4 Disappearances That Have Been Solved
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4 Disappearances That Have Been Solved

August 13, 2019


1. Lula Cora Hood
In 1970, a single mother named Lula Cora Hood left her home in Galesburg, Illinois after
a family argument and never returned. She left behind her 15-year-old daughter. Cora suffered from mental health problems
and was in and out of her children’s lives even before she disappeared. But this time she never returned to her family,
who believed they would never hear of her again. There were no leads, no tips, no sign of what
had happened to her. She simply vanished. Then, 15 years ago, mushroom hunters found
human remains in a Galesburg brickyard. After making a facial reconstruction, detectives
believed that the bones belonged to Lula. However they were unable to confirm this through
DNA analysis as testing on bones could not be done at the time. Nonetheless Cora was assumed dead and the
family buried the remains and held a memorial service to say goodbye. It seemed as if the mysterious vanishing had
at last been solved. For 13 years that grave would be considered
to be Lula’s, and the mystery would be case closed, Untill 2009 when a fresh DNA analysis
showed the remains interred 15 years ago were not those of Lula’s at all, and belonged
to another unidentified individual. After DNA ruled out Cora as a match for the
remains, police reopened their investigation with an online database search using her first
and middle names and her date of birth. Authorities were able to discover that an
84-year-old woman living in Florida was in fact the long missing Lula Hood, and that
she had a new family and had eventually had 14 children. Even though Cora did not remember her daughter
after all these years, they eventually reunited. Incidentally, in 2013, the female remains
were finally identified as another missing woman named Helen “Ruth” Alps. 2. Wendy Von Huben
Sixteen-year-old Wendy Von Huben lived in Woodstock, Illinois, with her family. She was dating a nineteen-year-old boy named
Jesse Howell, who had recently moved into his own home. On February 22, 1997, Wendy told her parents
that she was staying over at a friend’s house. In reality, however, Wendy and Jessie ran
away, after Jesse promised to take her around the world. When wendy didn’t come home the next day,
her parents reported her missing. They later learned from her school that she
had skipped classes up to a week prior to her disappearance. Wendy and Jesse went on a trip along with
another couple. During the trip, they slept in their friend’s
car and stopped in different states. They ended up in Bradenton, Florida where
they parted ways with the other couple. Shortly after they ran out of money and lived
under a bridge near Dade City for few days. On March 19, Wendy called her parents and
asked for $200 for a bus ticket back home for her and Jesse. A few days later, Jesse called his parents
from a nearby truck stop. He said that they were on their way home. However, two days later, on March 23, Jesse
was discovered bludgeoned to death near the railroad tracks in Marion County, Florida. He had been struck from behind and there was
no evidence of a struggle. There was still money in his pocket and a
half-smoked cigarette on the ground. A small drop of blood on his jacket was believed
to belong to Wendy. However wendy was nowhere to be seen. Several weeks later, on June 4, Wendy’s parents
received a phone call from Wendy in which she said, “It’s me, Wendy!” and then hung
up. She then called again and told her father
that she was at a gas station in Kankakee, Illinois. However, the conversation was so short, her
father was not sure that it was actually her. Police tracked the phone to a Phillips 66
gas station. After viewing surveillance videotape, they
spotted a teenage girl that matched Wendy’s description. Her parents watched the tape and agreed that
the girl was Wendy. Police estimated that the tape was filmed
within minutes of the phone calls. Some local drifters told police that Wendy
was travelling with a one-legged railroad car rider known as “Bob,” who has since been
identified as Bobby Ray Taylor. In April of 1998, the drifter named Bobby
Ray Taylor was located. He denied ever being with Wendy and it was
determined that he was not involved in the case. In July of 2000, Angel Resendiz, also known
as “The Railroad Killer”, confessed to killing Wendy and Jesse. He claimed he met Wendy and Jessie on March
21, 1997, in a large railway yard in Baldwin, Fla., where hobos and the homeless are known
to live. Sometime that night, they got on a grain car
heading south. Wendy and Jessie began asking Resendiz where
they could get jobs without having identification. He told them he was going to work the orange
fields and told them he could show them where they are. By March 23, they had traveled about 85 miles
when the train stopped just short of Ocala. Resendiz got off, and Howell followed him. Resendiz then took a rubber hose lined with
heavy metal that is used to connect rail cars and hit Howell over the head, killing him
with one or two blows. Resendiz said he got back on the train alone,
and he and Wendy went on. Wendy didn’t knew what happened to Jessie
at this point. Resendiz told investigators he and wendy got
off the train in Oxford, where he tied her up, then choked her to death with his arms
about 35 feet from the tracks. He said he covered her body with a military
jacket he was wearing and a blanket. Resendiz led police to Wendy’s remains, which
were found fifteen miles from the spot where Jesse was found. DNA and jewelry found on the remains confirmed
