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    SC - Columbia, Wht/HispMale, 20-40, Dreher Shoals, Oct'10 - Daniel Swindler

    Originally posted by: summermood32, moved here for discussion...

    Do these clothes look familiar?

    Lexington County authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying human remains found just below the Dreher Shoals Dam in a spillway on the Saluda River on Wednesday.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 785-2400.
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    "the remains are of a man of white or mixed race who stood between 5'3" to 5'5" tall, weighed between 150 and 179 pounds, was likely between 20 and 40 years old, and had no prominent scars or tattoos."

    The photo shows a rather unusual red backpack -- would like to know if that's leather or nylon. The photo looks like leather.

    Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2010/10/22/1525691/do-these-clothes-look-familiar.html#ixzz13Bwn4M7R
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Why this person is not noticed he is gone by his family?

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    I wonder what was in the backpack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    "the remains are of a man of white or mixed race who stood between 5'3" to 5'5" tall, weighed between 150 and 179 pounds, was likely between 20 and 40 years old, and had no prominent scars or tattoos."

    The photo shows a rather unusual red backpack -- would like to know if that's leather or nylon. The photo looks like leather.

    Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2010/10/22/1525691/do-these-clothes-look-familiar.html#ixzz13Bwn4M7R
    Looks more like finely woven nylon or other synthetic to me, especially in the piping around the flap, that looks designed to stop fraying. And it looks... how to say this... slightly vintage? Anything from mid eighties through to late nineties, although I could be wrong on that or it could be an exception of some sort. Current mass-market backpacks and schoolbags tend to be coarse textured woven synthetic, and have much more chunky and obvious zipper hardware. And with regards to size and design I would have to say this looks like a backpack designed for a young teen or older pre-teen to be hauling around a day's supplies, not a serious travelling packpack.

    I wonder whether it was bought by him or his family when it was a new item, or bought later at a thrift shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reasypeasy View Post
    Looks more like finely woven nylon or other synthetic to me, especially in the piping around the flap, that looks designed to stop fraying. And it looks... how to say this... slightly vintage? Anything from mid eighties through to late nineties, although I could be wrong on that or it could be an exception of some sort. Current mass-market backpacks and schoolbags tend to be coarse textured woven synthetic, and have much more chunky and obvious zipper hardware. And with regards to size and design I would have to say this looks like a backpack designed for a young teen or older pre-teen to be hauling around a day's supplies, not a serious travelling packpack.

    I wonder whether it was bought by him or his family when it was a new item, or bought later at a thrift shop?
    I agree with you about the appearance. It looks almost like the kind of backpack that was designed to appeal to women as a substitute for a purse. It doesn't even look sturdy enough to carry books around.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    I had a back pack that was sorta similar to the one in question. I had it in 6th grade so it was 1998ish. It wasn't the normal canvas material. It was sort of like leather, except harder, and it had a kind of 'cracked' appearance to it, yet when touched, it still felt soft. The one I had was black with a brown flap. Underneath the flap of mine, was a drawstring to close the bag, and the drawstring had a little canister on it to hold it in place. The two bottom pockets of mine had the flap as well and those closed with a snap (like on jeans). That one doesn't appear to have that feature. Also, my back pack had different straps. That one looks like it has the normal black end tag of woven thicky stuff. I explained that badly, didn't I? Anyway, maybe because mine was a girly bag it had thinner straps with out the little belt you can wrap around yourself and click together like a seatbelt.

    And you guys are right.. it was not a good backpack for carrying books. None of my textbooks would even fit with the bottom cardboardy piece in it, and without that, the whole bag was malformed.
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    I cant see a picture of this backpack can someone post it?
    Where is Jennifer Kesse? Abducted Jan. 24th, 2006
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    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79260

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    There are photos in the top right corner, they rotate.
    http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?...103643&catid=2


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    http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14034692

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    At first glance I thought the reconstruction was a woman but yes, they're still saying it's a male.

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    Still unidentified according to

    http://www.sc-coroners.org/unknown7.htm

    Not in Namus.

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