Another Update

Hooray, another solved case!  This was one of the handful of Does UM covered.  She is known in various places online as Andrea Doe, Huntington Beach Jane Doe, or on the UM Wiki as 1990 Jane Doe.  Here is her composite sketch as featured on UM:

The poor girl was struck and killed while trying to cross a busy highway and has been unidentified for almost 30 years.  Notably the UM segment mentioned among her belongings a hotel key (hotel unknown) and a ring made of human hair.

This case has been discussed extensively on Websleuths and Reddit.  It is believed that the doe gave her name as Andrea.  Folks have come forward who believe they knew her but never learned or can’t recall her real name or past.  Carl K. from Websleuths created a new composite:

Anyway, news broke yesterday that Andrea has been identified, but no other information has been released at this time.  Hopefully we get to learn a little more about this girl.  There was some speculation that she was from a runaway from a well-to-do family (thus the extensive dental work but clothes from Goodwill), but for now it’s impossible to say.  It seems likely that she was never reported missing.

It is worth mentioning that Andrea’s case was profiled in the same segment as that of Dana Point Jane Doe, who was identified in 2015 as Holly Glynn.  The third case featured in this segment, the mysterious Sumter County Does, is the only one still unsolved of the three.

I wish UM had covered more doe cases.  They have become one of my favorite types of cases to read about and research.

Update: Authorities have since identified her as Andrea Kuiper, originally from Fairfax, Virginia.  As you can see, the composites didn’t do her much justice.

Update Time!

I am so lazy. 🙁 I have neglected this blog for almost three months! Nobody even reads this blog, yet I still feel badly about it. 😛

Anyway, some news:

The first four seasons of UM have been released on Amazon Prime.  The segments are still edited and/or rearranged.  Many have not shown up yet at all.  Folks on the UM board have detailed lists of which segments are and are not included in this release.

For those of us who do not have Prime, the FilmRise app has the first three seasons available for free viewing (with commercials).  I have watched a bunch of these episodes and have come to the conclusion that while this is really cool to have for free and some rare segments do pop up here and there, nothing replaces my bootlegs. 😛

Cosgrove and Meurer did an AMA on r/UnresolvedMysteries and it was the lame, puff-piece type of affair we have come to expect from CMP.  Meh.  By far the most interesting tidbit to come to light:

Someone sent their mother’s lung to us in the mail.  He believed his mother had been murdered, and he wanted us to send the lung out for testing.

Also interesting: the fact that one of the fugitives profiled on the show was present for the filming of his UM segment, but they don’t say who this was.  No one on the crew had seen the man’s photograph yet.

They also mention (not by name) that the Gulf Breeze UFO story was a hoax and that they were duped, LOL.

And now for updates to UM cases!

Amazingly, a person of interest has been named in the murder of Jennifer Odom, whose story was profiled in the psychic Nancy Myer segment.  Plus another woman has come forward stating that this guy attempted to abduct her around the same time that Jennifer was killed.

News broke yesterday that cult leader, child abuser, slave driver, fashion designer, and all-around creep Tony Alamo died in prison.  My boyfriend read the news headline aloud to me, then asked, “where have I heard that name before?” I started describing and quoting his UM segment (“you sorry weasel!”) and it all came back to him.  I am pretty sure this segment won’t make it to the new Prime version and that is such a shame.  It’s a classic.

Dude hasn’t aged well, has he?