her identity. Resendiz confessed to at least nine other
murders. Police believe he was responsible for at least
fifteen murders dating back to 1986. He was executed in June of 2006. 3. Pamela Jackson And Cheryl Miller
ON the evening of May 29, 1971, 17 year-old Cheryl Miller and 17 year-old Pamella Jackson
were on their way to a high school party in Vermilion, South Dakota, driving in a beige
1960 Studebaker Lark. The car was Cheryl’s grandfather’s. The girls stopped at the local church and
talked to some boys after visiting Cheryl’s grandmother in the hospital earlier that day. The boys were going to the same party Cheryl
and Pamella were. They agreed to follow the boys to the party
in their own car. However, the boys missed a turn and accidentally
drove past the party. When they turned around they no longer saw
the Studebaker’s headlights. They figured the girls had simply lost the
nerve to attend the party. The celebration went on, but the girls and
the Studebaker would not be seen again, until 2013. In the following weeks, volunteers and law-enforcement
officers searched the gravel pit, surrounding roads and even the nearby Missouri River. But their efforts yielded nothing. The mystery persisted, year after year, for
more than four decades. Authorities had their theories about the girls’
disappearance. At first, they believed the girls to be runaways
because of their ages. Other thought they runaway to a hippie commune
in California. Soon, A man named, David Lykken, already serving
a prison sentence on unrelated charges was indicted for murder in the deaths of Miller
and Jackson in 2007. However, the charges were dropped after it
was found out an inmate faked his confession about Lykken’s involvement in the case. Then, on September 23, 2013, a fisherman who
was fishing by South Dakota’s Brule Creek noticed two wheels sticking out from the creek’s
embankment. Investigators recovered the car from the embankment,
which was caked with mud. The location of the creek is in an area that
is rarely traveled. It is 30 miles east of Vermillion, almost
right on the Iowa border. Record flooding followed by a drought is what
brought the upside-down car into view. Days later, it was reported that their were
two sets of skeletal remains found inside the car. The remains were later confirmed to be those
of Miller and Jackson. According to officials, the victims’ vehicle
was stuck in a third gear, the lights were on, and their skeletal remains were in the
cabin. One of the tires on the car was damaged. The car keys were found in the ignition. Investigators also recovered Miller’s purse,
which contained her driver’s license, photos and notes from her classmates. Those factors pointed to an accident and the
case was finally closed after 43 years. 4. Lucy Johnson
In 1965 Lucy Ann Johnson, mother to a son, David, and a daughter, Linda, vanished. Her husband Marvin Johnson reported her missing
from their home in Surrey, British Columbia, near Vancouver, Canada, in 1965, but upon
further investigation police were alarmed to find that, after talking to various neighbors,
it seemed Lucy had not been seen since September of 1961. Based on witnesses reporting that Marvin had
been digging a septic field in the yard a few months prior, the Surrey Royal Canadian
Mounter police dug up the yard of the home which was located near 103rd Avenue and 145th
A Street in North Surrey, but found nothing. Lucy Ann Carvell, born in 1935 in Alaska met
her first husband Marvin Johnson and married in Blaine, Washington, later moving to Surrey. After reading a profile of her mother, considered
British Columbia’s oldest missing persons case, Linda evans, decided to take matters
into her own hands. Knowing that had her mother been alive she
would have been in her late 70s, Linda Evans committed herself to uncovering the truth
of her mother’s disappearance before she herself got too old. Linda’s father remarried after her mother’s
disappearance and later passed away in the late 1990s, and Linda’s brother David died
as a teenager, so Linda knew she was the last chance at finding out the truth. Utilizing the bare bones facts she knew, (Linda
was only seven or eight years old when her mother disappeared) Linda set out on her own
investigation. She posted an advertisement in a local newspaper,
the Yukon News near her mother’s birthplace giving her mothers name, birthdate, birthplace
and physical description (5’5, olive complexion, dark hair) as well as her grandparents names. Linda hoped to make contact with somebody,
anybody, who might know her mother’s fate. In 2013, Shortly after posting the ad she
received a call from a woman from Yukon, in the Northwesten Territory of Canada, next
to Alaska, who believed that Linda’s mother might be her mother as well. Linda was shocked to find that her mother
was not only alive but that she had a new family, With three sons and one daughter. Weeks later, Linda flew that 1,200 miles from
Vancouver to the Yukon Territory where her mother now resides. When asked why she vanished, Johnson claimed
that her husband Marvin, Linda’s father, deceased in the late 90s, was abusive and
unfaithful and unscrupulously banned her from the house without informing the children. Linda is not sure if she believes the story
as it seems highly unlikely that a mother would leave her children so voluntarily. Linda was skeptical at first but she ended
up believing her mother. Linda, now in her late fifties, is considering
moving to the Yukon Territory to Live near her mother and make the most of their years
left together.

