02-10-2013, 03:58 AM #1
GA - Winder, WhtMale 314UMGA, 54-99, facial recon surgery, Dec'99
Discovered on December 9, 1999 in a wooded area near Midland Court, just southeast of Winder in Barrow County, Georgia.
Cause of death could not be determined.
It is believed the man's body was in the woods for six to eight months.
State of Remains: Skeletal
Estimated age: 55-60 years old (DOB: 1939 - 1949)
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'4-5'9"
Distinguishing Characteristics: He underwent reconstructive surgery to his skull at some point in his life, possibly to repair damage caused by a car accident. He had a plastic surgical insert just below one eye socket. Investigators found a piece of brown hair among the man's remains.
Dentals: Available. He had some cosmetic dental work.
Clothing: The only scrap of clothing found was the elastic waistband of a size 34 pair of Hanes underwear.
A man gathering pecans December 9, 1999, found the skeletal remains of this victim near train tracks south of Winder. Authorities found about 90 percent of the man's skeleton, but little else. Foul play is not suspected.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-08-2013 at 10:29 PM.
02-10-2013, 04:06 AM #2
The case does not appear to be in NAMUS, so I can't know for sure whether the following MP has been looked at/ruled out:
Mervin Leo Walvatne
Circumstances of Disappearance
Mervin Walvatne was reported missing on December 16, 1990, by his sister who lives in Spencer, Iowa. She became concerned when she had no contact with him since July 18, 1990. Prior to that time she had regular phone contact with Mervin who was living in Arizona.
(underlines by me)
Mr. Walvatne was described as an alcoholic transient. His last places of residence were in the Yuma/Tuscan, AZ area. In the late 1970’s he also resided in the Madison, WI area, during this time he was involved in a car accident that required extensive facial surgery.
Missing since July 18, 1990 from Spencer, Clay County, Iowa.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 8, 1937
Age at Time of Disappearance: 53 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6; 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; green eyes.
Marks, Scars: Unknown tattoos on his arms. One possibly of his name, Mervin
Medical Conditions: Facial injuries that required extensive facial surgery. Fractures to nose, eye and cheek area that required wire and plastic to repair them.
Dentals: Upper Denture.
The UID's case says some cosmetic dental work, which might be inconsistent, or they might mean the denture that was possibly related to his facial reconstruction, but in that case why not just say so? Otherwise though, he seems to fit pretty well.
02-10-2013, 04:15 AM #3
Looks pretty close. Normally, a denture would not be described as "cosmetic dental work", but since that is the only inconsistency with other factors being quite close, I would turn it in.
03-01-2013, 03:44 AM #4
A WS member has offered assistance in contacting LE regarding Mervin as a possible match to this UID. I will let y'all know if I hear anything about a potential match.
03-01-2013, 09:26 AM #5Registered User
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good luck with it Irish. here is the original news story. does not add a whole lot but it give some of the early impressions of the investigators:
04-27-2013, 01:12 PM #6
Was this followed up?
06-13-2014, 02:36 PM #7Registered User
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