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Babette Crystal Greene

Oct. 1, 1986

Vanished From:
Wapato, WA


Babette Crystal Greene, 26, of Toppenish. A member of the Warm Springs tribe in Oregon, she was last seen alive in October 1986. Her skeletal remains were found during the summer of 1987 off North Track Road near Wapato, but it took until February 1989 until authorities identified her with dental records. Coroner’s records listed her death as “homicidal violence," a phrase often used when a death is surrounded by mysterious circumstances but authorities lack enough solid evidence to pinpoint the exact cause.