11-29-2011, 09:57 AM #1
VA - Lee Co., Wht/HispMale UP9805, 28-38, in woods off Route 612, Nov'11On Saturday, Nov. 26 a deer hunter discovered the skeletal remains of a human body in the Stickleyville section of Lee County.
The body was found in the woods approximately 400 yards from the Heavenly Hill trailer park off of State Route 612. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said the hunter led officers to the remains which were wrapped in a blanket.According to Parsons, the identification of the individual is unknown. The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke to determine gender and any other clues that might lead to the person's identity.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 11-16-2013 at 01:29 PM.
12-07-2011, 12:09 PM #2
Results of autopsy performed on skeletal remains prompt murder investigation in Lee County
By Wes Bunch
Published December 5th, 2011 9:13 pm
JONESVILLE — Authorities in Lee County are investigating the circumstances surrounding skeletal remains discovered last month as a homicide after autopsy results from the state forensic lab confirmed their prior suspicions.
The unidentified body was discovered by a hunter Nov. 26 in a wooded area off State Route 612 in Stickleyville. The remains were found wrapped in a blanket approximately 400 yards behind the Heavenly Hills Trailer Park.
Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said the forensic examination carried out in Roanoke revealed the person’s gender and likely cause of death, but few other details.
“They’ve determined that it is a male, and that it appears to be blunt force trauma to the head as the cause of death, as best they can determine with what they have,” Parsons said. “Right now that’s all we know.”
Parsons said the forensic report reinforced law enforcement’s view that the unidentified person died as a result of foul play.
Although authorities are still working to positively identify the victim, Parsons said investigators do have some leads.
“There is some suspicion it might be a Hispanic migrant worker who lived in the trailer park for a while with some other migrant workers,” Parsons said.
Parsons said that dynamic makes things more difficult for investigators trying to track down witnesses and possible suspects.
“All we’ve done so far is interview acquaintances of this young man,” Parsons said. “We know that two of the people who lived in the trailer park have been deported, so we’re having some problems. Not having an ID is going to be a problem, and locating the acquaintances that lived with him in the trailer park is going to be a problem.”
Investigators did remove several pieces of evidence from the trailer in order to have them analyzed for possible clues, Parsons said.
Parsons said officers are also trying to locate the possible victim’s relatives, who are also believed to be migrant workers.
“We’re in the process of trying to track down family members,” Parsons said. “Many of these folks aren’t documented, but we have some indication that the person who is the suspected victim may have a child. If we can find that child, we’re going to try and get a DNA sample.”
02-09-2012, 09:39 AM #3
Case number W2011-79846
Date found November 26, 2011 11:40
Date created January 19, 2012 12:07
Date last modified January 20, 2012 05:54
Local Medical Examiner/Coroner Contact
Name Paul Benson
Agency Western District ME Office
Name William Everett
Estimated age Adult - Pre 40
Minimum age 28 years
Maximum age 38 years
Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
Height (inches) 62, Estimated
Notes on body parts recovered:
NOT RECOVERED 5 RIGHT CARPALS, 7 HAND PHALANGES, 20 FOOT PHALANGES
Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Probable year of death 2011 to 2011
Estimated postmortem interval: Months
Address 1 HEAVENLY HILL TRAILER PARK
Address 2 STATE ROUTE 612
Circumstances of death
SKELETAL REMAINS RECOVERED IN A WOODED SECTION OF LAND ~ 400 FT FROM HEAVENLY HILL TRAILER PARK ON VIRGINIA STATE ROUTE 612.
Hair color Black
Head hair BLACK HAIR RECOVERED
Body hair N/A
Facial hair N/A
Left eye color Unknown or Missing
Right eye color Unknown or Missing
Other medical information:
HEALED RIB FRACTURES OF 4,5, & 6 NEAR STERNAL END
Fingerprint information is currently not available (Explain in comments box below)
Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later (Explain below)
Samples submitted - Tests not complete
06-05-2012, 04:33 PM #4
11-19-2012, 02:48 PM #5
11-25-2012, 04:32 PM #6
01-16-2013, 08:06 PM #7
Medical Examiner Trying to ID Four Bodies
Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:21 PM EST
By David Tate
Roanoke Co., VA. - Right now authorities are working at least 140 cases across Virginia where bodies found cannot be identified.
Wednesday, authorities put faces on four of these cases and then took their work to the media for help.
In the spotlight are four men: A Hispanic male found in Lee County in 2011, another Hispanic man found in southern Carroll County just last year, a third Hispanic male found in Blairs in 2005, and a fourth man believed to have been missing since the flood of 1985.
