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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009

    CA - Los Angeles, WhtMale UP3094, 45-55, found on street, balding, Feb'05

    Some information from NamUs profile and Los Angeles County Department of Coroner listing provided below, but please always refer to complete up-to-date profiles at links. I did not find a Doe Network profile for this UID.

    NamUs UP # 3094

    Los Angeles County Department of Coroner (LACDOC) Unidentified Person Case # 2005-01280
    Currently no postmortem photo at link.

    Unidentified white male

    Date found: February 11, 2005
    Location found: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
    Probable year of death: 2005
    Body conditions: Recognizable face
    Circumstances of death: [from LACDOC entry]
    On 2/11/2005 at approx. 0500 hours the decedent was found unresponsive lying in the street at the 900 blk of Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles. Transported to LAC/USC med center where he was pronounced dead. He is balding, age range between 45-60 years of age. He has is own teeth.
    Physical description

    Estimated age: 45-55 years [NamUs] / 45-60 years or 50+ years [LACDOC]
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Height: 68 inches (5' 8"), measured
    Weight: 188 lb, measured
    Hair color: Brown
    Eye color: Hazel

    Medical features: Healed fractured leg, lower left; old rib fracture, arthritic changes are present to both wrist and hands, healed fracture to the left fibula

    Fingerprints: Entered [see NamUs entry]. On file with FBI and CA DOJ.

    Dentals: Dental information / charting is provided [see NamUs entry]. #10, #11, #12 not recovered, #7 or #8 maybe missing antemortem.
    DNA: Complete and entered [see NamUs entry]


    Clothing and accessories: Blue jeans, and a white t-shirt.


    Local Medical Examiner/Coroner Contact
    Agency: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
    Phone: (323) 343-0512

    Case Manager
    Name: Daniel Machian
    Phone: (323) 343-0754
    [found an e-mail address at LACDOC as well]

    [Attached files are screenshots of fingerprints, dentals & DNA from NamUs entry]
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by zinc; 08-07-2013 at 08:29 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Possible match: Lonnie Lee Fagg / Lonnie Harper

    Lonnie Lee Fagg may be a possible match. The age, height, weight, date of death, and date of last contact are roughly consistent. The dentals may or may not be consistent. He is not on the list of rule-outs for the UID.

    Edited to add: Eye color may or may not be consistent. Mr. Fagg's eyes are listed as blue. It's hard to tell what they are from his photo. The UID's eyes are recorded as hazel, which is used to refer to a range of mixed colors from green-gold to gold-brown.

    Scroll down for the map showing the approximate address where the UID was found and Mr. Fagg's last known location. LACDOC gives the location of the UID as "the 900 blk of Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles," likely the 900 block of West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles. (East Olympic Boulevard has no 900 block.) I don't know what was at the UID site in 2005. Hotels and a movie theater were constructed there in 2007-2010 as part of L.A. LIVE. The UID and MP locations are about two miles apart in walking distance.

    North American Missing Persons Network: Lonnie Lee Fagg
    (Contains noticeable errors.)

    NamUs MP # 1206
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is currently not available
    DNA: Initial inquiry underway
    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    The Charley Project: Lonnie Lee Fagg

    Missing Since: February 9, 2005 from Los Angeles, California
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: March 25, 1957
    Age: 47 years old
    Height and Weight: 5' 9", 180 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, blue eyes. Fagg's hair was long on the sides and bald on top at the time of his disappearance. He is missing one upper front tooth, two upper teeth on the right side, and two bottom front teeth. He has a three- to four-inch scar across the base of his neck. Fagg may use the last name Harper.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A size large red Kansas City jersey shirt, white pants, sneakers, socks, and a baseball cap with the words "Kansas City Chiefs" printed on it.

    Details of Disappearance
    Fagg traveled from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles, California. He called a family member at approximately 2:45 a.m. on February 9, 2005 and said he was at 7th and Almeda in Los Angeles and needed a ride. He has never been heard from again. Fagg was carrying blue luggage and a white ice chest at the time of his disappearance. Few details are available in his case. Oklahoma City police are investigating.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oklahoma City Police Department
    (405) 297-1000

    [Note: "7th and Almeda" likely means "7th St & S Alameda St," the nearest cross street to the current Greyhound Bus Lines location at 1716 E 7th St.]

    Last edited by KateB; 04-28-2015 at 09:16 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2009

    Postmortem photo

    Quote Originally Posted by zinc View Post
    Los Angeles County Department of Coroner (LACDOC) Unidentified Person Case # 2005-01280
    Currently no postmortem photo at link.
    I found the postmortem Los Angeles County coroner photo of the unidentified decedent at the Internet Archive. Profile view, no visible gore, but as usual please view with discretion.


    I cannot tell if there is a facial resemblance between Lonnie Lee Fagg and the UID, but the hairline and length look to me like Mr. Fagg's hair as seen in his photo. The hair appears darker in color than Mr. Fagg's. That could be a lighting artifact or the result of contact with fluids.

    [WARNING: Attached file WARNING-POSTMORTEM-PHOTO_2005-01280.jpg is postmortem photo of the deceased.]
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
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    Aug 2009
    I decided to submit the possible match between LACDOC # 2005-01280 / NamUs UP # 3094 and Lonnie Lee Fagg / NamUs MP # 1206. I sent it to investigator Daniel Machian at the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2009
    Follow-up: Mr. Machian sent a reply within several days saying that this possible match was checked and discarded in 2008 because of discrepancies (not described) between MP and UID. He said he would recheck their files.

    I asked again beginning of September if they had had a chance to review the comparison. No reply yet, but they're dealing with turnover because Los Angeles County just swore in its first new medical examiner/coroner in over two decades, and the facilities themselves are finishing a long renovation.

    [Edited to add:
    Los Angeles Daily News: L.A.’s first new coroner in decades faces tough tasks
    http://www.dailynews.com/general-new...es-tough-tasks ]

    I'll ask once more at a later date and might also try an e-mail to the Oklahoma City/Oklahoma state or NamUs MP contact side. I should know better, but after seeing the matching hairstyle in the postmortem photo I'm having a little trouble letting this one go.
    Last edited by zinc; 09-11-2013 at 10:29 AM. Reason: link

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