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    AL - Mobile, Blk/NtvMale 710UMAL, 18-26, gold front teeth, May'03

    Okay guys! I am looking for some help. I am a total newby and would like to get opinions on this one.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/710umal.html



    The victim was discovered on May 17, 2003 in Mobile, Alabama
    Estimated date of death: May 2002
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 18-26 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'11" - 6'0"
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair.
    Dentals: Available. Gold teeth in the upper front. Unfilled cary noted on tooth #31; fractures along occlusal surfaces noted on teeth #7 & #8; breakage on the lingual-distal surfaces of tooth #1.
    DNA: Available in FBI NMPDD

    Case History
    The victim was located in lightly wooded area off of I-65, near Prichard, north of Mobile, AL.


    possible match to
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases...nt_page=photos
    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: May 27, 2002 from Mesquite, Texas
    Classification: Missing
    Date of Birth: April 4, 1975
    Age: 27 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. McGriff has a tattoo of the symbol of the constellation Aries on his chest, with the word "Aries" written underneath. His last name, "McGriff," is tattooed on his back. He has the initials "RBX," signifying the Rho Beta Khi fraternity group, tattooed on his arm. McGriff's nickname is T-Roy.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt and red Nike pants or shorts.

    Details of Disappearance

    McGriff was last seen getting out of a vehicle in the East Mall area of Mesquite, Texas on May 27, 2002. The car was occupied by his cousin and two others. He told them he would be gone for only a few hours, but he never returned. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in McGriff's case.
    Grand Prairie, Texas police are investigating McGriff's disappearance.

    Missing date matches
    height matches
    age is very close
    and they look similar to me. Tattoos aren't going to help since skeletal remains, but dental is making me question since no mention of gold teeth on McGriff. There is about 9 to 10 hours driving time between the two, but you never know how long someone is willing to travel to get rid of a body. Thoughts, suggestions, directions, anything! HELP!
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    I think the pics look alike, I just can't believe that they have no description on McGriff's dentals. I also found his case on Charley Project.(It lists nothing about his dentals either)http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ff_latroy.html
    I would say turn it in. I usually contact Rocky Wells at the Doe Network first when wondering about and UID compared to a missing person, he usually knows if they were compared or not. Good luck!!

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    i don't think it hurts to check with the LE, but seems like the age and height are off enough that its probably not a match. and i agree, something as notable as gold teeth probably would have made its way to latroy's records...

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    i don't think it hurts to check with the LE, but seems like the age and height are off enough that its probably not a match.
    The age at time of disappearance is one year outside the upper limit and the height is exactly right... I agree with you on the dentals though.

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    Were the gold teeth on Doe Network perhaps an error? The current version of the page says nothing about the UID having gold teeth and his Namus dentals don't mention any such thing either
    All his teeth are marked as natural except one that was missing postmortem. There was caries and fractures noted.


    https://identifyus.org/cases/853

    In that case, the lack of gold teeth mentions in Latroy McGriff's profile wouldn't be a problem at all.

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    Here's a side by side. Latroy Griffin in the middle.

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    Tamborah Brown went missing from Mobile on February 15, 2002. He's 5'11", 22 years old, and has a wide jawline. And he has chipped front teeth; our UID has fractures on #7 and #8.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5734/0/

    Dang, I've almost talked myself into submitting this. It seems like a no-brainer that they would have compared these two already, but the only rule-outs listed for this UID are Yul Kennedy and Michael Way.

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    AL - Mobile Co., BlkMale UP853, skeletal, off I-65, May'03


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    Rule outs are Tamborah Brown, Yul Kennedy, Marcus Virgin and Michael Way.

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    Found in a lightly wooded area in north Mobile county in a little town called Prichard. Prichard is considered to be a fairly unsafe area. The city is very poor, high crime, and few jobs.


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    Case Report - NamUs UP # 853
    Case Information
    Status Unidentified
    Case number 03MB-04478 ; LSU 03-45
    Date found May 17, 2003 00:00
    Date created February 12, 2008 10:28
    Date last modified March 13, 2017 12:51
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed January 22, 2011 12:15
    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency LSU FACES Laboratory
    Phone 225-578-3906
    Agency Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences
    Phone (251)471-7026
    Case Manager
    Name Ginesse Listi
    Phone 228-578-3906
    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age 19 years
    Maximum age 26 years
    Race Black/African American
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) 69, Estimated
    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Probable year of death 1950 to 2003
    Estimated postmortem interval
    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 Found off of I-65, North of Mobile,
    Address 2
    City
    State Alabama
    Zip code
    County Mobile
    Circumstances
    Found in lightly wooded area off of I-65, near Prichard, north of Mobile, AL.
    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
    Last edited by Claireishere; 08-14-2017 at 05:42 AM.

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    Still unidentified.


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