This is a truely bizarre case, but I figured i would post it..
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 6, 1987 from St. Petersburg, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: February 2, 1939
Age: 48 years oldHeight and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Boyd has a tattoo on his left arm. His nickname is Jim.
Details of Disappearance
Boyd was last seen at a bank in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 6, 1987. He purchased $1,500 in traveler's checks for an upcoming trip to South Africa. He has never been heard from again and authorities confirmed he never arrived in South Africa. His black and silver Chevrolet El Camino disappeared with him.
A few days after Boyd disappeared, bank officials in Tampa, Florida notified police that someone posing as Boyd was trying to refinance his truck and had taken $35,000 out of his accounts using false identification with Boyd's name and his own photograph. Police went to Boyd's home on February 13. The house was built like a fortress, with an elaborate security system and no windows. The front door was unlocked and there were bloodstains in several rooms, as well as bullet holes and spent .25 caliber cartridges in a wall and a mattress. Valuable items in the home, including firearms, jewelry, bottles of rare wine and objects d'art, were missing. There was no indication of Boyd's whereabouts.
Boyd worked as a dealer in rare objects, traveling around the world to find things to sell. He dealt in gold, silver, ivory, rare coins and wines, objects d'art, firearms, Nazi memorabilia and other items. He was a reclusive loner and lived frugally. Over two decades before his disappearance, he was convicted of killing his first wife's lover.
Authorities determined Steven Wayne White had tampered with Boyd's bank accounts and was driving his car. He has a long criminal history and is the prime suspect in a California murder. He met Boyd by posing as a prospective buyer for Boyd's house, and the men became friends and then lovers. Investigators believe had been planning Boyd's murder for months, ever since he met Boyd's former girlfriend, Janina Koziej Meylheux, a naturalized French citizen. When they were arrested in June 1987, White and Melyheux had a .25 caliber handgun, $10,000 in cash, Boyd's El Camino and several hundred thousand dollars' worth of his belongings. White's fingerprints were found in Boyd's bathroom as well. He was charged with murder; Meylheux only faced theft charges. At White's murder trial, his defense suggested Boyd, a bisexual transvestite, staged his own murder so he could get a sex change and start a new life as a woman. White was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison; prosecutors had sought the death penalty. Meylheux pleaded guilty to grand theft and returned to France.
Boyd's body has never been found. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance due to the circumstances involved.
Comparison... Jim went missing from St Petersburg FL on Feb 6, 1987,
UID was found June 22, 1987 in Jacksonville FL
Characteristics... Jim listed as being 5'8 150lbs, UID is listed as being 5'9 155lbs
Jim has tattoo on left arm, UID has a tattoo of a heart with arrow on left arm
They found a business card to a gynecologist in the UID's posession, the defense is stating that Jim was a bisexual transvestite and wanted a sex change, (why else would a man visit a gynecologist, just curious)
Things that make me say maybe not... they found blood stains in Jim's house right after he went missing, the said the UID died from drowing...
No listing about Jim's dentals or eye color so it's hard to compare. Also the pics of Jim on the Charley Project and The Doe Network are kind of hard to see...
What do you all think????