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anthrobones
07-06-2006, 07:12 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/626umca.html

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/571dmqc.html

hoping4truth
07-06-2006, 07:58 PM
I think so, yes.
Wow. I got chills.

Khavna
07-06-2006, 07:59 PM
yeah they look similar what makes you think they are though?

tennessee
07-06-2006, 08:17 PM
OMG. Rene could pass for a close family member. I know he isn't but :eek: .

teonspaleprincess
03-30-2008, 04:58 PM
The Doe Network:
Case File 626UMCA
http://doenetwork.org/cases/626umca.html

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/images/626UMCA.jpg http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/images/626UMCA1.jpg http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/images/626UMCA2.jpg http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/images/626UMCA3.jpg
Reconstruction of Victim by Gloria Louise Nusse
Unidentified White Male




The victim was discovered on September 26, 1974 in Mill Valley, Marin County, California.
Estimated date of death is January 1973


Vital Statistics




Estimated age: 4 - 6 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: Undetermined.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair. Small stature for age.
Dentals: No restorations present
Clothing: Clothing found closeby: Green nylon or dacron windbreaker, green and white stripped knit type shirt, blue t-shirt, Red Lady Bug 1/2" stick pin.
DNA: Available


Case History
The victim's skull ribs and vertebrae was found in Mill Valley, California in 1974. His skeletal remains were found near the Mill Valley Golf Course.
There were no signs of burial, no signs of abuse or malnutrition, no obvious clues about how he died.
The remains were originally thought to be female, but DNA shows that the victim was a male.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Marin County Coroner's Office
Coroner Gary Tindel
415-499-6043
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
Agency Case Number:
74-215
NCIC Number:
U-762977113
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
Western Project - Arne Svensen - Images (http://www.western-project.com/svenson/sve_img.html)

Azlaw
03-30-2008, 09:39 PM
My first thought is that Kenneth Parnell was abducting boys that age from nearby counties in the early 1970's. I think one boy was from Ukiah which I think is fairly close.

Unfortunately, I don't think that would help as he died recently in prison.

Azlaw
03-30-2008, 09:53 PM
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=865393&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

Salem
03-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Azlaw - looks very similar. The eyes are not as round, but if it is a reconstruction, it is very easy to be off. Did not the description of the clothing say 'skirt'? I'll have to go back and re-read that.

Salem

MidnightQ
03-31-2008, 05:15 PM
Jeffrey went missing in june 1974, the estimatet time of death on the doe is january 1973.

kygal
03-31-2008, 08:30 PM
Okay, I know that this is a LOOONNNGGGG shot, but here it is:
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1278dmnm.html

He would have been just about the right age, and we don't know for sure that "big for his age" would translate to growing large. He also has those round eyes (maybe baby eyes, but they look similar to me).

lolli74
04-04-2008, 06:46 PM
So sad that a young child like that could be missing for so long and not one person would come forward to identify him. It just breaks my heart to know that there are children out there without a soul in the world to love them.

barb0301
04-05-2008, 03:45 PM
Okay, I know that this is a LOOONNNGGGG shot, but here it is:
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1278dmnm.html

He would have been just about the right age, and we don't know for sure that "big for his age" would translate to growing large. He also has those round eyes (maybe baby eyes, but they look similar to me).

Looks like a possible to me KYGAL, even though the distance is quite a ways. Especially since baby David may have disappeared with a couple living in a bus. They may have been travelling and ended up in CA. Wouldn't hurt to at least contact the DOE Network or LE.

Angie4b1g
04-05-2008, 08:27 PM
Wouldn't hurt to check! The nose is similar for sure. And small for age doesn't mean much in the doe, since they were guessing at the age anyway, kwim?

AmandaBrown23
04-05-2008, 10:02 PM
Could be but the unid'd boy is small stature and the missing boy is large for his age. who knows though its worth checking.

CelticCat
05-08-2008, 11:58 PM
What about Douglas Charles Chapman? Missing since '71 in Alfred ME, born in '68. It is a long shot, but the chin looks similar.

anthrobones
06-28-2008, 09:28 PM
I posted the original post a while back I know, buw anyone really think I should submit this to Doe Network? Or, anyone know offhand if this was already ruled out?

concernedperson
06-28-2008, 09:34 PM
I posted the original post a while back I know, buw anyone really think I should submit this to Doe Network? Or, anyone know offhand if this was already ruled out?


