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  1. #1
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    Nov 2015

    CT - Norwalk, WhtMale UP8937, 30-40, drowned, at yacht club, Jul'73

    I didn't see a thread for this UID, but I'm sorry if it's a duplicate!

    NamUs: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8937

    PDF by Norwalk PD: http://www.norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/4946

    CASE: 73-25064

    CASE TYPE: Unidentified Male Body

    DATE: 7-27-1973

    LOCATION: Charles Creek

    VICTIM: Unidentified White Male, 30-35 years of age, 5’10’’, 175lbs, reddish-brown hair. Male was wearing a Cranbury colored “Grooves” brand pull over shirt-size medium; “Levis” brand gray trousers; size 30 Fruit of the Loom underpants. No jewelry or other personal paperwork.

    SUMMARY: On July 27th, 1973 at 6:50am, a passerby in the area of the Rex Marine Yacht Club docks in Charles Creek off of Beach Road observed a white male floating in the water face down. The body was taken to the Norwalk Hospital Morgue where an Autopsy was performed at a later date. Due to a state of decomposition, no facial identification would be possible. The autopsy estimated that the date of death would be sometime between July 20th and July 23rd, 1973 based upon decomposition. Recently, the dental chart that was completed at autopsy in 1973 has been coded into NCIC. The partial fingerprints of the male were restored by the FBI in 1973 and recently searched through the IAFIS fingerprint system with no matches.

    CONTACT: Lt. Art Weisgerber – (203) 854-3028 ; aweisgerber@norwalkct.org
    Anonymous Tip-Line (203)-854-3111
    Text: to CRIMES (274637) and”NPD” with info in text.

    NamUs lists John Doe as 30-40, the above PDF as 30-35. Denials are in NamUs, fingerprints "available elsewhere". Surprisingly, no DNA, and no recon.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2015
    Rule outs on NamUs, last updated September 2013:

    Myron Alberding 1944 New York
    Lyndal Ashby 1938 Kentucky
    David Bacon 1946 New York
    Michael Burnett 1956 California
    Roger Carlson 1939 California
    Steven Chait 1951 New York
    Ronald Cole 1945 California
    James Egan 1954 Wisconsin
    Joseph Halpern 1910 Colorado
    Raymond Harris 1951 Nebraska
    Dermot Kelly 1955 Illinois
    John Lake 1930 New York
    Roger Madison 1953 California
    Edward Maps 1938 Pennsylvania
    Thomas Meuse 1956 New York
    Gregory Mitchell 1965 Florida
    Darrel Nichols 1953 Utah
    Norman Prater 1956 Texas
    Derran Rogers 1959 California
    George Tonsgard 1927 Alaska
    David Waggoner 1947 Texas
    John Wagner 1951 Missouri
    Christopher Wells 1956 Washington

  3. #3
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    Nov 2015
    Today (July 27th) is the 43rd anniversary of the day he was found. I hope that we will have found his name by this time next year.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Fingerprints have been put in the system for this John Doe, I just got the email.

    Also, a new exclusion (one I suggested myself):

    Warren Niederfringer 1948 Connecticut

    Kind of sad it isn't him, back to the drawing board I guess.

    I also recently talked to this detective. He doesn't want to exhume for DNA. So I guess fingerprints and dentals are all we got.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2015
    That's awesome! Hopefully John can be brought home to his family soon.
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