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    PA - Towamencin Twp, Male skeletal w/handgun, Jan'13 - William Stilson

    Human remains were found by construction workers as they wroked on the extended highway in Montgomery County.




    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...ect-in-montco/

    No sex or race is mentioned. The person was wearing Guess jeans, Ralph Lauren glasses and had extensive dental work as well as prior chest surgery.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-17-2014 at 12:11 PM.

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    Here's some additional info:

    The remains appear to be of a male, a handgun was found nearby, and it appears that they may have been in the wooded area for about a year, according to state police Lt. Paul Gustaitis.
    The person appears to have been wearing Guess jeans, a Ralph Lauren shirt, had extensive dental work and a heart condition that appeared to have required chest surgery, according to state police.
    A construction worker who was working on the Pennsylvania Turnpike discovered the remains, which appear to be human, Dickinson said, west of the Holiday Inn in the 1700 block of Sumneytown Pike.
    http://www.montgomerynews.com/articl...ewmode=default

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    Maybe Duane John Scott, Jr.?




    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/scottduanejohnjr.html


    Only because of the heart surgery.

    He had many tattoos though and they didn't mention that.

    Also, the Guess jeans made me think this had to be from the late 70's early 80's, but I guess not.

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    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/scottduanejohnjr.html

    Only missing since July 2012, so probably not long enough. But Duane did have a scar from heart surgery.

    ETA: Ooops this is the same person Filly posted. I need more coffee this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    Maybe Duane John Scott, Jr.?




    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/scottduanejohnjr.html


    Only because of the heart surgery.

    He had many tattoos though and they didn't mention that.

    Also, the Guess jeans made me think this had to be from the late 70's early 80's, but I guess not.
    If the body had been there for a year, it's possible the tattoos were so difficult to see they won't find them until autopsy.

    The clothing makes me picture somebody who was in his twenties in the 80's. So fiftyish now.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    There is no mention of past heart surgery or dental work or access to a handgun, but the timeframe (Oct. 31, 2011) and distance (20 miles) are close:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/13465
    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/hardmancameron.html

    This MP was last seen wearing a "button-down polo shirt" which sounds like a Ralph Lauren style, plus he wore Timberland Boots and drove a BMW which IMHO fit a classy image that would match the UID's Ralph Lauren shirt. Then again, the investigator in Gracelin's article mentioned that this man was found near interstates and hotels, so they're considering the idea he could be from outside the area.

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    Identified as William H. Stilson, an artist from Massachusetts, missing since at least 2007.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...255576451.html

    May William Rest in Peace.

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    Maybe it's just me, but it makes me sad his family donated his remains to the coroner instead of claiming them. What does a coroner do with donated remains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica6980 View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but it makes me sad his family donated his remains to the coroner instead of claiming them. What does a coroner do with donated remains?
    Usually the remains would be used for medical or educational purposes, which could be anything from saving part of the bones to illustrate the gunshot wound to cleaning and preparing the skeleton for anatomy classes. It's quite likely to have been something he had expressed an interest in in the past. If he had a will, it might be mentioned there.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)


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    Additional Media Link

    Law Enforcement and Coroner Comments as to how they verified his identity.

    4/23: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-new...illiam-stilson

    Our Condolences To His Loved Ones.



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