03-12-2014, 01:28 PM #1
WA - Pierce Co., WhtMale Skeletal UP5697, 17-24, buck teeth, Mar'89
The Doe Network
Case File: 1845UMWA http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1845umwa.html
NamUs UP 5697 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/5697
Date of Discovery: March 17, 1989
Location of Discovery: Pierce County, Washington
Estimated Date of Death: 1987-1989
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Stabbed in the chest
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 16-24 years old
Height: 5'9" to 5'11"
Weight: 150-160 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Tooth #27 is rotated. Teeth #2 through #4 have a fixed bridge. Dental data is in NDIR
Fingerprints: Not Available.
DNA: Not available. No items in custody for DNA.
Clothing & Personal Items:
T shirt with logo of beer, spelling the name above a lion logo is "SINGHA" with orange writing next to the logo says "logger beer" with an inscription below the logo "Boon Rawd Brewery Bangkok," Levi 501 button jeans (size 29x34), Fruit of the Loom undearwear, white socks with faded horizontal stripes, long sleeve button front shirt with button down collar (purple buttons) with label names "Visage" and "Dance Bizarre" (size 15-small), and blue and white Pro-Ked tennis shoes with velcro closure (size 9.5).
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim's skeletal remains were found on March 17, 1989, in the Caron River Canyon at the end of Tubbs Road just north of Mount Rainier National Park. He is buried at Sumner Cemetery.
03-12-2014, 01:33 PM #2
Detectives exhume 1989 homicide victim from Sumner Cemetery
After more than three hours of digging Tuesday at Sumner Cemetery, a concrete liner was lifted from the wet earth and Pierce County sheriff’s detectives peered inside.All detectives knew about him were his clothing sizes and that his body laid on a steep hillside above the Carbon River for three to six months before a hiker discovered it March 18, 1989. The young man had been stabbed to death.
Detectives exhumed the body in hopes of using DNA and possibly facial reconstruction to identify the man and generate new leads in the cold case.
03-12-2014, 02:18 PM #3
One name that catches my attention is Darold Stryffeler of Yamhill OR (LKA in Gaston OR).
His Namus casefile doesn't have a photo, but I found one in the 1983 Yamhill Carlton High School yearbook.
There are not many details about the circumstances of his disappearance, but he has already been declared dead, even though his body apparently has not been found. His name appears on the Oregon Death Index (DOB 29-Jan-1966, DOD 19-Jul-1986 in Washington County OR)
ETA: I sent the photo in to Janet Franson, and she already added it to his NamUs MP Casefile.
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03-12-2014, 04:15 PM #4<This space for rent>
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I'd like to toss Jeremy Bright into the mix.
The clothing doesn't match. The height is off by an inch (Jeremy was listed as 6'0")
But there are so many rumors about what happened to Jeremy, including that he was alive for at least a few days after he disappeared.
It's a fair distance (6+ hours away) but a straight shot, and we've had a number of teens discovered even further from LKL lately.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ht_jeremy.htmlUnless I've provided a link, most of what I say is my own opinion. Sometimes, I'm thinking out loud and may explore avenues I don't necessarily think are true, but I'm always aware I could be wrong, so I check other stuff out.
03-12-2014, 06:53 PM #5
I wonder if this person was former military. Given the age and that there is a base nearby. A beer T from Thailand could be a purchase a young guy might make on furlough in Thailand maybe?
03-13-2014, 04:27 PM #6<This space for rent>
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However, 1989 was well into the "grunge" scene in the Pacific Northwest, so given his age, it's also quite possible he picked it up at a thrift store. It was the age of trying really hard to look like you weren't trying to look good.
On the other hand, Visage and Dance Bizarre seem to be UK clothing lines. So maybe you're right (Or the long sleeve shirt was thrift store goods as well)Unless I've provided a link, most of what I say is my own opinion. Sometimes, I'm thinking out loud and may explore avenues I don't necessarily think are true, but I'm always aware I could be wrong, so I check other stuff out.
04-28-2014, 12:50 PM #7
Not sure if it's in any way relevant, but it appears that are some point Darold's parents divorced, and in September of 1988 his father (also named Darold) attempted to kidnap his mother.
04-29-2014, 04:41 AM #8
04-29-2014, 05:14 AM #9Registered User
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I'd like to throw it out there that I've seen Singha beer advertised on the sidelines while watching English football games. It ties in with the other UK brands. I can't remember which club or clubs advertise Singha now or even back then.
Could this be someone who traveled over here from England but never made it home?Moo and all that good stuff!
04-29-2014, 05:51 AM #10
From the description, the shirt probably looked like this: http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...3OeUpUHSqQ.jpg I'm assuming "logger beer" is a mistype and it's lager on the tshirt.
04-29-2014, 05:58 AM #11
04-30-2014, 05:40 AM #12
I'd like to throw Matthew Garnes in the mix.
The clothes don't match but the shoe size does.The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.--Albert Einstein
12-28-2014, 04:26 PM #13Former Member
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Official Rule Outs so far -
DNA has been entered and completed through NamUs. If I understand how the system works, that also rules out the 3 name mentioned here, Darold Stryffeler, Jeremy Bright, and Matthew Garnes, as they also have their DNA in the system?
12-28-2014, 10:28 PM #14There but for the grace of God go I
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I'm all but positive Singha beer was available in the USA by the late 80's. I've been drinking it since the early 90's and it wasn't new then. I can't find information on line to confirm it, though.Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)
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