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Case File 66UFFL

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Photo of Possible Victim, circa June 1989

Unidentified Female

  • Last seen on June 15, 1989 in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida.


    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 15 - 16 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0"
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair and blue eyes.


    Case History
    On June 15, 1989, a Polaroid photo of this girl bound and gagged was found in a Port St. Joe, FL convenience store parking lot by a customer. The photo also showed an unidentified boy, also bound. The photo was found where a white, late 1980's Toyota cargo van with no windows had previously been parked. This unidentified teenage girl was also seen on the beach in Port St. Joe, Florida on June 15, 1989. She was accompanied by several older Caucasian males, who appeared to be ordering the girl along the beach front. It is not known if this girl was being held against her will by these individuals or if the incident was staged. Investigators are still trying to ascertain the girl's identity, which would allow them to close the case or investigate further.

    A tattered copy of "My Sweet Audrina" by V.C. Andrews, a plastic cup and a squirt gun are also visible in the photo. Polaroid officials say the picture was taken with film not available until May 1989. Two other photos have surfaced over the years. The first was found near a residential construction site in Montecito, California. The haunting Polaroid, taken on film not available until June 1989, shows the blurry image of a girl's face, her mouth again covered with tape, her hairline exhibiting that same cowlick at the right temple. Behind her is light-blue striped fabric similar to that on the pillow in the Toyota van photo. Another Polaroid, this one taken on film not available until February 1990, shows a woman loosely bound in gauze, her eyes covered with more gauze and large black-framed glasses. A man is sitting next to her on a passenger seat of an Amtrak train.

    There have been speculations that the girl in this case file is Tara Calico who disappeared from New Mexico in 1988.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this girl's identity, please contact:
    Port St. Joe Police Department
    850-229-8265

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    Source Information:

    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement

    America's Most Wanted
    Albuquerque Tribune


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