The links don't work any longer.

anthrobones
06-28-2008, 09:40 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/571dmqc.html

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/626umca.html

concernedperson
06-28-2008, 09:53 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/571dmqc.html

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/626umca.html

I don't know if it has been turned in but I have to comment on the ears. The ears on the child abducted are quite large vs. the ears found on the UID. I don't know since this is soft tissue if a reconstruction could be made based on that aspect. The eyes do hold some resemblance though.

not_my_kids
06-28-2008, 10:10 PM
I'd turn it in, seeing as how they were working from skeletal remains, it would be hard to accurately reconsruct the ears. Good catch.

Kiki
06-28-2008, 10:14 PM
It is definitely worth submitting. It he is not little Rene ruling him out may lead investigators one step closer to finding his true identity. Great job Anthrobones. :clap:

anthrobones
06-29-2008, 02:18 PM
I have submitted.

anthrobones
07-05-2008, 09:27 PM
Not a match. Guess it is time to keep looking.

Lady Stardust
10-22-2009, 01:23 PM
I came across this sad case and think that the little boy deserves his own thread. On September 26, 1974, a 4 - 6 year old boy was found dead in Mill Valley, Marin County, California. Investigators think that he died in January 1973.


Case File 626UMCA

Unidentified White Male

* The victim was discovered on September 26, 1974 in Mill Valley, Marin County, California.
* Estimated date of death is January 1973

Vital Statistics

* Estimated age: 4 - 6 years old
* Approximate Height and Weight: Undetermined.
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair. Small stature for age.
* Dentals: No restorations present
* Clothing: Clothing found closeby: Green nylon or dacron windbreaker, green and white stripped knit type shirt, blue t-shirt, Red Lady Bug 1/2" stick pin.
* DNA: Available

Case History
The victim's skull ribs and vertebrae was found in Mill Valley, California in 1974. His skeletal remains were found near the Mill Valley Golf Course.
There were no signs of burial, no signs of abuse or malnutrition, no obvious clues about how he died.
The remains were originally thought to be female, but DNA shows that the victim was a male.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Marin County Coroner's Office
Coroner Gary Tindel
415-499-6043
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
74-215

NCIC Number:
U-762977113
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Western Project - Arne Svensen - Images

http://doenetwork.org/cases/626umca.html

Elicere
10-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Ouch. He looks like my nephew did at that age. :(

The pin is interesting - suggests a woman was involved somehow.

I took a quick look through the NCMEC website for missing California boys in the right time frame - nothing jumped out at me, so I'll give a more detailed going over later.

The area he was found doesn't look close to any major roads or highways today, but it could have been different in the 70's.

I'll give it a think.

Laura_Bean
10-22-2009, 05:40 PM
How about this boy?

The Doe Network:
Case File 4052DMWA


Jeffrey Dean Blankinship
Missing since March 27, 1973 from Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing



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Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: August 3, 1969
Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'5"; 75 lbss.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Other: Another Date Of Birth December 3, 1969
Dentals: Not Available


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Circumstances of Disappearance
Althea Blankinship and her son Jeffrey, was last seen in the City of Port Townsend, WA, where they were residing at the time. They were last reported to have been dropped off at SeaTac International Airport.
Althea had made plans to travel to Greece with Jeffrey to meet her parents who were already there on vacation. Family members became concerned when it was evident that Althea and Jeffrey never arrived in Greece. They have not been heard from or seen since.



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Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Kent Police Department
Detective Wayne Himple
253-856-5913
Email

Agency Case #: 76-705

Source Information:
Kent Police Department
WASPC



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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4052dmwa.html

Laura_Bean
10-22-2009, 05:45 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4116dmrom.html

One more possible case the two boys look a lot alike, but this child was from Bucharest so I don't understand how it could be him. Thought it was worth a look tho.

The Doe Network:
Case File 4116DMROM

Right: Age-Progressed to age 40

Dumitru Laurentiu Cristescu
Missing since October 20, 1973 from Bucharest, Romania
Classification: Endangered Missing



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Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: January 1, 1969
Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown, short hair; brown eyes. Very talkative and friendly.
Marks, Scars: Burn scar on right thigh.
Clothing: Pants; brown, hooded jacket with fur, and a fur cap with red stripes.
AKA: Titi
Place of Birth: Bucharest


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Circumstances of Disappearance
Titi was last seen on October 20, 1973 on his way home from kindergarten, a route of 200 meters. His father had gone ahead when his mother and sister stopped to buy some fruit, so Titi went to catch up with his father. He disappeared and has not been seen since.
Titi's case is one of the oldest cases of disappearance in Bucharest.



