Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Laura Recovery Center Needs Our Help!!!

I received an email from Sandy with the LRCF and they are trying to find out who the fifth unidentified body is through family DNA. If you are still missing a loved one or know of someone who is, please READ THIS and respond immediately!!! This is her email:

I am with the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children in Friendswood,Tx. We continue to maintain a database for all of those who are still missing as a result of Hurricane Ike. This past Saturday, The Galveston Daily News reported that the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office had identified 4 of the 5 remains they had recovered on Bolivar Peninsula after the storm went through. There is still one lady yet to be identified and she is the one who was recovered on Pelican Island. She is described as being between 30 and 50 years of age, 4 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 1 inch, was wearing a Bally jogging bra, a white sock, has one webbed toe and a 7 inch abdominal scar. Would you please circulate this information on Bolivar? Someone has to know who this person is! Please contact me if there's anything we can do on our end to help identify this lady. Thanks for your help!


Sandy Stafford

4 Victims of Hurricane Ike Identified By DNA

April 28, 2009

KFDM Channel 6 News:

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office has identified another 4 victims of hurricane Ike by using DNA. A spokesman for the medical examiner's office says all 4 of the victims were found on Goat Island between October and December of last year. Ike hit in September. Officials sent DNA from family members to the University of North Texas to allow for comparison with the victims' DNA. The victims were 79, 52, 42, and 82 years old. All of them were from Port Bolivar. The bodies will be released to family members. The body of one woman found on Pelican Island hasn't been identified. 11 people are still listed as missing after hurricane Ike, 4 from the Bolivar Peninsula where some of the worst destruction occurred.