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    HI - Manoa, WhtMale UP11790, 30-55, in shallow grave, 1982 coin, Sep'10

    Construction workers digging in the back yard on Tuesday of a Manoa home on Oahu Avenue found a sock that appeared to have the bones of a foot and leg attached. ...

    ... the body is that of a Caucasian man who suffered gunshot wounds to the head.
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Age: 30-55
    Height: 5'4" to 5'6"

    http://www.kitv.com/r/25277540/detail.html
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 11-27-2013 at 03:25 AM.

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/360dmhi.html

    Too tall by 3 inches, but I really wish it was him so his family could have him back.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1804dmhi.html

    No height for Ruben.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1220dmhi.html

    No height listed for Tim

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1723dmhi.html

    I'm not familiar with the above missing man.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2136dmhi.html

    Race not indicated, no height either.

    Those are the older archived ones.

    We had a male that fits the age range go missing this summer (since I've been here) he has a thread I'll try to find it. I don't recall his height though.

    They haven't given a time frame. Honolulu is on the Island of Oahu if anyone doesn't know. Most people do.

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    Just a note and an aside, we have population of over 4,000 homeless on this Island and a great many do not receive any govn. services so they aren't registered anywhere. They come here seeking a dream and have no means to leave.


    Missing Jan of this year--too tall:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...highlight=oahu
    Last edited by Kat; 10-04-2010 at 10:42 PM.

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    Here is some additional info:

    http://www.khon2.com/news/local/stor...Q4QnvicuQ.cspx

    "JPAC did excavate and did reveal that it's a Caucasian male probably about 30 years now so it's in the 70's that this occurred,"

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    That does sound like some very vintage clothing. I suspect they misread the label on the pants due to deterioration and it was really "Panatela," which appears to be a sub-brand of Levi's. Here's some images I found online.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38824214/levis...ture-collection
    http://www.vintage70sclothing.com/Mens/Pants/12090d.htm

    Also, white tube socks with blue trim (do they mean stripes?) were popular in the 1970s and 1980s, nearly impossible to find for years after that, then sold again briefly as retro reproductions in the 2000s when the 1970s look came back into style, and they are hard to find once more, at least around here.

    Kat suggested him already, but Rick Calhau seems the most likely to me. He was last seen less than eight miles from where the remains were found. No height listed but at 29 he was only a year younger than the lower age estimate for the UID. No explanation of the '70s-style clothing, though.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/calhau_rick.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1723dmhi.html
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.

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    I did some searching last night. I don't see any males listed in a missing persons data base here for HI.

    Off Topic:

    There is a current problem with missing persons being listed publicly on a few of the Islands. No access to the lists for the most part. For example: Maui has a list of about 60+ people that have gone missing over the past few decades that their names can not be found publicly listed. On the Big Island there were 16 children that could not be located this year, by the foster agency. I'm not sure why this is such a problem here. It alarms me a bit.

    Back on topic, watched the evening news last night. No new details were given.

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    From Feb 10 2011

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/2...lice_say.html#

    Police say they now believe the man was likely to have been killed in the 1980s, said HPD spokeswoman Michelle Yu.

    Investigators, who had sent the remains to the military Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, initially believed the man died in the 1970s. Yu declined to discuss why investigators now believe the murder happened in the later decade.

    "At this point, there are indications that this probably happened in the '80s," she said.

    HPD's Missing Persons Detail has in recent months gone through each of the outstanding missing persons cases in both the 1970s and 1980s and has not been able to find a match, Yu said.
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    Police are continuing to ask the public's help in identifying the man, described as 30 to 55 years old, between 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build, Levi's Panatela pants that were popular from the 1960s to the '80s, a dark-colored shirt and white tube socks with blue trim. The man had gunshot wounds to his head.

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    snipped from link above:

    Police declined to say how many missing cases they looked at, but it likely isn't very many. Over the last five years, there have been between 552 and 788 missing persons reported annually. But only between zero and nine of the cases from each of those years remain open, HPD said.
    If this man isn't id'ed by the military joint command IMHO he won't ever be identified.

    In fact, I am surprised we are even getting a follow up on this case.

    The state of HI sweeps missing persons cases under the rug because of the tourist industry and the impact it would have on it JMHO.

    TY for the update donjeta

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    Likeness of murder victim created in hope of solving decades-old case

    Honolulu police detectives are hoping to draw leads on a mysterious, decades-old murder by releasing photos of a clay likeness of the victim's head.

    The skeletal remains of the man were found in October by construction workers who first unearthed a sock that contained what appeared to be a human foot and leg bones while digging in the backyard of a Manoa residence.

    An excavation later revealed a body, partially under a concrete slab, with three gunshot wounds in the head.

    Various clues point to the body being more than 3 decades old. The man's remains were the only ones found on the site, police said.

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    The skull, which was partially damaged by the bullet wounds, was reconstructed by the military's Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. A copy was sent to the police Scientific Investigation Section, which put a face on the skull.

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    Police believe the man died no earlier than 1982 because a coin in his pocket was from that year, she said.

    He appeared to be in his 40s or 50s, and was 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, Buffett said. He was wearing Levi Panatela pants, a dark polo shirt and white tube socks with blue trim.
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    Police Fielding New Leads on Murder Victim

    Honolulu police detectives received "20-plus" calls in the day or so after the release of photos of a clay likeness based on the skull of a man murdered about 30 years ago and buried in a Manoa Valley yard.

    Only one of the calls came from out of state, and some came from the neighbor islands, said Sgt. Kim Buffett, Honolulu CrimeStoppers coordinator.

    "There were a lot of names thrown out there, so the detectives are working on calling these people back and finding further information," she said.

    Homicide detectives are looking into each of the leads, Buffett said, and she encouraged the public to call in tips. The CrimeStoppers line is 955-8300.
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    There is now a NamUs casefile for this UID

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11790

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    I think it's yorck woita jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marijane View Post
    I think it's yorck woita jr.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/woita_yorck.html

    Yorck was last seen in 2003. I think the John Doe died much earlier than that.



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