04-01-2015, 11:05 PM #1
MATTHEWS, Paul A. - Doe Net 979DMCA
Paul Adam Matthews
Missing since January 1, 1987 from Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: October 9, 1960
Age at Time of Disappearance: 26 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'11"; 150 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Red hair; blue eyes.
Medical Conditions: Matthews has Osgood Slaughter disease
Dentals: Not available
Circumstances of Disappearance
Matthews was last seen in 1987 at a shelter in Santa Maria, California.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Santa Maria Police Department
Agency Case Number:
NCIC Number: M-692401767
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Last edited by bessie; 12-17-2015 at 11:11 AM. Reason: add info.__________________________________
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12-18-2015, 12:00 PM #2
12-22-2015, 03:33 PM #3
Medical Condition: Osgood-Schlatter Disease - I wonder if this can be detected postmortem? In the knee area involving cartilage and patellar growth ...
12-26-2015, 01:31 AM #4
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01-01-2016, 04:45 AM #5
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The condition is usually self-limiting and is caused by stress on the patellar tendon that attaches the quadriceps muscle at the front of the thigh to the tibial tuberosity. Following an adolescent growth spurt, repeated stress from contraction of the quadriceps is transmitted through the patellar tendon to the immature tibial tuberosity. This can cause multiple subacute avulsion fractures along with inflammation of the tendon, leading to excess bone growth in the tuberosity and producing a visible lump which can be very painful, especially when hit. Activities such as kneeling may also irritate the tendon.
And then there's corroboration in a book called (fascinatingly) "The Bioarchaeology of Children": https://books.google.com/books?id=xP...eleton&f=false
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