She is widely believed to have been kidnapped. In July , a Polaroid photo of an unidentified young woman and boy, both bound and gagged , was televised to the public after it was found in a convenience store parking lot in Port St. Joe, Florida. Family friends thought the woman resembled Calico and contacted her mother, who then met with investigators and examined the Polaroid. She believed it was her daughter after taking "time, growth and lack of makeup" into consideration, and noted that a scar on the woman's leg was identical to one that Calico had. Scotland Yard analyzed the photo and concluded that the woman was Calico, but a second analysis by the Los Alamos National Laboratory disagreed. An FBI analysis of the photo was inconclusive. On Tuesday, September 20, , Calico left her home at about A. However, Doel stopped riding with Calico after she felt that she had been stalked by a motorist.
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Some years ago, certain young people would express disgust with the phrase "gag me with a spoon". The leaf resting inside this daffodil made me think of someone showing the universal sign of gagging. Oh, well, got to keep myself entertained on the walks :. This Northern Cardinal had just tasted a dry leaf much like the ones in this photo Even the clothes pegs couldnt get any work during our recent flurry of snow which brought the UK to its knees. Schools closed, public transport ground to a halt and today I heard the local authorities are running out of grit for the roads.
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A famous Polaroid showing Tara with her hands tied and black tape over her mouth was found in the parking lot of a Florida convenience store in July , 1, miles from where she disappeared. Tara left her home in Brugg Street to go for a bike ride at am on Thursday September 20 She was last seen riding along Highway 47 in Valencia County at am that morning, with several witnesses claiming to have seen Tara being followed by a light-colored Ford pickup truck. Tara sometimes rode the same route with her mother Patty Doel, but Doel had recently stopped after becoming convinced she was being stalked by a motorist. A further analysis of the snap by the Los Alamos National Academy cast doubts on whether it actually showed Tara, with an FBI analysis proving inconclusive. In , a local sheriff made an unfounded claim that two teenagers had accidentally hit Tara with their truck, panicked and then killed her to cover up their crime. The FBI set up a six-person task force into the disappearance in October , although no arrests have been made, and the case remains open. Follow Metro.
Santa Ana police detectives determined Tuesday evening that a woman found bound and gagged inside a vacant home in Santa Ana was not kidnapped. The woman, who is homeless, told authorities earlier in the day that she was abducted hours earlier close to the bike trail near Rousselle Street. Anthony Bertagna. Bertagna said the woman was found after maintenance contractors working for the city went to the vacant home at E. Warner Ave. The workers called the police, who heard moaning once they entered the home, Bertagna said. They found the woman, thought to be in her late 30s to mids, in a bedroom. She told authorities she had been kidnapped by a man and forced to walk to the vacant property where she was bound and gagged, Bertagna said. The city is widening the streets in the area and bought the home as part of that project, Bertagna said. The maintenance contractors were not responding to the broken gate at the home but rather were scheduled to go to the home Tuesday to perform work, he said.