Monday, September 20, 2010

Wanda Doe – Something Ain't Right!

I know all about the 'Code of Silence'. Nobody saw anything, nobody knows anything and – most of all – nobody says anything...but I need your help. (Please?) Will you be the person who can put the pieces together to give me back my identity? Do you have that all-important bit of information...and the courage to come forward?

On April 4, 1995, Atlanta police found me behind a crack house at 380 Atwood Street, buried in a shallow grave. I had been dead for several days and they aren't able to say how I died. Was I just passing by and witnessed something I shouldn't have seen, or was I possibly a customer? In any case, I surely didn't deserve such a grisly, anonymous ending!

What did I look like? Well, they say I could have been between 13 and 30 years old but was most likely a teenager. I was 5'7” or 5'8”, 140 pounds with brown eyes and dark brown, tightly curled hair that was cut very short (maximum length of 3 inches). My ears were pierced and I had a large gap between my two upper front teeth. I was an African American female. When they found me, I was wearing a size 16 light blue t-shirt with short sleeves, Bugle Boy jeans with a drawstring and elastic waist (color faded) with a 30-inch waist and 32 inches in length. My shoes were black, size 6 and a half, Adidas Dynaprene and my underwear (if it's anybody's business) was multi-colored with Tweety Bird on it. The label read “That's all, folks”. Kind of appropriate, I guess.

What really makes me mad is that someone (or several someones) knew enough about me to tell investigators that I may have used the name 'Wanda' – and that I often hung around the Ashby, Dill and Beecher Street areas. But that was all they knew. Was I a local? If so, why won't my friends step up and do the right thing: give me back my name? Something about that just ain't right!

Even if you can't tell them who I am or what happened to me, you can still help! Please pass my picture and my story along to everyone; you just never know who might hold that missing piece!

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Atlanta Police
Homicide/Adult Missing Persons Unit,404-730-4400

NCMEC #: NCMU400020
NCIC Number: U-170453218

Fulton Co. Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Case Number: 95-0716

VIEW HER PROFILE DATA AT A GLANCE: Fulton Georgia Jane Doe April 1995


Lisa DeSherlia said...

This is really sad, that she has not just been murdered but also remains unidentified. Surely she has a family that yearns to know what has happened to her. May God bring this girl home to her family, friends and community so that they will have answers and be able to give her a dignified burial. May God bring the person(s) who holds the key to solving this case to this site so, after doing the proper research, they will have the courage to come forward with the information they have.

RJ said...

Hello Idesherl,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this narrative. We appreciate your time.

I agree it is truly sad. We all hope that she will find her way home. United together as a community we can work to spread the message and her sketch to people around the world in hopes that someone somewhere can help us identify her.

Thank you again for your time.

All My Best,
Rebel J. Morris
Can You Identify Me?