Florida Jane Doe identified as Randi Boothe-Wilson

Per this article, a woman who was found in a wooded area in Jacksonville, Florida North Carolina [sorry I am dumb] in December 1995 has been identified as Randi Stacey Boothe-Wilson, missing since October 1994.

I’m pretty surprised by this. The image of the unidentified woman shows what appears to be a white person with light brown hair. Randi was black. She also didn’t disappear anywhere near Jacksonville; she went missing from New York City, something like 1000 570 miles up the coast.

The photos I have of Randi are black and white though, and not in the best quality, so it’s hard to tell what she looked like. And she left some goodbye notes, so perhaps she left New York voluntarily, traveled to Florida North Carolina and met her end there.

I’m glad her family will finally get SOME answers, anyway, although the identification seems to ask a lot more questions.

5 thoughts on “Florida Jane Doe identified as Randi Boothe-Wilson

  1. whereaboutsstillunknown February 26, 2019 / 3:33 pm

    It is strange. If she went to Florida voluntarily, I would think she would have taken her car. It was found in New York, though.

  2. Sheila February 26, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    I also find it very odd that the Doe was first thought to be a white woman who had never given birth. Perhaps the examiner was not very experienced. It still gives one pause, however.

  3. Alice February 27, 2019 / 5:06 am

    It’s unnerving that they got her race wrong. I wonder how decomposed she was. It’s Marilee Bruszer all over again.

  4. Patrick Kerrigan February 27, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    I came across an article recently that was in Akron, Ohio newspaper, about the family of individual, from that neck of the woods. Their brother, an African American, who served in the U.S. Navy, moved to the Chicago area, for a new start, and hang with some friends. Well, he never had a phone, an address or email. They kept hoping that he would walk in the door, or get in touch with them.

    What they found out was that his body was recovered from Lake Michigan, off of Ohio Street in Chicago, in July 2015. Someone of the staff of the Cook County Morgue, made the determination that he was white. It took a investigator several years and researching his tattoos, to determine is identity and the family was notified in December 2018.

    We have numerous unidentified bodies around the country, with various tattoos. However, the authorities will mention them, in alerts. However, I am of the mind set that they also should determine if there is magazine or whatever, that a person would normally come across in a tattoo parlor. Then they would post a notice about a particular tattoo, in the magazine, so that if some tattoo artist made the tattoo, they might know who got the tattoo.

    The same with jewelry, where the notice would be posted in a journal or magazine, with a picture of the piece of jewelry, and hopefully a jeweler might recognize it as a piece they carry or what company makes that piece.

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