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  1. #1
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    PA - Washington Twp, Male UP6574, 25-40, near strip mine, Jul'86

    NamUs UP #6574
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/6574



    DEMOGRAPHICS
    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

    CIRCUMSTANCES
    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.

    PHYSICAL
    Hair color: Brown
    Eye color: Unknown or missing

    No other distinctive body features

    No clothing or accessories

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

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

  2. #2
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    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

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/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
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    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
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    30 years and still unknown Hope we can bring him justice and give him back his name!

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    DNA is now available! That's one encouraging step forward and hopefully suggests someone took a fresh look at his case.


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    I was curious if I could find any old news articles, and was able to find a more precise location for where the remains here found.

    Word of the mysterious death surfaced around noon Friday after a mine inspector of the state Department of Environmental Resources discovered the body along an access road to an abandoned mine south of Brockway near Falls Creek in Washington Township, according to the preliminary police statement. Khngensmith said the site is about 1,000 feet south of Beach Tree Cemetery.
    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/33553655/


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    Quote Originally Posted by rats View Post
    Perry Bellaire, maybe? On the offchance he didn't jump off the bridge? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/show/36425
    One of Perry's family members saw the resemblance, too and has submitted this possible match. DNA from another family member has been taken. Now comes the waiting.

    http://www.pamissing.com/bellaireperryjerome.html



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