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Case Information

Unidentified
33394-88
October 12, 1988 00:01
February 04, 2010 15:51
January 10, 2018 10:13
February 05, 2010 03:24

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)

Van Buren County Medical Examiner
844-337-6001

Case Manager

Carolyn Isaac
269-337-6169

Exclusions

The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Kathleen Bennett 1960 Michigan
Shirley Jo Kelly 1948 Michigan
Susan Zaharias 1959 California

Demographics

Adult - Pre 40
15 years
40 years
White
Female
, Cannot Estimate
60, Estimated

Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)

Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton

1985 to 1988
3 Months

Circumstances

Location Found

I-196
CR 378
Covert Township
Michigan
49043
Van Buren
On 10/12/88 a hunter found human skeletal remains adjacent to I-196 near CR 378 in Covert Township, MI. The Skeleton was determined to be that of a W/F, approx. 5' tall with medium brown, shoulder length hair. Two determinations on possible age were given. The first was between 15 and 25 years old and the other was 25-35 years old. It is estimated the victim died (or was placed at the location) three months to a year prior to being found.

Physical

Brown
Light brown to blond. Long and possibly wavy. Shoulder length.
Not recovered
Not recovered
Unknown or Missing
Unknown or Missing
Probably missing due to decomposition


Medical

Reported; likely victim had a child(ren) in the past.

Fingerprints

Fingerprint information is currently not available

Clothing and Accessories


Found without any clothing

Dental

Dental information / charting is currently not available

DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Contacts

Local Contact

Van Buren County Medical Examiner
844-337-6001

Case Manager

Carolyn Isaac
269-337-6169

Additional Case Manager

Scott Ernstes
2696575551

Regional Administrator

Lori Bruski
Lori.Bruski@unthsc.edu
817-718-7904

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