All of the first three are suspected of being migrant workers, which has made identifying them nearly impossible.
02-08-2013, 04:31 PM #8
It's not Oscar Velasco Montano -- his remains were ID'ed today.
Remains are missing Va. man's
Friday - 2/8/2013, 10:00am ET
Oscar Velasco Montano, 29, of Springfield, was last seen July 9, 2011. (Frederick News-Post)
Skeletal remains found last summer beside New Design Road are those of a Virginia man who disappeared 19 months ago under suspicious circumstances.
Oscar Velasco Montano, 29, of Springfield, was last seen July 9, 2011, by a co- worker at his construction job at Tysons Corner Center, a shopping mall in McLean. His family reported him missing two days later.
Fairfax County Police are investigating the case as a homicide, according to Capt. Tim Clarke, of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled Montano's death a homicide, spokesman Bruce Goldfarb said. Goldfarb said he could not reveal the cause of death.
A tree-trimming crew found the bones Aug. 8 in the woods 10 to 15 yards in the 4100 block of New Design Road. The spot is across the road from a farmer's field and just a few hundred yards from a small row of houses.
The remains were charred, and deputies found evidence of a fire nearby, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators believe animals scattered the bones around the immediate area.
Fairfax County Police contacted the sheriff's office after information about the discovery was released to law enforcement agencies across the region, Clarke said.
"They called us and said they were working on a missing persons case they believed was a homicide," Clarke said.
Montano was identified through DNA testing, Clarke said.
A wooden cross bearing Montano's name and several bouquets of flowers had been set near the spot where the bones were found. Sheriff's deputies removed the cross Thursday.
Fairfax County Police planned to take action in the case Thursday evening and thought premature public identification would undermine their efforts, Clarke said.
According to a Facebook page set up by Montano's family and friends called "Help Find Oscar L. Velasco Montano," Montano, a native of Bolivia, told his supervisor he was going out with friends after work on the day he disappeared.
Montano's sister found his minivan at the mall July 10, 2011, but it was gone when she went back the next day, according to the page.
The page made no specific mention of where Montano's remains were found; one post by a commenter indicated that his body was found in a field. A Dec. 27 post in Spanish stated that the family had been told of his death but made no mention of the circumstances.
Officer Don Gotthardt, Fairfax County Police spokesman, said police would not comment on Montano's disappearance and death until the planned action in the case was completed.
02-10-2013, 12:15 PM #9
So it is Oscar Montano, the person I suggested?
I'm confused.... the article says it is Oscar... so that must mean it is.
02-10-2013, 12:26 PM #10
02-10-2013, 12:42 PM #11
Ohhh I got confused, happens alot, especially when I haven't had my coffee. Thanks!
02-11-2013, 10:15 AM #12
I was looking for a UID thread on OM but couldn't find one -- so I searched his name, saw it here and decided to update you guys on the current situation.
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The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
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OSCAR ABAD 1951 Florida
FREDERICK ALBERT 1960 California
Paul Allard 1962 Florida
Marc Allen 1972 Iowa
Steven Anderson 1986 Washington
Christopher Armstrong 1979 Arkansas
Pablo Arriaga 1984 Texas
Jose Arriola 1949 California
Don Baker 1943 California
Matthew Barrows 1976 Texas
Dallas Basham 1961 Florida
Joseph Benton 1985 Texas
Jason Bevins 1971 Nebraska
Robert Biela 1950 Texas
Brian Bleyl 1968 Arizona
Oscar Bonilla 1961 California
Adam Brundage 1977 Pennsylvania
Steven Bunch 1959 Kentucky
