My latest conundrum

The Louisville Police Department’s new website of missing persons lists Nicole Reeves as African-American at one point, then goes on to say she’s white. NamUs says she’s black. She looks white to me, but it could go either way. I’m tentatively listing her as black, because two sources say she is (even if one of those sources later says otherwise), but I’m really not sure.

6 thoughts on “My latest conundrum

  1. Jessica February 4, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    I wonder if she is biracial? Hard to say – she could be either she has features that could Definitely be both caucasian and african american…. Tough call for sure.

  2. Peter Henderson Jr. February 4, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Meaghan, Its just a guess but I think she is probably biracial. They currently don’t have her DNA on profile, and that’s probably the reason for the mixed reports.

    Here is a post about New Britain, Connecticut Jane Doe # 1, found in 2007 (she is listed as JD #1 in the first news report I have on her, but is listed as JD #2 or JD #3 in various reports) All were found together.

    As you can see in the FBI clay bust photo they emphasized her African American heritage. Her nose, hair texture and style are clearly African American although they noted she could be Hispanic or possibly Caribbean.

    Joyvaline “Joy” Martinez, 23, was biracial, a mixture African American and Caucasian of Hispanic ancestry. Her photo’s (also included) don’t look like the bust at all. Even when it was released in 2010 no one in her family recognized it as her.

    In 2013 DNA made the match.

    Jane Doe # 1 no longer. Joyvaline “Joy” Martinez, 23, is finally going home.

    • Kat February 4, 2014 / 8:02 pm

      Wow, I was just writing on another page of Meaghan’s about how people do post links here on the blog as well and…bammo! There you have one. Glad he was reunited with his father, wonder if the other sibs will follow suit at some point. So much time lost.

  3. Jackie Watkins July 28, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Nicole Reeves is Hispanic/Black. I know the family.

    • Meaghan July 28, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thanks for the info. She looks whiter than my boyfriend, who is Hispanic and white.

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