Lori Ruff Social Security Investigation File

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Social Security Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # AN7084
Status
Completed

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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any files, photographs, reports, video or documents dealing with the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General's investigation into the identity of a woman who used the alias of "Lori Ruff". This investigation was carried out by an employee of the Social Security Administration named Joe Velling.

The investigation into the identity of the woman in question resulted in a fascinating 2013 article in the Seattle Times:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/she-stole-anotherrsquos-identity-and-took-her-secret-to-the-grave-who-was-she/

It was stated in the article that the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General was baffled by the mystery and sought the assistance of the news media to help publicize the case.

This case and the publicity surrounding it has resulted in numerous discussions on forums such as Websleuths and Reddit:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?215469-TX-quot-Lori-Ruff-quot-Longview-WhtFem-(UP-9863)-*General-Discussion-and-Theories*

The case remains unsolved, and the release of any additional information could help the crowdsourcing efforts to solve this case.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: Social Security Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 28, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #AN7084.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 28, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #AN7084.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 28, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #AN7084.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 28, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #AN7084.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: ^FOIA PA Officers

Mr. Delaware,

We are currently processing your FOIA request (AN7084) dated April 28, 2015. To insure that we are being thorough in fulfilling your request, we must reach out to other components to search for responsive documents. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you,

FOIA PA Officers
Office of Privacy and Disclosure
6401 Security Boulevard
617 Altmeyer Building
Baltimore, MD 21235
410-965-1727
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From: ^FOIA PA Officers

Mr. Delaware,

We are still processing your FOIA request (AN7084) dated April 28, 2015. As we mentioned before, we’ve had to reach out to other components to search for responsive documents to fulfill your request. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you,

FOIA PA Officers
Office of Privacy and Disclosure
6401 Security Boulevard
617 Altmeyer Building
Baltimore, MD 21235
410-965-1727
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From: Social Security Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Social Security Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: ^FOIA PA Officers

Mr. Delaware,

A response to your FOIA request (AN7084) dated January 14, 2016, has been mailed to you at the following address:

Robert Delaware
MuckRock News
Department MR 17574
P. O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.

FOIA PA Officers
Office of Privacy and Disclosure
6401 Security Boulevard
617 Altmeyer Building
Baltimore, MD 21235
410-965-1727
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