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    MA - James Lacouture, 35, Hardwick, 29 Oct 1988 - Brother commits suicide

    On October 29, 1988 James Lacouture, 35, was seen drinking at a bar in Hardwick, MA where he was supposed to be working building a house with his brother. The two abandoned their plans and decided to go to the bar instead. Hours later, James' wife found the brother passed out in her house, about an hour from Hardwick in Millbury, MA. The brother claimed that James was home as well, but he was nowhere to be found. Five days later, James' brother committed suicide without divulging any information he may have had about his brother.

    Here's his Doe Network profile:
    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2229DMMA

    James N. Lacouture
    Missing since October 29, 1988 from Hardwick, Massachusetts
    Classification: Missing

    Vital Statistics

    * Date Of Birth: June 27, 1953
    * Age at Time of Disappearance: 35 years old
    * Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 130 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; green eyes. Beard.
    * Marks, Scars: A scar on right wrist.
    * Clothing: Jeans and a plaid shirt
    * Other: James preferred Budweiser beer and smoked cigarettes. Father of three.
    * AKA: Jimmy
    * Dentals: Available James had extensive dental treatments, he has 12 fillings, including a large silver filling in tooth 2, 31, or 32 and a temporary composite on tooth number 1. It is possible that James had other preexisting restorations or treatment not listed on the dental record made available to the Forensic Dentist who reviewed and interpreted the dental record. Some of his dental records were not located, and some have been destroyed.
    * Fingerprints: Available
    * DNA : Pending

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    How horrible. You would think that the brother would have at least left some information behind. To leave the rest of the family with the unknown and a second loss, I can't imagine.

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    this story is old like really old back in the like early 1900 hundreds my facts are not correct but i do know that somewhere on the court tv crime library i read this case the photos of the too brothers were in black and white im not going back to try and find it someone else can so either this happened again or its the same story being told because the facts are identical.

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    Do you know which heading it was under? I checked "Death in the Family" and "Timeless Classics" but didn't find anything similar. Weird that the case is so similar but even in my few months on Websleuths I've been shocked at how some incidences imitate each other.

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    I found an unidentified male on the doenetwork that I think is worth looking into as James. The age is off. "A Forensic Anthropologist examined the body, and his age was determined from teeth and from the fact that certain of his bone shafts had not yet fused, which happens at about age 20"

    The body was found in Newburyport, MA which is about 1.5 hrs from Millbury (where James lived and his brother was at). Newburyport, MA is about 2 hrs from Hardwick, MA (where the brothers were last seen at). The estimated time of death is between 1987-1991. James disappeared in 1988.
    Does anyone else think it's a possibility?



    The victim was discovered on November 28, 1992 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
    Estimated Date of Death: 1987-1991
    Skeletal Remains
    Cause of Death: Undetermined, Homicide not ruled out.


    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1070umma.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianagirl View Post
    I found an unidentified male on the doenetwork that I think is worth looking into as James. The age is off, but that could be due to the fact that it was skeletal remains that were found. The body was found in Newburyport, MA which is about 1.5 hrs from Millbury (where James lived and his brother was at). Newburyport, MA is about 2 hrs from Hardwick, MA (where the brothers were last seen at). The estimated time of death is between 1987-1991. James disappeared in 1988.
    Does anyone else think it's a possibility?



    The victim was discovered on November 28, 1992 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
    Estimated Date of Death: 1987-1991
    Skeletal Remains
    Cause of Death: Undetermined, Homicide not ruled out.


    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1070umma.html
    I actually think he looks a lot like James but that UID is a teenager if I recall correctly. They determined that by the way his bones were structured, his reconstruction does look like an adult though. The height and timing is right though.

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    No I'm sorry HMG I do not remember what it is under in fact if your familliar with the court tv stuff and now how its changed to the tru tv not realitty tv but acualitty or something like. If your familliar with it you would be familliar with the court tv library but now its all changed im sure the info may all still be there but it looks so different i wouldn't even know where to start I appologise. I just remember reading about it late one night when it was back in the old form and i do remember it was along with stuff that i read like the lindberg baby and lizzy borden all i can remember is the plack and white photographs and the lady i am not sure who maybe the missing brothers wife standing out in front of an old hotel but i know the story was identical.they blew off work and one brother was so drunk he passed out on the couch being awoken by who ever that lady was and thought the other guy was just upstairs but really he was never found and i thought they were right near a body of water a river..You know how u read something along time ago and u jjust remember bits and peices thats what iam getting right now but the name james lacouture even sounds right to me so i mean maybe i miss read the date on the blog or they put the date wrong or maybe iam even mixing cases .The only thing iam sure of is that iam not sure about anyof it lol go figure .did he shoot him self with a shot gun up against a certin tree or hang himself from the bridge over the river..im really sorry i cant help u out more i wish they would have left court tv the dam way it use to be..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmg View Post
    I actually think he looks a lot like James but that UID is a teenager if I recall correctly. They determined that by the way his bones were structured, his reconstruction does look like an adult though. The height and timing is right though.
    The teen also had a specific dental issue, James had some dental records and that particular issue wasn't mentioned, seems like it would've been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMA View Post
    The teen also had a specific dental issue, James had some dental records and that particular issue wasn't mentioned, seems like it would've been.
    From 1070UMMA: "He had an impacted molar which had grown sideways and out through the jaw. Forensic Anthropologist said it must have been very painful. There is no indication that he ever received any dental treatment."

    We know from James profile that he had pretty extensive dental work and probably did not have the impacted molar.

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    Police are digging up an area on the grounds of a Route 1 condominium complex in Attleboro MA searching for human remains.

    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/artic...ws/8509902.txt

    They say it is related to a 1988 murder, but have not elaborated on whose murder they are investigating.

    However, items to be searched for, as indicated in the search warrant, they list "plaid shirt" and "blue jeans", in addition to a yellow rain coat and Converse sneakers.

    According to Charley Project, James Lacouture was last seen in 1988, and was wearing a "plaid shirt and jeans".


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

    I wonder if it is James' remains that they are looking for.


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    Missing adults leave families in limbo
    Posted Aug. 20, 2006
    http://www.telegram.com/article/2006...LVED/608200473

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    On August 6, 2012, mother of two Tamala Wells drove away from her home in Detroit. She has not been seen or heard from since she made her last phone call at 11:45 pm. Her car was recovered three days later, 20 minutes away from her home. Friends and family members are baffled.


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