Input sought to find identity of remains
By Amanda Bishop
NCR Editor Friday, September 4, 2009 5:12 PM EDT
Newly released facial sketches of a skull may bring closure to the family of a missing woman - provided tips lead officials to uncovering the woman's identity.
The remains do not belong to either Theresa Maynette Maxwell of Hilliard or Jackie Markham of Callahan, said Nassau County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Angela Spears.
"Too young, too short," she said when asked if the facial recognition belonged to Maxwell.
The possibility of Markham's connection to the skeletal remains was ruled out by dental records just five days after the bones were found.
Two hunters found the skeletal remains around 7:40 a.m. April 10, as they hunted for turkey at Deep Creek Hunt Club.
Non-human bones were also found, but were most likely deer bones, according to a press release sent to media Friday.
When the skeletal remains were found in April, they were sent to the Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office. From there, through an extensive evaluation, an anthropologist determined the victim was most likely a white female between 25-45 years of age. Markham was 52 when she disappeared. Maxwell was 45.
The anthropologist also determined that the woman was between 4 foot 8 inches and 5 foot 3 inches tall and had been deceased for more than a year.
A third local woman, Windy Gail Dudra Fox, who grew up in Callahan, has been missing since August 2006. When asked if the bones could possibly be linked to Fox, Spears said the person's identity is unknown.
"We simply don't know," she said. "They're investigating and asking for leads."
If you recognize this person or have any information that could help detectives, call the NCSO at 879-3853 in Callahan or Hilliard, 904-353-7072 in Bryceville or 904-225-0331 in Yulee.
Endangered Missing Adult
If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
Green Cove Springs Police Department at (904) 529-2220
Name: Yvonne Katharina Belcher
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Yvonne Weiss, Owens
Date of Birth: 1975-05-15
Date Missing: 2000-12-22
From City/State: Green Cove Springs, FL
Age at Time of Disappearance: 25
Height: 61 inches
Weight: 100 pounds
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Identifying Characteristics: Tattoo of a "dagger" on upper right breast, tattoo of a "heart" on right ankle.
Clothing: Gray "Jaguar" sweater, jeans, athletic shoes.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Yvonne was last seen in the area of Vermont Ave., and Hwy 16. Her husband indicated that they had an argument outside their residence and Yvonne just walked away.
Investigative Agency: Green Cove Springs Police Department
Phone: (904) 529-2220
Investigative Case #: 00-007920
NCIC #: M-921291968 http://www.jacksonville.com/community/my_n...l_remains_found