08-21-2015, 11:23 AM #1
MD - Earlville, WhtMale UP2279, 18-50, 'Mike & Barb' tattoo, Libra keyring, Jan'79
NamUs UP Case 2279
Unidentified White Male
* Found January 30, 1979 in Earlville, MD
* Estimated Year of Death: 1978 to 1979
* Estimated age: 18-50 years old
* Approximate Height: 71' estimated
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown and straight, 6 inches in length in ponytail at lower portion of the back of the head with shaved scalp, Circumcised..
* Dentals: Available
* Clothing/Jewelry: Maroon shirt, brown pants, Black loafer-style shoe with black sock, Silver color chain necklace with a copper link/Libra keyring with 5 keys. Libra 09/23 - 10/22; Upper right arm - heart and dagger/Right forearm (smaller) heart and dagger/ Left forearm "LOVE" in triangle and "Mike & Barb"/Left upper arm circle with lines - possibly a crude rose/flower. Poor quality tattoos.
* DNA: not Available.
Case History: Subject found along shoreline of river. His name may be Mike and he may have or have had a significant other named Barb (tattoos). His astrological sign may be Libra (key chain attachment), which would put his date of birth between September 23 and October 22.
08-21-2015, 11:49 AM #2
Michael Gaughan looks very possible to me (height is a bit low, but possibly still growing when he left home at 17?). That zig-zag scar he was to have on his left forearm could easily be that zig-zag over "Mike & Barb" on the sketch of the tattoo on the UID's left forearm. Oh, and he's a Libra...
08-21-2015, 12:20 PM #3
Michael Gaughan Profile
Michael Gaughan had a chipped tooth, but the profile of the body without identity no mention of this chipped tooth.
Last edited by KateB; 08-24-2015 at 08:12 AM. Reason: update to clickable link.
08-24-2015, 08:00 AM #4
No mention of it doesn't mean it's not chipped. I'd only rule this out (personally) if there was something that implied "perfect teeth" on the UID.
I'm in Canada, but if there's any spark of interest from anyone a bit more local (Maryland, anyone?) they might feel compelled to look into this...Paisley
08-24-2015, 10:26 AM #5
it seems me strange that an important detail is not inserted in Namus; however I have noticed that Namus is not updated, several resolved cases of disappearance are still in the database of the site.
01-27-2016, 04:48 PM #6
05-17-2016, 02:52 PM #7
The Doe Network
Date of Discovery: January 30, 1979
Location of Discovery: Earlville, Cecil County, Maryland
Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 18-90 years old
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, 6-inches long and worn in a ponytail.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoos: Upper right arm - heart and dagger; right forearm - smaller heart and dagger; left forearm - "LOVE" in a triangle and "Mike & Barb"; left upper arm - circle with lines, possibly a crude rose or flower.
DNA: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Maroon shirt, brown pants, black loafers, and black socks.
Jewelry: Silver colored chain necklace with a copper link.
Additional Personal Items: Libra keyring with "Libra 9/23 - 10/22" on it and five keys.
The victim was located along the Sassafras River shoreline.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Maryland State Police
Agency Contact Person: Maryland Center for the Missing & Unidentified
Agency Phone Number: 410-290-1620
Agency Name: Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Charlotte Romero
Agency Phone Number: 410-333-3254
Agency Case Number: 79-195A/79-8U/116246
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #2279
Former Hot Case Number: 1210
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
05-17-2016, 05:37 PM #8
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