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    FL - Miami-Dade Co., UID Male 1086UMFL, Sep'06 - Shahmaal Allen

    Michael Way
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/514

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance


    Missing Since: March 25, 2002 from Atlanta, Georgia
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: October 26, 1977
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos of a cross on his back and an image
    of praying hands on his arm; Medium complexion
    Clothing: Grey shirt, grey pants and black and white shoes
    Case Number: 020860984

    Details of Disappearance
    Michael Way was last seen on March 25, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Atlanta Police Department
    (404) 853-4235


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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1086UMFL
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1086umfl.html

    Unidentified Black Male

    The victim was discovered on September 2, 2006 in Miami-Dade County, Florida
    Estimated Date of Death: 1 day prior

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 21-35 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 66"; 170 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Short, to the scalp, black hair; brown eyes. Mustache, goatee, close to the face side burns. Three crosses tattooed across the back.
    Dentals: Available. Natural teeth with one filling.
    Clothing: None
    Fingerprints: Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Case History
    The victim was located nude along the bank of a canal.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Miami-Dade County Office of Medical Examiner
    Bruce Hyma
    786-229-8990
    E-Mail
    Or
    Miami-Dade Police Department
    305-471-2027
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number:
    2006-02228

    NCIC Number:
    U-150020060
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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    They look similar to me. The nose seems to be similar (it looks like the left side of the nose has a slight difference from the right side on both males) and the ears look similar to me (the lobes look "flattened" on the bottom in both males.)

    I wonder if the UID has the praying hands tattoo. The tattoos of the crosses seem like matching info, although it's worded differently in the description. (One says 3 tattoos and the other says tattoos of a cross and praying hands, but in his absence he could have had additional tattoos done?)


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    I definitely see similarities.
    It is possible he had new tattoos done or pre-existing ones added to after he went missing.
    It is the nature of the truth to struggle to the light.

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    The only issue I see is the heights being different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyz_Mum View Post
    They look similar to me. The nose seems to be similar (it looks like the left side of the nose has a slight difference from the right side on both males) and the ears look similar to me (the lobes look "flattened" on the bottom in both males.)

    I wonder if the UID has the praying hands tattoo. The tattoos of the crosses seem like matching info, although it's worded differently in the description. (One says 3 tattoos and the other says tattoos of a cross and praying hands, but in his absence he could have had additional tattoos done?)

    Im sorry I dont think its him .... JMO..... the nose and eyes are completely different .... The distance between the eyes are different .... again JMO

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    the top of his head is shaped different ...... chins are different .... one chin is more squarer than the other....

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    I think the nose, the pupilary distance, the chin, the ears, the hairline are all similiar enough to warrant a closer look.

    The height discrepancy is 3 inches... but once again, it's difficult to guage accuracy of height due in part to people's tendancy to exaggerate/minimize height/weight. If it were the reverse and Michael's height was listed at 5'6" and the UID's height as 5'9" I'd be less inclined to consider these a match.

    The tattoos are more of an issue for me.

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    It's hard for me to get a read since Michael's face in his picture is sort of a side angle. If his picture was head on like the UID then maybe I could give my opinion... I think its a possibility though....

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    Exclamation Link to ME report with Morgue Photo

    Morgue Photo here of John Doe (Head is turned)https://identifyus.org/report.php?p=individual&i=571
    Dentals should be easy enough to rule on these two! John Doe had only one filling!
    I also found this:http://www.missing-you.net/people/miss-way-60767.php Not sure it's one and the same, probably not since The Atlanta PD site has info to contact Michaels mother and her last name is Harris, here's that http://www.atlantapd.org/missing/mis...enum=020860984

    I am still on the fence on this one, after seeing the actual morgue photo, I will try to find more info (photos) on Mr. Way....
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    re:untouched morgue photo

    the morgue photo makes me question the match as well-- coloring, nose shape, even hairline seem very different from the reconstruction, but I submitted it as a possible match and both depts said the comparison is being reviewed.

    I'll be sure to post as soon as here anything definitive.


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    Did you ever hear back from them, Tamar? There are some ruleouts but no word on Michael Way.


    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year Of Birth State LKA
    Damond Emory 1973 Delaware
    David Frank Jr. 1972 Massachusetts
    Ronnie Harris Unknown Alabama
    Ronnie Harris Alabama
    AbdulNur Wilson 1981 Delaware

    https://identifyus.org/cases/571
    (there is a morgue photo in the images section)

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    Murder

    http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/poli...rss_news_81960

    "New evidence suggests, almost conclusively that this victim is indeed dead," he said. "He was a victim of foul play."

    His body has not been found, but it sounds like they have a place to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelmom View Post
    http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/poli...rss_news_81960

    "New evidence suggests, almost conclusively that this victim is indeed dead," he said. "He was a victim of foul play."

    His body has not been found, but it sounds like they have a place to look.
    the cops think Michael's body was buried in a cemetery somewhere. so it is not likely he is the UID in this thread.

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    The decedent has been identified according to DoeNet:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1086umfl.html

    No name was indicated, but Michael Way's NamUs MP casefile is still open, while the UID's NamUs UP casefile is closed.


    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/514
    https://identifyus.org/cases/571

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    Listed as a cold case homicide by Miami-Dade:

    http://www.miamidade.gov/police/cold...0902451236.asp

    Victim ID'd as Shahmaal Allen:

    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/mi...orpses-6392294

    One such break came in November 2011, when Miami resident Iris Allen was looking through the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). As she clicked through the thousands of ghostly images, she suddenly stopped at a snapshot of a man's back tattoo: three black gothic crosses. When she called Miami-Dade police to ask about the photo, they told her they had found the 23-year-old man shot to death in 2006. She told them the man was her son, Shahmaal Allen.
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