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    MI - Detroit, WhtMale UP11514, 16-30, Brewster Projects, Jul'13 - Bilal Berreni

    • The body of a homicide victim was found on July 29, 2013 in the street of the vacant Brewster Projects.
    • Short brown hair and brown eyes
    • Black jacket, gray pants, gray hooded sweatshirt with a star and a "D" above "JCC Maccabi Games 2011" on the left chest and "DETROIT" on the back. A black tank top with "BEANTOWN" printed in green on the front and "THE TRUTH" above "34" on the back. Blue and White Plaid boxer shorts


    Namus Profile: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11514

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-29-2014 at 03:31 PM. Reason: edited date of discovery of victim
    Eternally optimistic!

    Hoping to find:
    John Spira (Avatar picture of John)
    Bendetta "Beth" Bentley
    Tionda and Diamond Bradley

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    I have sent emails to both the JCC Maccabi national organization and Detroit chapters.
    Eternally optimistic!

    Hoping to find:
    John Spira (Avatar picture of John)
    Bendetta "Beth" Bentley
    Tionda and Diamond Bradley

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiedq View Post
    I have sent emails to both the JCC Maccabi national organization and Detroit chapters.
    Lightning fast response from the Detroit chapter: they are in contact with LE and helping as they can with identifying this man.
    Eternally optimistic!

    Hoping to find:
    John Spira (Avatar picture of John)
    Bendetta "Beth" Bentley
    Tionda and Diamond Bradley

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    Thanks for posting. I was doing some prelim research on this one myself. The JCC Maccabi 2011 games were held in Springfield, MA. I looked thru their albums on their FB page but this UID looks so ordinary that he looks like all and none of the guys shown.

    The Beantown Truth T is a Paul Pierce Celtics t-shirt. I'm guessing if he attended the 2011 games, he might have purchased it then (the games included a side trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield).

    Also, I thought he must have been doing something illegal to be in the abandoned projects, but it turns out that the area is actually being scoped out for a future X Games location.

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    I think this Doe probably hasn't been reported missing yet, but Zachary McNair caught my eye. He is taller than the UID but is missing from Detroit and has a scar in his abdomen:

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/mcnair_zachary.html

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    I am thinking the sweatshirt looks like this. I removed the faces as they are minor's. If admin is ok with it I will post the link and actual photo.

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    It's also possible that it wasn't originally his hoodie. David Dennis has been missing from Detroit since January 2011 (before the Games). He is shorter than the UID, but he was only 16 when he disappeared, so he could have grown. I think he resembles the sketch, but he is biracial and I don't think an ME would have listed him as white. A long shot, but thought I'd post it:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...ort_html/13310

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dennis_david.html


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    Some updates to Namus on this one. Looks like he's not the original owner of the JCC sweatshirt:

    Investigation into the "JCC Maccabi Games" sweatshirt revealed that this was purchased at the Walled Lake, MI Salvation Army. The pants had similar price tagging on them, and are possibly from the same store.

    Also more details on the rest of his clothes at link:

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11514

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    And some info on his boots, which were Essensole brand. I was thinking these were an odd choice, unless he also got them at a thrift shop.

    http://www.essensole.com/EN/the-brand-73026624/

    They are apparently (only?) sold at Decathalon stores. It seems that Decathalon hasn't sold in the US since 2006, but its only four US stores were in Massachusetts (opening in 2003).

    http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/st...5/daily35.html

    That, plus the Paul Pierce tank top have me wondering if he's from Mass, although he doesn't really fit any missing persons cases here, except possibly Charles Allen, Jr. ("Neo"), who has been missing since 2007:

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/maximus_neo.html

    Decathlon Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by KateB; 04-06-2015 at 03:36 PM. Reason: url

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    Another ruleout on this UID: Robert Pitts. I'm still interested in a possible connection to Massachusetts.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11514


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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFelines View Post
    It's also possible that it wasn't originally his hoodie. David Dennis has been missing from Detroit since January 2011 (before the Games). He is shorter than the UID, but he was only 16 when he disappeared, so he could have grown. I think he resembles the sketch, but he is biracial and I don't think an ME would have listed him as white. A long shot, but thought I'd post it:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...ort_html/13310

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dennis_david.html

    Came here looking for matches on Zach McNair, but the UID is too short, wrong eye color, abdomen scar in wrong spot for typical appendectomy scar. Other identying marks.

    David Dennis seems like a better match and you're right, he may have grown. Also I noticed the UID has a patch of pigmentation on the thigh. Looking at DD pictures, I can't help but notice those freckles on his face running over his eye lids and up to his mouth, reminds me of some pigmentation patterns where people might have crops of pigmented spots elsewhere on their body.

    Did you submit DD as a potential match for rule out to Namus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbh View Post
    Came here looking for matches on Zach McNair, but the UID is too short, wrong eye color, abdomen scar in wrong spot for typical appendectomy scar. Other identying marks.

    David Dennis seems like a better match and you're right, he may have grown. Also I noticed the UID has a patch of pigmentation on the thigh. Looking at DD pictures, I can't help but notice those freckles on his face running over his eye lids and up to his mouth, reminds me of some pigmentation patterns where people might have crops of pigmented spots elsewhere on their body.

    Did you submit DD as a potential match for rule out to Namus?
    Thanks. No, I didn't. Was waiting for some feedback on him. If you agree, I may submit this week. He's listed as biracial, but I don't know that the UID would necessarily be viewed as such. I'm intrigued by the possible New England connection (with the shoes), but it's possible he got all his clothes at the thrift shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFelines View Post
    Thanks. No, I didn't. Was waiting for some feedback on him. If you agree, I may submit this week. He's listed as biracial, but I don't know that the UID would necessarily be viewed as such. I'm intrigued by the possible New England connection (with the shoes), but it's possible he got all his clothes at the thrift shop.
    I would submit it, I think he has merit as a potential match. He seems very light skinned and post-mortem he may have been a little more pale, who knows. Also given the time that passed and his age, possible that he grew a little like you mentioned, and depending on how he was living his face might have thinned out a tad.

    Believe DD was also last seen wearing a gray hoodie? Would be incredible if it was the same hoodie on the UID but that seems like a very long shot.

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    Bump.

    There are now three ruleouts for this Doe. I never submitted David Dennis, so I'll do that ASAP.

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    Thanks FiveFelines, I had wondered about the status of the DD submission. Thanks for handling it.

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