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Thanking God that my Adopted Daughter Spring Doe finally got massive media coverage in the Chicago area last week thanks to a community alert sent out by the Chicago Police. Hoping the right person has seen this and the tip that can bring her home comes in.
Never give up hope. Spring, we will find your family!
Shelia Bradley-Smith, Great Aunt of Diamond and Tionda
Recent coverage of Spring Doe in Chicago Area:
Chicago Police ask for help identifying bones found on South Side in 2005
Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the bones of a teenage girl found more than 10 years ago on the Far South Side.
Chicago police ask for help identifying bones of girl found in 2005
This is a facial reconstruction done by the FBI that depicts a white teen girl between the ages 13-18 whose skeletal remains were found near the Metra railroad track on the South Side in 2005.
Police ask for help identifying bones found in 2005
Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the bones of a murdered teenage girl, found more than 10 years ago on the Far South Side.
I want to start out this post by expressing my grattitude to Sue Olsen, mother of missing Brad Olsen. Sue heard my Adopt A Doe plea and proceeded to adopt the Bolingbrook John Doe found behind a truck stop in 1998. AND she is in the process of adopting another Doe which I will write more about on another day.
1998 Bolingbrook John Doe was originally thought to be Caucasian. Through the pro-active efforts of the Will County Coroner and Will County’s Cold Case Squad, he was discovered to be African American.
His case needs new publicity so that his family may be found and his name returned to him. Here is his information on NamUs:
Not all families report their loved ones as missing and may not know to check cases at namus.gov.
This Doe was found with a Chicago Pager, so we need Publicity both in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Help us get his facial approximation and the approximation of my “Adopted” daughter Spring Doe out in the media where the right person can see them and identify them.
If Diamond and Tionda or Brad are out there unidentified, we hope someone else will do as much for them.
God bless you and thanks for your help!
Shelia, Great Aunt of Diamond and Tionda Bradley
Important Reminder: The “Adopt A Doe” campaign hinges on the help of the families of the missing using their voices to help identify Does.
We have received several requests from advocates wishing to help. The best way you can help is help a specific family of a missing person “Adopt A Doe”, but you need to have the family’s permission and we have to hear directly from the family that you are their designated advocate. Thanks for understanding.
If you aren’t an official advocate of a family, sharing the “Adopt A Doe” Facebook page and WordPress site is helpful and very much appreciated. And remember all the other wonderful ways you can help Unidentifieds through existing networks: Namus, Doe Network, etc.
Thanks for understanding and thanks for your offer of help.
WBBM Coverage of “Adopt A Doe”
Tionda, I adopted Spring Doe with the hopes that if you and Diamond are somewhere unidentified, waiting to be found, another family will do the same for you! My “adopted daughter” is now listed with NamUs!
Sending you and Diamond love and prayers!
Great Aunt Shelia
Many thanks to the Medical Examiner’s Office and Chicago Police for adding my “adopted daughter” Spring Doe’s case into NamUs. This was one of my primary goals when I “adopted” her in September of 2012. That goal has been accomplished with the help and cooperation of the Chicago Police, Medical Examiner’s Office, NCMEC and NamUs. I would especially like to thank Illinois NamUs Regional Administrator Anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig for personally assisting the staff at the Medical Examiner’s office with getting Spring Doe listed. Just having a listing in NamUs may be all that is needed to bring her home. If not, I’m going to be continuing the search for Spring’s identity, as if she were my own flesh and blood. That’s what I hope someone will do for every unidentified now resting in morgues across the country.
Spring is the FIRST Chicago Doe listed in NamUs and our new Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina assures us that she is just the first of many Chicago cases that will be added to the NamUs system in the near future.
As I write this, behind the scenes, Spring’s information is being compared to cases of missing girls from across the country. More progress will be posted as it occurs. Spring’s DNA will be added to the system shortly, which will boost her NamUs Profile rating.
Meanwhile, here is a link to Spring’s current “three-star” NamUs profile: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10693
Blessings to you all as the search continues!
Great Aunt of Missing Children Diamond and Tionda Bradley of Chicago