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    VA - Newport News, Male Skeletal UP5532, 35-50, next to warehouse, Apr'92

    NamUs UP Case 5532 https://identifyus.org/cases/5532



    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on April 07, 1992 at 231 Enterprise Drive, Newport News Virginia. Near complete or complete skeleton (sun dried and bleached).

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 35-50 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: Unknown
    Dentals: Available
    Clothing: Light colored, front button, short sleeve shirt; light colored boxer shorts. Found near the skeletal remains were a pair of "Jordache" blue jeans. Black and white, size 7 1/2 tennis shoe
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Case History
    A maintenance worker observed the skeletal remains adjacent to a warehouse on Enterprise Drive.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-08-2013 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Revised Gender

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    Did LE estimate how long she had been there? Cause of death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    Did LE estimate how long she had been there? Cause of death?
    Neither the PM interval, nor COD was indicated in NamUs. But the "sun bleached" condition of the bones would suggest that they had been there for a considerable length of time (i.e., over a year). But since her clothing was still there, I wouldn't think that she was there for more than 5-10 years.

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    the bust is helpful but there is so little information to go on. no height, hair color or estimated date of death.

    dentals are tough with the post-mortem losses but that's about all we have to work with.

    sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    the bust is helpful but there is so little information to go on. no height, hair color or estimated date of death.

    dentals are tough with the post-mortem losses but that's about all we have to work with.

    sad.
    She was missing quite a few teeth antemortem, so I suspect that she was a vagrant or drug user.

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    Maybe Rhonda?

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2448/4/

    Rhonda was 29 when she went missing in 1987...so she could be in the lower end of the age range.

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    Wow! Rhonda looks pretty similar to the reconstruction. Good Work, Irish Eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by traacker13 View Post
    Wow! Rhonda looks pretty similar to the reconstruction. Good Work, Irish Eyes!
    could be Rhonda but she has no dentals on file and that is the only identifier currently available for the UID.

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    The UID's profile now says "Samples submitted-tests not complete" regarding DNA. So we're one step closer to having another identifier. She and Rhonda do look a lot alike.
    Linda Lunsford, missing since December 26, 1996
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...linda+lunsford

    April Pickens, missing since December 26, 2011
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=165823

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    Rhonda looks like a very good possible to me too!


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    http://crimesolvers.net/missing-pers...ita-marie-gunn
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/gunn_anita.html
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/2246dfva.html

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: July 1953
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 37 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark hair.
    Anita Gunn has been missing since August 31, 1990. She last spoke to her sister by phone around 20.00 that day.
    Gunn told her sister she had just finished having dinner with her estranged husband and they were going to his home to work out their marital problems.
    Right age
    Right place (78 miles away)
    Right time
    and the reconstruction looks pretty good too.
    Shame there is no information on Anita's dentals but...

    I will submit this one.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-01-2013 at 02:40 PM.

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    Confirmed this is NOT Anita Gunn

    and the details have changed from female to male!

    Carl can you update the initial post?

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    this one is going to be fun. I wonder why they thought this was a female? height? only 5'5". size 7 1/2 sneakers??

    the UID was wearing boxer shorts and while I know some women wear 100% cotton boxers for a particular reason, most wearers of boxers are men.

    a bigger question for me is that they say a pair of Jordache jeans were found near the remains and that he was only wearing the boxers along with a shirt. I wonder why the guy was in a partial state of undress? does anyone know if this particular area was a place where guys went for some casual anonymous activities?

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    The boxers make more sense now.

    7 1/2 shoe is small for a man, so it's likely he would be of slight build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    this one is going to be fun. I wonder why they thought this was a female? height? only 5'5". size 7 1/2 sneakers??

    the UID was wearing boxer shorts and while I know some women wear 100% cotton boxers for a particular reason, most wearers of boxers are men.

    a bigger question for me is that they say a pair of Jordache jeans were found near the remains and that he was only wearing the boxers along with a shirt. I wonder why the guy was in a partial state of undress? does anyone know if this particular area was a place where guys went for some casual anonymous activities?
    My first thought when I read your post was to wonder if this isn't tied to Elton Manning Jackson. He operated around the Portsmouth Va. area during that time.

    http://www.murderpedia.org/male.J/j/...on-manning.htm

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