KCK police continue to dig for evidence in Star Boomer cold case
Police in Kansas City, Kansas, spent Monday digging for evidence in the Star Boomer cold case. Boomer was last seen in February 1999 at a bar near 49th Street and Metropolitan Avenue. Sign up for our Newsletters Investigators could be seen digging through the dirt on a now-empty lot that once was a home where Boomer stayed off and on with a boyfriend. Boomer's cold case was reopened in 2017. Police said while investigators they have not received many new leads, they have decided to revisit previous locations from the case. With help from the University of Kansas, police used ground-penetrating radar, which showed an anomaly where the house used to be.
The cold case began Oct. 1, 1976 , when "a man walking his dog discovered a hand protruding form the sand behind a pumping station in Lake Merced, San Francisco " in California, according to a prepared statement from New Jersey State Police . The victim, a teenage girl who was Asian or
Woodlawn Jane Doe was a young woman who was discovered murdered on September 12, 1976 , in Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland. The victim has been linked to regions in Massachusetts and New York. Various investigations have been conducted in the case .
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco announced Thursday evening that the department’s Homicide Cold Case Unit and the SFPD Missing Persons Unit have identified the previously unknown 14-year-old female victim in a 1976 cold case homicide.
In early 2019 the two units conducted a joint investigation into the death of Jane Doe #40, whose body was found in San Francisco in 1976 and was eventually determined to be the victim of a homicide.
On Thursday, police announced the identity of the victim as a 14-year-old New Jersey girl named Judy Gifford.
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As a result, San Francisco police began to think that the remains discovered in 1976 were that of Judy Gifford 14, the California Department of Justice announced that the remains of the Jane Doe found in 1976 The case remains an active investigation led by the San Francisco Police Department .
According to New Jersey State Police, on October 1, 1976, a man walking his dog discovered a body when he spotted a hand protruding from the sand behind a pumping station at Lake Merced in San Francisco.
Detectives later determined that the victim was a young Asian female whose remains were found with distinctive jewelry, including a gold chain and owl pendant necklace, which were found in her pocket. Her death was ruled a homicide, and her remains were unidentified for the past 43 years.
After combing through missing persons’ cases, police investigators located a missing person report made in 2017 by Gifford’s half-brother William Shin regarding her disappearance. She was believed to have disappeared from San Francisco in the same time frame as the 1976 homicide.
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The San Francisco Police Department ’s Homicide Cold Case Unit and the Missing Persons Unit launched a joint investigation into the girl’s death in early 2019. The California Department of Justice announced on November 14 that Jane Doe #40 had been positively identified as Gifford.
Shin rallied his family to revive the search for Judy.
“They always knew they had a sister,” said detective Jeffrey Greco of the New Jersey state police. “They never knew what happened to her.”
New Jersey state police worked together with San Francisco police. They collected DNA from Judy’s aunt Ogee Gifford who also had a photograph that helped break the case.
“The necklace she was wearing at the time had an oval shape,” said Lt. Greco. “It was an owl locket type thing and that was found on the body out in San Francisco when they recovered her. And it was on the picture, the 8th grade picture that Ogee had given us.”
The California Department of Justice Missing Persons Laboratory compared the familial DNA obtained from Gifford’s relatives with the remains of Jane Doe #40 and confirmed the familial relationship.
San Francisco police said that although the missing person case is closed, the homicide case remains open.
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Her aunt, a Southampton resident, never changed her phone number, hoping for 43 years that Judy Gifford would call. The aunt's DNA helped identify Judy's remains.
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Ogee Gifford, now 86, said she never changed her phone number in case her niece came calling. She told KPIX that she is relieved Judy’s body has been identified.
“I always wondered what happened to her. My mind is finally at peace. God rest her soul,” she said.
In the press release announcing the identity of the victim, the San Francisco police department thanked the New Jersey state police and Anne Arundel County police department for their assistance.
Anyone with information regarding the disappearance or death of Judy Gifford is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
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