09-15-2010, 08:29 PM #1
MO - Nevada, WhtMale Skeletal UP8023, 26-36, .38 caliber slug, Jan'00
Missouri State Highway Patrol news release on Sept 14th, 2010:
John Doe Reconstruction Image:(may have to cut and paste or there is a link to the image in the MSHP news release)
Identification Assistance Needed For Remains Found In Vernon County
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop D Service Center - 4282 South Grand Avenue - Carthage MO 64836
For further information please contact: Sergeant Mike Watson
(417) 359-1500 ext. 2229
September 14, 2010
EMPHASIS: Identification Assistance Needed For Remains Found In Vernon County
The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are requesting assistance in the identification of remains found in Vernon County. Located in 2000, southeast of Nevada, laboratory analysis has determined the remains to be those of a white male. It is estimated the individual was between 26 and 36 years of age at the time of his death, and may have died as early as 1985 and as recently as 1997.
In an effort to identify the remains, a computer-generated image was produced by the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Laboratory at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. A copy of the image is attached to this news release.
Anyone with information that may lead to identification of the remains is encouraged to call Vernon County Sheriff Ron Peckman at 417-448-5555 or Corporal Brad Bearden with the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 417-359-1502.
I looked for this UID in the DOE network and NAMUS. I couldn't find this particular UID in either database. I sent an email to the MSHP inquiring if they could possibly submit the case to both databases.
This is the first thread I've started, I hope I did it right!
Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-09-2013 at 03:09 PM. Reason: link to reconstruction image
09-15-2010, 08:42 PM #2
Vernon County seeks help in identifying body
By A staff report - email@example.com
Posted Sep 15, 2010 @ 01:18 AM
Last update Sep 15, 2010 @ 09:10 AM
Authorities found the remains of a white man between 26 years old and 36 years old who died as early as 1985 and as recently as 1997.
The remains were found in 2000 in southeast Nevada, Mo.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-19-2012 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Replaced image with smaller version.
09-15-2010, 09:10 PM #3
09-16-2010, 06:38 PM #4Registered User
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MO - Vernon County, Authorities Need Help ID'ing Doe Found In Jan. 2000
I'm not sure how to attach the photo I have in the story I wrote. Please help!!
The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are asking for the public's help in the identification of human remains found in Vernon County in January of 2000.
A resident walking down a remote lane southeast of Nevada in January of 2000 discovered a skull and body parts, according to Vernon County Sheriff Ron Peckman. Authorities initially thought that the human remains belonged to Cheryl Ann Kenney who went missing in February of 1991.
It wasn't until earlier this year that that theory was shot down. Laboratory analysis from a forensics lab in Louisiana determined the remains are that of a white male. It is estimated that the man was between 26 and 36 years of age at the time of his death. It is believed the man died sometimes between 1985 and 1997.
http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2010/09/vernon-county-authorities-need-help.htmlDon't confront me with my failures.....I had not forgotten them.
09-17-2010, 07:52 AM #5
I think I found the original news article from 2000. (Note that "Nevada" is a city in Missouri, not the state.)
Recovered at the scene on January 9, 2000 were a skull, hip bone, human hair, bullet (believed to be .38 caliber) and enough decayed clothing fragments that the sheriff was quoted as saying he felt they could match it to clothing descriptions in missing persons' reports.
So it was understandably hard to determine the gender of this UID without resorting to a lab test, and height and weight probably can't be determined at all, but I wish they'd describe the clothing and hair color.
Also, only 30 feet from a private driveway and the UID may have been there as early as 1985? I guess that's possible if it's a fairly long path through a seldom-traveled wooded area...
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09-17-2010, 10:28 AM #6
Would it be kosher to ask a mod to change the thread to reflect "found January 2000" rather than the September 2010 press release? Not meant as a slight at you, SI-LOCAL, we don't have a thread-naming convention around here (though maybe we should!) and I thank you for starting this post.
09-17-2010, 10:47 AM #7
Gonna attach the reconstruction image here for reference.
Unidentified white male, estimated age 26-36, found 9 January 2000 southeast of the city of Nevada in Vernon County, Missouri. May have died as early as 1985 or as late as 1997.
09-17-2010, 11:01 AM #8
Richard D. Dake, missing since April 20, 1999 from Mountain Grove, Missouri.
Possible he may not have been missing long enough, although decomposition in southern Missouri in the summer would not be terribly slow. Appearance-wise, he's not a bad match.
Mountain Grove sits on the border of Texas and Wright counties about 120 miles southeast of where the UID was found near Nevada in Vernon County.
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09-17-2010, 11:06 AM #10
Also, take a look at the two comments on this article. Not sure who Danny Trim is but one suggests Rick Dake.
There are some comments in this Topix thread indicating a local rumor that Mr. Dake was murdered by a specific relative.
09-17-2010, 01:28 PM #11
Alyea left home on 1/30/92 at approx. 8:30am with a large amount of cash. He told a neighbor he was going to Lamar Missouri to meet someone around 1:30pm and would be home by 6:30pm. He did not return home and has not been seen since. Alyea's vehicle was found in Fayetteville, Arkansas on 11/1/92. Officials said thevehicle was abandoned for at least 1 month. Prior to his disappearance, Alyea was very close to his family and contacted them regularly. Alyea had a severe heart condition which required daily medication. He left his medication and personal property at his residence.
Taking us 71 south is a direct route to Lamar, MO. He would have passed through Nevada, MO on his way to Lamar, MO.
Kansas City, MO to Nevada, MO : US 71 SOUTH appr. 95 mi
Nevada, MO to Lamar, MO : US SOUTH appr. 28 mi
Fayetteville, AR is about 118 miles south of Lamar, MO
Does anyone else think he might resemble the UID?
09-17-2010, 01:31 PM #12
On a gut level, yes, I do see a resemblance to Steven Alyea. Maybe one of the anthropometric/Photoshop folks around here can weigh in with an overlay or side-by-side.
Edited to add: Mr. Alyea had an implanted pacemaker. It sounds like only partial remains were found for the UID, but if there were a pacemaker anywhere near the body site I'd hope it would have been found.
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I can't do the overlays, but here's a side-by-side. Yeah, definitely a strong resemblance, and the circumstances fit very nicely.Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)
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Ok I am usually a lurker....but have decide to take that leap and start to be active. I have believe that the circumstances and the pictures look very similar.
09-18-2010, 10:09 AM #15
I emailed the missing persons division of the Kansas City, Mo police department. I sent them the UID press release information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol including the reconstruction image. I also included the route that Steven might have taken if he indeed was going to Lamar, MO and this is why I thought there was possibility that it could be him.
I'm sure they have already thought of this and possibly 'ruled out' this UID with regards to Steven Alyea, but you never know. I wish there was access to a list of persons/UIDs that have already been 'ruled out' in both cases. I'm still looking for any past news articles that might indicate the clothing that was found with the UID or any other info.
I have lurked for years. I just started posting and was not ready to start a thread. I had read the UID press release and kept checking WS for a thread. It seemed there was such a limited release of the info and only the local media was picking it up. I reluctantly started the thread because I was afraid it wouldn't get any attention. I apologize if I have made any mis-steps and welcome any pointers.
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