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    NY - NYC, WhtMale UP5064, 40-55, jumped from ferry, Jan'09 - Robert Donlick

    OK, this one seems wayyy to obvious. The ONLY thing that doesn't match is the height- please, check this out!!! This seems like a very close match-opinions please In the morgue photo, you can even see where glasses would sit on his nose- just like Mr. Donlick.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ck_robert.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/1656

    WARNING!! MORGUE PHOTOS AT BELOW LINK!!!
    https://identifyus.org/cases/5064
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    I would tend to agree with you. Send a message in about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snufamonbobball View Post
    OK, this one seems wayyy to obvious. The ONLY thing that doesn't match is the height- please, check this out!!! This seems like a very close match-opinions please In the morgue photo, you can even see where glasses would sit on his nose- just like Mr. Donlick.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ck_robert.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/1656

    WARNING!! MORGUE PHOTOS AT BELOW LINK!!!
    https://identifyus.org/cases/5064
    you got it all except the height. the deceased was 6'0" and Donlick was supposedly 5'8".

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    Snuff, as you stated you knew the height was off, but it could be a misprint on either the UID's page or on Mr. Donlick's page. Everything else matches up!

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    He even had a back pack. Looks like a great match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snufamonbobball View Post
    OK, this one seems wayyy to obvious. The ONLY thing that doesn't match is the height- please, check this out!!! This seems like a very close match-opinions please In the morgue photo, you can even see where glasses would sit on his nose- just like Mr. Donlick.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ck_robert.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/1656

    WARNING!! MORGUE PHOTOS AT BELOW LINK!!!
    https://identifyus.org/cases/5064
    That sure looks like him to me. This is way too close on everything else to write off on the height difference. Especially the fact that the body was found the day after his DLC, and he boarded the Amtrak bound for NYC.

    I did a pretty close look for common blemishes, and don't see anything that matches irrefutably. There are several tiny bumps on the tip of Robert's nose that look like they might have counterparts on the UID, especially the one on his left side (viewer's right) of the tip of his nose. Given that the UID's blemish is more prominent and developed, it could developed into a more prominent blemish after Robert's photo was taken.
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    This looks like a strong possibility for a match. FWIW, I found this article about the man who jumped from the ferry, which other people have sadly done as well:

    http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf...island_fe.html
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    I did call this in couple of hours ago, but I had to leave a message.

    There are two spots on the bridge of Ferry Guy's nose that I can also see on Mr. Donlick. If you invert the colors on Mr. Donlick's picture, they become more visible. There's also a spot on Mr Donlick's lip line. It's not as easily seen on the NamUs picture because of his stubble, but if you enlarge the NamUs picture, I think it's there as well. Even where his glasses would sit on his nose match up.

    I tried to make an attachment showing the spots, but it's kind of small. If you go the NamUs pictures, you can enlarge both the pictures for a better view.

    I've been wondering why NamUs wouldn't have matched these up. Mr. Donlick's NamUs profile says that his dentals have been entered, but Ferry Guy's profile says dentals are available, but haven't been entered. With the height difference, I guess it's possible NamUs wouldn't have picked it out. I wonder if this is a case that has been resolved, but never updated. ME's usually keep their cases updated, but maybe this one slipped through the cracks.

    I've got my fingers crossed here... with dentals available it should be a fast rule in/ out.
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    WOW! Huge resemblance!

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    Yeah I can definitely see this being the guy! I pray for his family's sake that it is him.


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    I received a reply to my email, basically thanking me for the information, they'll check it out and if I have any more information on possible matches to call or email them.

    So now the waiting game begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snufamonbobball View Post
    I received a reply to my email, basically thanking me for the information, they'll check it out and if I have any more information on possible matches to call or email them.

    So now the waiting game begins.
    Good job once again Snuf!

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    really looks like a match!

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    Received a reply from the ME today. Pretty basic we'll be checking it, but he did say it was a promising new lead.

    This should be quick rule in/ out with dentals available for both. Fingers crossed.
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    Snuf - I'm sooo glad you're back. I've seen you lurking around the forums a few times, but it's awesome that you're back and on such a roll. I really respect the great work you do. Thank you

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