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  1. #1
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    CT - Granby, WhtMale UP10037, 18-30, goatee, association with "Ferguson", Sep'77

    NamUs: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10037

    DoeNet: http://doenetwork.org/cases/214umct.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 214UMCT
    Reconstruction of Victim
    Unidentified White Male
    • Located on September 4, 1977 in Enders State Park, Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    • Cause of death was a fractured skull.
    • Date of Death: September 4, 1977


    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: Mid 20's (Estimated DOB 1952)
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7"; 140 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; brown eyes. Hair worn in pony tail. Mole on right ear. Also 4" braided goatee. Two circular scars on right knee. Scar, comma-shaped, on upper left chest. Blood type: B+. Thin build. Evidence found at the scene indicated he had some association with the name "Ferguson".
    • Dentals: Dental records and fingerprints available. Some missing and chipped teeth.
    • Clothing: Wore medium size, white, knit shirt and medium size yellow corduroy pants.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Granby Police Department
    860-844-5335
    NCIC Number:
    Not Entered

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Needless to say, I like the reconstruction on DoeNet better...

    He has DNA, dentals, and fingerprints in NamUs! NamUs also gives the age range as 18-30.

    Only one ruleout:

    Warren Niederfringer 1948 Connecticut

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    NamUs reconstruction. Pretty disturbing. Also a link to it on Imgur in case it didn't upload, HERE.
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    Probably a long shot, but could this be Kenneth Beltram? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/12859/363/ Height is close, weight is close, hair and eye colors match (even the pony tail lol). Only problem is the distance, and where did the girls go?

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    Shoot, did the artist who did that Namus reconstruction just have to draw the face exactly the way it was found? Creepy.

    A picture of Kenneth Beltram would be very helpful here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creepedout View Post
    Shoot, did the artist who did that Namus reconstruction just have to draw the face exactly the way it was found? Creepy.

    A picture of Kenneth Beltram would be very helpful here.
    Yeah, WOW, that is a creepy "reconstruction!" Why did LE not just release the postmortem photograph itself?? How could it be any worse/more disturbing?

    UID had a four-inch long BRAIDED goatee, SOMEONE should remember this man!

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    I found a newspaper article from 1977 about him, unfortunately you have to pay for it. However, here's what i could get for free:

    Dead Man Found in State Park
    The Hartford Courant (1923-1991) - Hartford, Conn.
    Date: Sep 6, 1977
    Start Page: 1A
    Pages: 2
    Abstract (Document Summary) GRANBY -- An unidentified man was found, apparently beaten to death, Monday morning in the forest at Enders State Park and the body was taken to the University of Connecticut Medical Center in Farmington for...
    So, really not much. But if anyone has time and money for it, might as well see what we can find out? http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/...+in+State+Park

    Another one, located here: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/...th+to+Injuries says: (Sept 7, 1977)

    GRANBY -- An autopsy Tuesday showed that an unidentified man found dead in a state forest Monday morning died from head and neck injuries, a spokesman for the state medical examiner's office said.
    This is the one where they determine that it's a homicide: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/...h+was+Homicide

    Another from later that month, no abstract http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/...l+Unidentified

    And another from November: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/...ound+in+Granby

    After that,he sort of dropped off for a while. But that's what I've found so far while archive diving. Wish they were free...

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    Could it be Frank Passafiume? Missing from Brooklyn, NY (135 miles away) since 4/14/76. Had longish shaggy hair and from his name, sounds like he is Italian-American, which could mean he can easily grow facial hair. 28 years old, 5'9", 145 lbs, brown hair + eyes.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/19560/
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    I would look for bikers or a wanna be. They braid the facial hair so it doesn't get in the face. In that area and time, possibly a victim of the Pagans MC.

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    This case I have looked at for a long time and even wrote an article for a nearby paper about it. I have a page specifically dedicated to him where I have information from the Hartford Courant articles. He was found barefoot but I think his shoes and socks were removed after he was killed. Could have been an Italian mafia hit since it was near Springfield and Hartford and at the time were quite powerful. He had names on his shirt as well. http://www.savagewatch.com/whoami.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitective View Post

    Could it be Frank Passafiume? Missing from Brooklyn, NY (135 miles away) since 4/14/76. Had longish shaggy hair and from his name, sounds like he is Italian-American, which could mean he can easily grow facial hair. 28 years old, 5'9", 145 lbs, brown hair + eyes.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/19560/
    Actually, both Frank and the UP have fingerprint info in the system, according to NamUs, so they'd probably have auto-matched if they were a fit...


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    I wish that he got more attention nowadays. His 40 year was in September. Surely someone knows him...

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    Okay, so since my old post I got a Newspapers.com subscription that includes access to the Courant.

    I found the 08 September 1977 Courant which has an article about him, and learned something new about his clothing.

    "The victim was wearing a white printed shirt with store front scenes including a barbershop with the name "Lewis" on its sign and a pair of gold corduroy jeans."

    The closest I can find to that description of his shirt is on NamUs -- "white long sleeved button down shirt with patterns of rust and green buildings blue rectangular structures, brown motorvehicles, and people dressed in various styles " That brings up the fact that the reason he's associated with the name Ferguson is he was found with "A white T shirt with "FERGUSON" printed on it".

    Other interesting things from this article (posted on a Thursday):

    "Police said the victim was discovered Monday morning by a motorist who went to the park to pick walnuts.
    Tuesday Police Chief Donald Algren said he believes the victim was killed where the body was found, and thus discounted an earlier theory that the man might have been slain elsewhere and left face down in the forest".

    The 6 Sept. article said that the police department "received a phone call at 10:09 am" from the person who wanted to pick walnuts.

    "He also said that there were "markings" around the man's neck and head.
    He termed the death "untimely".
    Dr. William Dwyer, assistant medical examiner, said on leaving the scene that the body bore head injuries. He said the man had been dead within 24 hours of the time the body was found.
    Algren said the body was covered with blood but declined to say whether there had been evidence of a struggle. He also did not say whether any possible weapon was found."

    That article also included a photo, weirdly on a separate page from either actual substantial article. Picture is kind of crap, but here you go:



    September 13, an article "Algren said he has not ruled out the possibility the victim lived in Connecticut, but said the main "probably came from elsewhere".
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    Really great find on his clothing rats!!!


    I also wanted to point out something I found on Namus https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10037
    mentions his hair that it had blonde roots could he have dyed hair?

    long, brown/black hair held back in a ponytail
    with Blonde roots



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