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  1. #1
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    WV - Charles Town, WhtMale UP10480, 45-70, metal rod in femur, May'11

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10480

    ME/C Case Number: 11-2050
    Jefferson County, West Virginia
    45 to 70 year old White Male

    Date found May 21, 2011
    Estimated postmortem interval 1 Months

    Found by land owner in the living room/kitchen area of a camper, wallet, ID, no records.
    246 C John Whister Rd
    Charles Town
    Jefferson
    West Virginia

    Weight (pounds) 134, Estimated
    Height (inches) 69, Measured
    Hair: Brown/Gray 10" in length, Gray Beard Hair

    4" scar right side of lower abdomen (appendix removed).
    Unprofessional heart shaped tattoo on right upper arm.
    Metal rod and screws in Right femur.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 12-22-2012 at 03:26 PM.

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    Michael Dale Mclaughlin



    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/8682/0/
    http://www.nampn.org/cases/mclaughlin_michael.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...hael_dale.html

    Missing Since: December 25, 2009 from Bristol, Virginia
    Date Of Birth: September 26, 1964
    Age: 45 (match)
    Height: 5'5" (1 inch out)
    Weight: 130 lbs. (match)
    Hair Color: Blond (UID is brown/grey)
    Eye Color: Blue
    Race: White (match)
    Gender: Male (match)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: He has numerous scars on abdomen from surgeries. Has a metal rod in his right leg. Has a tattoo on upper right arm that says Bub which is his nickname (I wonder if in Decomposing/putrefaction "Bub" looks like a heart?)

    McLaughlin is thought to have left his girlfriend's home on Christmas day after an argument. It has been reported that he was last seen walking down Wagner's Road near Malcolm's Meat in Bristol, VA. He has not been seen or heard from since and these details regarding his disappearance haven't been confirmed.

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    A few inconsistances but it's too close to ignore. I've submitted.

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    Thomas Lee Walters has a steel rod in his leg.


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

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    Thanks, I found about 17 in total! I've submitted Mclaughlin for now as I thought he was the best match, but will submit Walters and probably one of the others if I get a negative response. I'll keep you informed!!


    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Thomas Lee Walters has a steel rod in his leg.


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

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    NOT Michael Dale Mclaughlin

    and Walters went missing 15 years too early.

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/wait_timothy.html

    Timothy Richard Wait, missing in May 2011 from Stafford, Virginia which is 90 something miles from Charles Town, West Virginia. Some of the demographics and medical sounds similar. Weight is pretty far off though. Thoughts?

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    The weight wouldn't worry me but it's a huge difference in height and hair length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DippyBlonder View Post
    NOT Michael Dale Mclaughlin

    and Walters went missing 15 years too early.
    wow, i really thought you had something there with so many matches!

    thoughts:
    -so the man who owns the land found a camper with a dead guy on his property? they never interacted prior to JD's death? he didnt allow him to set up camp and then went buy to grab rent or something?

    -what kind of injuries require a metal rod to be put in someones leg? could he be former military?

    -was the camper one of those pop-up trailers that you tow with a truck? was it more like a small RV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DippyBlonder View Post
    NOT Michael Dale Mclaughlin

    and Walters went missing 15 years too early.
    Yeah, but he's still within the age range, if he had been transient for all those years (50+15=65). I don't know whether that's likely but I can't see anything to rule it out.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    I'm trying to figure out what the circumstances are supposed to mean. a camper as in a vehicle or a camper that can be pulled by another vehicle? how did it get there? I would think in most states if something can be operated on the public roads then it must be registered.

    I'm also trying to figure out what " wallet, ID, no records" means. he had a wallet and ID but they did not match anything as if they are all fake?

    assuming he was a squatter, do you think they bothered to fingerprint the joint?


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    Just my opinion.

    Be thankful for each day. Live in the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what the circumstances are supposed to mean. a camper as in a vehicle or a camper that can be pulled by another vehicle? how did it get there? I would think in most states if something can be operated on the public roads then it must be registered.

    I'm also trying to figure out what " wallet, ID, no records" means. he had a wallet and ID but they did not match anything as if they are all fake?

    assuming he was a squatter, do you think they bothered to fingerprint the joint?
    I might be reading too much into it, but it sounds like he had a name he was using, but the name wasn't his real identity. So maybe the vehicle if any was registered, but to the alias name, so it didn't tell them anything useful.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Namus Ruleouts as of 18 April 2015
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10480

    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    James Bradford 1942 Arizona
    James Johansen 1955 West Virginia
    Samuel Riser 1949 West Virginia
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    I don't think they should of ruled my brother out or how they did..You know there has to be photo's of the body taken by the coroner. I'd really like to see those. No one has ever contacted me about this. I ran across this article doing my searching.. I just need to contact the police in Jefferson county on Monday.. what puzzles me is the small tatoo. "Bub" could make a small heart shape decomposed..

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    We body found in camper

    So was the conclusion it was not Michael dale mclaughlin. I would like to see a photo cause I could tell whether is was him..I still believe it may be him because I don't think the information on NamUs is not complet like his DNA and dental records.. he also had a black times watch..

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