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    CA - Oxnard, WhtMale UP9187, 18-30, carnival worker, aka 'Brad Bodie', Apr'74

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/9187

    Adult Caucasian male found deceased in motel room by fellow carnival co-workers the morning after he was last known alive. No identification on body, note found in pocket with the name Brad Lee Bodie (exluded as identity of the decedent). Was arrested by LASO on 3/25/1974, with no identification, and fingerprinted (see booking photo). Gave name as James Allen Chastain to his employer, was also known as Leroy.

    291_74.jpg


    I can't find him on Doe Network

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/732843833528394/

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    Any word on COD? I'm guessing it was non-homicicide. Drug OD or suicide possibly.

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    I think there is a thread on this guy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvaldez1975 View Post
    I think there is a thread on this guy too.
    I couldn't find it, could you post the link please?
    Proverbs 19:17

    Buckskin Girl - Facebook page - Websleuths thread
    Arroyo Grande Jane Doe - Facebook page - Websleuths thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springrain View Post
    I couldn't find it, could you post the link please?
    I think this is the only thread for him.

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    Ok thanks.

    What was he arrested for? How long was he incarcerated?
    Proverbs 19:17

    Buckskin Girl - Facebook page - Websleuths thread
    Arroyo Grande Jane Doe - Facebook page - Websleuths thread

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    Tattoos:

    Gothic cross on upper left arm. Cross on left forearm. Four dots in rectangular shape on left forearm. The name RITA on left wrist.

    close up


    On some websites, including namus his alias is mentioned to be Leroy. Some other links, including below, stating Larry.

    http://canyouidentifyme.org/VenturaC...hnDoeApril1974

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    Found the following obit that mentions this woman was predeceased by her son James A Chastain Jr. Do we know if this might the same James A chastain? Do we know if he has been accounted for or assumed deceased.

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...46&mid=6364984

    In Memory of
    Ellouise Lorraine Chastain
    June 9, 1927 - March 14, 2015
    Obituary

    Ellouise Lorraine (Stecker) Chastain age 87 was born in Tacoma Wa. 6/9/1927 and passed away in Auburn Ca. 3/14/2015. She joined the love of her life James A. Chastain Sr., who passed away 18 months ago. They were married 69 wonderful years.
    She was preceded in death by her 2 sons James A. Chastain Jr. and Richard L. Chastain.
    She is survived by her daughter Nadine J. Hubbard, son-in-law Gary H. Hubbard, her brothers Jack and Chris Stecker and sister Judy Hight.
    Her legacy lives on with her grandchildren Dionne M. King, Joshua R. Snavely and Ericka L. Lugar and her Great grandchildren Nicholas J. King, Brandon W. King, Nolan T. Snavely, Kayla R. Snavely, Robert R. Lugar, and Harlynn J. Lugar. Ellouise will be missed dearly. As she would say..."SEE YOU IN THE FUNNY PAPERS".

    I'm going to do a little more research and see if there is anything out there about this gentleman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springrain View Post
    Ok thanks.

    What was he arrested for? How long was he incarcerated?
    He was arrested on March 25 and found on April 5, so it's unlikely he had served any time yet. Probably hadn't even had time to make a court appearance--most likely was booked and posted bail, given the time frame.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)


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    Huh. What an interesting case. So sad it's been so long...

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    Bumping this up too...

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    I always thought this Carnival Guy reminded me of Mitch Weiser (with a little more weight)who disappeared in July 1973 with Bonita and the tattoo on his arm reminded me of her.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...mitchel+weiser
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...r_mitchel.html
    weiser_mitchel2[1].jpg291_74[1].jpgweiser_mitchel3[1].jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamx View Post
    I always thought this Carnival Guy reminded me of Mitch Weiser (with a little more weight)who disappeared in July 1973 with Bonita and the tattoo on his arm reminded me of her.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...mitchel+weiser
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...r_mitchel.html
    weiser_mitchel2[1].jpg291_74[1].jpgweiser_mitchel3[1].jpg
    Yea it looks like a pretty good possibility except that he would have had to gain weight real quickly tho. Mitch's lips look a lot fuller than 'Brad's' tho.

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    Though the picture of Brad is kind of overexposed, it could have hidden some stuff?



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