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    DE - Wilmington, White male in Rockford Park creek, Sep'11 - Thomas King

    Hal Brown has set up a Facebook page to bring attention to his UID cases.

    Warning Postmortem photos at link - GRAPHIC CONTENT:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaw...134171?sk=wall

    He has a recent UID case featured. The image is quite graphic and disgusting, so in order to show on this thread what remained of the tattoo, I blurred out the decomposing flesh and maggots.

    NamUs UP # 9378 https://identifyus.org/cases/9378



    Unidentified White Male

    * The victim was discovered on September 23, 2011, in Rockford Park, Wilmington Delaware.
    * Estimated Date of Death: Months prior

    Vital Statistics
    * Estimated age: 23-50 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8"; 185 lbs.
    * Tattoos: Substantially decomposed large, unidentified right shoulder tattoo (see image).

    Circumstances of death
    On Friday 9/23/2011 at 4:30 PM, a decomposed Caucasian male was discovered in a creek situated in a ravine and and run-off area approximately 100 feet from Brandywine Creek, in the vicinity of Rockford Park, Wilmington, DE. The area was a South of South Park Drive, Wilmington, DE.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-13-2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    I e-mailed Hal to ask him exactly where on the shoulder the tattoo is located, since it is difficult to tell from the photo. He replied:

    I realize it is difficult to see the orientation. Body is lying on left side and camera is looking at posterior upper right shoulder
    I edited the previous post, rotating the photo 90 degrees to show the tattoo in its vertical orientation.

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    On the one hand I am rather surprised that Hal Brown posted some of these pics on a FB page yet on the other hand, it allows direct communication with his office.

    from the FB discussion, they are hypothesizing that this was a prison tattoo. I think it is standard operating procedure nowadays to get DNA samples from prisoners so once Hal's results come back he might get a match.

    I loved the chatter with a former co-worker who joked "Oh what, you didn't get your DNA results back over the commercial break?", mocking CSI.

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    I'm sure he's probably checked out John Wisniewski just based on proximity right?

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/12545/29/

    His stats are a little off but it does mention a tattoo on the upper right arm (I know it's not the shoulder, but who knows).

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    Quote Originally Posted by traacker13 View Post
    I'm sure he's probably checked out John Wisniewski just based on proximity right?

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/12545/29/

    His stats are a little off but it does mention a tattoo on the upper right arm (I know it's not the shoulder, but who knows).
    Maybe he hasn't. Arm and shoulder are often confused when pinpointing tattoo locations.

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    I just received the following update from Hal Brown:

    Hello Carl,

    The 9/23/2011 decomposed Caucasian male discovered in a creek near the RockfordPark area of Wilmington, DE has been positively identified via a partial fingerprint. Just wanted to let you know and thanks for helping to look into this for me. *

    All the best, *-Hal
    No details regarding the name of the decedent, or what the tattoo looked like prior to his death.

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    A little additional info from Hal:

    He was homeless and no family has been located yet, so we still have the body and have not released the I'd. Don't know about the tattoo, but family will be asked (when family is located).

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    According to NamUs, the decedent has been identified as Thomas Harry King, Jr.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/9378



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