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    WA - Spokane, WhtMale 362UMWA, 40-65, tattoos: snakes, eagle, panther, Jul'89

    I know the age is way off, but both have a tattoo with a snake and panther in it, and the dates and height both match. Is it possible that the missing had tattoo's that his family didn't mention?

    Case File 362UMWA


    White Male




    • Discovered on July 3, 1989 in Spokane County, Washington
    • Cause of death undetermined
    • Estimated date of death: June 1989


    Vital Statistics



    • Estimated age: 40 - 60 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6" - 5'7"
    • Tattoos: There were 3 tattoos noted. Tattoo #1 was located on the right biceps region and was of a green, black and white appearing snake design. Tattoo #2 was located on the right forearm and was of a snake, a tree branch with green leaves, and an animal head that is possibly a panther. Tattoo #3 was located on the left forearm is an eagle, a portion of a tree top, and a mountain in the background.
    Case History
    The victim's body was unearthed by a bulldozerat a county dump site in the North side land fill on July 3, 1989.
    Cause of death undetermined.


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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 888DMCA



    James Dwayne Hooks
    Missing since August 1, 1988 from Fontana, San Bernardino County, California.
    Classification: Missing





    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: March 25, 1963
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 25 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 190 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; hazel eyes.
    • Tattoos: Hook has a tattoo on his upper right arm of a design of a snake and a panther.
    • Dentals: Not available




    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Hook was last seen August 1, 1988 in Fontana, California.



    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Fontana Police Department
    909-350-7740
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-02-2013 at 04:01 AM.

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    Wow, I don't think you get much closer than that. Good sleuthing!

  3. #3
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    Sounds like a good match! Did you submit to Doe?? Keep us posted.

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    I haven't submitted it yet, do you have to be a doe member to do that?

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    well, except for the fact that it says the victim was thought to be between 40-60, and the missing man was only 25...

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    Well I keep seeing cases where people said the doe network had some facts wrong, so I figured it was worth a glance.

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    could be, you never know....

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    James Dwayne Hooks

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hooks_james.html


    James Dwayne Hooks


    Above: Hooks, circa 1988


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: August 1988 from Fontana, California
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: March 25, 1963
    Age: 25 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 190 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Hooks has a snake and panther design tattooed on his upper right arm.


    Details of Disappearance

    Hooks was last seen at his home in Fontana, California sometime during August 1988. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fontana Police Department
    909-829-7311



    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    I think they may have guessed at the older guys age in 1989.
    Now this poor guy has few details.

    I would send it to Charley project ,ask her if they were compared.This way you don't have to wonder and feel guilty.
    Here is the email
    administrator@charleyproject.org

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    Charley Project says it doesn't submit tips but I can't get on Doenetwork. It must be still down. Maybe she will have the email. Just ask her .

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    Thanks cabinfever. I think I am going to call the tip line posted and pass it along, just in case.
    Happy New Years


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    Quote Originally Posted by teonspaleprincess
    Thanks cabinfever. I think I am going to call the tip line posted and pass it along, just in case.
    Good for you catching this and not letting it just drop but passing it along just in case. Seriously, you never know.

    Who would have thought that Joseph Duncan who was from the State of Washington, recaptured in I believe New Mexico, then finally caught again for another crime in Idaho, had lived in SD, was responsible for a 10 yo unsolved case in a small desert community in California? It was all about the timing and internet sleuths putting everything together and giving the lead to LE.

    Congrats for your effort, teonsplaeprincess.

    fran

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    Just wanted to let you all know that I spoke with a very nice lady in the Spokane office and she advised me that they are in the process of conducting a DNA test of James Dewayne Hooks and the John Doe. DNA from James' mother has been entered into the national database for comparison later on if this does not pan out. James' mother has viewed the John Does tattoo's and could not positively identify them as belonging to her son. The death investigator I spoke with does not believe that it is a match at this time, but we can all keep our fingers crossed. I also invited her here and told her how wonderful and dedicated you all are.
    Happy New Years

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    Thank you for the update. We'll wait to see what happens.

    fran

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    That is a good catch....Just looking at the picture, I would not guess that he was 25. He looks a lot older, but then again, it is a picture.

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    http://doenetwork.org/cases/362umwa.html
    John Doe is still there.

    Does anyone know what happened to James Dwayne Hooks? His links lead to error messages both on Charley and DN. Has he been located?

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