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    FL - Lakewood Park, WhtMale UP14432, <50, in homeless camp, Sep'15

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/st-lucie-...335402091.html

    I assume this is the Namus- https://identifyus.org/en/cases/14432

    Hi, everyone. I am a bit lost for words...and am not even sure where to begin...
    It's a long story, but I will make it as simple as possible.

    My father and I are not very close, but I do love and care for him. He has spent most of his life in prison, but had been out for about 6 years now. He has drug issues, and mental issues. He was awarded SSI disability in early 2015, and was getting $733 a month, so he did have some income.

    The last time I spoke to my dad, was via FB, in either June or July. Unfortunately I deleted our messages, not thinking they may be important. He never said where he was living or who the current people were in his life. He seemed about as "okay" as he ever is, nothing gave me any alarm. I was not living in the same town as him (my hometown}.

    I recently moved in with my mom a month ago, and decided I wanted to see me dad. I tried to message some of his longtime friends on FB who he always kept in some contact with...was finding out they hadn't seen or heard from him in a while. I guess I didn't think too much of it, it's not real unusual for my dad to be out of touch at times.

    Then on New Years Eve at 15 mins til Midnight...His ex-girlfriend (who i vaguely know and have met before, but I knew her before she was dating my dad, I guess they had dated for like 2 or 3 months} messaged me on FB to ask me if i've seen or heard from my dad. I said "No actually, I have been kind of looking for him." she proceeds to say "No one has seen him in several months and his cousin & his cousin's mom found out from the bank he hasn't touched his bank account in months." I then said "What?? Thats NOT good, I know me and my dad aren't close but I do love him and am worried!" she then says "I know and he loved you too that's a fact! I'm not trying to scare you but you do know they found a body back in September in Lakewood Park and we all thought it might be him." and I told her I had no idea.... she then proceeds to tell me that she "Loves me"....which is odd. It all gave me a weird, she knows more than she's acting, feeling.

    I am going to the police station tomorrow with 2 of my dad's lifelong friends (they are husband and wife}, they are good people and always tried to help my dad despite them being disabled. I can't go alone. I am thankful they are coming with me. I suffer from a severe anxiety and agoraphobia disorder so this is especially difficult for me.

    I hope it's not my dad, but I have this sinking feeling it is.

    I never thought I would be in this situation, it is earth shattering and numbing all at once.
    Prayers needed, thank you. I will keep everyone updated with everything I know/find out.

    ETA- In the namus report it says the unidentified person "may" be someone named Byron Thomas Rains...That is not my father's name, and I don't know who that person is and can't find any info on them. I don't know yet if I should put my dad's name here until I go to the police tomorrow.

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    Whatever the outcome, you and your father are in my thoughts! Sending good thoughts your way!
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    Thank you.

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    Is it possible for you to answer these:

    Do you know what type of residence he was living in the last time you conserved with him? How would he spend his days?

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    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. I'm glad you have family friends to be with you. Keep us updated.

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    Praying for you ��

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    I pray you find your father and can give him a big hug.



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    Awh I am sorry.. Outcome? I hope it's not him.

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    Hugs, I'll be thinking of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon View Post
    Is it possible for you to answer these:

    Do you know what type of residence he was living in the last time you conserved with him? How would he spend his days?
    Unfortunately no, he did not mention anything about where he was living or whom he was living with or who he was associating with. A lot of people were in and out of his life due to his drug use.

    Thank you so very much everyone. I am supposed to be heading to the police station at around 1Oam.

    I promise I will keep everyone up dated as soon as I find out anything.

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    I knew a Byron Raines when I worked as a sales rep for Thomas and Betts, but he was in Memphis. I wonder why they think it's him.

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    So.. I kinda do not know much more than I already did. The detective over the case won't be in until tomorrow, so I have to go back and see him at 1Oam tomorrow.

    The detectives I did speak to "have very little information" about the body that was found and can't really answer my questions and "don't want to give me wrong information"

    They said they "think" they have an idea of who the person might be, and the sister of this person submitted a DNA sample.
    However, they absolutely do want me to come in tomorrow and submit a DNA sample which I am more than happy and willing to do.

    So, I am still very much in the dark about all of this. The worst part is they said it could take up to a year for a DNA sample to come back, sigh.

    I am hoping when I talk to the detective on this case tomorrow that when I inform him that his bank account has supposedly "not been touched in months" that they can verify this as true or false. If it is true, then there is great reason to suspect something has happened to my dad because he certainly would be using his bank account since his SSI checks are his only source of income.

    Thank you everyone. I will let you know what, if anything, I am able to find out tomorrow.

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    Thanks for updating us. It must be very stressful to have to wait longer for an answer. Hang in there!

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    Thank you very much.

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