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    WY - Thermopolis, WhtMale UP12910, 50-69, in steamer trunk, Mar'92 - Joseph Mulvaney

    Unknown John Doe died after 1908--remains found Wyoming
    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Gabby%27s_Bones
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-22-2014 at 02:55 AM.

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    Who else thinks Gabby knew more than he was letting on? I am not suggesting he killed but I think he probably know more than he admitted to knowing.

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    Gabby now has a NamUs UP Casefile

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12910

    Good luck finding a match on this one.

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    This is actually really interesting! It brings up so many questions about who this person is, and why were they in a trunk? How did Gabby even get the bones?

    At at least there's DNA in CODIS.

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    my guess is maybe Gabby's father or grandfather killed the guy.

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    On October 19, a DNA sample was obtained from an adult female from Iowa who had relayed that her father had been shot in the head by her uncle sometime in 1960. The woman stated that her uncle then placed her father's body in a trunk before burying it in Iowa.

    The Sheriff's Office says the uncle later dug the trunk back up and transported it to Wyoming where he was working. The uncle then left the trunk behind. The uncle later moved to Mississippi where he committed suicide.

    The Wyoming State Crime Lab was able to determine that the female who had submitted the DNA sample was indeed a 99.99% match to the bones that had been collected.

    The sheriff's office identifies the bones as Joseph Mulvaney. Mulvaney was born in 1923.
    http://www.kulr8.com/story/36717535/...g-persons-case

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    Wow, I remember this one from Unsolved Mysteries ages ago. Didn't think it would be solved but glad I was wrong. Still wondering how "Gabby" fits into everything though. RIP Joseph Mulvaney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow45 View Post
    Wow, I remember this one from Unsolved Mysteries ages ago. Didn't think it would be solved but glad I was wrong. Still wondering how "Gabby" fits into everything though. RIP Joseph Mulvaney.
    Gabby was one who killed him. He was his step brother.
    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Gabby%27s_Bones

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    Some questions that come to mind:

    1) The age estimate ("50-69") was way off - if Mulvaney was born in 1923, he would have been circa 37 when he was killed in 1960.

    2) What was Gabby's full name? All it says is that he was Mulvaney's stepbrother.

    3) Why did Gabby murder his stepbrother?

    4) Why was the disappearance of Joseph Mulvaney not investigated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_missing View Post
    Some questions that come to mind:

    1) The age estimate ("50-69") was way off - if Mulvaney was born in 1923, he would have been circa 37 when he was killed in 1960.
    That's interesting - I often wonder about the age estimates. This is a good reminder that if one detail doesn't seem to match up not to completely disregard a possible match.


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    RIP Joseph Mulvaney
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    [QUOTE=the_missing;13726519]Some questions that come to mind:

    1) The age estimate ("50-69") was way off - if Mulvaney was born in 1923, he would have been circa 37 when he was killed in 1960.

    2) What was Gabby's full name? All it says is that he was Mulvaney's stepbrother.

    3) Why did Gabby murder his stepbrother?

    4) Why was the disappearance of Joseph Mulvan

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    Results: Solved. Sadly, Newel Sessions passed away in 2003. On October 25, 2017, the skeleton was identified as Joseph J. Mulvaney, born in 1923. Joseph's granddaughter, Shelley, helped lead to the identification. DNA testing with his daughter confirmed his identity. Investigators learned from his daughter that he had been shot and killed by her uncle, John David Morris (identified as "Gabby" in the segment), in 1960. After the murder, Morris buried Joseph in the footlocker in Iowa. At some point, Morris dug the trunk back up and transported it to Wyoming, where he was working. He then left the trunk behind with Newel. He later moved to Mississippi where he committed suicide.
    Joseph's remains have been returned to his family and they will now be able to give him a proper burial .

    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Gabby%27s_Bones
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    I'm so glad it's finally solved and that his family now can give him a proper burial. It makes me wonder how many other "Gabby's bones" there are who fell victim to familial disputes. So creepy he brought the bones with him to another state!
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    This story is seriously stranger than fiction....
    L'chaim!

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    Holy wow! That's an amazing resolution. So glad he was identified. So heartbreaking it happened. At least they got the bones back



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