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    MA - Plum Island, Male Skeletal UP13315, 27-66, washed ashore, Dec'14

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/bones-found...wbury/30227622
    http://www.wbur.org/2014/12/14/plum-...an-bones-found

    Skeletal remains were found on the Newbury side of the beach of Plum Island, Massachusetts. A man was walking along the beach with his dog when the dog found a lower leg bone with a foot attached, still wearing a sock.

    Cadaver dogs searched a 3-mile radius around where the remains were found, and they uncovered more (unspecified) bones. LE is still monitoring the beach in case more bones was up.

    Other than that, there really isn't anything to go on yet. They don't even know whether the remains are male or female.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 12-16-2014 at 03:05 AM.

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    From the article: http://www.wcvb.com/news/bones-found...wbury/30227622

    Barrett said while it was hard to tell, it appeared to him the remains were from an adult male.

    "Could have been a man or a woman, but the sock was big enough that it looked like a guy," Barrett said.

    Investigators expect processing of the remains to take several days.


    Many locals are speculating that it might be the remains of Richard Decker, who was missing and presumed drowned in the immediate vicinity two years ago: http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/....html?mode=jqm

    There were other remains found in Newburyport last year that were thought to be Decker's (http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2013/Me...2c904bcd52bb25) but I can't find that a positive identification was ever made.

    Decker's case is not listed in any missing persons databases because he's presumed drowned and not considered missing. Though he's kind of a mystery in the first place; apparently little or nothing is known about him before he moved to Newburyport.
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    This article has a more detailed map of where the remains were found: http://www.necn.com/news/new-england...285761511.html

    If they're on the ocean side of the island, as the map shows, that makes it less likely that it's Mr. Decker, who I believe went missing on the river side.
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    Last edited by Tulessa; 12-15-2014 at 06:04 PM.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plum_Island_%28New_York%29

    And here^^^^ Is an over view of Plum Island. Nothing they find there would surprise me. I've been researching this Island for a long time. It's history is scary.
    That's a different Plum Island in NY. This one is in MA. Not scary as far as I know. It's a nice area with vacation rentals and boaters.

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    This is the correct Plum Island. I agree with Carbuff that it could be Decker, or maybe another boater. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plum_...Massachusetts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFelines View Post
    That's a different Plum Island in NY. This one is in MA. Not scary as far as I know. It's a nice area with vacation rentals and boaters.
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! I edited my post lol!
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

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    The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.

    I stand with Standing Rock!

    We spoke, prayers were answered!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/army-grant-...ry?id=43969890

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    Prayers...someone will be brought home to R.I.P x

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    Human Remains Found on Plum Island Beach

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/276...on-plum-island

    On Saturday, December 13, 2014 a man walking his dog on Plum Island Beach, MA discovered a bone from a human leg. A subsequent search of the area revealed additional human bones.

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    Plum Island MA is beautiful. Most of it is a wildlife refuge, but the bones seem to have washed up in the residential area.

    Here are some photos on TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationP...achusetts.html

    Photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1917695&type=1
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    http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/...7d3b7e867.html

    Human bones found over the weekend on a stretch of beach near Fordham Way have been determined to belong to an adult male, according to an Essex County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman...

    In recent years, there has been one person known to have been lost at sea locally and not recovered. Seth Coellner, 36, was lost in June 2009 after the 36-foot cabin cruiser he was operating hit the tip of the north jetty in the fog at the mouth of the Merrimack River, about two miles from where the bones were found.

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    If Coellner's body has never been recovered, I wonder whose leg this article from 2009 speaks of…

    NEWBURYPORT — What police believe is a human bone was discovered late Monday night on Plum Island, and it could provide closure to the family of Seth Coellner, who was lost at sea in June (2009) after a tragic boating accident off the mouth of the Merrimack River.

    "We're confident it is a human bone," Howard said, adding that it looks to be a femur, or a human thigh bone.

    Howard said no other bones were found during another search of the area.

    Coellner, a 36-year-old husband and father from Kensington, N.H., has been missing since June 24 after the 36-foot Uniflite cabin cruiser he is believed to have been driving hit the north jetty of the Merrimack River and sank in thick fog.
    http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/....html?mode=jqm

    I can't seem to find any resolution to its finding online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaJoJo View Post
    If Coellner's body has never been recovered, I wonder whose leg this article from 2009 speaks of…



    http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/....html?mode=jqm

    I can't seem to find any resolution to its finding online.
    If they only found the one bone then, it's entirely possible that these incomplete remains represent more of Coellner's body washing up on shore.
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    He's in NamUs now: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/13315

    He was a man between 27 and 66 years old, about 5'7 in height, had black socks on and had been dead for about 6 months. Race, hair color, eye color etc. are all unknown.



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