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    CA - Harold Lawson, 61, San Francisco, 3 Feb 1983


    Lawson, circa 1983.

    Harold Lawson
    Missing since February 3, 1983 from San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
    Classification: Missing


    Date Of Birth: December 31, 1921
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 61 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 180 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. White hair. He wears glasses.
    Clothing: Lawson dresses in womens clothing, including a blonde wig.
    Dentals: Not available

    Lawson was last seen February 3, 1983 in San Francisco, California.

    Doenetwork: http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/912dmca.html

    Charley Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...on_harold.html


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    message

    I sent you a PM.

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    I'm thinking that this guy decided to become a woman and assumed a new name but didn't do it legally...that or else he was killed for being different.


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    could be

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradise
    I'm thinking that this guy decided to become a woman and assumed a new name but didn't do it legally...that or else he was killed for being different.
    That is possible and evidently the Doe network thinks so since the only pic they show is him in drag. Still I think that if another pic of him was available it is a mistake to not show it too incase he did decide to revert back to a straight persona. It might all depend on why he disappeared.
    If he was running from somene he might do what was not expected and in time he might tire of the old life of cross dressing and wish to leave it behind.

    I know I PM'd you about a pic that turns out to not have been him but, to me, it served to show me he might have stepped right back into what appeared to be a straight life and with that pic of him in a wig being the only thing the public has to go by he would be hard to spot.

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    Yeah I know, I mean what if this guy ends up in a nursing home or something and no one knows who he is? I think they should definitely have another picture of what he looked like without the wig or else get a pic from when he was younger and do an age-progression on it.


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    Harold is now 89 and will be 90 yrs old at the end of this year.

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    I found this john doe from 1983 and thought is had some similarities in the nose and in the mouth


    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1631umaz.html

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    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on September 11, 1983 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cause of Death: Head injuries


    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: Middle age/elderly
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'9"; 100+ lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Short gray hair with a beard and moustache; brown eyes. Appeared to be poorly nourished.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1631umaz.html
    Case History
    The victim was located in a field near Baseline and Central in Phoenix, Arizona on September 11, 1983.

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2809umca.html
    Date of Discovery: March 2, 1983
    Location of Discovery: San Bernardino County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
    State of Remains: Recognizable face
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 55-65 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 190 lbs.
    Hair Color: Gray or partially gray and balding.
    Eye Color: Blue
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
    Identifiers
    Dentals: Not available. Edentulous and dentures were not located at the scene.
    Fingerprints: Available.
    DNA: Available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Tan sweater, brown jacket worn under a blue jacket, blue pants worn under brown pants, brown socks, black belt, and brown shoes.
    Jewelry: None noted.
    Additional Personal Items: None noted.
    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was located under a bridge in San Bernardino County, California on March 2, 1983.
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase800.html

    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on September 2, 1983 in Irwindale, Los Angeles County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 months
    Mummified Remains

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 45-65 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8"-5'11"; robust build.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair with some grey.
    Dentals: Available. Four gold teeth in lower right jaw.

    Case History
    The victim was found 1/4 mile South of Live Oak Avenue, Irwindale CA, on September 2, 1983. He had been stabbed.


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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2755umca.html
    Date of Discovery: December 30, 1990
    Location of Discovery: Ragged Point, San Luis Obispo County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
    State of Remains: Decomposed/mutilated
    Cause of Death: Homicide (suspected head trauma)
    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: Unknown - adult
    Race: Unknown
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
    Identifiers
    Dentals: Unknown
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown
    Circumstances of Discovery
    The decedent's remains were found dismembered and placed in bags north of Ragged Point.
    Makes me wonder if he had no family and had something that someone wanted and since he was old and eccentric they thought he would never be reported missing and he was taken advantage of and murdered.. I wish there were more info on this case like where he lived or who reported him missing where he was last seen exactly.. and a photo of him in both mens clothes as well as dressed up as a woman.. Its sad..

    I had read about the Doodler before.. but just wondered if although they said he stopped in the mid 1970s.. if he stuck again with Harold

    https://daysofpridelgbthistory.wordp...killer-june-6/
    Last edited by madamx; 06-07-2017 at 03:08 AM.

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    According to the Doe Network:

    'Harold Lawson went missing in 1983 from San Francisco, California. He is no longer missing and no further information is available.'

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    Doe Network reporting as located:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/closed2017.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Doe Network reporting as located:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/closed2017.php
    I'd sure like to know more about the circumstances. Where was he found? Was he found alive?



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