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    NH - Salem, WhtMale 1716UMNH, 20-30, in ditch off I-93, rod in femur, Aug'69

    Didn't see a thread for this man. There was a mention of him on the local Boston news this evening. Apparently, he was exhumed about a year ago and now has a recon.

    http://salem-nh.patch.com/groups/pol...d-salem-murder

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1716umnh.html

    In December of 2012, the Salem New Hampshire Police Department, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, re-opened an unsolved homicide that took place in 1969. The homicide came to light on August 7, 1969, when a road crew discovered the partially decomposed body of an adult white male in a small pit of water off of I-93 in Salem, New Hampshire.

    Further investigation revealed that the adult male victim had been shot four times. It was estimated that the victim was between 28 and 40 years old at the time of his death, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighed approximately 225 pounds. Despite exhaustive efforts, no identification has ever been made of the victim.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 12-03-2013 at 07:05 PM.

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    Robert Linder is the only one who fits all of the parameters, and is missing in in that approximate timeframe.

    But there is no photo of him, and Chicago is quite a ways away from New Hampshire.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14501/0

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    David Bacon is younger than the estimates. But he seems like a reasonable possible in terms of location, height, and timeframe.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bacon_david.html

    He also has a long face that is somewhat similar to the recon.


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    This is my hometown and I have followed this very very closely for a very long time.... we are truly hoping this will help get him identified and help a family that is missing someone have closure.... ultimately it would be great if justice could be brought upon the perp responsible if they are still alive..... this man has been unidentified since 1969!!!!!
    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!

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    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Robert Linder is the only one who fits all of the parameters, and is missing in in that approximate timeframe.

    But there is no photo of him, and Chicago is quite a ways away from New Hampshire.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14501/0
    Honestly, this guy could have been from anywhere, but I strongly think he originates from Massachusetts
    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    David Bacon is younger than the estimates. But he seems like a reasonable possible in terms of location, height, and timeframe.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bacon_david.html

    He also has a long face that is somewhat similar to the recon.

    I thought of him too, but he's allegedly buried in VA, according to his killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takeitfromme412 View Post
    Honestly, this guy could have been from anywhere, but I strongly think he originates from Massachusetts
    I agree. Very close to the MA border and on a major highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takeitfromme412 View Post
    Honestly, this guy could have been from anywhere, but I strongly think he originates from Massachusetts
    I bet Whitey B knows who he is.

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    I've been saying that for years!!!! I said it to my family tonight lol.... sadly I think its most likely organized crime related
    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!


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    Police in Salem are still trying to ID this man.... the FBI now has the bones to hopefully obtain DNA for the national missing persons database
    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!

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    NamUs page https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11159
    DNA Sample available - Not yet submitted

    But this is mentioned, which is not on doe, and I did not see anywhere else "metal rod and screws in right upper leg" They also have 20-30 age range.

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    bumping this thread as I am about to work on this case again, try to get some exposure on it again
    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!

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    Bumping again. I am going to be writing and doing more research on this case with Salem, NH Police Dept and State Police Cold Case Unit beginning next week. Fellow WS'ers Please join in convo with me and see if we can help authorities at least identify this man....
    www.missingkids.com

    HELP US FIND THE MISSING!!!!

    In memory of Melissa Ann Tremblay, Kimberly E. Farrah and Leeann Millius <3 Gone but never forgotten in my heart!

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    Nice to see a fellow Salemite on here. I grew up in Salem, still live in the area, all the family is cloistered around here. This would have been my mum's era, she'd have been in middle school. This case actually made me join WS, and is the case my signature is describing.

    Do we know if LE ever finished the DNA testing? Given the proximity to the highway, and with Salem being a border town, he very easily could have been from Methuen, Haverhill, or even further out into MA. But they never mention whether he was found next to the Southbound side or the Northbound side---has anyone ever entertained the possibility he could be from further north, or more likely, further south? The description on the Doe Network was that he was wearing a shirt with "Bradlees Superstore" on it; some google searching turned up a blog post about the store and the Wikipedia article on Stop and Shop. Seems they purchased the chain in 61' and sold it in 92'. It went bankrupt in 1995 and was completely gone by 01'. Bradlees originated in CT.

    The blog posting mentions that although it was bought out, S&S didn't open any Bradlees outside of CT till the 70's. With that in mind, the victim may have been from the CT area, either in the state, or in southern MA or RI (since it's not unheard of to get a job in a neighboring state if it's close enough). It's possible it could have just been a t-shirt, but I'm thinking they meant they found him in a shirt with the logo on it, like an employee of the chain would wear. Bradlees is gone now, but it's a tidbit to go on, especially if there are family accounts of a relative working there. Even if it was just a shirt, he'd have to have bought it at one of the locations in CT.

    Using this info, if the victim WAS from CT, the killer would have had to connect to 93 from a different highway, since 93 runs diagonally from the lower Boston area up to northern VT. 93 connects to 95, which runs up and down the entire east coast. On the northern side, it connects to 91, which runs from New Haven, CT all the way up through the Canadian border.

    The blog had a Bradlees store locator, and even a list of Bradlees in CT with dates of opening and closing. If someone had excess time (hell, I might tomorrow night after I'm off-shift), it's possible to create a database of open Bradlees in the CT area from 1969 and before, and cross-reference it with missing males reported from CT around that time. I doubt there are many missing cases, though, there never are from that time period.

    If he wasn't from the area, and moved there from elsewhere, it's also possible (but less likely) that he may have come from the north. My grandparents immigrated to the US from Canada in the early 50's, and moved to Salem a few years after. There was a small-medium Canadian community in the general region, to my knowledge, at least based off the amount of friends my grandparents have/had in the area from Canada. :0

    He's buried in the same cemetery as my family. I actually passed by it today on the way home. It's really eerie to think about, and extremely sad. :[

    http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com...-bradlees.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_%26_Shop
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradlees
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_91
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_93
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inters..._Massachusetts
    You never think one of these cases could be in your town, and when it is.....it's freaky.

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