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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    PA - Washington Twp, Male UP6574, 25-40, near strip mine, Jul'86

    NamUs UP #6574

    Age: 25 - 40 years
    Sex: Male
    Race: Other
    Ethnicity: Other
    Weight: 175 pounds, estimated
    Height: 70 inches, estimated

    Body condition: All parts recovered, not recognizable - near complete or complete skeleton

    Probable year of death: 1986

    Location found: Washington Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

    Circumstances: On 07/25/1986 [name] while inspecting an abandoned strip mine discovered the victim's remains. Victim's remains were lying face up approximately 20 to 30 feet east of the access road. The victim's skull was located approx. 5 to 10 feet north of the torso. The victim's right hand was missing and the fingers from his left hand had been removed. Several pieces of burned material were found near the head area of the remains. A piece of electrical wire was found around the neck area of the skeleton.

    Hair color: Brown
    Eye color: Unknown or missing

    No other distinctive body features

    No clothing or accessories

    Fingerprints: Not available
    Dentals: Dental information/charting is available and entered
    DNA: Not available

    Steven Bunch, 1959, Kentucky
    Mohan Vellanki, 1962, Ohio

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I'd like to hear your thoughts on whether this could be David Cruz, missing from Allentown since October 31, 1980.

    David Cruz
    NamUs MP #7208


    • Age (29) is within the 25-40 year range
    • Height (69 inches) is within 1 inch of estimated 70 inches
    • Weight (160 pounds) is within 15 pounds of the estimated 175 pounds
    • Hair color (brown) matches
    • Distance is roughly 250 miles (3.5-4 hours)
    • Timing is consistent, but not particularly strong, as Cruz disappeared 6 years before the UP was found and 6 years before the UP's probable year of death
    • As far as comparing the photos goes, I am not particularly good with this, but I thought I noticed a lot of similarities between the facial structures of Cruz and the facial reconstruction of UP - particularly in the nose, chin, ears, brow bones, and jawline

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Today is the 30th anniversary of the day he was found... RIP.

    Updated ruleouts:

    Steven Bunch 1959 Kentucky
    Lorne Landeen 1963 Arizona
    Mohan Vellanki 1962 Ohio

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Mount Vernon, NY
    30 years and still unknown Hope we can bring him justice and give him back his name!

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