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    WA - David Corak, 21, Jefferson County, 12 June 1968

    Cold case squad resolves 47-year-old missing person report in Jefferson County.
    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office cold case squad has resolved a 47-year-old mystery of a Tacoma man who went missing in the Olympic Mountains.

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    I had never heard of this case. Have any of you? I'm so glad he was brought home.

    http://www.ptleader.com/news/cold-ca...0a71e9827.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    Cold case squad resolves 47-year-old missing person report in Jefferson County.
    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office cold case squad has resolved a 47-year-old mystery of a Tacoma man who went missing in the Olympic Mountains.



    I had never heard of this case. Have any of you? I'm so glad he was brought home.
    http://www.ptleader.com/news/cold-ca...0a71e9827.html
    A-maaaaz-ing.
    Agreeing w you, glad he was identified and his fam now knows.
    Thx for posting this.

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    A cold case mystery ends in sadness after identification of remains

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...e61580622.html

    For more than 40 years, the two questions lingered, together and apart: a disappearance and a gruesome discovery, never linked yet fatefully connected, the remnants of a family’s buried sorrow.

    The first question began with a lost son, Tacoma resident David Corak, 21, who vanished in June 1968 after heading to the wilds of the Olympic National Forest for a camping trip.

    The second question began with a set of skeletal remains discovered by a group of Jefferson County hikers in October 1975.
    The surviving brothers, handed the answer to the old family mystery, still aren’t sure what to believe.

    They knew David had been kicked out of the Navy. They never knew why. Family gossip suggested David might have been gay, at a time when society and the military held different views of such things.

    Older brother John still doesn’t buy the suicide theory. He thinks of the old woman’s will and the house David had inherited, and old rumors, never verified, that another individual had been seen in the area where David disappeared.

    Carl Malone, once the little brother who watched David leave and heard his whispered tale of living in the mountains, is equally unsure.

    “The detective said he committed suicide,” Malone said. “I don’t know why he would do that, unless he was clinically depressed. But even if he was, why would he kill himself?

    “The bottom line is at least we found him.”

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    I'm sure the condition of the remains made it is very difficult to estimate when the death possibly occurred (and it's likely tests used to determine this have improved since 1975). But, (IMO) this is a good example for many who are trying to match older UID cases with missing persons... estimate on death can vary greatly.

    "At the time, a forensic pathologist guessed the death had occurred six to nine months earlier."

    Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...#storylink=cpy

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