727 users online (134 members and 593 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
  1. #1
    vadersbabe's Avatar
    vadersbabe is offline But never have I been a blue calm sea. I have always been a storm.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Posts
    72

    KY - Grant Co., WhtMale UP86, 30-39, GSW, hands cut off, in barn, Apr'89

    This is my first time doing this. I was on The Charley Project website and noticed their featured missing person of the week.... Terry Lee Westerfield who went missing with his brother in North Carolina in 1964. Here's his listing:

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...eld_terry.html

    I searched all the John Does in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. I came across this listing on the doenetwork:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/296umky.html

    I know that Terry had red hair. Does that change with age? The composite photo of the doe is strikingly similar to the age progression of Terry on the Charley Project.

    But I have doubts. Why didn't he just go home? What happened to his little brother?

    I just thought I'd put it out there....
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 04-07-2013 at 06:08 PM. Reason: add description/detail to thread title
    I will never give up hope that someone, some where out there knows something about this precious soul.
    Please visit www.americasunknownchild.net
    www.myspace.com/americasunknownchild

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    1,418
    my biggest concern is the length of time between terry's disappearance and the death of the john doe.

  3. #3
    vadersbabe's Avatar
    vadersbabe is offline But never have I been a blue calm sea. I have always been a storm.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Posts
    72
    I agree. That's why I was hesitant to post it. Of course, there could have been circumstances as to why he never returned home. Again, it was the resemblance between the two composites that struck a chord with me.
    I will never give up hope that someone, some where out there knows something about this precious soul.
    Please visit www.americasunknownchild.net
    www.myspace.com/americasunknownchild

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    425
    Certainly I see a facial resemblance but:

    1. Doe had very good dentition; Terry didn't when he was a child and while he could have gotten it later on, it's likely that if he did survive into adulthood he would have had a troubled, and financially difficult time that would have made it unlikely;

    2. The change in hair color - it might have changed but he was really very red so I think it's unlikely that it would be described as "brown" in adulthood;

    3. When I was 11, I was not quite 5'0" tall; I am now 6'0". Doe was very tall at 6'5" and that would probably translate to a height of at least 5'1" at 11 - which is a height difference of 6" over Terry at that age and probably more in adulthood.
    Last edited by Cymro; 07-09-2008 at 02:02 PM.

  5. #5
    vadersbabe's Avatar
    vadersbabe is offline But never have I been a blue calm sea. I have always been a storm.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Posts
    72
    Wow Cymro! I never even thought about those factors. I have a lot to learn about this stuff! Those are very valid points and in my inexperience here, didn't even think about. I will leave the possible match threads to the more experienced posters until I have a better handle on all of the possibilities.

    Thank you.
    I will never give up hope that someone, some where out there knows something about this precious soul.
    Please visit www.americasunknownchild.net
    www.myspace.com/americasunknownchild

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    425
    Hey Vadersbabe - keep trying! You've still got 19 posts on me and the two cases that I have posted have both had issues with things like eye color and, especially, tattoos.

  7. #7
    vadersbabe's Avatar
    vadersbabe is offline But never have I been a blue calm sea. I have always been a storm.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Posts
    72
    Cymro. Well, at least we're trying, right? Experience will get us there. Have a great weekend!
    I will never give up hope that someone, some where out there knows something about this precious soul.
    Please visit www.americasunknownchild.net
    www.myspace.com/americasunknownchild

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    561
    I would submit it. The resemblance is just so striking. Regardless if John Doe is Terry or not well done Vadersbabe for looking for answers for this missing boy.

  9. #9
    vadersbabe's Avatar
    vadersbabe is offline But never have I been a blue calm sea. I have always been a storm.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Posts
    72
    Thank you Kiki!
    I will never give up hope that someone, some where out there knows something about this precious soul.
    Please visit www.americasunknownchild.net
    www.myspace.com/americasunknownchild

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    29,161
    I agree - I would submit it. The boys have never been found, so who is to say what happened. The resemblance is strong.

    Sometimes I think it is worth it to take a chance on some of these long shots, especially where the case has remained unsolved for many years. The stepfather could have actually sold the boys. Its been known to happen. Maybe even to different people. After reading through websleuths for awhile, you begin to see just how evil people can be and their thought patterns make no "normal" sense.

    As for heights, especially in young/teenage kids, they can be very unpredictable. Some children start out on the shorter side of the yardstick and end up being the tallest kid in the senior and vice versa. My son was the tallest kid in the class until he hit his junior year. He is now only 5'11" which is not that tall, really. When he was 12, I figured he would be 7' tall

    Anyway.... Kudos to both vadersbabe and Cymro! We appreciate all you do!

    Salem


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    43
    I think it was a good thing that you pointed out the resemblance too. I encourage others to do exactly what you did!

    Sometimes I think it is worth it to take a chance on some of these long shots, especially where the case has remained unsolved for many years. The stepfather could have actually sold the boys. Its been known to happen. Maybe even to different people. After reading through websleuths for awhile, you begin to see just how evil people can be and their thought patterns make no "normal" sense.

    As for heights, especially in young/teenage kids, they can be very unpredictable. Some children start out on the shorter side of the yardstick and end up being the tallest kid in the senior and vice versa. My son was the tallest kid in the class until he hit his junior year. He is now only 5'11" which is not that tall, really. When he was 12, I figured he would be 7' tall

    Anyway.... Kudos to both vadersbabe and Cymro! We appreciate all you do!
    I'll second that.

    B.F.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    19,247
    https://identifyus.org/cases/86
    Namus link for the UID, no rule outs.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    19,247
    There are two rule outs now but not Terry Westerfield. We know John Doe is not
    Harvey Kays Kentucky
    Jerry Plaster 1962 Virginia

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    498
    Do we have a thread for Harvey Kays?

    He is connected to me in a complicated way but I am very interested in sleuthing his disappearance.
    Take a look at this unidentified woman found in Schertz, TX back in 1987
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...verdose-Apr-87

    Cases that keep me up at night
    *Schertz Jane Doe*Ann Gotlib*Heather Elvis* Harvey Allen Kays* Brittanee Drexel

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    79
    Is Stephen Hafer a good potential match?
    "Steven Hafer was last seen in late March 1989"
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1831dmky.html

    The police seemed to think he was buried near a river but never found a grave. The heights are off but I think the faces have some resemblance. Color of hair and eyes match. Victim had been dead around a week, closely matching the time of disappearance of Hafer.

    Hafer info:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ven-Namus-7016
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/7016/389
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1831dmky.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hafer_steven.html

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. IA IA - Decorah, WhtMale Skeletal 2UMIA, 30-40, in barn, Mar'86
    By chaddylex in forum The Unidentified
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 05-23-2017, 09:26 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-23-2015, 10:24 PM
  3. Identified! VA - Richmond, WhtMale UP9764, knee replacement, Dec'11 - Wardell Grant
    By Wanting2Help in forum Identified!
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 04-06-2014, 11:41 PM
  4. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 02-18-2012, 05:20 AM

Tags for this Thread