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  1. #1
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    OH - Celina, Male Skeletal UP14649, 20-35, at Grand Lake St Mary's, Jan'16

    Bones recovered in a state park south of Celina, Ohio, near Coldwater Creek have been identified as human, specifically that of a 20-35-year-old man. They are believed to have been placed in the wooded area sometime within the last six months.

    It is one victim – a 25-30-year-old man, 5-feet-7 to 6-feet-11 tall. A race was not determined.

    January article: http://wlfi.com/2016/01/15/officials...lay-suspected/

    DNA pulled from human bones discovered in a western Ohio state park at the beginning of the year has not been hitched to anyone within the FBI’s database.

    Officials are working to identify any missing 20-35-year-old men that went missing between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015 that matches the description that investigators determined the bones belonged to. Grey said officials searched for missing persons in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and found six people who match those characteristics.

    April article: http://wane.com/2016/04/13/dna-from-...-fbi-database/

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    I expanded that age range by a few years, and have 112 matches returned. That height estimates is cray cray. I think I'd need more info to even begin to narrow the list down.

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    Yeah the height range is buck wild, I bet its a typo and actually should read 5'7 to 5'11.

    The articles editing is clearly not the sharpest, seeing as the age range is listed as 20-35 in one place and 25-30 in the other (im assuming 20-35 is correct bc thats what is noted in the second article).

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    I think this is the NAMUS page for this UID.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/14649

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectingpink View Post
    I think this is the NAMUS page for this UID.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/14649
    Not much information there.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Still unidentified: http://wane.com/2016/09/08/sheriff-b...-unidentified/
    Grey asked for the public’s help. Anyone with any tips can reach out to the sheriff’s office through email at www.mercercountysheriff.org or call its tip line (567) 890-TIPS (8477) or the detectives at (419) 586-1450. Grey said his office is dedicated to solving the case.

    “I still have my fingers crossed and my hopes up that we’re going to get a DNA hit on the computer system,” said Grey. “I don’t like having unsolved deaths in this county.

    “This case if difficult for me because there’s a family out there. We owe it to that person to do the best we can and we owe it to their family to do the best we can do give them closure, even if it’s not the closure they want.”

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    Sheriff: Body found near Grand Lake St. Marys in Jan. 2016 was dismembered

    Investigators don’t think the victim was killed where he was found, and say he was placed there sometime in 2015, and likely between August and October.
    The sheriff revealed some of the details about the remains that had not been made public before Wednesday. Sheriff Grey said DNA from the remains was sent to a new lab to come up with a potential sketch based on traits, but the lab could not do anything with it.

    A sample was sent to another lab to develop the bone oxygen isotopes. The test is able to predict potential places where the victim lived for the past decade. Several geographical areas were possible, including one in central Kentucky.
    Next will be a Strontium (Sr) isotope test, also known as the tap water test because the ions are unique to certain areas. The sheriff hopes to have that test complete by the end of July.

    The sheriff’s office will then overlay the Strontium test against the bone oxygen isotope map to further narrow down where the victim was from.

    The sheriff also discussed the condition of the body when it was found. Grey says the body was dismembered. There was no skull and the limbs had been sawed off below the knees and elbows. The sheriff says it’s possible wild animals got some of the bones and that’s why they are missing. Grey says the body was dismembered somewhere else then dumped. They don't know if dismembered before or after death.
    http://fox45now.com/news/local/sheri...as-dismembered
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    To help find the man’s identity, the Sheriff’s Office reached out to a group known as IsoForensics. The organization performed geolocation services that predicted the man may have spent the last 10 years before his death in various portions of the United States.

    The predictions already provided by IsoForensics indicated the man may have also spent time in portions of Michigan. Because the body was found near U.S. Route 127, which runs through Michigan, the Sheriff’s Office contacted multiple counties in the area to check on missing persons.
    The Sheriff’s Office was directed to the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, but the agency was unable to provide any new information. The office previously requested missing persons information from a 250-mile radius around Mercer County. There were six missing persons who fit the profile, but they have all been ruled out.
    http://limaohio.com/news/248664/bone...as-dismembered
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    The forensics test, conducted by IsoForensics Geo-location Services, tested the oxygen in the bones, which helps narrow down the approximate area where the victim had lived in the last 10 years.

    Grey showed the map provided by the company, pointing out two specific areas of interest.

    "What has us intrigued right now is this area in Michigan and a little dot on the map in Kentucky," he said. "Both of those are on U.S. 127. We've cut down our search area from the whole United States to this area."

    Another test is being done on a bone fragment to measure the minerals in the water. Results are due back in about a month to six weeks. Grey said, he will be very interested to see if the results from the bone oxygen map will intersect with the results from the water minerals test.

    Grey said he is publicly releasing these details as the focus of the investigation has shifted from trying to identify the killer to identifying the victim.
    http://www.dailystandard.com/archive...rigin-narrowed
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