41% of $100,000 goal
The Dean and Tina Linn Clouse Memorial Fund underwrites the DNA identifications of John and Jane Doe cases at no cost to overburdened medical examiners' offices without funding to cover these expensive investigations.
On January 14, 1981 the remains of a young man and woman were discovered in a densely wooded area off Wallisville Road in Houston, Texas. With no clues as to their who they were and little to go on, the trail went cold and remained that way for another 40 years. Harris County law enforcement called them ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and when the internet exploded with Doe websites and true crime Wikis with the advent of the internet, they were soon called ‘The Harris County Does.’
Forty-one years later through the science of whole genome sequencing and genetic genealogy, Dean and Tina Linn Clouse were identified and their families got the unimaginable answer to their disappearance decades earlier. When their infant daughter who disappeared with them was found alive and well a few months later on what would be her father's 63rd birthday, the families set out to do something to help others. Holly, her parents, and the families' continued mission to identify other John and Jane Does were recently featured on the ABC 20/20 Special, Baby Holly Found.
Holly has pledged a portion of the sales of her book, Finding Baby Holly: Lost to a Cult, Surviving My Parents' Murders, and Saved by Prayer to the memorial fund honoring her parents' memory.
Your tax-deductible donation will help bring answers like the Clouse-Casasanta and Linn families received to another family missing a loved one!