Flashback Friday: Lilli Dunn

Flashback Friday’s case (first time in awhile, I know) is Lilli Marlene Dunn, a 29-year-old Southgate, Michigan woman who was abducted from her own garage in the early morning hours of July 31, 1980. Two witnesses saw a man dragging Lilli, kicking and screaming, into his car, but they thought it was just a domestic quarrel and didn’t intervene.

It’s possible Lilli was a victim of the serial killer Coral Eugene Watts, but he was never charged in her case and he died in 2007.

Not on Namus, Part III

An * at the end of a name means their case is in NamUs but without a photo attached.

So this third list leaves over 300 cases for the NamUs folks to add. I think I’ll take a break now, maybe watch a TV show or two, then get back to my own work.

  1. Laurent Abecassis
  2. Mark Wayne Adamson
  3. Guma Leandro Aguilar
  4. Pauline Aragon
  5. Deanza Marie Arnold
  6. Mya Nicole Ayala
  7. John Clifton Ballenger
  8. Jonathan Arash Barmaki
  9. Danielle Tamara Brown
  10. Michael Henry Brushingham*
  11. Leanda Burgess
  12. Timothy D. Canada
  13. Jose Manuel Chavez-Perez
  14. Stanley Louis Chism Jr.*
  15. Stuart Owen Collins*
  16. Stephen Joseph Davaris Jr.
  17. Christina L. Dean
  18. Alexis Dillard
  19. Haydee Fernandez
  20. Jaime Fernandez Jr.
  21. Gaynor Gillies
  22. Travis Avery Greaves
  23. Paulino Guzman III
  24. Naomi Nalani Hagerman
  25. Jeffrey Keith Hegwood
  26. Christine Heller
  27. Terry Henry
  28. Robin Denise Appel Herring
  29. Cedric Horn
  30. Corina Johnson
  31. William Ray Keyes
  32. Aaron Levar Lane
  33. Qiuqun Liu
  34. Yuniel Llano-Sosa
  35. Jimmie Love Jr.
  36. Tessie Mangohig
  37. Craig Everett Mason
  38. Arizona McCalla
  39. Bruce Anthony McCurdy
  40. Karen Guadalupe Mejia
  41. Randall K. Menard
  42. Marvin Efrain Mendez-Perez
  43. Michael Francis Mergen
  44. Salar Jaafar Mohammed
  45. Sylvanna Morris
  46. Jon Kevin Neff
  47. Belinda Frances Norred*
  48. Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie
  49. Wesley Harvard Lee Oldbury
  50. Lawrence Olmstead
  51. Annie Ruth Paul
  52. Timothy Pelas
  53. Nathan David Perkins*
  54. Robert Keith Perkins
  55. Donny Ray Peterson
  56. Sable Alexandria Pickett
  57. James Edwards Randell
  58. Robert Rasmussen
  59. Cynthia Ramirez Rico*
  60. Joseph Gerald Riley
  61. Steven Richard Roach
  62. Gary Robinson
  63. Christian Alexis Rodriguez
  64. Russ Rolnick*
  65. Edward Blane Russell*
  66. Nauman Saghir
  67. Henry C. Salvatori
  68. Michael Robert Santavenere
  69. Silas Joseph Savant
  70. Rosena Emelia Shelton
  71. Faith Smith
  72. Michael Edward Smith
  73. Stephen E. Smith
  74. Harinder Jit Singh Sodhi
  75. Melinda Stewart
  76. Catherine Monique St. Gregory
  77. Henry Stith
  78. Allison Nicole Strout
  79. Aaron Tarango
  80. Shamari Taylor
  81. Tina Teal
  82. Rodney Lee Tolliver
  83. Willie Triplett
  84. Cora Bobbie Turner
  85. Angelica Marie Uballe
  86. Therese Rose Vanderheiden-Walsh
  87. Mackenzie Ward
  88. Jonathan Michael Wheby
  89. Nickalus Jryon Wilfong Jr.
  90. Jeremy Todd Wilson
  91. Lori Dee Wilson
  92. Alfred Wrighten
  93. Nathan Francis Yazzie
  94. Olson Yazzie
  95. Elia Zarate

Congratulations to my friend Dan S. for solving a cold case

Dan S., a Florida journalist and Friend Of My Youth, found Juanita Bardin the other day. If the link to her casefile is broken (I’m planning on taking it down later today), Juanita disappeared from Vidor, Texas on May 17, 1993, at the age of 49.

Dan simply entered Juanita’s name into Google and poof, found her: a person with the same name and date of birth died in King County, Washington in 2012 and was buried in a common grave for the indigent.

He asked me to call it in for him, so I did. Confirmation came yesterday afternoon: it’s her. I talked to the Vidor police chief and he said he’d verified it by the tattoos.

Juanita has no family to grieve the loss/celebrate the finding. The closest relative the police chief could find was her ex-husband. She had one child, the daughter mentioned in the casefile, but her daughter died years ago — before Juanita did, and apparently without issue — so there’s no one left.

But at least she wasn’t murdered by Tommy Lynn Sells or anyone else, and at least the cops can stop looking for her.

Go Dan! *claps*