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    IL - Paul Love, 22, Galesburg, 2 Oct 1947

    NOTE: I did several different tag searches and nothing popped up for Paul. Mods please merge if I missed a thread for him.

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 4263DMIL

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4263dmil.html

    Paul Gordon Love
    Missing since October 2, 1947 from Galesburg, Illinois
    Classification: Missing


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    Vital Statistics

    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 140 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male.


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Paul Love disappeared from the University of Illinois Galesburg branch on October 2, 1947.
    Paul Love of Hinsdale registered at the U of I branch campus on the grounds of the former Mayo Hospital in Galesburg following his release from the Army during World War II.
    He was last seen in downtown Galesburg where he attempted to cash a check at a music store for the purchase of a record. The request to cash the check was declined and Love said he would be back later.

    The state police mobile laboratory carrying grappling and diving equipment was brought in to help search both Lake Storey and Lake Bracken. When the search of the countryside failed to produce any results, local, state and federal authorities continued the search with no results.

    Six years after the disappearance of Paul Love, human bones were discovered on a farm three miles east of Wataga. Naturally speculation was that the remains might be those of the missing student. Another report linking the bones to the missing student was the examination of a .22-caliber Marlin rifle that was discovered near the scene of the bones. Finally in early March 1953 it was concluded the remains were not those of Love. The conclusion was arrived at by comparison of dental records.

    Source Information:
    Unsolved in the News
    Galesburg.com

    Paul is not listed in Charley Project, one of their requirements to publish a missing persons flyer is that an LE entity must be investigating. IIRC.

    Not found to be listed in NamUs at this time.

    http://unsolveditn.blogspot.com/2010...-vanishes.html
    This blog has scanned articles from the 1940's that can't be accessed in google archives.

    http://www.galesburg.com/columnists/...ithout-a-trace
    By TOM WILSON
    The Register-Mail
    Posted May 15, 2010 @ 08:02 AM
    NOTE: Very good details at article linked above.

    Paul has been missing almost 63 years. Did he leave and start life elsewhere or did meet with foul play or an accident? Come home soon.
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    Sad

    This is so sad ... so many years and no clues... It seems like he met up with some foul play downtown- maybe someone who offered to take him to cash his check? I pray for resolution for him and his poor family.
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    I tried looking everywhere I could for further info on Mr. Love. I also searched around for info on the other missing two people and came up empty. All very strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stella View Post
    I tried looking everywhere I could for further info on Mr. Love. I also searched around for info on the other missing two people and came up empty. All very strange.
    I went to college near Galesburg and found it strange that I also havn't heard of this case. I've heard of several others from ths town and others nearby. My college newspaper even ran stories like his during halloween. I even have friends from this area that have lived their whole lives in or near Galesburg, I'll ask if they have ever heard of this case.

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    lieber - not to take this off topic but have you ever heard of any from Macomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudette View Post
    lieber - not to take this off topic but have you ever heard of any from Macomb?
    Yes, I have why? I actually graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb. I do have a lot of friends from Galesburg and I did ask and they were not familiar with this case. I visited Galesburg a lot as a college student because it was one of the bigger towns near Macomb. If any are not familiar with this area it is very rural. When people think of Illinois they either think Chicago or Springfield (I actually lived there and grew up about an hour from Springfield). I have lived in St.Louis for five years now and everytime I go home I am spooked by how rural it is. I'll be running my dogs and get spooked at the littlest thing. At night can't sleep. I grew up here with well water, satellite cable, dial up, thats how rural it is. We owned I don't know how many acres. Galesburg is also very rural the biggest town for several miles. Several might be an understatement. Last time I was home (thanksgiving) I told my family I would be taking my dog for a run and they said okay but be careful because it was bow and arrow season. What, but they said it was out in the open and how anyone could mistake me and my dog for a deer (I own a yorkie). They also stated if it was next week or the week after they wouldn't advise me to go running with my dog as it was shotgun season. Well I'm running my dog and we had been running probrably 40 minutes and I hear shotguns. You bet I ran like hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudette View Post
    lieber - not to take this off topic but have you ever heard of any from Macomb?
    Yes, I have why? I actually graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb. I do have a lot of friends from Galesburg and I did ask and they were not familiar with this case. I visited Galesburg a lot as a college student because it was one of the bigger towns near Macomb. If any are not familiar with this area it is very rural. When people think of Illinois they either think Chicago or Springfield (I actually lived there and grew up about an hour from Springfield). I have lived in St.Louis for five years now and everytime I go home I am spooked by how rural it is. I'll be running my dogs and get spooked at the littlest thing. At night can't sleep. I grew up here with well water, satellite cable, dial up, thats how rural it is. We owned I don't know how many acres. Galesburg is also very rural the biggest town for several miles. Several might be an understatement. Last time I was home (thanksgiving) I told my family I would be taking my dog for a run and they said okay but be careful because it was bow and arrow season. What, but they said it was out in the open and how anyone could mistake me and my dog for a deer (I own a yorkie). They also stated if it was next week or the week after they wouldn't advise me to go running with my dog as it was shotgun season. Well I'm running my dog and we had been running probrably 40 minutes and I hear shotguns. You bet I ran like hell.

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    Bumping for Paul. Strange case that I'm surprised passed underneath my radar all these years. I'm from Chicago and attended Western Illinois University as well. Can anyone fill in some of the blanks after all these years?

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    query

    Any info on remains found in 1953? Where buried?
    was the .22 traced?
    Were the dental records up to date?



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