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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2016

    NC - Johnson Co. In Neuse River, WhtMale, 25-35, tribal tattoo, Apr'17

    Case Report - NamUs UP # 16588

    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number ME17-4321
    Date found April 25, 2017 00:00
    Date created May 05, 2017 12:36
    Date last modified May 11, 2017 12:00
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)

    Agency NC Ofc of the Chief Med Exmnr
    Phone 919-743-9000

    Case Manager

    Name Clyde Gibbs
    Phone 800.672.7024


    Estimated age Adult - Pre 40
    Minimum age 25 years
    Maximum age 35 years
    Race White
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) 116, Estimated
    Height (inches) 63, Measured

    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Head not recovered
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Insect/animal activity

    Probable year of death to
    Estimated postmortem interval


    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 2320 S. Brightleaf Blvd
    Address 2
    City Smithfield
    State North Carolina
    Zip code 27577
    County Johnston

    Body found floating in the Neuse River.


    Hair color Unknown or Completely Bald
    Head hair
    Body hair
    Facial hair
    Left eye color Unknown or Missing
    Right eye color Unknown or Missing
    Eye description

    No other distinctive body features
    Distinctive features as described below

    Scars and marks
    Tattoos Black w/red outline tribal art pattern on right upper arm.
    Artificial body parts
    and aids
    Finger and toe nails
    Other distinctive
    physical characteristics

    Medical implants
    Foreign objects
    Skeletal findings
    Organ absent
    Prior surgery
    Other medical


    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Clothing and Accessories

    No clothing or accessories
    Clothing and accessories are described below

    Clothing on body
    Clothing with body Hanes briefs
    Other items found
    with body


    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered


    Status: Sample available - Not yet submitted


    No code has to be inserted here.


    There are currently no documents available for this case.


  2. #2
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    Jun 2016
    Body found in Neuse River near Smithfield

    An NCDOT bridge maintenance crew was working to remove debris that had gathered around a support beam column at the Neuse River Bridge on US 301 South of Smithfield.

    While removing the debris that was collected by recent rainfall, the crew spotted the body that had been lodged against the support beams.

    Police Detective Sgt. R.D. Wood said the Smithfield Fire Department assisted police with the recovery of the body.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2016
    AUTOPSY: Body found in Neuse River not due to heavy rains

    SMITHFIELD, NC (WITN) - Police say a man whose body was pulled from the Neuse River on Tuesday did not die because of recent heavy rain.
    Smithfield police said the State Medical Examiner's Office completed a preliminary autopsy on the body discovered by a state worker removing flood debris from a bridge.
    The identity of the white man is not yet known, according to a news release. The body was approximately 5'3" tall, and the man had a black and red tattoo on his upper right arm and shoulder, possibly a "tribal" design.


  4. #4
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    Apr 2009

    NC - Smithfield, Male body in Neuse River, black & red tattoo, Apr'17

  5. #5
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    Apr 2013

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation crew was working to clear debris from support columns on the Neuse River Bridge on U.S. 301 around 3 p.m. on April 25 when the body was found.

    On April 27, Smithfield police said the body was that of a white male who was 5 feet 3 inches tall and has a black and red tattoo on the upper right arm and shoulder.

    But on Wednesday, Smithfield police said the medical examiner could not confirm the victim’s race or ethnicity but they could have been Caucasian, Asian, or Hispanic.

  6. #6
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    May 2013
    Police are still trying to identify a man found dead in the Neuse River in April.


  7. #7
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    Jun 2016

    The investigation remains open, and officials suspect foul play, according to the Smithfield Police Department.

    The N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office completed a preliminary autopsy on April 27, 2017, although it was unable to confirm the race or ethnicity of the victim.
    He could be Caucasian, Asian or Hispanic, officials said.
    The man was about 5 feet 3 inches tall and had a blue and red tattoo on his right shoulder.
    The image of the tattoo is unclear because of the condition of the body. Police have said it could be a tribal sign.

    In addition to the Medical Examiner’s Office, N.C. State University has helped officials try to identify the man.

    The Benson Police Department and state medical examiners have confirmed that the body is not that of Cole Thomas of Florida, who went missing in Benson in November. Thomas has not been found.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Long shot suggestion:


    His thread here: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...rt-1-July-2016

    Age (25) matches UID range.
    Height- 5'5" -- only 2 inches over UID estimate of 5'3"
    There is no description of his arm tattoo in his thread and the above picture is the only picture of the tattoo I can find. He's a long shot because he went missing from Ohio almost a year prior to the UID being found.

    Please submit if you think this is at all promising, I'm just suggesting here. Thanks.

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