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    CA - Los Angeles, HispMale UP3658, 35-45, hit by car, in coma 5 yrs, Nov'94

    Okay the height is off ALOT but they look kinda alike... so I put this here *just in case* john doe says 64... which some sites that could mean 64 inches (thats what I first though) but then thought just incase they meant 6'4 i'd post it here.. if anything..I didnt see this guy listed on the doenetwork (but he could be, might of overlooked it)


    Decedent was struck by a vehcile on 11/14/1994 at 2031 hours at 1406 W. Olympic Blvd. in L.A. Transported to LA county USC med center, where he was treated and transferred to a Convalescent home in El Monte, CA. Remained in a coma until his death on 8/16/1999.
    *morgue photo* at link

    http://coroner.co.la.ca.us/htm/uipde...num=1999-05837


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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/layja_rene.html


    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/ga...hp?A200300886W
    Missing Since: April 22, 1994 from Mesa, Arizona
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: March 9, 1961
    Age: 33 years old
    Height and Weight: 6'3, 240 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Layja has a gap between his upper front teeth.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue t-shirt, gray pants and black shoes.
    Medical Conditions: Layja is mentally challenged.

    Details of Disappearance
    Layja arrived in Mesa, Arizona to visit his mother's home on April 21, 1994. He told his mother he was going to take a walk during the following day, April 22. Layja was not familiar with Mesa at the time he departed from the house. He was treated for unspecified reasons and released from Maricopa County Hospital on April 23. Layja was given a bus ticket to Nogalas, Arizona before leaving the facility. It is unclear if he used his pass or arrived at his destination. Layja has never been heard from again. His case remains unsolved.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 07-02-2013 at 06:28 PM.

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    That really looks like him. It shouldn't take much to match it, because Layja has a huge gap btwn his two front teeth. That nose really matches

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    They do look an awful lot alike but there is a 90 pound difference. Could still be

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    I'll be shocked if the ISN'T a match!!! Great find and hopefully some closure for the family. Great job sleuther!

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    Very, very good match! Submit it and let us know how it turns out.

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    WOW.... there is NO way in heck that this could NOT be a match. Not only does he look exactly the same.. hairline and everything.. but that very unusual shaped nose--- it is exactly the same nose.
    I'm surprised this wasn't found earlier by someone investigating the case. But then again in the early 90's this was before the internet was mainstream and before there was so much missing persons info up on the web.
    Great job KBS!!!

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    Well printed those pages out so I'll make some calls tomorrow and hopefully get some more information! Thanks so much for your responses, I'll definately let ya know if I get anywhere with it.

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    WOW! That's amazing. I feel so sorry for his mom, but if this is him at least she will have some answers.

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    GREAT find! As far as I'm concerned, that's him!

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    Well I called. Didnt get to talk to anyone. Had to leave a messages.... but I'm in florida so they might not be up yet, but i'll wait a little bit and try again to see if someone will answer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylenbabysims View Post
    Well I called. Didnt get to talk to anyone. Had to leave a messages.... but I'm in florida so they might not be up yet, but i'll wait a little bit and try again to see if someone will answer...
    It would probably be best to call around 12/1:00p.m. EST.

    I agree about it being a match and weight difference is probably due to him being in a coma and receiving liquid nutrients through a tube as opposed to eating fatty solid foods. (And also muscle atrophy) =)

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    Also note the 6+ month time lapse between disappearance and the accident. If he was living on the street, he would most likely have lost weight. So I would consider that to also be OK given the gap in time.

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    Not really any new information... But I did talk to someone at the LA california coronor's office ... I sent him links.. He hasnt responded back via telephone or email. Hopefully he got it, and will at least look!

    Then a little bit ago a very nice lady called me back from Mesa for the missing man. Someone might call me back tomorrow.. Its weird she said something like he wasnt showing up as missing or something but she did find him by the file # but I guess not by entering his name..I dont know.. but she had something she had to look into... But thats all for now! if I hear anything else I'll let you know!

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    They must have some better pictures of him! He was alive for 5 years, albeit in a coma, but can't we have some better pictures than the morgue photo??
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    Has anyone heard anything about this possible match? I agree about the pictures. Surely somebody took photos of this guy during his last five years.
    Last edited by raindrops300; 10-15-2007 at 10:27 PM. Reason: add on

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