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    TX - Fort Worth, WhtMale UP9745, 20-35, in woods, drug paraphanalia, Nov'11

    FORT WORTH -- Authorities are asking for help in identifying skeletal remains found last month in northwest Tarrant County near Lakeside.

    A man riding an all-terrain vehicle in the 7200 block of La Cantera discovered the first of the remains -- a skull missing its jawbone -- on Nov. 14.

    Dana Austin, a forensic anthropologist with the Tarrant County medical examiner's office, said a three-day search of the site, including one day in which cadaver dogs were used, uncovered only a few scattered bones in all but, fortunately, included the skull's mandible.

    Austin said the quickest way to identify the remains would be through dental-record comparisons.

    "If there are no dental records for someone who is missing, we can compare DNA that would be extracted, likely from a tooth in this case, to the DNA profile of a family member," she said.

    If an identification is not made, Austin said a DNA profile extracted from the remains will be entered into a DNA database for missing persons and unidentified bodies for comparison to samples already in the database.

    "The remains have been there for two to seven years, so potentially the family has already reported him missing and has samples in that database," Austin said.

    Based on an examination of the remains, the deceased is believed to be a white male, between 20 and 35 years of age at the time of his death. The cause of death is not known; however, drug paraphernalia was located with the remains.

    The man was wearing a pair of loose-fit Levi Strauss & Co jeans, with a 30-inch waist by 34-inch length; Hanes brand socks and black lace-up Sears-brand shoes in size 10.5.

    Anyone with information about the man's possible identity is asked to contact Dr. Roger Metcalf, chief of human identification, at 817-920-5700, ext. 8387.

    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12...#ixzz1fNn0OSer
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-20-2013 at 03:27 AM.

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    I take it we should be searching for a very slim male. From a quick search, most major retailers don't even offer men's jeans with a 30-inch waist, they start at 32.
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.

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    What about Cole Jackson? It looks like he was a few hours away from where the bones were found.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases...se_information

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    What about Terry Rawdon?
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/9072/8/

    It seems like he would have been the 1st person they thought of though. From the same county, weight listed as 145lbs.

    I think I'm going to send it in just in case...

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    Email sent to Roger Metcalf

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    NamUs Profile Link...

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/9745

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age 20 years
    Maximum age 35 years
    Race White
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) , Cannot Estimate

    Body Parts Inventory:
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Notes on body parts recovered:
    skull, 2 cervical vertebrae, 8 rib frags, 3 metacarpal frags

    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

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    Probable year of death 2005 to 2010
    Estimated postmortem interval 2 Years

    Location Found:
    Address 1 wooded area near
    Address 2 La Cantera Court
    Fort Worth
    Texas
    County: Tarrant

    Circumstances of death
    Partial skeletal remains were located in a wooded area next to a residential development. The shoes were sold in 2005 or 2006. The body and clothing are very decomposed and suggest a time interval of at least 2 years up to 6 years (accounting for shoe availability). Drug paraphenalia found near body (details purposely withheld).

    Physical
    Hair color Unknown or Completely Bald
    Eye color Unknown or Missing
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    No other distinctive body features
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    Medical:
    Skeletal findings partial skeleton only. Supernumerary 3rd molar, upper left.

    Fingerprints:
    Fingerprint information is currently not available (Explain in comments box below)
    Comments: skeletal

    Clothing with body:
    remains of levi strauss jeans 569 Loose fit, size 30 x 34
    Hanes sock
    Mossimo shirt with yellow plastic applique
    elastic waistband of underwear-no tags
    All clothing very decomposed.

    Footwear Sears brand shoes, size 10.5. Lace-up, oil resistant sole. According to Sears these shoes were sold in 2005 & 2006.

    Dental
    Dental information / charting is below
    X-Rays available
    Photographs available

    One or more teeth present
    Filling or crown present
    Upper jaw present
    Lower jaw present

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    Upper Right 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Upper Left
    N N P P P P P P P N P N P F F N
    Lower Right N N F P P P P P P P P P P P F N Lower Left
    32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17

    N
    =
    Natural tooth, no filling
    F
    =
    Filling, inlay, onlay, or veneer
    C
    =
    Crown or cap
    B
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    Bridge work
    R
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    Root canal
    A
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    Antemortem loss (healed socket)
    P
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    Postmortem loss (open socket)
    I
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    Impacted
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    Other features (describe in dental comments)
    Comments

    DNA
    Samples submitted - Tests not complete

    Location University of North Texas

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    Alex Aleman

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/show/1692

    In the area - drug use - perhaps family "guessed" weight that was pre-drugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanting2Help View Post
    What about Terry Rawdon?
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/9072/8/

    It seems like he would have been the 1st person they thought of though. From the same county, weight listed as 145lbs.

    I think I'm going to send it in just in case...
    I guess he can be ruled out because the shoes weren't sold until 2005...

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    2 rule-outs listed...

    Kenny Ebarb 1977 Texas
    Ryan Esparza 1990 Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot View Post
    I take it we should be searching for a very slim male. From a quick search, most major retailers don't even offer men's jeans with a 30-inch waist, they start at 32.
    Actually it is easy to find size 30 waist jeans. My son needs a 28 and in my searching I found lots of 30s, just very few 28 and 29s. 30x34 would be an extremely thin man. My son weighs 130 and is 5'7" and wears a 28x30. My husband is 5'10 and wears a 32 length. By that comparison I am guessing 6' tall and 160 pounds.
    "The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed." - Albert Einstein


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    this guy fits the bill - 19 y.o., tall (6' or 6'1"), thin (165 lbs) [a nickname was Slim Jim], drug problem, missing from TX in June 2005:

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._benjamin.html

    clothes: Lund was known to wear baggy jeans and the UID was found with a pair of levi strauss jeans 569 Loose fit.
    Last edited by webrocket; 07-09-2012 at 07:37 PM. Reason: clothes

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    Webrocket,

    Have you sent an email to the case director RE: Benjamin Lund being a match? If not, I would be happy to for you. It very well could be him.

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    I did not Jodie, if you are inclined to do so, by all means send him in. thanks

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    Jodie, did you submit Benjamin Lund?

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    FORT WORTH — Several months after skeletal remains were found in northwest Tarrant County near Lakeside, authorities are hoping a clay facial reconstruction will finally help uncover the man's identity.
    http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07...struction.html


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