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    FL - Boca Raton - 12 UID's Washed Ashore-Probable Hatian Immigrants, Mar'82

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    WTF? They sure do not give you much to go on here - no details of the location, condition of the bodies, ETD, etc. Was this from a mass grave or what?
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    I think I remember reading about this a long time ago.They are I think thought to be Haitian immigrants whose boat capsized off of Florida.I think I remember seeing this on the Florida vital statistics.I do not know much more about this.

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    this sounds like refugees. Maybe the bodies washed ashore.

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    This case sounds so mysterious because of the lack of details

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    Interesting, but I wonder why they give COD as "not stated".

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    Ohhhh, weird. I was looking for articles online but could find none. I guess if the bodies washed up on shore it might explain why the UIDs weren't wearing much clothing? How terribly sad.

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    Maybe some of them couldn't bring any clothes for a trip

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    FL - Boca Raton - 11 unidentified bodies, 1982

    Is there anyone who can give me info about 11 unidentified bodies (3 female 8 male) that were found in 1982 in Boca Raton? They were all african american and under 25, I think. They are the new hot cases on the Doe Network, but not much info is listed.
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    Here's more from a new Hot Case related to the other 13 deaths: The victim was located in 1021 A1A Beach Blvd St. Augustine, Florida on March 31, 1982. From Haitian freighter "Esperancia" that capsized and blew up. Thirteen other victims from the "Esperancia" are listed as Hot Cases 558 - 569. http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase579.html

    Here's an article: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...50C0A964948260

    Another One: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...tories%2fHaiti


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Belief
    this sounds like refugees. Maybe the bodies washed ashore.
    That seems to be what happened, as stated in the original link. The confusion over the incident probably results from cross-jurisdictions between three agencies: USCG, local LE and Immigration. COD appears to have been accidental drowning at sea and this should have been a USCG exclusive following ME's report. However the fact that other agencies appear to still be displaying some intesrest or the fact that the case is still open, could mean that criminal activity (such as piracy) is being considered.

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    I posted this same thing a few days ago in the Located forum.
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    Unless someone in Haiti still remembers who all were aboard the Esperancia this is going to be difficult to solve, I think. Missing persons from 1982 just might not be the greatest concern right now.

    The links have changed:

    The males:
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1287umfl.html


    * The victim was discovered on March 28, 1982 in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida
    * Estimated Date of Death: 1-5 days prior
    * Cause of Death: Drowning
    * Formerly Hot Case 558

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 21 - 35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 114 lbs.
    * Clothing: Belt and undershorts.
    * Personal Effects: One key

    Case History
    The victim was located in Boca Raton, Florida on March 28, 1982 with 11 other victims.

    The bodies of 12 Haitian refugees who drowned washed ashore in Boca Raton and northern Broward after their boat, the Esperancia, capsized off shore. Three of the dead were women, the other nine were men.
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1279umfl.
    html

    * Estimated age: 21-35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8"; 139 lbs.
    * Clothing: One shoe, one sock, trousers, undershorts.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1289umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 21 - 35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" (66" est); 131 lbs.
    * Clothing: One shoe, trousers and undershorts.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1268umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 11 - 20 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 120 lbs.
    * Clothing: No shoes or clothing.
    The sketch looks older than 11 imo.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1265umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 21-35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 156 lbs.
    * Clothing: No shoes or clothing.
    * Dentals: Available.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1269umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 11 - 20 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 107 lbs.
    * Clothing: Shorts, trousers, undershorts and keys.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1271umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 21 - 35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 153 lbs.
    * Clothing: Belt, shirt, shoes, trousers and undershorts.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1272umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 11 - 20 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" (66" est); 161 lbs.
    * Clothing: Shirt, trousers and undershorts and keys.
    The sketch looks older than that imo.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1267umfl.html

    * Estimated age: 21-35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" (66"est); 120 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Short, black, curly hair; Probably brown eyes. Black mustache and goatee.
    * Clothing: Trousers, undershorts, one shoe and one sock.

    The ladies:

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/690uffl.html

    * Estimated age: 21 - 35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0"; 101 lbs.
    * Clothing: No clothing or shoes.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/684uffl.html

    * The victim was discovered on March 28, 1982 in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida
    * Estimated Date of Death: 1-5 days prior
    * Cause of Death: Drowning

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/682uffl.html

    * Estimated age: 21 - 35 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" (66" est); 117 lbs.
    * Clothing: A bra.

    This thread is also about the same case.
    FL FL - 11 unidentified bodies, Boca Raton, 1982 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 04-26-2015 at 11:11 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    Articles from April 1982


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    AROUND THE NATION; 11 More Haitian Bodies Found on Florida Coast

    http://www.nytimes.com/1982/04/01/us...ida-coast.html

    AP
    Published: April 1, 1982

    BOCA RATON, Fla., March 31 Eleven more bodies were found today on Florida beaches, apparently raising to at least 20 the death toll from a sunken Haitian freighter.

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