04-15-2015, 01:43 PM #1Registered User
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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
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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
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
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.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim was located in the Potomac River, north of Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Bellevue.
04-15-2015, 04:18 PM #2
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.
07-15-2015, 07:34 AM #3Registered User
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"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.”
05-11-2016, 01:26 PM #4
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.
05-11-2016, 01:36 PM #5Registered User
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RIP, Amandu. <3
05-11-2016, 09:01 PM #6
RIP Amandu KoromaWho was Walker County Jane Doe?
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