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    SD - Black Hills, Skeletal remains found, Mar'11 - Michael Berry

    Autopsy provides little information about human remains found in remote area of Black Hills

    ... the autopsy failed to provide information about age, gender, race, cause of death or when the person died. It's believed the remains are those of an adult.

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    Authorities say they're reviewing a 2006 case involving a man reported missing from the Keystone area.
    Read More:
    http://www.therepublic.com/view/stor...r-Finds-Bones/

    ETA: Here's another article:

    http://www.newscenter1.tv/stories/8150.aspx
    Last edited by Kimster; 12-01-2011 at 12:53 AM. Reason: prefix

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    It looks like they are referring to Michael J. Berry as the Missing Person case they are reviewing.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...y_michael.html
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 02:29 PM.

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    at the risk of stating the obvious, if the medical examiner cannot determine if the remains were that of a male or female, white, black, hispanic, Native American or Asian (or any mixture of the groups) how is anyone to guess who the deceased might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    at the risk of stating the obvious, if the medical examiner cannot determine if the remains were that of a male or female, white, black, hispanic, Native American or Asian (or any mixture of the groups) how is anyone to guess who the deceased might be?
    Perhaps the shoes or clothing is providing clues.

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    They could have complete teeth but still be unable to determine much. While teeth sometimes yield clues about race, age, etc. they don't always. Or there might be an identifying mark on one of the bones (unusual fracture, screws or plates, surgical marks, etc.) If they're pretty sure who it is, and he has something distinctive about him, it might not take much to be able to confirm the identity.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    It looks like they are referring to Michael J. Berry as the Missing Person case they are reviewing.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...y_michael.html
    Michael Berry is the MP case they are reviewing. So far, they have been unable to locate dental records. If not, they will have to wait a few months for DNA results.

    http://www.faribaultcountyregister.c....html?nav=5002
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 02:30 PM.

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    7th July:

    A team at the University of North Texas has reported so far that the remains are likely from a white male between 50 to 70 years old.
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    Marty Graves of the Pennington County sheriff's office says the quality and condition of the remains are consistent with the time when Berry disappeared.
    http://www.argusleader.com/article/2...ng-missing-man

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    It looks like they are referring to Michael J. Berry as the Missing Person case they are reviewing.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...y_michael.html
    The decedent has been identified as Michael J. Berry

    http://www.therepublic.com/view/stor...ns-Identified/
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 02:30 PM.



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