100 Comments

  • Reply Lizzie Liz April 28, 2019 at 9:29 am

    After 43 years in mud and water the class notes were recovered and legible? What were they made of?!

  • Reply aunesty jones April 29, 2019 at 5:55 am

    FOURTEEN CHILDREN ??? HUH

  • Reply Mikel Gibbs April 30, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Sooooo the First Lady FORGOT she had a baby ?! 🤦‍♀️ How

  • Reply I. Wynn Wynn April 30, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Why would they hang with a one legged drifter?

  • Reply jediflip April 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Mushroom hunters? i wanna chill w those guys

  • Reply Nathan ki Lana April 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Mom's not home today. God, why am I binge watching this videos alone in the house 😣

  • Reply Karen Roberton May 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Terrible voice over.

  • Reply Sandy Mathews May 1, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    It is sad to see the responses to the mother who abandoned her children. Did you walk in her shoes? Who are you to sit in judgment. Daisy Fields can't just make a comment she sits in judgment of all who make comments.

  • Reply chika cecy May 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    the voice is so monotone it made this video extremely boring.

  • Reply Why So Serious? May 2, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Banned her from the house without telling the children. Then why didn't she step forward when the cops got involved? How do you leave so fast and completely that you don't notice an entire town and police force tearing up your children's backyard looking for your body? How do you never look back? Not once in all those years did she ever try to check on her children. You think she'd at least count down the days until she could contact them at 18. Keep tabs on where they're at, what they're doing or how they're doing. Smh what a major pos.

  • Reply Alexander Castro May 3, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    so the lights of the car were on, underwater, for 43 years?

  • Reply Importants YT May 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I am Lola

  • Reply Don Dressel May 4, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    14 kids wow
    We all know what LaLa was doing in all those years she was missing

  • Reply Victor Pena May 7, 2019 at 8:08 am

    It's pronounced "okaahla"

  • Reply Faith Montilla May 9, 2019 at 4:47 am

    The land of serial killers

  • Reply Ugly Girl Does May 9, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    OMG learn to say the words you're fucking reading.

  • Reply Cate Suarz May 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Even if number one had been Lula's remains, how is it "case closed" if you don't know what happened?

  • Reply DEAN LAING May 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Been uploaded about 50 times these fuckers

  • Reply Adriana Campos May 12, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Why the roadkiller killed that many people?????
    what is wrong with him, he seemed relaxed and well mannered???

  • Reply MalibuUGirl May 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Merc, you're the best narrator I've heard so far. Some are so hard to listen to. You do a great job. Only other comment is that the 2 missing girls…I've heard that one before. That they went off the road and into the water not far from the turnoff to the party. It seemed obvious to me that that was the likely event, esp at night, on a dark road they don't know well. Glad they finally discovered them though.

  • Reply Passage May 13, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I wan biscuit.

  • Reply i Martins May 15, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Women who abandon or walk away from their children have no right to be called mothers let alone human beings!!!

  • Reply Zoe Hannah May 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    What a disgusting person who leaves their kids!

  • Reply Sarah Collins May 18, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    The way this narrator said Kankakee is ridiculous.

  • Reply Mashekia May 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    To be missing for 40 years due to a car accident… tragic

  • Reply Kawaii Senpai May 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Wait a minute what day of June in 2006 😱 better not be the 7th

  • Reply Forever Queen Shari May 20, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Her mispronunciation of Ocala and Bradenton is hilarious. 😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣🤣

  • Reply Soleil Rose May 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    How in the hell do you forget about your child? Even after all them years

  • Reply Kristian Ekenberg May 23, 2019 at 9:40 am

    19 year old BOY? Hehe, sure lady, here in Finland we call it a grown-ass-man.

  • Reply Imma Potato Farmer May 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Holy hell, I lived in Vermillion for 3 years and had no clue that ever happened

  • Reply Annie Bueso May 28, 2019 at 2:42 am

    No one else heard that the bones in the car where found in the cars cabinet.??? How’s that ruled an accident

  • Reply Ethan Clarke May 29, 2019 at 10:13 am

    These are not solved u fucking view feens

  • Reply Lady MF Unicorn May 30, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    When a women is afraid of her husband. They tend to do whatever they tell them to do. I believe the last story he told her to stay away or he would kill her and the kids. So she did. I am a survivor of domestic violence. I know what the abuser uses against the victim.

