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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    It sounds like he might not have been reported missing because investigators area searching for his family?
    http://www.morningjournal.com/genera...e-in-cold-case
    Yes, they are still searching for his family to notify them. I meant there was not a thread in the Unidentified forum to update with his identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Yes, they are still searching for his family to notify them. I meant there was not a thread in the Unidentified forum to update with his identity.
    Gotcha. Was this UP case even in NamUs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    It sounds like he might not have been reported missing because investigators area searching for his family?
    http://www.morningjournal.com/genera...e-in-cold-case
    IDK. It doesn't say in the articles.
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    Here is another UP case that's been solved, but the man's name wasn't released (as of yet).
    http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/...352d6a2df.html

    “He had been kind of a drifter and the family never reported him missing,” Moriarty said.
    The lack of that missing person report had hampered the attempts to identify him. NamUs, however, matched him using a fingerprint database from the man’s military service.
    (BBM) I'm thinking we may come across this more often than not.
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    Here is another one from the NYP. It not only id'd a John Doe, but also solved a murder mystery:
    http://nypost.com/2017/08/10/man-kil...des-later/amp/
    The fingerprints of the crash victim were submitted to the New Jersey State Police in 1993 and were again submitted in 2006 to the FBI, but neither submission produced a match.
    New Jersey State Police forensic anthropologist Donna Fontana recently entered the fingerprints of a series of unidentified bodies in the National Institute of Justice’s National Missing and Unidentified Person System database and a match came back to Nicolas, officials said.
    Was there a thread for this UP here, anyone know?
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    Possibly another case solved with new technology?
    JOLIET, IL - Almost two months after the bullet-riddled body of an unidentified man was found in a rural Will County ditch, authorities now know their victim's name. On Tuesday, the Will County Coroner's Office revealed the victim was Himer Vazquez. The 35-year-old man lived in Atlanta, GA.

    How the homicide victim's body ended up on the outskirts of Joliet will be a mystery for the Will County Sheriff's Department to unravel. The distance from Joliet to Atlanta is 731 miles. On Tuesday, Will County Chief Deputy Coroner Kevin Stevenson told Joliet Patch that officials positively identified Vazquez through "enhanced fingerprint comparisons."
    https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/bo...dd-georgia-man

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...h-Jun-17/page2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    Here is another one from the NYP. It not only id'd a John Doe, but also solved a murder mystery:
    http://nypost.com/2017/08/10/man-kil...des-later/amp/

    Was there a thread for this UP here, anyone know?
    I didn't find a thread. What a crazy story, though!
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    Another one I could not find a thread for:
    1991 Vacaville missing persons case solved

    Thursday, Vacaville police officials announced that the 1991 missing persons case involving 20-year-old Charles Campbell has been closed.
    On Sept. 7, 1991, Campbell was reported missing by his mother.

    He was last seen in Oakley a week before by a friend, police said.


    “Our investigators worked at it tirelessly for a long time,” advised Lt. Chris Polen. “There was no clue as to what happened to him.”

    Numerous interviews were conducted, agencies from other areas were contacted.

    “We even called Sac County officials two days prior to (a) body being discovered in the Sacramento Delta area,” he said. “They said no. Then two days later, a body appears in the Delta.”
    Back then, there were only the most basic of forensics techniques, Polen said, and the body could not be identified.


    Meanwhile, in ensuing years, detectives continued working with the family, who continued to hold fundraisers to create a reward fund. Investigators also continued to follow up on leads.
    Though the case eventually went cold, Campbell and his family were never forgotten.
    Earlier this month, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Cold Case Unit picked up the case and used new fingerprint technology. The prints from the body found in 1991 matched those in the state Department of Justice database for Campbell, Polen said, and the Sacramento sheriff’s officials called Vacaville police to notify them.
    http://www.thereporter.com/article/N...NEWS/170819847

    How sad that it took so long to ID him but it is also sort of fascinating that fingerprints solved it. I wish I understood better how this new fingerprint technology worked!
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    https://www.thoughtco.com/new-finger...hnology-971343
    Advance Fingerprint Identification Technology
    The AFIT system implemented a new fingerprint matching algorithm which increased the accuracy of fingerprint matching from 92% to more than 99.6%, according to the FBI. During the first five days of operation, AFIT matched more than 900 fingerprints that were not matched using the old system
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    Color-Changing Florescent Film

    Since 2008, Professor Robert Hillman and his Leicester associates have further enhanced their process by adding fluorophore molecules to the film which is sensitive to light and ultra-violet rays.

    Basically, the fluorescent film gives scientist and extra tool in developing contrasting colors of latent fingerprints - electrochromic and fluorescence. The fluorescent film provides a third color that can be adjusted to develop a high-contrast fingerprint image.
    Micro-X-Ray Florescence

    MXRF detects the sodium, potassium and chlorine elements present in salts, as well as many other elements if they are present in the fingerprints. The elements are detected as a function of their location on a surface, making it possible to "see" a fingerprint where the salts have been deposited in the patterns of fingerprints, the lines called friction ridges by forensic scientists.
    While many advances have been made in the field of forensic DNA evidence, science continues to make progress in the field of fingerprinting development and collection, making it increasing more probably that should a criminal leave behind any evidence at all at the crime scene, he will be identified.

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    Another one solved with fingerprint technology:

    The marks from her thumb resembled an inkblot or an ultrasound image more than a fingerprint.

    They were splotchy and had few of the unique curves and ridges that might allow investigators to determine her identity. Two fishermen had found her body on Feb. 18, 1994, in a creek just east of the Arkansas River in northwest Pulaski County. She'd been shot to death a few days earlier.
    The sheriff's office distributed pictures of her clothing and jewelry, hoping someone might recognize them. They examined dental records in search of a match. And they reviewed missing persons cases, looking for anything that might lead them to the woman's identity.
    But the woman in the creek remained nameless for decades.
    Until now.
    The Pulaski County sheriff's office announced Friday that the FBI had used advanced fingerprint analysis to identify the woman as Cynthia Robinson, 35, of Little Rock. She had two children.
    The sheriff's office submitted its splotchy, partial fingerprints from the woman in the creek to a national database in 2001. The agency also sent the prints to the FBI.

    In 2009, the woman's fingerprints were entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, along with images of her clothing and jewelry. She was wearing an orange and red Lizwear sweater and a star-shaped bracelet when she was killed.

    Years continued to pass.
    Then in March, the FBI notified the sheriff's office that it had matched the fingerprints to Robinson.
    The FBI identified the woman as Robinson through its Next Generation Identification system, which it developed in 2011. The system uses a fingerprint analysis algorithm that has increased matching accuracy from 92 percent to more than 99 percent, according to the agency.

    The FBI also uses the powerful biometric technology to identify and hunt terrorists.
    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2...-lr-woman-201/

    Her thread: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...Robinson/page2
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    Another one solved this year with the new FBI fingerprint technology. Though the UP was in NamUs, I don't believe the article give us the name of the MP. He doesn't appear to have been reported missing by his family, they thought he was just traveling.
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    Also Charley Project's FB page posted an article about Canada putting a new DNA Database on line next year!
    Wasn't sure where to put this, but wanted to make note of it. This is monumental news, IMHO.
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