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mysteriew
08-01-2005, 08:46 PM
One caller said John Doe No. 1 is her father.

Another described him as a "fitness nut" and said he worked, and worked out, with him in Selma, Ala., 10 years ago.

Grady Health System received those tips and several more about three long-term patients who were profiled in Sunday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Officials planned to continue investigating leads today. Calls started coming in around noon Sunday, said Grady spokeswoman Denise Simpson. Some people said they were past acquaintances or said they recognized the men's photos or circumstances. http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/atlanta/0805/01johndoe.html

Paradise
08-20-2005, 09:48 PM
Are there any pictures of these three men?

bensmom98
08-21-2005, 09:59 AM
Are there any pictures of these three men?


There is a link to pictures of the men in the article in mysteriew's post.

fran
08-21-2005, 10:32 AM
http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/sunday/metro_3480f1ed212660b20049.html


Sunday, August 21, 2005

Arrangements have not yet been finalized on reuniting a longtime Grady Health System nursing home patient with his family in Guatemala.

Money, however, is being raised to get him there. Grady has set up a fund at Wachovia Bank for Jose Osorio Barrias, who has been in the public health system's care for more than two years.

Relatives were located in eastern Guatemala on Aug. 12. His mother and sister came forward after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published stories on three unidentified long-term Grady patients whose next of kin couldn't be found.

Articles on Osorio Barrias, known as John Doe No. 2 by the Grady staff, subsequently ran in the Georgia Latino News and Prensa Libre, a daily newspaper out of Guatemala City. Neighbors of Jose's family in Puerto Barrios showed the article to his sister, Catalina, who recognized her older brother's face in a photograph.

The family had not heard from him in 10 years and presumed he was dead.He had entered the United States illegally 17 years ago, Catalina Osorio Barrias said.

fran
08-21-2005, 10:40 AM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/0705/31johndoe1.html

Found: July 23, 2002, in Midtown at the Grady High School outdoor track, with a severe head injury and broken hip. He had fallen while jogging the stadium steps.
Description: Light-skinned African-American or possibly Hispanic male, 5 feet 6, 150 to 155 pounds, with hazel eyes, a Mohawk haircut and a mustache. Thought to be 40 to 50 years old.
Clues: None. An investigation around Piedmont Park area hotels, bars, fitness clubs, neighborhoods, churches and businesses produced no leads. Searches in surrounding states and government databases also failed.
If you have information: Call 404-616-8100.

fran
08-21-2005, 10:43 AM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/0705/31johndoe3.html

Identifies himself as Albert Smith
Found: March 21, 2005, in southeast Atlanta, wandering the streets "with altered mental status."
Description: African-American male; 6 feet, 146 pounds, gray hair, hazel eyes, possibly 68 or 69 years old.
Clues: Mentions Dublin most frequently, along with other Middle Georgia and South Georgia locations. ? Names his parents as Alfred and Emma Smith. Possibly has older brothers. Childhood nickname: Buddy or Bubba. ... Also talks about a St. Luke's Baptist Church and working for sawmills and for a sheriff's deputy.
If you have information: Call 404-616-8100.

PonderingThings
02-07-2006, 09:27 PM
John Doe No. 1 possibly ID'd

By PATRICIA GUTHRIE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 01/07/06

Four sisters from Memphis may have finally given a name to John Doe No. 1 a patient who's been cared for by Grady Health System for more than three years.

Friday, after a long, emotional drive from Tennessee, they surrounded him at a nursing home looking for any sign that the man, who cannot walk or talk, is their 49-year-old brother, Tommy Lee Addison.

"Look, look at his forehead," said Martha Addison, 57, lightly touching a patch of discolored skin. "This is where he got burnt on a wooden heater. I know this is him, he's still got that mark."

The light-skinned African-American man was found injured, unconscious and without any identification July 23, 2002, at Grady High School stadium in Midtown Atlanta.

A witness said he'd tumbled 30 to 40 feet while jogging the concrete steps. After being treated for nine months at Grady Memorial Hospital for a broken hip and a traumatic brain injury, the man was placed at Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center in southeast Atlanta, where he's lived for three years without a past or a name.

That may change early next week with DNA test results. "We're not going to release him to the family until his identification has been established," said Kim Morris of Crestview. Last year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote about the search to find relatives of Grady's three long-term unidentified patients, known as John Doe No. 1, John Doe 2 and John Doe 3. John Doe No. 2 was identified as Jose Osorio Barrillas after his plight made its way to the media in his native country of Guatamala. The third unidentified man, who suffers from dementia, is an African-American man in his 60s.

