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    OH - Cincinnati, 'Broadway Doe' WhtMale UP7739, 20-30, in stairwell, Oct'88

    NamUs UP # 7739 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7739

    Unidentified White Male



    Found October 27, 1988 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

    Physical Characteristics

    * Age: 20-30
    * Height: 68" (5 feet 8 inches)
    * Weight: 137 lbs
    * Head Hair: Brown, Wavy, 4" in length
    * FacialHair: Brown mustache that comes to the corners of the mouth, approximately 0.5" in length
    * Eye Color: Blue
    * Scars/Marks: The right side of the forehead has a vertically oriented, 0.5" scar that had been previously stitched (sutured). A vertically oriented 3" scar is present on the front of the right shoulder. On the the right palm at the base of the thumb is a 0.5", well healed, linear scar. On the back of the left ring finger (between the joints of the finger) is a 0.5" scar that had been previously stitched. On the medial aspect of the right leg, starting 3" below the knee, is a well healed scar, 4.5" in length. It appears purple and has a width up to 0.25".

    Condition of Remains
    * Probable Year of Death: 1988
    * Est. Postmortem Interval: Hours
    * Comments: Recognizable face

    Circumstancess
    * Comments: The deceased was found at the bottom of a stairwell.

    Identifiers
    * Dental: Available
    Upper (R to L, 01-16) N N F F F N N NO O N N NO NO A N N
    Lower (R to L, 32-17) N N F N N N N N NO N N N N F N N

    Dental Comments:
    "Natural dentition is well preserved" as per autopsy report. Dental charting obtained from Dr. Frank Wright and translated to NamUs coding.
    #8 and 24 had wear facets. #9 had mesioincisal fracture. #12 and 13 were carious but not restored.

    * DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA At National CODIS.
    * Fingerprints: Not Currently Available (Case reports state "Homicide was on the scene and will take prints and other information". An attempt will be made to locate fingerprints through Cincinnati PD.)

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    WKRC in Cincinnati did a news story on this John Doe.

    It's estimated there are 40,000 unidentified dead people in U.S. morgues and unmarked graves. One of them is a young man found in Cincinnati years ago, found before investigators used DNA to identify people and before some local college students started working to find his name.

    ...

    "I am curious about the 20-30 year old white male. Why did he die so young?" College of Mount Saint Joseph biology major Corey Brann is working with other students to identify six John and Jane Doe's who died in Hamilton County going back to 1980. The young man found at the bottom of a staircase on Broadway is one of them. The students call him Broadway Doe.
    Now Broadway Doe's genetic profile is in CODIS, the DNA indexing system. If a relative looking for him is in CODIS too, we could find his name. Biology student Sarah Kent used Broadway's morgue photo to sketch a likeness that will go in Namus. He's about her age, clean-cut, except for the head injury that killed him. "He looked like he had a purpose, maybe college. Clean-he didn't look homeless. I would have to imagine someone missed him, just didn't know how to find him. That's why NAMUS is so important."

    "They all have a story, came from somewhere and they're all part of some family."
    http://www.local12.com/news/local/st...dzzndH4qA.cspx

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    1112 Broadway is the address in Doe. Looks like it could be apartments? Hard to tell what the neighborhood was like back then. Horseshoe Casino Cincy is right across the street, but that wasn't there back then - I wonder what was?

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    The timing is WAY off, but the UID looks a lot like John Koziatek.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/12784/94

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    What's his race?

    Do we know for a fact this young man's race? I know NamUs says white, but I also know that NamUs usually lists Hispanic people as white, something that drives me crazy. With only a drawing you can't tell anything about the person's competition. But I guess with blue eyes you would expect him to be white, right?

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    This possibility should be persued

    Quote Originally Posted by astridxx View Post
    This looks really good to me. The hair color, eye color, height, & weight are all basically right on. He is on NamUs but he doesn't have DNA or Dental entered.

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    It strikes me as unusual that someone this age would have so many scars. Any thoughts on what may have caused these? If he had some sort of medical condition that made him prone to falls or accidents this could help narrow down the possibilities. Just a thought.

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    The following link shows new facial reconstruction for these remains.
    Maybe this will help return this man to his family!

    http://www.local12.com/news/local/st...yHWZCCzTg.cspx
    Possibly the most ridiculous question ever asked by an attorney in court: "So if somebody's not alive you can't get any information from them?" JW

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestMama View Post
    The following link shows new facial reconstruction for these remains.
    Maybe this will help return this man to his family!

    http://www.local12.com/news/local/st...yHWZCCzTg.cspx
    This link no longer works but the touched up morgue photo is now the only one listed-
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7739

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

    Steven Bunch 1959 Kentucky
    Scott Hilbert 1969 Ohio
    Virgil Tackett 1968 Alaska
    Ronald Tammen 1933 Ohio
    Ronald Vonderheide 1964 Ohio


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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah1988 View Post
    It strikes me as unusual that someone this age would have so many scars. Any thoughts on what may have caused these? If he had some sort of medical condition that made him prone to falls or accidents this could help narrow down the possibilities. Just a thought.
    Those sound like the kinds of scars that are common in many outdoor-type professions and hobbies: hunting, fishing, farm and ranch work, lumberjack, landscaper, carpenter, etc.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Ruleouts as of 2 December 2017:

    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    Steven Bunch 1959 Kentucky
    Jeffrey Coonradt 1960 California
    John Hale 1950 Ohio
    Scott Hilbert 1969 Ohio
    Brian Hooks 1966 South Carolina
    David Rhodes 1963 Florida
    Virgil Tackett 1968 Alaska
    Ronald Tammen 1933 Ohio
    Ronald Vonderheide 1964 Ohio
    Jimmy Whitfield 1957 South Carolina
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)



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