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    CA - Los Angeles Co., WhtMale 2279UMCA, 17-21, near Mt Baldy, Mar'79

    The Doe Network: 2279UMCA
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2279umca.html

    NamUs UP4407 and UP4410
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4407
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    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on March 28, 1979 and May 22, 1979 in Mount Baldy Village and Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
    Probable Year of Death: 1979
    State of Remains: Partial Skeletal

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 17-26 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8".
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Reddish-blond hair. Vaccination scar on upper left arm.
    Dentals: Dental chart only; no x-rays available.
    DNA: Complete - Profile available at state lab.

    Case History
    The body of the victim was found on Glendora Ridge Road in the Mount Baldy area on March 28, 1979.

    On May 22, 1979, a skull was discovered in Clarement, California.

    A Coroners Investigator has determined the body and the head belong to the same victim.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Detective Richard C. Kennerly
    LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
    323-890-5500
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Coroner's Case Number:
    79-04031( body) / 79-06474 (head)

    LASD Case Number:
    1979-01919-0851-011( body) / 1979-03185-0851-011 (head)

    NCIC Number:
    U-080007596 (body) / U-450006196 (head)
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
    NamUs # 4410
    NamUs # 4407
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 06-27-2016 at 08:36 PM. Reason: updated Doe link

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    The NCMEC recently did a composite for this John Doe, so I started a thread.


    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1184192/1#poster


    Even before seeing the image, I had Ronald David Kruska penciled in as a potential possible.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ka_ronald.html



    Looking at the composite, he looks even more interesting. But both the UID and the MP have DNA available and entered, so we would probably have a hit if these were a match.

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    Something about the reconstruction looks SO familiar, but I may well be thinking of another reconstruction and not a missing person.

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    has such an innocent looking face. Poor guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alllads View Post
    Something about the reconstruction looks SO familiar, but I may well be thinking of another reconstruction and not a missing person.
    I know what you mean -- he looks so familiar but I just can't quite place who he is/where I've seen him before. While he does look like Ronald Kruska, I don't really think he's him because Ronald's DNA is in CODIS and a vaccination scar was noted on the UID's left arm and Ronald Kruska had a tattoo of a viking warrior on his left arm (that probably would have been noticed on the UID).

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    How close together are the locations where body and head were found?
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    How close together are the locations where body and head were found?
    Mapping out mile marker 10-74 on Glendora Ridge Road (where the headless body was found) and mile marker 1-18 on Mt. Baldy Road (where the skull and mandible were found), they appear to be less than 2 miles apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alllads View Post
    Something about the reconstruction looks SO familiar, but I may well be thinking of another reconstruction and not a missing person.
    Reminds me a little bit of the actor Owen Wilson. Maybe that's why?
    Last edited by Stinneb; 05-31-2014 at 05:45 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    This is an article about this UID that appeared in the June 1, 1979 Orange County Register. Originally, it sounds like they thought that the head and body were from different people.


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    CA - Mount Baldy Village, WhtMale 2279UMCA, 16-22, Remains not found together, Mar'79

    Case File: 2279UMCA

    Unidentified Male
    Date of Discovery: March 28, 1979
    Location of Discovery: Mount Baldy Village, Los Angeles County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: One week prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 16-22 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'7" to 5'10"
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Reddish-blond, 4-6 inches in length.
    Eye Color: Unknown

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Vaccination scar on upper left arm. A light to medium complexion.

    Dentals: Available - dental chart only; Signs of dental maintenance with at least eight silver fillings. He had a small gap in his upper central incisors and a slight overbite.
    Fingerprints: Available.
    DNA: Available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown

    Jewelry: Unknown

    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History

    The victim's partial remains were found approximately 425 feet down a ravine on Glendora Ridge Road near mile marker 10-74 in the Mount Baldy area on March 28, 1979. A couple of months later, on May 22, a skull was discovered in Clarement, California. The skull and partial remains were determined to belong to the same person.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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    Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
    Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512

    Agency Name: LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
    Agency Contact Person: Detective Richard C. Kennerly
    Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500

    Agency Case Number: ME: 79-04031; LE: 1979-01919-0851-011(body) / 1979-03185-0851-011 (head); NCMEC: 1184192
    NCIC Case Number: U080007596
    NamUs Case Number: UP #4410
    Former Hot Case Number: 1864


    Could this be Ronald Kruska? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/17575/0 Pretty much everything matches. NamUs says he has dental info that isn't entered, and both he and the UID have DNA completed, but could it be different types?


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    This is interesting. It says he was not recognizable--partial skeletal parts only, but they know he had a vaccination scar. I wonder how they could tell.

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    Probably still bits of skin and flesh after only a week.

    The resemblance is pretty strong:
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    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    I know what you mean -- he looks so familiar but I just can't quite place who he is/where I've seen him before. While he does look like Ronald Kruska, I don't really think he's him because Ronald's DNA is in CODIS and a vaccination scar was noted on the UID's left arm and Ronald Kruska had a tattoo of a viking warrior on his left arm (that probably would have been noticed on the UID).
    I think he looks familiar because the sketch looks like the actor owen wilson, don't ya think?
    My posts are opinion and speculation only, and may not be used for any purpose outside of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambercat View Post
    This is an article about this UID that appeared in the June 1, 1979 Orange County Register. Originally, it sounds like they thought that the head and body were from different people.

    I think there HAS to have been more victims in the area, not necessarily connected though. It would seem like they were talking about THREE dead individuals. Were this guy and his head considered two different bodies, that would still mean just TWO.

    I don't see why they would have said that if there weren't two "bodies" found with their heads missing.

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