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Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Jurnalului National
0745.046.711

Source Information:
Copii Disparuti



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Elicere
10-22-2009, 09:15 PM
Jeffery Dean Blankinship I could see -- the little boy in Bucharest I don't think is a realistic possibility. Romania under Ceausescu was a pretty horrid place -- between travel controls and the social climate I just can't see a little boy taken out of the country.

I wish I knew more about what the area around the golf course was like in the '70s, and what kind of course it was then.

Lady Stardust
10-23-2009, 08:06 AM
I also think that Jeffrey Dean Blankinship could be a possibility. The question then is: What happened to his mother Althea Dayle Blankinship who disappeared with him? http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2682dfwa.html Could it be possible that both mother and child were murdered?

Could this be Althea?

Hot Case 951

Unidentified Female

* The victim was discovered on December 11, 1976 in Pierce County, Washington
* Estimated Date of Death: 4 months - 2 years prior
* Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

* Estimated age: 15-25 years old
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Auburn hair. Slender build.
* Clothing: A greenish-blue, denim jacket; reddish, denim jeans and the bottom of a tennis or boating shoe found nearby.
* Dentals: Available; #1 Enamel pearl, #31 Distal drift.
* DNA: Not available

Case History
A pheasant hunter found the remains December 11, 1976, in heavy underbrush on Weyerhaeuser Co. land east of McKenna. The victim was located a quarter-mile south of state Route 702, and two miles west of state Route 7.
Cause of death unknown, no obvious signs of violence. On Jan. 11, 1977, the remains were placed in the sheriff's property room. Two years and five days later, the skeleton was slated for destruction and was put in the Tacoma landfill.
Investigators compared the woman's dental records to those of many missing persons.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pierce County Medical Examiner
253-798-6494
Or Pierce county sheriffs office
253-798-7516
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
76-20879

NCIC Number:
U-840023732

Source Information:
Seattle PI
WASPC
The News Tribune12/2/96

http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase951.html


On "Unsolved - In the News" (http://unsolveditn.blogspot.com/2009/04/althea-dayle-marks-blankinship.html), someone suggested that Althea is maybe a victim of Ted Bundy, given the location and time. What do you think about that? Would he have killed children, too?


I searched for other possible matches and came across this boy missing since 1970 from New Mexico, David Joseph Miera:

Case File 1278DMNM

David Joseph Miera
Missing since January 10, 1970 from Dixon, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

* Date Of Birth: March 7, 1967
* Age at Time of Disappearance: 2 years old
* Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0"; 50 lbs.
* Distinguishing Characteristics: White/Hispanic male. Light brown hair; brown eyes.
Eyes slightly set apart. He has wide feet. He was large for his age.
* Marks, Scars: Birth mark on upper mid-back.
* Fingerprints: Not available
* Dentals : Not available
* DNA: mtDNA available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Miera was last seen on January 10, 1970 in Dixon, New Mexico, a small rural town in between Espanola and Taos, of northern New Mexico.
According to reports Miera did not wander off on his own, and may have disappeared with a couple living in a bus, while his mother was hospitalized January 10, 1970 through January 11, 1970.

Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

New Mexico State Police - Santa Fe
Lieutenant David Martinez
505-827-9066

Agency Case Number: 51506

NCMEC #: NCMC1107558
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1278dmnm.html

Elicere
10-23-2009, 05:11 PM
I've done a little poking around, and the Mill Valley community is pretty wealthy small town, so I think it likely that the news coverage at the time would have been pretty decent. I'll see what I can find out about microfiche availability through the libraries in the region. If the discovery of his body made a splash, there was probably coverage in San Francisco as well.



I'm giving this one a good think, and will post some more on it next week, since I'm just heading out of town. The pin really interests me at this point -- I think it would be useful to know if it was an expensive kind of jewelry or more of a trinket.

Elicere
10-27-2009, 12:24 AM
I've managed to dig up the name of a coroner's investigator in Marin Co. that I will write to about this little boy. I'd like to find out if the case is still on anyone's desk (even at the bottom of the back burner pile) or if it is just forgotten about.

anthrobones
10-29-2009, 07:44 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/571dmqc.html


René Bessette
Missing since December 20, 1972 from Laval, Quebec, Canada.
Classification: Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: September 11, 1965
Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 135 cm
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.


Circumstances of Disappearance
Bessette was abducted by his non-custodial father from Laval, Canada on December 20, 1972, leaving behind his mother, sisters and a brother. A few hours after the kidnapping, the father's vehicle was found abandoned on the Victoria bridge in Montreal.