  • Reply Syntext Band May 30, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Is no one else suspicious of these boys who were the last to see these girls alive driving their car behind them? The girls just somehow lost sight of the car in front of them, accidentally drove into a creek on a seldom traveled road 30 miles east of the town they were supposed to be going to a party in, had no evidence of clothes or additional belongings that most runaways would probably want to take with them, and the police just decide it was an accident?? Even if the boys had an alibi (depending on when they showed up for the party) and the years had erased traces of evidence, that's one bizarre accident to say the least.

  • Reply Rick Houston May 31, 2019 at 1:01 am

    I knew the inmate at the South Dakota state pen. That was accused of this crime.. he maintaines is innocence

  • Reply Zayida Esmeralda May 31, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    This is why I don’t leave my room

  • Reply BelugaWhaleGhost 69 May 31, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Why does everyone go to Florida when they disappear? I'm a Florida resident and I wanna know why Florida is a so called "refuge"

  • Reply TallDark Handsome June 3, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Brandenton, FL???

  • Reply backester_singh aman June 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    after 43years the car lights were still on?? @08:39

  • Reply cock merchant June 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Barber: Whatchu want fam?
    Jesse: You know them puzzle pieces?
    Barber: Say no more fam
    2:16

  • Reply Natasha Oliver June 5, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Someone has been watching investigation discovery!

  • Reply Martin Maeses June 6, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Scary world we live in

  • Reply Reanna B June 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    My friends and I used to explore the brick yard in East Galesburg before her body was found. I'm so glad we didn't find her. There was always a creepy feeling there but it was rumored to be a hang out for satanic cults back in the 90's.

  • Reply Black Cat June 7, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Interesting stories.

  • Reply Reggie Viola Taylor June 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

    My mother had me walked away from me..then had four more children walked away from them also..I was told she my biological mother was my Aunt..funny how these things are covered up..then I accidentally found out she was my mother.
    Iv always wondered why she did these things walking away from her children .
    If I were to meet her I only have one question..Why?
    Other then that I have no interest in her except I hope she is well and happy..because I am…I’m not angry at her ..I feel nothing…she is now in her 70s
    I prey god has given her health and happiness…HATE is not something I can entertain.. she had her reasons ..even if they were not conventional as I’m not perfect
    I won’t be her judge and jury..were ever you are Patricia May Scott god bless you gave me life ..I’m grateful..

  • Reply Susan Hall June 7, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    You have a great voice and cadence when you're presenting these cases. I wish however that you'd pronounce states and cities and general words correctly. Royal Mounter Police? Arghh. The stories are good. I would just suggest that you research words and places to get them right.

  • Reply Janette Davis June 8, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Wendy rings her mum says Its Wendy, She is identified on camera as Wendy by her mum yet was killed with her travelling partner days before at the railway. I'm trying to work this out. not logical commentator.

  • Reply Lady V June 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Last case, not buying the mother's excuse for disappearing. What kind of mother would leave her children with a father who she knew to be abusive? At least she could have tried to make some contact with them when they were grown.

  • Reply CECAR BLANCO June 9, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Moral of the story: not all moms love their children. Not all parents love their children.

  • Reply Cringerbread Man June 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Ironic his name is Angel.

  • Reply midnight sun June 12, 2019 at 2:02 am

    The people hating on women for walking out of a abusive relationship are the same people who will ask why a woman didn't walk out of a abusive relationship when she gets killed in one … It's good to have opinions but it's great to try not to judge .. we all think we could live others people's lives better .. it's just our lives we think no one else can live better .. just saying could be wrong ..

  • Reply NorthWest Firefighter June 14, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Yukon is not in the Northwest Territories rotfl. It’s it’s own territory.

  • Reply HakuChan Yuuki June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Irresponsible moms

  • Reply Hunter Pope June 15, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I live in Florida 😎

  • Reply ilhaan dini June 16, 2019 at 2:53 am

    creepy

  • Reply The Man June 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Better DNA check that last mother before you move to her

  • Reply Booger Balls June 17, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Im not from Galesburg but…

    I just wanted to say that

  • Reply Booger Balls June 17, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Hold us tight baby Merc, and don't ever let us go!!!!

