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    If I were a betting woman, I would bet you at least on this one!!! Great job!!! It is also a great example of why it is important people like Snuf are out there looking! Can't wait to hear what they say. I noticed that the UID jumped into the river on 1/8/2009, but it wasn't entered into NAMUS until 4/14/09. By then, his disappearance had probably fallen off the radar. I am curious Snuf, how did this case hit your radar and how did you make the match? There always seems like SO many missing and UID's to go through!

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    I think this definitely looks like a match--good work Snuf!

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    I hope this will bring resolution for Mr. Donlick and his family. I feel an enormous amount of sympathy for them, and if it does turn out to be him, I guess it goes to show that NamUs doesn't always match things up and there is still a need for researchers.

    As for matching people up- I saw Mr. Donlick while randomly browsing Charley and as soon as I saw him, Ferry Guy popped into my head. If NYC hadn't put Ferry Guy's picture up, I wouldn't have connected the two with each other. With the height discrepancy, I might have went Hmmm, but I'm quite certain I would have dismissed it.

    I think it's encouraging the ME used the word "promising" to describe the submission and it's really good to know that NYC responded to a submission from a non LE source.

    In the end though, it's not over till the ME says it is- and I hope that is very soon.
    The more I get to know some people, the more I like my cats!

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    Whoa that is a good match!

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    I hope this is him so his family has resolution.

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    Yep, it sure looks like you did it!! Congrats in advance -- if it's not him, I'll sincerely be shocked. Keep us posted!!

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    Great Job! Looks to me to be a match. I hope it is for the families sake.

    jmho

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    Just getting settled in here, so I'm going to really follow this case and am really hoping that this is a match! I will be completely shocked if its not!
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    Mr. Donlick has officially been identified. I received the confirmation today, and his family has been notified. His case has been removed from both the missing and unidentified sections of NamUs.

    May he rest in Peace, and I'm so glad his family will now have him back.
    __________________________________________________ ______________

    From: Figura, Ben (bfigura@ocme.nyc.gov)
    Sent: Tue 1/11/11 2:10 PM
    To: XXXX,


    Mr. Donlick was identified the other day and his family has been notified. Thank you for the lead.


    Benjamin J. Figura, MA

    Director of Identification

    Office of Chief Medical Examiner

    520 First Avenue

    New York, NY 10016

    Tel: 212-447-2770

    WTC Ops: 212-447-7884

    Fax: 212-447-4339

    Email: bfigura@ocme.nyc.gov

    Web: www.nyc.gov/ocme
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    Snuf, that is wonderful news that an identity has been made for this man!
    So sad for his family. I hope they can find closure now. Thanks for the update.


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    It still seems surreal that he went unidentified for so long. Almost two years exactly. He jumped on January 8, 2009- I submitted him January 4, 2011. He was taken out of NamUs January 11, 2009.

    Two long years.
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    Awesome job Snuf! I finally have the opportunity to update a thread with the 'match!' prefix! I think this is the first unassisted WS match that I can think of.. We've assisted with family (Tawni Mazzone, former Maricopa Jane Doe or 'MJD') and we had a few already submitted or doenetwork assisted along with WS, but this, I think is our first solely WS related. Congratulations.

    You've done a wonderful job bringing Mr Donlick home and his family some closure, while I'm sure this is not the outcome they had hoped for.

    Sleep peacefully Mr Donlick, you're 'home' now.
    Prayers said for your family and all who knew and loved you.
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    Great work!

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    You guys are amazing!

    Thank you for giving closure to this family!

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    congratulations Snuf. this should serve as an example that heights can differ by 4" which should be considered for future matches.

    as I said earlier in the thread it was all there except the height.

    excellent job!

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