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  1. #1
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    PA - Philladelphia, BlkMale 1201UMPA, ~40, In Vacant Hotel, Mar'06 - Joseph Cole

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1201umpa.html

    Case File 1201UMPA

    Sketch of Victim


    Unidentified Black Male

    The victim was discovered on March 30, 2006 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Estimated Date of Death: March 29, 2006
    Cause of Death: Exsanguination due to an incised wound of the foot and the manner is an accident

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 40 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 6'0"; 204 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Slightly graying hair, curly, short, black hair with slight receding hairline; Brown eyes. He has a curly, sparse, short goatee beard and moustache covering the chin and upper lip.
    Marks, Scars: 5" surgical midline abdominal scar, possibly an exploratory laporotomy.
    Clothing: Black Eagles football jersey OWENS 81 size 5XL with whit insulated interior; green "Terrell Owens" Eagles jersey # 81 size: XL; blue Uniform Work Pants; black Windbreaker Pants size: 40 x 32; black University of Maryland fitted hat, size: 7 1/4. Blue Spongebob Squarepants; wristwatch. 1 Black Left Boot. Size: 13, Brand: Skechers.
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available


    Case History
    The victim was located in the old Divine Lorraine Hotel at 699 North Broad Street in North Philadelphia on March 30, 2006. A private security company found him in the basement of the abandoned hotel where it appears that the he was trying to burglarize. He had with him several tools that were used to saw through a fence and gain entry onto the grounds and inside of the hotel. The decedent appears to be a person who performed manual labor and may even be homeless. He is found with a makeshift turnequet around his right lower leg. It is believed that he cut himself while gaining entry into the hotel.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    City of Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office
    215-823-7472
    Last edited by Harmony 2; 12-09-2011 at 03:21 PM.

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    Possibles: Eric Mitte?

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/mitte_eric.html


    issing Since: December 21, 2005 from Los Angeles, California
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: 1966
    Age: 39
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 230 lbs
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Case Number: 94-1824731


    Details of Disappearance
    Eric Mitte is missing from the Los Angeles area and was in the company of William Moore.



    I am not sure of who William Moore, I can't find him as missing maybe he was a convicted felon?

  3. #3
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    Bumping..here is his NamUs with a portmortem picture.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/445

    Here's the abandoned hotel he was found in on google maps, the Divine Lorraine Hotel (kinda creepy)

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um...ed=0CAMQkwMwEA

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    There's a page on facebook for the Divine Lorraine, which shows pictures people have taken after sneaking into it. Some people say it's haunted.

    I wonder what the unidentified was trying to burgalize from the hotel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foryourwine View Post
    There's a page on facebook for the Divine Lorraine, which shows pictures people have taken after sneaking into it. Some people say it's haunted.

    I wonder what the unidentified was trying to burgalize from the hotel?
    If he was found in the basement, scrap pipes. Copper and building wiring are prime targets for thieves, since they are easy to get to and easy to turn in for cash and easy to hide so people don't get suspicious.
    Being a good scrapper, I know what the bad ones do to get paid.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    The photos look similar

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    Going back over the photos, Eric doesnt look like him TBH, Erick has a rounder face, even though they are the same weight

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    The artist's conception of this John Doe looked nothing like the person in the coroner's photo. So I put the coroner's photo in a photo-editor and created my own.

    061375aaModified.jpg

    I should send this in to the Philly Coroner's office. If they put this photo on the poster, I would think that someone in the neigborhood would recognize him.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 12-06-2009 at 05:13 AM.

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    great job!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    The artist's conception of this John Doe looked nothing like the person in the coroner's photo. So I put the coroner's photo in a photo-editor and created my own.

    061375aaModified.jpg

    I should send this in to the Philly Coroner's office. If they put this photo on the poster, I would think that someone in the neigborhood would recognize him.
    That's amazing. Good work.

    As an aside FYW The Divine Lorraine was a beauty in her day. A few years ago they held a huge sale and sold everything they could out of there. It's in an iffy part of the city, but alot of the homeless and addicts do know eachother.

    Karl, there's a Church in Old Willings Alley that helps the homeless. I think it's Old Saint Joe's. I can maybe e-mail them to take a look at your work. My dear friend found her brother that way. He died in a similar way to this man. It's sad. Everybody has somebody out there who cares. Sorry for the long winded post.

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    Great idea, filly!
    Since you are from the area, feel free to distribute the image as you deem appropriate.

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    I don't understand why there are no fingerprints if he died the day before he was found.

    Great reconstruction, Carl. Much better than the other one.

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    The decedent has been identified as Joseph Cole

    ... according to NamUs
    https://identifyus.org/cases/445

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    Bled to death from the foot? That's awful...

    I'm really happy to see this poor guy identified.

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