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    You know, I always somehow considered these two as having been together, but now since they have not identified one victim, I wonder if there could have been a serial killer doing this and dumping his victims at the lake, rather than the girls having been together.

    In 1977, the skeletal remains of two young women were found by Lake Mann in the Parramore area.

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    But nobody knew who they were until last month. One half of this double cold case has been solved, but law enforcement officials want the public's help identifying the other half.
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    At a news conference Thursday, a family told a sad story that has been 37 years in the making.
    It started in 1976, when 14-year-old Nancy Daniel disappeared. Her family thought she might have run away
    "To tell you the truth, I thought she left to start a new life. Met someone and started a new life," said her sister, Eugenia Oliver.
    But just last month, Daniel's family learned she didn't run away. Her skeletal remains had been identified.
    The family was shocked, but they now have closure.
    "I really wanted to know where she was, how she was doing, then I learned when I heard from the detective, and they knew it was her by DNA," said her brother, Willie Daniel.
    Daniel's case was solved when two retired investigators from Arizona took an interest.
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    They started digging, got Daniel's name from the files and used technology not available in the 1970s to identify that set of remains.
    It's a nationwide program called Project Alert.
    The other remains are still a mystery. A 3-D composite picture of what they think she looked like has been released.
    Investigators also don't know what happened to the young women. If they were killed, who is responsible?
    Daniel liked to frequent an arcade called the Wooden Nickel back in the '70s.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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    copied from: http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestiga...ed=1#post67306

    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age 17 years
    Maximum age 20 years
    Race Black/African American
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 120, Estimated
    Height (inches) 66, Estimated

    Probable year of death 1976 to 1977
    Estimated postmortem interval 4 Months

    Decedent appears to have had lower nose asymmetry in which the right side is higher than the left.

    There was an oval defect present on the left ankle, 11x8mm in size and 1.5mm deep, possibly from healed trauma with infection.

    Found near the body were a pair of blue jean-like pants, size 5/6. No brand name was indicated, but a label was present which read, "wash in warm water." A yellow and brown earth-toned blouse was found.

    The blouse was size 32 and had a beach scene, flowers, and pictures of people printed on the front. The 3rd buttom was missing. Pastel colored underwear with a floral pattern was also found, along with a bra and a left blue sandal.

    A silver bracelet with a blue stone was found in the water near the body.

    A blue sandal? I see a blue flip-flop?

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    Search hopes to solve decades-old Orange County cold case

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County lake was the focus of search teams from across the state Monday.

    They are focusing on Lake Mann, where the recently identified bones of a teenage girl were found in the 1970s.

    The search is actually a training exercise, but local investigators are hoping it might unearth clues that could solve two cold cases.

    Crews were on the lake in boats, and using dogs to search the area around the lake.

    Sheriff's investigators specifically asked the teams to search the area in hopes of solving a 37-year-old mystery.

    The bones of two women were found at the lake in the 1970s. Investigators have yet to identify one of the victims.

    "Our cold case detectives really want to make sure nothing else is there. Two sets of bones were found -- two sets of bones were found there in the 1970s -- they want to make sure there's nothing else there they need to know about," said Jane Watrel, with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    Monday's search is part of an annual exercise with agencies from around the state.

    This year Orange County is the host site.

    "It's a big deal. It's our chance to partner with them, run a search-and-rescue exercise in a place where there is a lot of interest with our agency," said Watrel.

    In March investigators announced they finally identified one of the two sets of remains as 15-year-old Nancy Grace Daniel. Daniel disappeared after getting into a car in the Parramore area of Orlando.

    Investigators are waiting for DNA test results to come back on the other young woman. They don't know how the bodies ended up at the lake.

    Search crews will be back at the lake on Tuesday.

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