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  1. #1
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    Jul 2010

    MD - Bellevue, BlkMale 2187UMMD, 16-30, in Potomac River, Feb'91 - Amandu Koroma

    I couldn't find a thread for this man and saw a news article so thought I would start a thread. There are a couple of items found with this man that might be clues - a distinctive necklace charm and an emblem patched onto his jeans saying "AJ's Club Member"

    News article on this case with a computer enhanced photofit and pictures of his necklace charm and shoes - http://wtop.com/maryland/2015/04/col...tomac-in-1991/

    NAMUS - https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1829

    Doe Network - http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2187ummd.html

    Unidentified Male
    Date of Discovery: February 9, 1991
    Location of Discovery: Bellevue, Prince George's County, Maryland
    Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
    Weight: 130-135 lbs.
    Hair Color: Black, short and curly with a lower lip tuft and moustache.
    Eye Color: Brown

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Dentals: Available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Not available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Navy sweatpants, pale striped briefs, blue jeans with brown leather trim and an emblem for "AJ's Club Member" on the right rear pocket, heavy knit brown and black patterned cardigan sweater with black simulated leather trim, navy socks, and black patent leather heavy-soled shoes with a yellow metal design on uppers and yellow metal eyelets.

    Jewelry: Unknown

    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History

    The victim was located in the Potomac River, north of Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Bellevue.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    East and West and nowhere in between. Seattle, for now.
    As a native central Marylander, the location has me confused. Bellevue, the town, is another county completely. There's a Bellevue plantation in Prince George's county, but it is inland. Also, the WTOP article says south of the bridge, while the NAMUS case says north of the bridge. There's a Belle View neighborhood in Alexandria, VA, south of the bridge. Maybe that's what they're speaking of? The Maryland line pretty much goes across the entire bridge, so I could understand the confusion if that is the area they're talking about.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    "Police seek help in cold case; body found in Potomac in ‘91"


    "We’re hoping maybe somebody might recognize the shoes, the necklace or the wristwatch,” Lathroum said. “We’re also looking into other avenues as to where there may be any DNA preserved on the watch or necklace.”
    “This individual is somebody’s son, somebody’s friend, brother, cousin, nephew,” Lathroum said. “Somebody somewhere is probably missing him and would like to know what happened. Of course, we’d like to be able to get this person identified. Everybody deserves to have a name.”

  4. #4
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    Apr 2013

    Amandu Koroma was found dead in the Potomac River on Feb. 9, 1991 near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge by a police officer on patrol. It wasn't until recently that police figured out who he was...

    The Office of the Medical Examiner determined his death was caused by drowning.

    Investigators do not suspect foul play, Lathroum said, as there were no obvious signs of trauma.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    RIP, Amandu. <3

  6. #6
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    May 2015
    Jackson, MS
    RIP Amandu Koroma
    Who was Walker County Jane Doe?

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