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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010

    IN - Ray Acklin, 43, East Chicago, 25 April 2008

    This is my first time starting a thread and I'm not even sure if this is the right forum for it or if I'm formatting it correctly, but I thought this man deserved a thread and I couldn't find one for him.


    ...Ray J. Acklin, whose family said grew up in Chicago and south suburban Robbins, was identified through a DNA match with his mother, Patricia Acklin Steward, who still lives at a South Side two-flat Acklin was rehabbing when he disappeared.

    Steward said that prior to the discovery last week that the body found April 1, 2009, in Kankakee, was Acklin, his family and friends had been frustrated by a lack of attention to his disappearance except from a few official investigators.

    “I don’t know why no one would help,” Steward said...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    IL- Male found in Kankakee county April 2009 - Ray Acklin

    There is a thread for Ray Acklin in the Located forum
    Found Deceased IL - Ray J. Acklin, 43, Chicago, 25 April 2008 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    but I wanted to post him here because the case shows that you cannot always rule out matches just because they seem unlikely based on some data.

    The UID details are available in https://identifyus.org/cases/8353 but probably not for long.
    They were looking for
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 50
    Minimum age 35 years
    Maximum age 55 years
    Race Unsure
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) 65, Estimated
    Person may be Asian, Native American, or Hispanic

    They got age and height right but the race might have lead searchers astray.

    He was identified by his personal effects and DNA.

    Rest in peace, Ray.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Thank you. Looking at the picture compared to the drawing, I would have never made the match. Reminds me that the drawings need to be taken with a grain of salt.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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