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    NC - Mark Clarke, 29, Tuckaseegee, Dec 1983

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/66dmnc.html


    Mark Skinner Clarke
    Missing since December 1983 from Tuckaseegee, Jackson County, North Carolina.
    Classification: Endangered Missing



    Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: March 24, 1954
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9; 155 pounds
    Distinguishing Charcteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    <LI>Marks, Scars: Clarke had a full beard in 1983. He has a previous neck injury and also has a burn scar on his right knee.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Clarke became estranged from his family after joining the L'Abri Christian Fellowship of England in 1982. He began having problems with loved ones and some friends after joining the organization.
    Clarke was last seen by his parents in January 1982. He also sought treatment for fatigue from a North Carolina doctor at that time. His parents last heard from him in January 1983, following his father's election to Congress.
    Investigation by NC authorities showed that Clarke may have been placed on a plane by a member of the L'Abri Fellowship in early December 1983. He possibly flew to either Baltimore, Maryland or Washington DC. Clarke apparently then traveled to Asheville, NC by bus. He stayed in a motel while in the city on December 24, 1983.
    Clarke then rented a car and drove to Tuckaseegee, NC with a friend named "Millie." The two arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, at which time Clarke dropped "Millie" off and continued to Columbia, South Carolina to visit a friend. He stayed with his friend for three days before returning to his hometown of Tuckaseegee, NC. Clarke's friends informed investigators that he did not want his parents to know that he was in Tuckaseegee during that time.
    Clarke led a transient lifestyle. His family told the authorities that he did not possess any credit cards and paid for all purchases with cash.
    There has been no sign of Clarke since December 1983. The friends he was in contact with told investigators they had not heard from since that time.

    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 05-05-2010 at 05:07 PM. Reason: updated doe network link

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    Exclamation

    I think I remember seeing a post with a possible match for this guy, but I cannot find the post now, but I think the possible match was this:

    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/82umtn.html

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    I believe this is the organization he belonged to

    http://www.labri.org/england/home.html

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    Mark Skinner Clarke

    Yes there has been a possible match in this case. The Clarke family has summited DNA to be tested against a John Doe found in Raliegh NC in 1984. The det. on this case is Det. Lillard the familys dna profile has been done they just have to put it into codis. Been waiting for 2 weeks. Do not know how long it ill take to put into codis.

    Betty

    Unidentified White Male


    The victim was discovered on March 3, 1984 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
    Estimated Date of Death: Approximately 1 year
    Cause of Death: Homicide
    Skeletal Remains
    <HR>Vital Statistics


    Estimated age: 25 - 45 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5' 5" - 5' 9"; 130-160 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; small to average frame. Scar, old right mastoid; prominent tibial tubuerosities (?Osgood-Schlatter disease?)
    Dentals: Available. 8 teeth with amalgam restorations; 9 teeth missing ante-mortem.
    Clothing: Left black canvas low-top "basketball" shoe (size 8 1/2); a pair of white socks; jockey shorts (small 30-32); red "Superman" t-shirt; pair of "H.I.S." dress blue jeans.
    Fingerprints: Not Available

    <HR>Case History
    The victim was located in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 3, 1984.
    This gentleman's body was spotted by a railroad engerineer as his train moved slowly past the area. The body was on an embankment in a small ravine between the railroad tracks and the U.S. Federal Warehouse just off of Garner Road in Raleigh.

    <HR>Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    919-966-2253
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number: ME 84-166

    NCIC Number:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykerladi View Post
    I believe this is the organization he belonged to

    http://www.labri.org/england/home.html
    It doesn't seem so sinister and cult like as I have heard....

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    cult

    Quote Originally Posted by pixies View Post
    It doesn't seem so sinister and cult like as I have heard....
    I think they have changed allot over the years. I have been told by the police tha they did allot of brainwashing back then. They would convince people to turn away from there familys and that is what Mark did.

    Betty

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    Doenet Link

    Here is a link to the file on the John Doe mentioned in a previous post:


    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/893umnc.html

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    Mark skinner clarke

    So many things match with Mark and Doe, Hair color,scar on neck from old wound,heigh,weight,Mark knew Raliegh and if he was going back to SC he would of have gone one of two ways this is one way. Mark had burns and knots on knees( my brother has same knees comes from growing to fast at one time)The Doe had the same knees.

    Does anyone know how long it takes to upload into codis after the DNA is completed?

    Betty

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    I've submitted Mark for a young male found in st paul mn in 1985. Not too far from a Labri campus.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...b-85-*GRAPHIC*
    For I the Lord thy God will hold they right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. ~Is 41:13


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    L'Abri is about the furthest thing from a cult you could imagine. The SON of the founders however, has kind of wandered.
    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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    The 2008 dna check did not pan out according to http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestiga...Carolina/page2. Comment #17;

    Ms. Brown, I just wanted to let you know that we did receive the DNA profiles for Mark Skinner Clarke but so far there have been no matches discovered. I appreciate your interest in this matter.

    Captain Steven Lillard
    Jackson County Sheriff's Office

    The following obituary for MSC's mother from 2001 is also interesting as it is clear that the family either know he is dead or are making a big assumption. The link is http://www.thesylvaherald.com/obitua...html?mode=jqm;

    "She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Mark Skinner Clarke and Ambrose Cramer Clarke;"

    I am not sure what to think about this case. I see no reason to think he died based on the original facts, but the certainty of the obituary seems rather final - and this family would have the resources to investigate thoroughly. Very odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Mom View Post
    I've submitted Mark for a young male found in st paul mn in 1985. Not too far from a Labri campus.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...b-85-*GRAPHIC*
    I am still hoping that man found in ST Paul MN is Mark. UID will be exhumed soon for DNA.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1212...se_information
    For I the Lord thy God will hold they right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. ~Is 41:13

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    NamUs 12123 now has completed DNA. My sources are checking to see whether or not he is Mark. Thank you for the work of ME, LE and NamUs. Sincerely, Houston Mom
    For I the Lord thy God will hold they right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. ~Is 41:13

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    Mark Clarke is now on the rule out list for NamUs 12123.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/12123
    For I the Lord thy God will hold they right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. ~Is 41:13



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