Elicere
11-01-2009, 10:50 PM
I think Rene is from too far away to be realistic.
I've gotten in touch with a volunteer who does cold case research for the Marin Co. coroner - haven't heard back yet.

I really hope we can get somewhere on this one - this little guy's face keeps popping up in my dreams.

LotsaLatte
11-03-2009, 12:44 AM
Wow, I noticed that with both this sweet little boy AND the UID woman in post #6 (above post by LadyStardust) - that neither has an obvious cause of death (shows no signs of any cause anyway.)
Apparently, there is a POI in the Blankinship case.
Below is the link to see a photo of Jeffrey Blankinship.
I think there's a definite resemblence as well!

http://http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/blankinship_jeffrey.html (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/blankinship_jeffrey.html)

CherBearSTL
12-12-2012, 10:49 AM
I just wanted to bump this case. Did anyone ever get any info on a possible match to Jeffrey Blankenship? If both the UID and Jeffrey have DNA on file, does that mean they have been compared?

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carbuff
12-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Jeffery Dean Blankinship I could see -- the little boy in Bucharest I don't think is a realistic possibility. Romania under Ceausescu was a pretty horrid place -- between travel controls and the social climate I just can't see a little boy taken out of the country.

I wish I knew more about what the area around the golf course was like in the '70s, and what kind of course it was then.

There were a few adoptions taking place, most of them only semi-legal. If you were in a financial position to pay big enough bribes, you could get through the paperwork and roadblocks. A co-worker of mine adopted two kids this way. So it's unlikely but possible.

~n/t~
12-12-2012, 12:07 PM
I wonder why they thought he was a girl before the DNA results were in? Was it because of the clothing?

carbuff
12-12-2012, 12:56 PM
I wonder why they thought he was a girl before the DNA results were in? Was it because of the clothing?

It can be very difficult to distinguish the sex of a young child. The bones haven't developed enough to show gender differences. I suspect the small stature also played into it.

~n/t~
12-12-2012, 01:36 PM
It can be very difficult to distinguish the sex of a young child. The bones haven't developed enough to show gender differences. I suspect the small stature also played into it.

Oh I get that but they thought he was a girl and said so. If they were unsure why say anything at all and just wait for the DNA results.

Anyway the only reason I ask is if the clothing or anything led them towards thinking he was a girl which led me to speculate that perhaps this child may have been kidnapped and disguised as a little girl to throw off the public and authorities.

Who are you little guy? :(

carbuff
12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
Oh I get that but they thought he was a girl and said so. If they were unsure why say anything at all and just wait for the DNA results.

Anyway the only reason I ask is if the clothing or anything led them towards thinking he was a girl which led me to speculate that perhaps this child may have been kidnapped and disguised as a little girl to throw off the public and authorities.

Who are you little guy? :(

They didn't have DNA testing in 1974. They had to do the best they could with what they knew.

~n/t~
12-12-2012, 02:41 PM
They didn't have DNA testing in 1974. They had to do the best they could with what they knew.

Right but I've seen UID without gender noted. "undetermined" or "unsure", etc etc

Anyway it doesn't matter. We now know he's a boy. Just wondered if there was anything at all to suggest the reason they thought he was a little girl which may have lead to a possible clue in the case. Clothing, haircut, etc etc

Maybe not.

carbuff
12-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Right but I've seen UID without gender noted. "undetermined" or "unsure", etc etc

Anyway it doesn't matter. We now know he's a boy. Just wondered if there was anything at all to suggest the reason they thought he was a little girl which may have lead to a possible clue in the case. Clothing, haircut, etc etc

Maybe not.

They apparently weren't unsure, just mistaken :p I suspect it was mainly the small stature, but that's only a guess.

Cappuccino
12-12-2012, 03:14 PM
What about Dennis Martin, has he been ruled out?

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50306&page=5

I know the date of death is a bit out, but I've seen dates further out than that when the remains are skeletal.

killarney rose
12-13-2012, 07:25 PM
This is just a wild stab but I'll throw it out FWIW.

I'm assuming there is a typo or error in the clothing description. It says there are 2 shirts, but no pants. Possibly a typo- a shirt and skirt? Then the stick pin. THe hair looks longish- kind of a unisex cut. What if this was a child with ambiguos(sp) genitalia? What if the parents just couldn't deal with that? The child looked more like a girl so the drs decided it would be a girl. But what if genetically it was a boy? so mom & dad have been told they have a girl. But this girl is saying no, I want to be a boy.............This was the 70s. Not much was known about conditions like this back then. So they snapped and this is where the child ended up....

Crazy, but I thought about something like this.