Category Archives: Project EDAN

KSP Trooper Applications Rise After Recruitment Policy Changes

It’s been almost a year since the badly decomposed remains of a woman were found in Hart County. The body was beyond recognition, but now Kentucky State Police are teaming up with the National Missing Unidentified Persons System to put a face, and hopefully a name, to the woman.

Last June 25, a truck driver jogging near Waterloo Road in Hart County noticed what appeared to be a dead body. Troopers called to the scene confirmed they were human remains but an identification was impossible.

All they had to go on was it was a female between 24 and 47 years old, wearing a necklace with the letter “S” emblem on it, a gray stud earring with a pink stone, a medium sized “Southern Comfort” t-shirt, red underwear and white Wilson sneakers with green laces. She was entered into NamUs just four days later as UP 13979.

The Hart County Coroner and

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New fingerprint technology is helping FBI identify bodies from cases as old as 1970

Just after Thanksgiving Day in 1983, James Downey dropped off his older brother, John, at a Houston bus station, then quickly turned away so neither the police nor a motorcycle gang affiliated with his brother could later demand details about where the bus was headed.

Representational image. Pixabay.

Representational image. Pixabay.

For 34 years, he didn’t hear a word about him. Then this spring Downey received a heart-breaking call, one that more than 200 families across the country have gotten in the last few months since the FBI began using new fingerprint technology to resolve identity cases dating back to the 1970s.

Authorities reported that the remains of a man found beaten to death decades ago along a brushy path in Des Moines, 800 miles away, had been identified as his brother.

“We always figured something had happened to him,” James Downey said from his home in

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/new-fingerprint-technology-is-helping-fbi-identify-bodies-from-cases-as-old-as-1970s-4187179.html

On the Set: “The Forgotten” Part 1

TheForgotten_Set_01BURBANK, Calif. — In a two part segment exploring the new series, “The Forgotten“ Blast takes you onto the set of this suspenseful drama, which explores unsolved crimes and missing person cases.

Who are “The Forgotten?” If you’re thinking about the latest Jerry Bruckheimer project starring Christian Slater, you’re partially correct. The latest ABC drama set in Chicago puts a unique spin in its method solving mysteries. You see, “The Forgotten” also refers to what the show calls the Forgotten Network, an organization made up of average citizens attempting to crack cases outside the realm of law enforcement. Similar to real-life groups like Project E.D.A.N (Everyone Deserves A Name), where cases are posted online to the public for new leads, the series doesn’t skimp on working out the details. In fact, the look and feel on the set with its

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My favourite pokémon from Sun and Moon, and how I named them

Everyone deserves a name
Everyone deserves a name

As Pokémon Sun and Moon are released today, GC reveals its favourite pokémon from amongst the new cast of creatures.

I have a mankey named George. I know how that sounds, but naming my pokémon is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the key pleasures of the games. And yet recently I came to the startling realisation that not everyone feels the same way. A couple of weeks ago Nintendo invited a number journalists to test the multiplayer features of Pokémon Sun and Moon at their UK headquarters, since the online servers weren’t live yet. By that point we’d all played the game for around 20 hours, and yet everyone had used that time completely differently.

Some had powered straight through the story campaign to try and get to the

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/23/my-favourite-pokemon-from-sun-and-moon-and-how-i-named-them-6276387/

A Body in Kentucky: The 30-Year-Long Mystery of "Tent Girl"

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In May 1968, a well digger named Wilbur Riddle traveled along U.S. Route 25 in the Kentucky backwoods, collecting glass telephone pole insulators. In the midst of his search, he came upon a bundled up green tarp. Riddle nudged the mass with his foot, sending it down an embankment. In the rapid movement, the tarp unraveled to reveal the bundle within.

It was shaped like a body.

Riddle panicked and ran to a gas station, where he phoned the sheriff about his discovery. A short time later, the sheriff arrived and cut away the covering. What he found horrified him. There, frozen in the stiff position of someone trying to escape, was the badly decomposed body of a young girl. She looked to be a white teenager with short brown hair. Apart from the decay, her appearance was unremarkable.

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A Body in Kentucky: The 30-Year-Long Mystery of “Tent Girl”

In May 1968, a well digger named Wilbur Riddle traveled along U.S. Route 25 in the Kentucky backwoods, collecting glass telephone pole insulators. In the midst of his search, he came upon a bundled up green tarp. Riddle nudged the mass with his foot, sending it down an embankment. In the rapid movement, the tarp unraveled to reveal the bundle within.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-lineup/a-body-in-kentucky-the-30_b_11389174.html

KSP TRY TO IDENTIFY DECOMPOSED REMAINS OF WOMAN …

On June 25, 2015, the badly decomposed remains of a woman were located just off Waterloo Road in Hart County, Kentucky. The woman was estimated to be between 24 to 47 years of age, and her race could not be conclusively determined by forensic anthropological examination. She was entered into NamUs, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, as UP 13979 four days after her remains were discovered on June 29, 2015. Found with the remains, was one necklace with an “S” emblem in the center, pictured below:
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Also found with the remains was a gray stud earring with a pink stone:
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The decedent was also found wearing a “Southern Comfort” t-shirt (size: medium), red/pink underwear, and white Wilson brand sneakers (size 9), with green laces. No

Read more at: http://wcluradio.com/ksp-try-to-identify-decomposed-remains-of-woman-found-in-hart-county/

KSP TRY TO IDENTIFY DECOMPOSED REMAINS OF WOMAN FOUND IN HART COUNTY

On June 25, 2015, the badly decomposed remains of a woman were located just off Waterloo Road in Hart County, Kentucky. The woman was estimated to be between 24 to 47 years of age, and her race could not be conclusively determined by forensic anthropological examination. She was entered into NamUs, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, as UP 13979 four days after her remains were discovered on June 29, 2015. Found with the remains, was one necklace with an “S” emblem in the center, pictured below:
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Also found with the remains was a gray stud earring with a pink stone:
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The decedent was also found wearing a “Southern Comfort” t-shirt (size:

Read more at: http://wcluradio.com/ksp-try-to-identify-decomposed-remains-of-woman-found-in-hart-county/

Facial Reconstruction Used to Help Identify Remains in Hart Co.

It’s been almost a year since the badly decomposed remains of a woman were found in Hart County. The body was beyond recognition, but now Kentucky State Police are teaming up with the National Missing Unidentified Persons System to put a face, and hopefully a name, to the woman.

Last June 25, a truck driver jogging near Waterloo Road in Hart County noticed what appeared to be a dead body. Troopers called to the scene confirmed they were human remains but an identification was impossible.

All they had to go on was it was a female between 24 and 47 years old, wearing a necklace with the letter “S” emblem on it, a gray stud earring with

Read more at: http://wkyufm.org/post/facial-reconstruction-used-help-identify-remains-hart-co

Officials still search for identity of woman found dead in Hart County

In June, 2015, a truck driver went for a jog on Waterloo Road in Hart County and he came across a gruesome discovery.

The jogger called police to report he believed he had found a body. Kentucky State Police from Bowling Green Post 3 were dispatched to the scene at about 2:26 p.m. and confirmed in a wooded area off of Waterloo Road was the body of a woman.

At 10 months later, the search for her identity continues with the help of a certified forensic artist.

An autopsy performed shortly after the discovery did not help in identifying the body or cause of death, the state police reported last year.

“The woman was estimated to be between 24 to 47 years of age, and her race could not be conclusively determined by forensic anthropological examination,” the state police said

Read more at: http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/officials-still-search-for-identity-of-woman-found-dead-in/article_cb0be2c8-0d88-11e6-b5dd-2fe67c88ea58.html