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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008

    OH - James Johnson, 13, Dayton, 20 May 1974

    Last edited by Cubby; 02-24-2011 at 01:58 PM.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    OH - Jimmy Dean Johnson, 14, Cincinnati, 1974


    5 Feb 09

    A coroner says long-unidentified remains found in 1974 have been positively identified as an Ohio teenager missing for 35 years.

    The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office says DNA tests identified the remains of the child known as “Boy X” as Jimmy Dean Johnson.

    The 14-year-old ran away from a Cincinnati home for trouble children shortly before the body was found, bound and beaten, near a railroad embankment in Dayton.

    Officials exhumed the remains in October after the boy’s sister, Rosie Johnson, contacted the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab.

    Johhson, who lives in Alabama, had read a Dayton Daily News article about the case and suspected “Boy X” might be her long-lost brother.

    more at link

  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    That is wonderful news. Bless his sister for persuing it.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2008

    Arrow Old cold case or not?

    Years ago when living early 1970's in Wilmington Ohio _ i remember seeing a story in {Ohio?} newspaper about a young "John Doe" found alongside a railroad track. It was thought He'd tried to hop a ride and fell off there was speculation he was a immigrant looking for work . Had a morgue picture. Can't remember if case was ever solved-nor which town he was found by.

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    Jan 2008


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  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs
    from link in OP

    Coroner confirms ID of boy found dead 35 years ago

  7. #7
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    What a sad story for this child. Shuffled from foster home to foster home since he was two only to end up strangled and left to lie in the elements and remain unidentified for 35 yrs.

    Rest in Peace James Dean Johnson. Prayers for your loved ones who agonized about your being missing for decades.

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