  • Reply Booger Balls June 17, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Its crazy I drove right by where those girls where found in Vermillion,S.D. countless times. Its kinda freaky

  • Reply TheTaylaMarie June 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Um… “Oh-kal-uh” not “oh-call-uh” 😂 poor Marion county always getting the shit stick 😂

  • Reply Daniela Reese June 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Love the solved cases!

  • Reply Celia Viñals Soler June 18, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    15 MURDERS??!

  • Reply Tommy Maltipoo June 19, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Lula needs prison time

  • Reply Simon Alkenmayer June 20, 2019 at 9:26 am

    So who was the girl in the gas station whocalled Wendy's parents after she was already dead?

  • Reply Thomas The Dank Pension Scheme June 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Last one pissed me of

  • Reply Alan LaPlante June 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Marvin Johnson looks alot like Bobby Ray Taylor.

  • Reply Shakyel Arnold June 23, 2019 at 1:57 am

    “She left behind a 15 year old daughter, but she never really in the children’s life”

  • Reply Karen Vann June 25, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Beautiful stories thanks for sharing

  • Reply Spring Day June 25, 2019 at 1:56 am

    How dare the mother just vanish and leave her children if her husband was abusive?? What kind of mother does that

  • Reply Ferrari Allen June 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    666 dislikes 🤔

  • Reply Bri S June 27, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Let me be the narrator.

  • Reply Emily Marbach June 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Vermin is so small of a town!

  • Reply Robert Hooten June 30, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Your voice is much to sweet for stories like this!

  • Reply Danielle Minet July 5, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I love the way Kankakee was pronounced LOL it’s Kank-a-kee. Keep up the amazing content!

  • Reply facebook.com/OdysseyOfOddities July 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    PLEASE learn to pronounce the name of cities, and please pronounce them correctly!

  • Reply Twozie Grace July 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    How did lucys son die.

  • Reply AriNic July 13, 2019 at 5:30 am

    It’s amazing and scary that there’s unsolved cases that actually would have been solved but they didn’t do the dna correctly. Then 20 years later they’re like nvm wrong person it was this person. So did they try investigating who the actual bones belonged too?

  • Reply Doug Roberts July 13, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Who wrote the script for this? A nine year old? Grammar is atrocious and pronunciation is worse. Good stories, though.

  • Reply Masta Theif July 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    The difference in technology is dope

  • Reply Masta Theif July 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Wendy is a fucking dumbass

  • Reply Esteban Olivas July 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    That moment your hometown is the first one named lol. Had to run it back

  • Reply Cq Thatdude July 18, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Good video, subbed

  • Reply Kayleigh Brown July 18, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Now….I'm not expert, but I'm calling bullshit on that last one.

  • Reply Tammy Hjælpere July 19, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    It is called the "Royal Canadian Mounted Police" …. mounted because they used to use horses…like a hundred years ago..

  • Reply Tammy Hjælpere July 19, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    and the "Northwest " and not "Northwestern" ..

  • Reply NixieNoo July 20, 2019 at 1:29 am

    3:56 The way the author pronounced Kankakee is fucking hilarious 😂

  • Reply Ashley Decker July 20, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Woah I live in Woodstock Illinois that's crazy

  • Reply wigglygiggly77 July 23, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Wow, people are fucked.

  • Reply EVE July 23, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Serial Killer or any Murderer need to be fed to hungry Crocodiles, Lions or Sharks. Since they end up useless as a human being, at least theirs body can return to something.

  • Reply KEVIN ACHARYA July 24, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Superb channel love it

  • Reply Peachesxo July 25, 2019 at 4:42 am

    How do you abandon your children, I would fight for my son until my last breath. I would move heaven and earth for my son, these women should be ashamed of themselves. Nothing stronger in this world then the love of a mother and child, every child deserves a mom that will go to hell and back for them

  • Reply Magic Roundabout July 25, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Linda….no! You were forgotten, be careful.

  • Reply Marian Kastle July 30, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Lula Cora Hood is REALLY Scarlett Johansson

  • Reply Luci M. August 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

    really thanks lot of thanks for the subtitles im learning english and helps!!

  • Reply Presca From BC August 3, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Linda is far more forgiving than I would have been.

  • Reply Kris Harris August 3, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    A one legged railroad car rider.

  • Reply Drewski August 4, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I wonder how one-legged Bob is doing? Still riding the railways?

  • Reply Shay Ashford August 11, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Pronounced Kankakee…not cunnekki

  • Reply Mara Marx x August 12, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Shouldn't they be charged with the expenses of their search when found??

  • Reply jase n jo jase n jo August 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    2:10 wendy looks about 25 not young but the bff looks his age

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