09-09-2011, 07:05 PM #1
FL - Pinellas County, 'John Doe Sand Key' 1293UMFL, Aug'87 - Gregory Greco
The Doe Network:
Case File 1293UMFL
Reconstruction of Victim
Unidentified White Male
The victim was discovered on August 8, 1987 in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: about 12 hours prior to discovery
Cause of Death: Suicide
Estimated age: 25-45 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 6'3"; 164-170 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Curly brown hair with frontal baldness. It was cut and shaped. Beard stubble; Possibly brown eyes. Deeply tanned. Right-handed. Not a transient. He was well-nourished. His liver showed no signs of alcoholism, and his hands had no heavy calluses. It's likely the man was never arrested for a major crime.
Clothing: Blue canvas, deck-type shoes (no socks). Tan shorts with no belt, tan swim shorts with red trim, blue knit mesh short sleeve Polo shirt. His blue knit shirt and other garments were mass-produced clothes commonly available at large department stores.
Personal Effects: He had two Scripto lighters in his pockets and a silver Seiko watch on a wrist.
Fingerprints: Available. His fingerprints are not on file in FBI records. This also means he was never a federal employee or in the military service.
AKA : John Sand Key Doe.
A fisherman discovered the man's body floating in the bay east of Sand Key near Clearwater Pass Bridge on August 6, 1987.
He may have come to the area with the intention of killing himself, to keep people from wherever he left from knowing of his death.
An autopsy showed the man killed himself. He had five deep cuts on his left wrist, and four others on his right one. He bled to death after slicing his wrists and jumping into the water.
His physical characteristics, fingerprints and dental information were fed into an FBI computer that compared the data against all missing persons reported by law enforcement agencies countywide. The dozen possible matches were eliminated because of various dissimilarities.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 07:31 PM.
09-09-2011, 07:08 PM #2
Gregory Greco was something of a free spirit and world traveler.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and earned a master's degree from the University of Montpellier in France. In 1984, the 33-year-old moved from his home in Wisconsin to the Tampa Bay area.
He got an apartment in the Lakes of Northdale community in Tampa and began working for the Tampa Cigar Co. In August 1987, Greco packed his belongings into his car and drove it to his father's seasonal home in Port Richey.
He left a note that simply said, "I'll be in touch."
Greco's family never saw him again.
Pasco County sheriff's Detective David Boyer announced today that a body found floating near the Clearwater Pass on Aug. 8, 1987, has been positively identified as Greco.
Greco had slashed his wrists and jumped into the water. An autopsy at the time determined the cause of death to be suicide.
With no way to identify the remains, the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office had dubbed the remains "John Doe Sand Key" and buried them. Sand Key forms the south side of the Clearwater Pass, with Clearwater Beach to the north.
Here's his Charley Project casefile:
Gregory Allen Greco
Above Images: Greco, circa 1987
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: 1987 from Tampa, Florida
Date of Birth: July 25, 1951
Age: 36 years old
Height and Weight: 6'3, 150 - 175 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Greco's nickname is Greg. He has a full beard and mustache. He wears eyeglasses.
Details of Disappearance
Greco was last seen in Tampa, Florida sometime during the fall of 1987. He lived in the 16600 block of Northdale Drive and worked for the Thompson Cigar Company. He withdrew all his money from his savings account and disappeared. He left his 1976 Ford LTD with the Wisconsin license plate number ll7808 at his father's residence on Sandtrap Drive in Port Richey, Florida. The vehicle was packed with personal property and had a note saying, "I'll be in touch later." He has never been heard from again.
Greco has a master's degree in linguistics and speaks fluent French. He has studied abroad in several countries in Europe. Few details are available in his case.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 07:34 PM.
09-10-2011, 06:47 AM #3Registered User
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Interesting article - I wonder if some of the UID's that we see here have left the same kind of message with their family... and of course the family do not report the person missing because it seems like they 'are not missing' simply not being in contact..... even for a very extended time of period.
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