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    VA - Richmond, WhtMale UP8578, 20-35, bludgeoned in alley, May'81

    On 05/19/1981, at 0315 hrs. Richmond Police responded to a body in the alley of 306 E. Leigh Street in Richmond.
    The unidentifed decedent, a white male, 20-35 years of age, cause of death: skulls fractures, acute brain injury due to beating with blunt instrument. On 10/02/81, a suspect was convicted of homicide but the decedent is still not identified.

    I could've sworn there was a thread for this guy -- I'm following his case on NAMUS; they added a picture today.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8578
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    He looks a lot like Keith LaLima who went missing in Connecticut a few days earlier:

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lalima_keith.html
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/3283/443

    Keith's either within or very near all the parameters, though circumstances make it unlikely he ever left Connecticut.

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    More about the LaLima case: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/artic...News/305299926
    http://www.examiner.com/article/conn...ar-old-mystery

    Some of the reports say he had blue eyes, but they look brown in the photos and other reports call them hazel. Namus says hazel eyes, but calls his hair blond, which again doesn't appear to be the case.
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    My goodness if that's not a spitting image!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by astridxx View Post
    My goodness if that's not a spitting image!!!!


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    As soon as I saw the recon, I was like, "That's the dude that disappeared the year after we moved to New England!" Took me a while to find him, though, because I couldn't remember his name.
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    Charley says Keith was wearing: a red and blue plaid shirt, blue dungarees, brown shoes, a blue baseball cap

    Namus says the victim was wearing: blue jeans, plaid shirt, yellow socks, black shoes
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    Anyone know what the circumstances were surrounding the beating? They convicted the perp, but he didn't know who he was beating? Was it a bar fight? Robbery?

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    (hey thanks for changing the title Carl! I never can remember what to put - I'm horrible at writing LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Charley says Keith was wearing: a red and blue plaid shirt, blue dungarees, brown shoes, a blue baseball cap

    Namus says the victim was wearing: blue jeans, plaid shirt, yellow socks, black shoes
    Also, PLEASE call this in!!!

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    I have not been able to find a single thing about this homicide.

    I did find out there was a major kidnapping case playing out on May 19-20 1981: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/...nt?oid=1387015

    Ironically, but irrelevantly, May 19 1981 is also the day Sandra Wolfsteiner was murdered in Richmond, BC, Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    I have not been able to find a single thing about this homicide.

    I did find out there was a major kidnapping case playing out on May 19-20 1981: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/...nt?oid=1387015

    Ironically, but irrelevantly, May 19 1981 is also the day Sandra Wolfsteiner was murdered in Richmond, BC, Canada.

    That article you posted is exactly why I am terrified of the woods.


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    Quote Originally Posted by astridxx View Post
    Also, PLEASE call this in!!!
    I'm sending email to the CT cold case team that's in charge of Keith's case...
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    Looks like his DNA has been updated from none to complete - insufficient


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    I never did hear anything about Keith LaLima.

    He's not on the ruleouts, which now includes 183 names: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8578
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