02-08-2013, 08:34 PM #1
FL - Little Talbot Island, WhtMale 79UMFL, 40-60, leaning against tree, Jan'90
The Doe Network:
Case File 79UMFL http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/79umfl.html
NamUs UP 961 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/961
Sketch of Victim by J. McMillan
Unidentified White Male
Located on January 20, 1990 on Little Talbot Island, Duval County, Florida.
Estimated Date of Death: 3 - 6 months prior to discovery.
Cause of Death: homicide, gunshot
State of Remains: Partial Skeletal
Estimated age: 40 - 60 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 6'2" - 6'4"; 250 - 290 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Graying sandy blonde and almost straight hair. Wide face.
Clothing: He was wearing a size 40 blue button-down shirt; blue "Hager" pants size 40 long; a white T-shirt; a light gray jacket; black socks; size 13 black leather shoes with laces; white boxer underwear; and a brown belt. He was carrying a hat/visor.
Personal Effects : A key chain with 4 keys, 2 being car key of General Motors', a government-issued ball point pen, black frame, non prescription sunglasses, super glue, nail clippers, plastic comb and a black smoking pipe.
Skeletal Findings : Possible old laminectomy L4-L5; styloid process on right ulna was very short or broken away and remaining stump eburnated; perforation through left maxillary sinus with fistulous tract from chronic sinus infection; one or more healed fractures of nasal bones; at least partially healed fracture of right second rib.
Fingerprints: Not available. Unobtainable.
Dentals: Available, Extensive dental work. #5&9: root canal therapy completed; #23-26: fractured; #13: acrylic composite/veneer; #20: tilted distally; #27: rotated; #2,3,7,9,10,11, 12,15 & 18: severe bone loss.
The victim's skeletal remains located Off the Atlantic coast, at 15000 Block of Hecksher Drive, twenty miles from downtown Jacksonville, Florida, On Little Talbot Island, in a wooded area.
Little Talbot Island is a undeveloped, barrier island near the Duval/Nassau County line, in Northeast Florida. The entire island - 2,500 acres - is a State Park.
He was found resting up against a tree and seated on plastic material.
02-08-2013, 08:34 PM #2
The height is off, but I couldn't help but notice the resemblance of Edward F. Grossman to the reconstruction for this John Doe.
Aside from the height, everything else seems plausible.
* His age (59) is within range (40-60)
* The timeline is right - LKA (Sep-89) to Discovery (Jan-90) is 4 months - Consistent with the 3-6 month postmortem interval.
* The circumstances indicate that he would not necessarily be expected to be found near the area from where he disappeared (Wyoming County NY)
The rule-out list contains 19 names, but not his.
There is no DNA or Dentals on him, so they might have trouble comparing him.
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Looks worthwhile to me, Carl.
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The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Elito Castro 0
Ernest E. Cofield 0
Phillip Crossan 0
Leen Dykhuizen 0
Roy Hagel 1950 North Dakota
Gerard J. Hanrahan 1941 Massachusetts
Ronald Peter Lombardo 0
Peter Strother Madison 0
Sydney Manning 0
Richard Masson 0
George Miles 1927 Maryland
Tracey, AKA Tracy, Walter Miracle 1926 Kentucky
Hanson Oates 0
Gordon Thomas Page, Jr 1963 Michigan
Johnny L. Parker 0
Fred M. Russ 0
William C. Taylor, VII 0
Marten Van Harten 1956 Florida
Ronald Westwick 1944 Iowa
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