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    CA - Orange Co., WhtMale UP12758, 50-65, jumped from I-5 freeway, Jul'14

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12758

    (POST MORTEM AT LINK)

    Witnesses saw him walking and then he jumped off the overpass onto the freeway below. He was not struck by vehicles but did have internal traumatic injuries. He had no belongings on him but had a "watch tan" on the left wrist.

    Brown/gray Hair
    Significant hair in ears
    Bushy eyebrows extending to nose bridge
    S/P goatee
    Brown eyes
    Groomed, slightly dirty fingernails
    Unkempt, long toenails
    Mole/Wart on R side of forehead
    Bumpy growths all over nose/forehead/cheeks
    183 lbs
    71 inches tall

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    I see a resemblance between the UID and Robert Kenneth Barela. The picture on his Charley page is the only one I can find, so not a lot to compare to. He was heavier than our UID, but he could've lost weight in the three years since he disappeared, especially if he fell on hard times, which would explain the suicide jump. What do you think?

    Robert Kenneth Barela

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjohnston0827 View Post
    I see a resemblance between the UID and Robert Kenneth Barela. The picture on his Charley page is the only one I can find, so not a lot to compare to. He was heavier than our UID, but he could've lost weight in the three years since he disappeared, especially if he fell on hard times, which would explain the suicide jump. What do you think?

    Robert Kenneth Barela

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


    Spitting image. He isn't on the 78 person long rule out list -- submit it!!

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    I called the coroner's office and left a message for the caseworker. I'll let you know if I hear anything back.

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    Just got a call back from the coroner's office. They were very receptive and said they would look at Mr. Barela and let me know if he can be ruled out or not.

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    Fabulous work JJ!! Did you get any more info from them about the guy?


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    Nothing that we didn't already know. She did hint at the fact that if Mr. Barela had a California DL, (he is missing from San Fran and the only image appears to be a DL photo) the comparison would be fairly simple as his thumbprint would be on file. Let's hope we find out quickly whether he can be ruled out or not!

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    What is particularly striking about this case is that the guy had long, unkempt toenails, but was otherwise clean shaven (for the most part) and well groomed.

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    Yeah, that struck me as odd, too. The only explanation I could have for that is that many men of that age develop extremely thick, almost bark-like toenails (I know, gross!), that make clipping and caring for them fairly difficult. That might explain it. Or maybe he just didn't like feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astridxx View Post
    What is particularly striking about this case is that the guy had long, unkempt toenails, but was otherwise clean shaven (for the most part) and well groomed.
    It's possible that he had a back injury or another medical problem that prevented him from bending to clip them.


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    Great point, Amber! That's a strong possibility, too!

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    Just heard back from the Orange County Coroner... Robert Barela is NOT a match for this UID. Back to the search!

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    Ergh he was such a good one too


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    Too bad. He really looked like a match. Thank you for following up on this.
    Rest in Peace Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/24818/1/

    Obviously that picture is super old and not very helpful. from what I read of this missing person, he was bipolar, a recluse, and often got toenail infections from not clipping his toenails (!). Height & weight are close. No DNA or dentals on file, though . The UID looks older than 51 to me, but he does have what looks like a lot of hair.



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