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    MD - Upper Marlboro, WhtMale 1567UMMD, 15-20, initials 'ELT' on jacket, Dec'73

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    Case File 1567UMMD
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1567ummd.html
    NamUs UP Case 4833 https://identifyus.org/cases/4833



    Reconstruction of Victim

    Unidentified White Male

    * The victim was discovered on December 6, 1973 in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 15-20 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0"; 105 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; brown eyes. Faint mustache.
    * Clothing: Blue/gray cotton jacket collar bears initials "ELT"; green sweatshirt; white undershorts; gray and white corduroy trousers; brown belt. Crudely written on left leg of trousers "Shalom" and multi other crude writings on trousers.

    Case History
    The victim was located in a wooded area on Old Crain Highway near Pennsylvania Avenue in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on December 6, 1973.

    He may have been hospitalized in recent days.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-08-2013 at 10:51 PM.

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    This guy, Thomas Allen Meuse just showed up today in CharleyProject.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/meuse_thomas.html

    The height is off by a mile, but nevertheless, his facial shape looks quite similar to this John Doe.



    Similar noses, similar widow's peak hairline, similar chin, similar eyebrows.

    The ages are consistent.

    The initials on the clothing ("ELT") don't match his name, and the "Shalom" notation would suggest that the owner of the pants was Jewish. No indication that TAM was Jewish. But it is entirely possible that he was a runaway and got his clothing from a thrift store.

    If you consider the possibility that someone screwed up on the height, this one is completely possible.

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    The location where this young man was found is just west of Upper Marlboro. Route 301 is called Crain Highway in Maryland, but "Old Crain Highway" is an older 2-lane road which breaks off of 301 and forms a long triangle with it and route 4 (aka Pennsylvania Avenue further north).

    This intersection/ exit is still remote and wooded today. Route 4 is/was a divided highway. Old Crain Highway goes across Route 4 as an over pass. You can only get on off route 4 and on to Old Crain when headed south on route 4, and you can only get on Route 4 headed north from the other end of the over pass. So - If we knew what side of the intersection he was found on, we would have an idea possibly of which direction in which he was traveling.

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    I'm so glad someone posted this!!! I'm going to work on it tomorrow

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    There is now a PM photo of this John Doe in the Images section of his NamUs UP casefile.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/4833

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    Okay, I know this is totally impossible, but on October 20, 1973, an 18-year-old with brown hair and brown eyes was last seen leaving a hospital. He's 5'4", which is a bit over the UID's height. Facial resemblance is strong -- even stronger to the morgue photo which I didn't post.

    Yeah, I know. Sydney Australia to Upper Marlboro Maryland? Can't be. But.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2251dmnsw.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    There is now a PM photo of this John Doe in the Images section of his NamUs UP casefile.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/4833
    he looks much younger in the actual photo than the drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    he looks much younger in the actual photo than the drawing.
    He does. Poor boy.
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    I am assuming that the passing reference to possible recent hospitalization has to do with healing IV punctures and perhaps sign of adhesive tape near the site of the IV.

    also the "faint mustache" is really peach fuzz. I would venture a guess that he was no older than 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    I am assuming that the passing reference to possible recent hospitalization has to do with healing IV punctures and perhaps sign of adhesive tape near the site of the IV.

    also the "faint mustache" is really peach fuzz. I would venture a guess that he was no older than 16.
    That would be about my guess too, and that would fit better with the height.

    It would be interesting to know what the other writings on the pants might be.
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    He bears an amazing resemblance to a guy with whom I play basketball at the gym, except the guy I know has much curlier hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Okay, I know this is totally impossible, but on October 20, 1973, an 18-year-old with brown hair and brown eyes was last seen leaving a hospital. He's 5'4", which is a bit over the UID's height. Facial resemblance is strong -- even stronger to the morgue photo which I didn't post.

    Yeah, I know. Sydney Australia to Upper Marlboro Maryland? Can't be. But.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2251dmnsw.html
    He looks pretty close, but he has a much different nose.

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    No one knows if he was murdered or died of natural causes, do they?

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/18dmal.html

    Long shot but this boy went missing at a YOUNG age -- but if it IS him, he would have been 19 at the time of the decedent's death.



    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1270dmpa.html

    Another long shot -- would have been 21 at time of decedent's death and probably not as short as him. But, Philly is close to MD and there are similarities in the face.



    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/894dmca.html

    Maybe he ran away with a buddy?



    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/460dmtn.html

    Maybe he got lost in the woods in TN and ended up in MD? I mean, the Appalachians DO run from TN to VA and VA borders MD.



    And that's all I got from the DN.

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    Here's my facial reconstruction for this John Doe.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 02-08-2015 at 11:39 PM.

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    High School Student?

    The site where he was found is not inside or close to a large city, an interstate highway, or bus station, leading me to consider that he is probably from somewhere in the local area.

    He is not dressed for the cold December weather, as he probably would be for someone living outdoors, or running away from home for an extended period.

    He looks young, like a high school student. There are/were a number of high schools in the area, and it might be that he attended one of them.

    Possibilities include: Northern High School in Prince Frederick, MD (south on route 4), Frederick Douglas HS on Croom Road, Forrestville HS (north of the site), Bowie HS (further north east of Upper Marlboro), and Gwynn Park HS in Brandywine (west of the site on 301).

    There is also a Youth Detention Facility/Reform School - then called the Boys Village - located in Cheltenham, MD which is very near to Route 301, a few miles due west from where this young man was found. Boys are sent there from all over the state of Maryland. There were also a number of other residential schools in the area for youths with various learning or emotional disabilities. It is quite possible that he was a runaway from such an institution or school.

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