My guess is she lived a very difficult life of addiction, maybe her family felt she was still out on the streets in a world they couldn't save her from? If she is recognized and gets her name she can have a proper burial, her family and friends can grieve properly and she will be acknowledged. No matter the life she ended into...at one time she was a beautiful little child with chubby fingers who probably loved to color and jump rope and someone also needs to be accountable for causing her death."
Let's Bring Her Home:
Caron's team at LostNMissing agree. Mary Vitt, Vice-President at LostNMissing, says "UID # 4747 deserves justice, her dignity and her name. She further adds, "Let's get her name back and get her home." LostNMissing will be utilizing numerous social networking sites to help share her poster with the hopes that it will continue to be shared by others so that recognition can be made.
What is known about UID #4747:
The body of a black female was found lying on the ground next to a building in the 2000 block of Hardy Parkway St., Columbus, OH. (Body found in the grass near a petroleum distributor by a truck driver.) The victim was wearing black pants, a black shirt and a beige and blue vest. The victim is estimated to be 19-39 years old, 5'3" tall and 100-110 lbs. DNA, fingerprints and dentals are available for comparison.
Franklin County Ohio Case number: 183
NamUs Unidentified Case # 4747
Incident location: 2000 block of Hardy Parkway Street
Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
Incident date: 5/17/1998
Minimum age at death : 19 years old
Maximum age at death: 39 years old
Homicide date: Unknown
Height: Approximately 5'3"
Weight: Approximately 100-110 lbs
Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department
Medical: Possible Bilateral tubal ligation, HIV Positive, (may or may not have been aware) and a Positive Cocaine test
Jewelry:Three rings on left hand and two rings on right hand. White metal necklace and white metal ankle bracelet.
Other items with body: Plastic tube and glass tube in vest, along with cigarette and $5.00 cash.
If anyone recognizes this victim, please contact the Franklin County Coroner Office at (614) 525-5290. Information can be held in confidence.
Recreation photo depicting a living female done by LostNMissing Inc.
LostNMissing Inc., is an all-volunteer national tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "code") and qualifies as a public supported organization under Sections, or Categories: P99 (Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.); M99 (Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C.); I01 (Alliance/Advocacy Organizations)