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  1. #1
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    IL - Cook Co., BlkMale UP16651, 18-30, in Lake Michigan, Gucci polo, Apr'17




    Case Report - NamUs UP # 16651


    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number ME2017-01803
    Date found April 18, 2017 00:00
    Date created May 16, 2017 15:50
    Date last modified June 19, 2017 10:51
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)

    Agency Cook Cnty Medical Exmnrs Ofc
    Phone 312-997-4500

    Case Manager

    Name Kristin Escobar Alvarenga
    Phone 3126660200


    Demographics

    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age years
    Maximum age years
    Race Black/African American
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) 195, Measured
    Height (inches) 75, 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 - Decomposing/putrefaction


    Probable year of death to
    Estimated postmortem interval


    Circumstances

    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City
    State Illinois
    Zip code
    County Cook

    Circumstances
    Lake Michigan


    Physical

    Hair color
    Head hair
    Body hair
    Facial hair
    Left eye color
    Right eye color
    Eye description

    No other distinctive body features
    Distinctive features as described below

    Amputations
    Deformities
    Scars and marks
    Tattoos
    Piercings
    Artificial body parts
    and aids
    Finger and toe nails
    Other distinctive
    physical characteristics
    Medical

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


    Fingerprints

    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Clothing and Accessories

    No clothing or accessories
    Clothing and accessories are described below

    Clothing on body see photo
    Clothing with body
    Footwear
    Jewelry
    Eyewear
    Other items found
    with body


    Dental

    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA

    Status: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/16651
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    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

  2. #2
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    not much info. Gucci is not cheap. but I know street hustlers wear clothes that cot more than their rent. I see blood on the shoulders too. Perhaps shot in head?

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    I am hoping it is decomposition. I may know who it is so I plan on reaching out to the Case Manager.

  4. #4
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    It's a cheap fake Gucci shirt. The tag is wrong, the monogram pattern is inconsistent, the stitching...

    After some googling, I found the exact same shirt on GoLots.net

    I can't link it directly as it wants some kind of login, but on Google, search for golots item 33787 (no quote marks) and view Google's cached version.


    EDIT to add: I've submitted this info to NamUs.
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    Last edited by NadirCake; 08-02-2017 at 11:15 PM.

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    The parent will be identifying the body today.

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    im sorry to hear that. can you give us a hint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sourcingforinfo View Post
    The parent will be identifying the body today.

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    I recently discovered a very close family friend's son was missing since March 27th. He was 21 and having some issues at home and had been staying with friends, etc. I had been checking the jail rosters to no avail and then I checked for unidentified bodies in Chicago and found the above record. I recognized the initials that they say were tattooed on his chest so I notified the family. This is her 2nd and last son to die in Chicago so everyone is extremely emotional. I am unable to gather any additional details but the mother ID'd the body over the telephone based on other tattoos. His aunts went to actually view the body and I believe he was still mostly intact and the body maybe had been in the water no more than 2 weeks. We are heartbroken.

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    I'm so sorry. What a terrible tragedy to lose your son like that.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    My prayers to the family. I'm so sorry.

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    I see there have been multiple bodies found in the lake in that area which is a very upscale area. Not sure whats going on or if we will ever know.


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    Sourcingforinfo, I'm so sorry for your loss. For what it's worth, I'm sending good thoughts your way, and to your friend and their whole family.

    I notice that the profile for this UID (Namus UP #16651) doesn't mention tattoos, and says the condition is "Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction." Is it possible that your friend's son's body is a different case? As you pointed out, there have been multiple bodies found in the lake in that area.

    Again, I'm so sorry for the pain you and yours are going through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourcingforinfo View Post
    I see there have been multiple bodies found in the lake in that area which is a very upscale area. Not sure whats going on or if we will ever know.
    Could just be that's an area where the lake currents push ashore. My daughter went to college in Evanston and every spring, there would be bodies washing up along the shore, some from quite far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Could just be that's an area where the lake currents push ashore. My daughter went to college in Evanston and every spring, there would be bodies washing up along the shore, some from quite far away.

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    That's exactly what it is.
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    Quote Originally Posted by NadirCake View Post
    Sourcingforinfo, I'm so sorry for your loss. For what it's worth, I'm sending good thoughts your way, and to your friend and their whole family.

    I notice that the profile for this UID (Namus UP #16651) doesn't mention tattoos, and says the condition is "Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction." Is it possible that your friend's son's body is a different case? As you pointed out, there have been multiple bodies found in the lake in that area.

    Again, I'm so sorry for the pain you and yours are going through.
    Looking at the Cook County Med Exam site it does include in the description "Clothing: white polo shirt (Brand: Gucci, size XX-Large); Tattoos: “PDD” on upper right chest". https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service...tified-persons

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    Last edited by Damarna; 08-05-2017 at 05:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damarna View Post
    Looking at the Cook County Med Exam site it does include in the description "Clothing: white polo shirt (Brand: Gucci, size XX-Large); Tattoos: “PDD” on upper right chest". https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service...tified-persons

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    Thank you and yes. That's exactly where I found the information. I ran across the NAMUS file over a month ago but didn't connect the dots. However, once I zoomed in, I located the Cook County file and found the tattoo which was dead on.

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