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    http://saddind.co.uk/18580-2/

    POLICE INVESTIGATING the identity of ‘Chew Track man’ are going global in their search for answers.

    DNA samples from the mystery pensioner who was found dead in Greenfield on the path leading to Chew Reservoir on December 12 have been sent to Interpol-International Crime Police Organisation.

    The case details have also been sent to producers of the popular BBC Crimewatch programme.

    And detectives are also awaiting results of DNA samples taken from a Northern Ireland family after reports the unidentified man could be a grandfather missing for more than two decades.

    But the Saddleworth Independent understands this lead is unconnected with latest reports linking the mystery man to a plane crash on Wimberry Moss, above Greenfield in 1949.

    A BEA Douglas Dakota en route from Belfast to Manchester crashed into Wimberry Rocks –known locally as ‘Indian’s Head’ – in poor visibility, killing 24 people.

    Baffled cops are speculating the smart dressed man could possibly be one of two child survivors: Stephen Evans, who was five at the time, or Michael Prestwich.
    Anyone who recognises this man or has any information should phone police on 0161 872 5050 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsglen View Post
    As to an urn, Im presuming the cctv pictures released were taken at the ticket counter at Ealing station, he doent appear to have any bag etc on him, unless of course he picked something up in Manchester
    I'm not suggesting this was the case; I was simply responding to dotr's speculation in post #25.

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    Interesting case. From a quick internet search it doesn't look like it is possible (or probable) to accidentally or deliberately overdose on thyroxine sodium. Maybe the vial was used to carry a different kind of medicine that would assist in suicide without relatives/MEs becoming any wiser of his intentions. This would explain the returned ticket too.

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    Any chance this somewhat unusual story might coincide with this one?
    Wondering if the climb up the hill was less about the hill and more about the view ?
    Speculation, imo. rbbm.


    But here I am, all these years later, a man in my 70s, wondering what became of my 16-year-old brother almost 70 years ago.
    http://www.thejournal.ie/missing-per...45478-Jan2016/
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    Jimmy O'Neill was aged 12 or 13 in this photograph was taken during his altar-serving days at the Dominican Church on Bridge Street, Waterford city.
    THE BROTHER OF a Waterford boy who went missing in December 1947, aged 16, has not given up hope that Ireland’s longest missing persons case could yet be solved.

    Frank ‘Frankie’ O’Neill, who has lived at his Leamy Street home in the city his entire life, spoke movingly of his decades-long search for information about his elder brother Jimmy, who was working for the Clyde Shipping Company at the time of his disappearance.

    Frank was aged just four when went missing Jimmy, born on Morgan Street in 1931, on 15 December 1947
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    http://www.thejournal.ie/missing-per...45478-Jan2016/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Any chance this somewhat unusual story might coincide with this one?
    Wondering if the climb up the hill was less about the hill and more about the view ?
    Speculation, imo. rbbm.


    But here I am, all these years later, a man in my 70s, wondering what became of my 16-year-old brother almost 70 years ago.
    http://www.thejournal.ie/missing-per...45478-Jan2016/
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    Jimmy O'Neill was aged 12 or 13 in this photograph was taken during his altar-serving days at the Dominican Church on Bridge Street, Waterford city.
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    http://www.thejournal.ie/missing-per...45478-Jan2016/
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    Interesting combined with your post #31 re DNA sample testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    What an unusual case! And odd that no one has identified him- surely this is a big story over there, right?
    I've not seen any coverage at all other than on here. I suspect if I asked around people I know, very few if any would be aware.

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    They do look similar IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    What an unusual case! And odd that no one has identified him- surely this is a big story over there, right?
    It has been in some of the national newspapers (online) so I'm sure somebody will have suggested a name for him by now. Hopefully it's been featured in local news for London and Manchester.

    I guess he had good reason to go up there and is linked to either the Moors Murders or the plane crash. But it could have just been an area he and his wife/sweetheart liked walking back in the day, or some other sentimental reason.


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    Some of you will like this - a police database of every unidentified person found in the UK. There are 542 listed stretching back decades, averaging just a few each year, only 2 last year, one of whom was found alive (in fact, for you Americans out there, this guy was found in Herefordshire UK but has a north American accent, I'll try to get more info)

    http://missingpersons.police.uk/en/search

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Some of you will like this - a police database of every unidentified person found in the UK. There are 542 listed stretching back decades, averaging just a few each year, only 2 last year, one of whom was found alive (in fact, for you Americans out there, this guy was found in Herefordshire UK but has a north American accent, I'll try to get more info)

    http://missingpersons.police.uk/en/search
    Quoting myself but here's an article about the guy I mentioned, there is also a little rundown of other "unidentified but alive" cases in the UK.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35354873

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    My theories, in order of likelihood:
    1. Dementia, no particular rhyme or reason. Maybe he visited here earlier in his life.

    2. He is a loved one of someone murdered in the Moor Murders.

    3. He is a loved one of someone who died in the plane crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Some of you will like this - a police database of every unidentified person found in the UK. There are 542 listed stretching back decades, averaging just a few each year, only 2 last year, one of whom was found alive (in fact, for you Americans out there, this guy was found in Herefordshire UK but has a north American accent, I'll try to get more info)

    http://missingpersons.police.uk/en/search
    Thanks for the link!
    Also looking around for info on the unidentified NA accented man. Wouldn't it be wild if it turns out the two uid men knew one another? imo.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...0#post12307860
    UK - Hereford, Elderly Gentleman with US/Canadian Accent Found Alive, 7 Nov 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Thanks for the link!
    Also looking around for info on the unidentified NA accented man. Wouldn't it be wild if it turns out the two uid men knew one another? imo.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...0#post12307860
    UK - Hereford, Elderly Gentleman with US/Canadian Accent Found Alive, 7 Nov 2015
    Really unlikely, but I do wonder if American man has been reported missing in the US. I didn't know there was a thread for him, missed that one!! I'll go read...

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