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    MI - Wayne Co, Unksex&race UP11978, UnkAge, human foot under train locomotive, Dec'73

    NamUs UP 11978

    https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/11978

    Unidentified Body/Remains (Unknown Sex & Race)


    Found December 12, 1992 in Wayne County, MI
    Body Condition: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

    Probable year of death: to


    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: Unknown age
    Approximate Height: cannot estimate
    Approximate Weight: cannot estimate
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Scars and marks: nothing

    Clothing & Accessories
    Clothing:
    Foot was bare
    Jewerly: nothing
    Footwear:

    Accessories: nothing

    Identifiers
    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is not available
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is not available
    DNA: Sample is currently not available

    Case History:
    A pipe fitter conducting routine maintenance check on the "Cotton Belt" locomotive #7605, which was standing at the above location (Pennsylvania Central RR tracks) discovered a human foot wedged in snow under the front plow well. Engine #7605 was the second of a two engine training containing more than 20 boxcars, that originated from Elkhart, Indiana.
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    This case intrigues me as a sleuth and a train enthusiast. The only way I could see a foot getting wedged in the front plow well was if the train hit someone walking along the tracks and the foot became ripped off the victim and it flew all the way into the second engine of the train's plow. You'd think they would have known of any recent inicident involving the engine. Maybe it was late at night and it happened so quick the engineer didn't notice?

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    Maybe there was a body hidden in the snow so they didn't see anything?

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    >Found December 12, 1992 in Wayne County, MI

    This should read "1973".

    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Maybe there was a body hidden in the snow so they didn't see anything?

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    One imagines they would have found the rest of the body eventually - surely there has to be a footless body somewhere? If they bother running DNA for it, it might match up to body parts found elsewhere, who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_missing View Post
    >Found December 12, 1992 in Wayne County, MI

    This should read "1973".



    One imagines they would have found the rest of the body eventually - surely there has to be a footless body somewhere? If they bother running DNA for it, it might match up to body parts found elsewhere, who knows.
    Yeah, but the footless body could be from quite a distance away, and could also be somebody who was identified. I'm thinking if somebody died in a snowstorm and wasn't found for some time, so the body was incomplete.
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    Someone who mis-timed crossing a trestle, and their (main) body landed in water?



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