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    MI - Custer Twp, 2 male skeletons in tent, Apr'14 - Robert & Daniel Nothstine

    The bodies of two men were discovered in a tent by people looking for deer antlers. Article says bodies may have been there since last fall. Autopsies will be on Friday.
    http://www.9and10news.com/story/2540...-antrim-county
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 05-22-2014 at 03:28 PM.

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    MI - Custer Twp, 2 Male Skeletons in Tent, Apr'14

    2 long-dead men found in northern Michigan tent

    CUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

    Authorities say people who were looking for deer antlers found the bodies of two long-dead men in a tent in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

    The Traverse City Record-Eagle, The Grand Rapids Press and TV station WPBN-WTOM say the bodies were found Wednesday night in Antrim County's Custer Township. It's near Mancelona and about 30 miles east-northeast of Traverse City.
    Bean says the men's clothing was tattered and was decomposing after one of Michigan's coldest and snowiest winters ever. He says the tent didn't have a heater.

    The sheriff says there are no missing people cases in the county that match the men.
    http://www.wnem.com/story/25408633/2...-michigan-tent

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    I can find three instances of two adult men missing the same day from the same place in Michigan

    Jose Fidencio Felix and Ricardo Evangleio Garcia

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...a_ricardo.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/felix_jose.html

    Donovan Pedro Rodriguez and Donald P Shaller were also missing from the same place, same day, in Michigan, but they were in an airplane.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22539/0
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22541/0

    There is also David Tyll and Brian Ognjan, but the circumstances of their disappearances aren't consistent with being found in a tent.


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    A couple more articles:

    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi..._northern.html

    Autopsies are scheduled for some time on Friday. Identities have not been released at this time.

    Read more: http://fox17online.com/2014/05/02/tw...#ixzz30c0X7CyV
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I can find three instances of two adult men missing the same day from the same place in Michigan
    I love your sleuthy skills. You do good work.

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    Here's an update to the story: http://www.9and10news.com/story/2552...may-be-related

    They've identified one and believe the other may be his brother.

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    From the article: "Family and friends say Daniel Nothstine, and his brother, Robert, were last seen in early August."
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Another article with similar info naming the two men:

    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...im_county.html

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    http://www.freep.com/article/2014052...ther-dead-tent

    Northern Michigan authorities say they’ve confirmed the identity of a second man found dead in a tent alongside his brother following the cold and snowy winter.

    Antrim County Sheriff Daniel S. Bean announced Thursday that a DNA test shows the dead man was 51-year old Robert Nothstine. Last week, investigators used fingerprints to identify the other man as 56-year-old Daniel Nothstine.

    Bean isn’t releasing information on the cause of their deaths.

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    Poor guys.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)


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    Robertson, administrator at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, remembers Nothstine’s kindness toward residents in his 20-plus years as a maintenance worker at Meadow Brook. She never saw Nothstine after he unexpectedly quit in 2007, but he left enough of an impression that she asked about his whereabouts last year.

    “When I asked other employees, they said he just dropped off the radar,” she said.

    What Robertson didn’t know was that Nothstine, 51, and his brother Daniel Lloyd Nothstine, 56, had been homeless and were last seen in August walking into the woods near the Cedar River in Antrim County, borrowed tent in hand.
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    Bean said a cause of death hasn’t been established, but there were no obvious signs of suicide or foul play. He said the brothers hadn’t been reported missing until news spread about the bodies in the tent.

    “Nobody reported them, that’s all I can tell you,” he said.

    The Nothstine brothers were well-known to Mancelona residents, who still recall Robert worked at Meadow Brook and Daniel at Derrer Oil, even years after they both left those jobs. People knew Daniel once bowled a 300 game, they waved hello when Robert walked down the streets, and folks greeted the brothers when they visited the local hardware.
    http://www.record-eagle.com/local/x2...ely-identified

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Robertson, administrator at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, remembers Nothstine’s kindness toward residents in his 20-plus years as a maintenance worker at Meadow Brook. She never saw Nothstine after he unexpectedly quit in 2007, but he left enough of an impression that she asked about his whereabouts last year.

    “When I asked other employees, they said he just dropped off the radar,” she said.

    What Robertson didn’t know was that Nothstine, 51, and his brother Daniel Lloyd Nothstine, 56, had been homeless and were last seen in August walking into the woods near the Cedar River in Antrim County, borrowed tent in hand.
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    Bean said a cause of death hasn’t been established, but there were no obvious signs of suicide or foul play. He said the brothers hadn’t been reported missing until news spread about the bodies in the tent.

    “Nobody reported them, that’s all I can tell you,” he said.


    The Nothstine brothers were well-known to Mancelona residents, who still recall Robert worked at Meadow Brook and Daniel at Derrer Oil, even years after they both left those jobs. People knew Daniel once bowled a 300 game, they waved hello when Robert walked down the streets, and folks greeted the brothers when they visited the local hardware.
    http://www.record-eagle.com/local/x2...ely-identified
    BBM: That makes me sad.....that no one reported them missing. I'm glad they had each other. RIP Robert and Daniel.



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