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    TX - Houston, BlkMale 77UMTX, 23-40, found strangled, Jul'86

    Given that this man was wearing a multiple earrings, nail polish, and that he may have been strangled with pantyhose, could this have been a gay hate crime? Could the victim have been gay or transgendered?

    DoeNetwork Case 77UMTX


    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/77umtx.html

    Unidentified Black Male Located on July 10, 1986 at 2500 Wentworth at Live Oak, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
    Estimated Date of Death: The victim died the same day that he was located.
    Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation, possibly with pantyhose.

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 20-30 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7-5'9; 155-165 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Short, black, kinky hair; brown eyes. His ears were both pierced four times and he wore four earrings in each ear. He wore gold nail polish on his fingernails. He had needle marks on both arms.
    • Clothing: He was wearing pink pants; a gray t-shirt; a black leather belt with studded spikes; a silver chain; silver ring and a gold ring with a clear stone.
    • Tattoos: He had a tattoo of a heart with a scroll on inside of his left forearm.
    • Fingerprints: Available.


    Case History
    The victim was located in the 2500 block of Wentworth near Live Oak on the south side of Houston, Texas on July 10, 1986.

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 07-13-2014 at 11:32 AM.

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    How did they find him so quickly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donamena View Post
    How did they find him so quickly?
    I don't know. I'd really like to know if this victim had ties to the local gay community or anything. Could he have been a transgenderedwoman or nightclub performer? Perhaps even a prostitute?

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    Possible match? Even though he went missing almost four years before the murder in California.

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

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    My immediate thought was that he was a transsexual prostitute killed by an angry John--not uncommon. But I'm basing that on nothing other than his clothing, really. That looks like a residential area, so perhaps he was dumped there and that's why he was found so quickly? Also, it's pretty close to a highway.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-...TX+77004&gl=us

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    Also, there is a bar called the Esquire Lounge on the corner of that block. It looks like it's only been there for a few years, but I'm guessing it might have been another bar or club before that. I wonder if that's where he was found.

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    This flier has more pics and mentions that he was wearing rolled-up socks for false breasts:

    http://www.harriscountytx.gov/CmpDoc...07-10-4174.pdf

    Also:

    The decedent was found by a passerby and transported to Hermann Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby88 View Post
    I don't know. I'd really like to know if this victim had ties to the local gay community or anything. Could he have been a transgenderedwoman or nightclub performer? Perhaps even a prostitute?
    Did the descendant have a weave, wig or any hair extensions at all? It says he was found with short hair... It's kinda hard to determine if he was in fact transgender or just a gay man who happened to dress in drag from time to time.

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    Not to nitpick about semantics, but "transgender" and "gay" are not mutually exclusive: one involves gender identity and the other involves sexual orientation. He also could have been a straight man who liked to occasionally dress in drag. (Most gay men I know only occasionally dress in drag if they are drag queens, it's Halloween, etc.)

    I wonder if he was wearing a wig and it was either removed by the killer or fell off in the struggle. The track marks lead me to believe he might have been a sex worker/hustler, althoight I realize that not all sex workers are addicts.

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    Here's his Namus profile. Note that it says he was found in cardiac arrest--nothing about strangulation specifically. https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4241


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    if he was at the younger end of the age range, its possible he ran away or was reported missing by family who had no idea he was gay or transgender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFelines View Post
    Here's his Namus profile. Note that it says he was found in cardiac arrest--nothing about strangulation specifically. https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4241
    From the link..
    ML86_4174_ID.4.jpg Jewelry.jpg

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    This sounds familiar to me...marking my spot...
    Northern Colorado Shootings / Incidents Lists & Time Table / Detailed Spreadsheet by Forager:
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