Annie Addison, 51, who was swabbed for the DNA test, said she hasn't allowed herself to think of the possibility that the test will reveal that her brother is still out there, somewhere else.

She said her brother moved to Atlanta in 1982 but he wasn't one to call or write home. They last talked to him on the phone in 1991.

As a child, he loved roller skating, then turned to karate, weightlifting and running. "He was a person all to himself," said Martha Addison, the oldest sister, who often watched after Tommy, the youngest of her four brothers.

An Internet Web site for missing adults that posts photos of Grady's two remaining John Does led the Addison family to Atlanta.

For two hours Friday, the Addison sisters peeled back memories of growing up in South Memphis. "Do you remember your girlfriend, Kathy? Remember when you got caught dating two women in the same night?"

The man who can't move, communicate or swallow, who depends on nurses for all his needs, broke out a smile, revealing a clue a gap in his front teeth.

"That's where he used to have a solid gold tooth," said Lillie Addison-Jones, who at first, didn't believe she had found her brother.

Leaning against the wall, she sobbed, "It's not him, oh, no, it's not him."

But then she reconsidered after a closer inspection of the man's face, eyes, ears, and mouth. The sisters are now talking about their next step how to bring their brother home.

"We all love him," said Dorothy Harris, 55, an Addison sister accompanied by her 27-year-old daughter. "We don't know what God has planned."

Reference: Doe Network page: http://doenetwork.us/cases/487umga.html

Please note: This article was published January 7, 2006 and the DNA tests were supposed to take a week. There is no followup article, and the Doe Network page is still up. So was it him?

Unfortunately this article has already been deleted from the net (no link) I was able to view it in Google's cache.

PonderingThings
02-07-2006, 09:30 PM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/0705/31johndoe3.html

Identifies himself as Albert Smith
Found: March 21, 2005, in southeast Atlanta, wandering the streets "with altered mental status."
Description: African-American male; 6 feet, 146 pounds, gray hair, hazel eyes, possibly 68 or 69 years old.
Clues: Mentions Dublin most frequently, along with other Middle Georgia and South Georgia locations. ? Names his parents as Alfred and Emma Smith. Possibly has older brothers. Childhood nickname: Buddy or Bubba. ... Also talks about a St. Luke's Baptist Church and working for sawmills and for a sheriff's deputy.
If you have information: Call 404-616-8100.
Here is a link that doesn't require registration;
http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?U200500033S

annemc2
02-07-2006, 09:41 PM
Oh wow. Thanks for the update PT. I don't know why, but this particular case has always driven me *crazy*. He just seemed so distinctive and it blew (or still blows, rather) my mind that nobody recognized him. Hopefully there will be some kind of follow up on this SOON!

Donjeta
01-25-2011, 02:32 PM
http://doenetwork.org/cases/487umga.html

* The victim was discovered on July 23, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia

Vital Statistics

* Estimated age: 40-50 years old
* Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 144-155 lbs.
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Light-skinned African-American or possibly Hispanic male. Black hair; hazel eyes. Wore a Mohawk hair style and a mustache when located. No tattoos, no birthmarks, no scars. Smooth feet and trimmed toenails. Well-groomed, clean-cut, with impeccable skin.
* Dentals: Front upper, left tooth missing (it is unknown if it was missing before his fall or due to his fall).
* Clothing: T-shirt, running shorts. No ID. No wallet, no keys or cell phone.
* DNA: Available

-discovered alive at the Grady High School Stadium outdoor track, in the vicinity of the 900 block of Charles Allen Drive NE in Atlanta, GA.
-had been jogging up and down the concrete stadium steps when he slipped and fell 30 to 40 feet.
-he had severe brain injury and couldn't walk or communicate
-he died August 11, 2007, still unidentified.

http://doenetwork.org/cases/images/487UMGA.jpg

Another John Doe:
http://www.lbth.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?U200500033S
http://www.lbth.org/gallery/photos/U200500033S_3382.jpg

Located 2005-03-21 in Atlanta, GA wandering the streets
-Age about 68-69
-Height: 72 inches
Weight: 146 pounds
-Black, medium complexion, gray hair, brown eyes, no teeth, low rough voice
-He goes by the names Albert Smith and Bubba Smith.

sam spade
01-13-2013, 10:26 PM
He's been identified according to Doe Network.