Ruben Cantu 1960 Texas
HUGO CARCAMO 1972 Florida
Fernando Cardenas 1971 Washington
Kevin Carpenter 1967 Washington
Manuel Chabarria 1972 Texas
David Civile 1984 New Jersey
John Clark 1963 Arkansas
Eric Cohen 1980 New York
LEON CORRIVEAU 1965 Massachusetts
Juan Cortez Ramos 1975 Arizona
Elijah Cravens Unknown Oklahoma
Kevin Cromer 1980 Pennsylvania
David Cunillera 1976 Pennsylvania
Kenneth Daily 1968 Washington
Mitchell Darlington 1965 Washington
William Downey 1974 Washington
Georgios Drakontaidis 1959 Virginia
Edward DuBarry 1947 New Jersey
Christopher Duffy 1968 Washington
Ernie Earls 1965 Arkansas
Paul Eckert 1965 New Jersey
JASON ERTHAL 1973 California
Daniel Eye 1961 Virginia
Scott Fandel 1965 Alaska
Kevin Farris 1964 Oklahoma
James Fay 1948 Minnesota
Keith Fleming 1963 Florida
Duane Fochtman 1971 Oregon
Terry FOX 1950 California
Jesse Gable 1976 California
Stuart Garbowitz 1956 California
Angelo Gatti 1952 California
Frank Giarrizzo 1955 New York
David Gilchrist 1963 Washington
David Gionet 1964 Michigan
John Gladstone 1956 Georgia
Johnny Gonzales 1987 Texas
Richard Griener 1958 Illinois
Michael Griffin 1939 California
Alfred Grimes 1954 California
Rodney Grissom 1962 Oregon
Robert Grossman 1978 Florida
Bradley Hansen 1982 Arizona
Michael Hawley 1984 Michigan
James Hendrickson 1979 Arizona
Jose Hernandez 1974 Georgia
Jose Hernandez Martinez 1956 District of Columbia
Kipling Hess III 1966 Florida
Marti Hetzell 1971 Washington
Jeffrey Holloman 1986 Alabama
Raymond Hunley 1963 Indiana
Glenn Hustin, Jr. 1970 Michigan
Yaroslav Iventyev 1981 Florida
Ricardo Jimenez 1977 Texas
Danius Johnson 1972 Wisconsin
Danny Jones 1959 Texas
Gilberto Jurado 1961 California
Spencer Karas 1987 California
Wilfred King III 1943 Vermont
Mark Kommel 1948 New York
Steven Kozak Jr. 1973 Oklahoma
Aaron Lamson 1974 Hawaii
Willy Lecompte 1972 North Carolina
FRANK LEONE 1967 Florida
Todd Lucchesi 1970 California
Jamie Lusher 1976 Massachusetts
Joshua Mahaffey 1976 Illinois
Victor Manzares 1960 California
Eugene Martin 1970 Iowa
Ernest Martinez 1965 New Mexico
Richard McCarthy 1959 California
Shawn McNeese 1971 Ohio
Stephen Meeks 1956 North Carolina
Charles Melendez 1969 Texas
Naum Mendez 1974 Florida
Joel Mendoza 1972 California
Max Metcalf 1925 Wisconsin
Manuel Mireles-Garcia 1977 Virginia
Christopher Mittendorf 1985 Tennessee
Phillip Montoya 1959 California
Gary Mullinax 1954 Arkansas
Benjamin Munoz 1978 Washington
Edward Nye 1963 Oregon
JACOB OLIVIER 1988 Florida
Michael Palmer 1984 Alaska
Timothy Parry 1970 Utah
Orestes Perez 1969 Florida
Blake Pursley 1979 California
Manuel Quintana 1983 Arizona
Ruben Ramirez 1966 Texas
Juan Ramos 1982 Texas
Raul Ramos 1978 Texas
Felipe Reyes 1980 Texas
Michael Richards 1974 Washington
HECTOR RIVERA 1978 California
Travis Roberson 1982 Arkansas
Ulises Roldan 1972 Florida
Jaime Romero 1980 Maryland
Richard Rounsaville 1958 Oklahoma
Brendt Rozelle 1967 Oregon
Conrado Rueda 1975 California
Jason Russo 1974 California
Arnaldo Salvati 1946 Texas
Jairo Sanchez 1958 Florida
Chipley Sanders 1971 Kentucky
Louis Sandoval 1981 California
Jason Saul 1980 Arizona
Cameron Sequeira 1977 Arizona
Scott Sims 1950 Texas
Ronald Sisneros 1967 Colorado
Nicholas Smith 1979 New Mexico
Miguel Soto 1978 New Mexico
Joseph Spears 1956 Mississippi
Dean Thoms 1966 Arizona
James Throneberry 1967 Texas
Thomas Thurston 1986 California
JOHN TROYER 1963 California
Michael Troyer 1973 California
Anthony Tumolo 1952 Pennsylvania
Daniel Turpin 1962 Washington
Reagan Uden 1970 Wyoming
Richard Uden 1968 Wyoming
Hubert Valdez 1974 Texas
Edward Vannatter 1971 Ohio
Robert Vanzant 1955 Oklahoma
Evaristo Velasquez 1960 Texas
Chance Wackerhagen 1984 Texas
Ricky Walker 1960 Florida
JAMES WELTER 1951 Mississippi
Jacob Wetterling 1978 Minnesota
James Wiggins 1981 Louisiana
Mark Wilson 1954 California
James Yarbrough 1969 Missouri
Lillard Young 1950 Tennessee
Carlos Zabala 1977 Alaska
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