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    PA - Bensalem, male skeletal remains near racetrack stables, Oct'10 - Gary Hopkins

    Bensalem and Bucks County detectives are investigating what caused the death of a man whose skeleton was found a few feet from Galloway Road near the Reedman Farm and Nursery. ...

    ... The remains were discovered by a pair of men hunting about 8 p.m. in the wooded area between the Philadelphia Park Racetrack's stable gate entrance and Grace Avenue. Police said the skeleton had no visible flesh left on it, suggesting that it had been exposed to the elements for a prolonged amount of time. T
    http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news...l-remains.html
    Last edited by Cubby; 12-27-2010 at 04:15 PM.

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    Creek bed, stables, farm and plant nursery. I can see plenty of places right there to which passersby could have attributed an occasional slight smell of decomp. I wonder which way the prevailing winds go.

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    http://kdka.com/wireapnewsfnpa/Hunte...2.1978635.html

    According to the above article, the coroner is comparing the UID to a local man who went missing in 2009. Gary Hopkins, the first name mentioned in the article Carl posted, went missing last year from Bensalem and Yahoo! Maps shows a distance of 0.87 miles between where Hopkins was last seen and where the UID was found.

    http://maps.yahoo.com/dd#mvt=m&lat=4...C%20PA%2019020
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot View Post
    http://kdka.com/wireapnewsfnpa/Hunte...2.1978635.html

    According to the above article, the coroner is comparing the UID to a local man who went missing in 2009. Gary Hopkins, the first name mentioned in the article Carl posted, went missing last year from Bensalem and Yahoo! Maps shows a distance of 0.87 miles between where Hopkins was last seen and where the UID was found.

    http://maps.yahoo.com/dd#mvt=m&lat=4...C%20PA%2019020
    Odds are that it's Gary. Here's his Charley profile.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hopkins_gary.html

    Gary D. Hopkins


    Above Images: Hopkins, circa 2009

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: June 18, 2009 from Bensalem, Pennsylvania
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: February 11, 1959
    Age: 50 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'8, 165 - 175 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hopkins's hair is cut short and is thinning in the back. He has a tattoo of a Marine bulldog on his forearm. The ring finger on his left hand is twisted due to previous surgery.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, blue jeans or denim shorts, black sneakers and two chains with crosses.
    Medical Conditions: Hopkins was very depressed at the time of his disappearance, due to the deaths of his wife and son. He has a history of alcohol abuse.

    Details of Disappearance

    Hopkins was last seen at the Livengrin Foundation, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, at 7:30 p.m. on June 18, 2009. He was being treated there for alcohol dependency. He walked off the facility's grounds and never returned. He wasn't carrying cash, credit or debit cards, keys or a cellular phone at the time. He has never been heard from again. Hopkins's family reported his disappearance in June 24 and police searched the area with dogs, but found no trace of him.

    Hopkins's wife died of cancer in November 2008 and his adult son died of muscular dystrophy the following month. He was deeply depressed over their deaths. At the time of his disappearance, he lived in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania and owned Hopkins Concrete and Construction. Few details are available in his case.

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    Thursday night, mid-evening and a man with no money wants a drink. He heads to the racetrack or the casino in the hopes that winners will buy him drinks to celebrate their winnings?
    http://www.parxcasino.com/#/directions/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philade...Park_Racetrack
    Last edited by KateB; 04-06-2015 at 12:01 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    according to a dead link at the bottom of this page, the remains were identified as Gary Hopkins.

    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...howtopic=61473

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