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  1. #1
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    OH - Euclid, WhtMale 484UMOH, 20-30, 'Don Bosco Tech' TShirt, May'81

    I found this originally on the Porchlight page while searching for something else.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/484umoh.html

    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on May 8, 1981 in Euclid Creek Reservation, Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Cause of Death: Chest injuries resulting from fall.

    Estimated age: 20 - 30 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7"; 146 lbs.

    He was with 3 other people when he fell, he told them that his name was "Joe" and he had spent time in New York and LA.

    LA really stands out because he was wearing a "Don Bosco Tech PE" shirt. Don Bosco Tech is just outside LA. I emailed their alumni office tonight with some questions, mainly whether they could tell if that shirt was possibly something that people wore there. Based on his estimated age, I really need to see the Don Bosco Tech yearbooks from say 1971 to 1980. I wonder how I could do that? There is a Facebook alumni group, but I don't want to pester them, yet.

    Porchlight has a post-mortem pic, so making the match should be possible from a yearbook. I will link to it if anyone wants, but it's graphic.

    I think we have a GREAT chance of solving this one!


    https://identifyus.org/cases/7980
    Last edited by bessie; 08-12-2015 at 09:00 PM. Reason: added Namus link

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    Thinking more about the yearbook, does anyone here live near LA? It's possible you might be able to go to the school and take a look at their old yearbooks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankr View Post
    Thinking more about the yearbook, does anyone here live near LA? It's possible you might be able to go to the school and take a look at their old yearbooks!
    I live about 30 miles from there. Usually the school libraries have old yearbooks, but being that it is a high school, they might not let a 40-something male stranger hang out in the school library.

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    Another option is to inquire if the area libraries have a local history room. Ours does, and they have a complete collection of high school yearbooks and a lot of church directories with photos of parishioners. Historical societies may have these too.

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    There's always e-yearbooks: http://www.e-yearbook.com/sp/eybb?school=20206

    Looks like the 1980 one is available.

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    Carl, would you mind calling the Rosemead library and seeing if they have old yearbooks there? I'm at work and cannot call. They open at 12.

    626-573-5220

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    I can do that. My schedule is clear today, so I might just go for a drive out there.

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    Carl,

    Here is a real pic of the man. WARNING: POST-MORTEM GRAPHIC. His case is towards the bottom:

    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...showtopic=1945

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    Carl, sorry for so many follow-ups, but in those old b&w pics the guys in suits may all look the same. A good first pass, assuming you see some yearbooks is to look for Joe or Joseph I think. Then again you've been doing this longer than me, but I wish I could be there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankr View Post
    Carl, sorry for so many follow-ups, but in those old b&w pics the guys in suits may all look the same. A good first pass, assuming you see some yearbooks is to look for Joe or Joseph I think. Then again you've been doing this longer than me, but I wish I could be there!
    I just called Bosco Tech, and asked what the procedure would be for coming on campus and reviewing yearbooks in their library. They said that I need to set up an appointment with the Librarian, and obtain a visitor pass in the admin office.

    I spoke with the Librarian and made that appointment for 2:30. He says that they have some yearbooks for the late 70's, but not all. He says that he does not have the 1975 edition, but he has them for several other years in the late 70's.

    I'll bring a camera, and hopefully they will let me take photos of anyone named Joe from about 1973 to 1980.

    ETA: In the meantime, I will go to the Rosemead Public library and see what I can find there.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 05-21-2010 at 01:51 PM.


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    Carl, I have some web hosting space if you want me to post the pics somewhere. PM me for my email if you need it.

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    I am at the Rosemead Library. They don't have any Bosco Tech yearbooks, but since I have two hours to burn before my 2:30 appointment, I will flip through a few Rosemead High yearbooks. Remote chance, but maybe he transferred.

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    frankr- sleuth Detective CarlK willing to drive all way 30 miles to the Library for just looking at possible old yearbooks of UID JD. Maybe you should help him by paying (by Paypal) his gas as donation for his available time.

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    What do you guys think about this one? The date is off by 3 months, but look where this guy disappeared from? I think the eyes have some resemblance. Also the height and weight are SPOT on. 145 vs 146 lbs and both say 5'7".

    http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/det...=2328313231848

    How likely is that "last seen" date to be accurate? Could they be off by a year? Could someone have thought they saw him when they did not?

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    Thanks for the props, KLCD, but it's not on frank's behalf that I decided to take this trip.

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