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  1. #1
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    NJ - Greenwich Twp, NonWhtMale UP2936, 40-50, in Delaware River, Dec'08

    GREENWICH TWP., N.J. - June 3, 2009 - (WPVI) -- Police have released a sketch of a man whose skeletal remains were found floating along the shore of the Delaware River in Greenwich Township, New Jersey.

    The discovery was made back on December 30, 2008.

    The man is estimated as being 40 to 50 years old, 5'7" - 5'9", 170-190 pounds, with an unknown eye and hair color.

    He was wearing black Dickie pants, a blue Harbor Bay windbreaker size 2XXL, maroon long sleeve Signet Sports Wear shirt embroidered with "Maine" and a picture of a sailing ship, a white thermal shirt and Reebok sneakers size 10.5.


    Police say he may have been in the water for up to a year before he was found.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 856-384-5608.


    Sketch at link: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=6846356
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    Another mention for this man:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/ho...cmpid=15585797

    Posted on Sat, Aug. 22, 2009


    ...Donegan is hoping that the partnership with Texas will break another case, involving the skeletal remains of a black male found on New Year's Eve 2008 along the shore of the Delaware River in Greenwich Township, Gloucester County.

    Investigators believe that the man, wearing a shirt with the word "Maine" across the front, had drowned, but they don't know how.

    "There's a variety of ways someone could wind up in the water," Donegan said.

    Hundreds of potential matches came up for the man among missing persons, and one by one, Donegan has been crossing them out...
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    The above article implies that hundreds of names have been crossed out but Namus only has one rule-out:
    First Name Last Name Year Of Birth State LKA
    Bradley Olsen 1980 Illinois

    He has had a nose fracture.
    DNA is available, dentals too (quite a few teeth missing postmortem)

    https://identifyus.org/cases/2936

    Healed fracture of nasal bones and surrounding bone on right side

    Estimated age Adult - Pre 60
    Minimum age 40 years
    Maximum age 50 years
    Race Other
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) 0, Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) 65, Estimate
    Body found on rocks along shore of Delaware River in Greenwich Township, NJ. Individual's ancestry is non-white.

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    this possible match works pretty well. James Harley was last seen in SC on January 11, 2008. he was 39 y.o., 5'6".

    of noteworthiness Harley "was involved in car accident at time of missing may have head injury" and the UID had "Healed fracture of nasal bones and surrounding bone on right side".

    not sure how he would have gotten from SC to the Delaware River (I-95 goes through both states) but nonetheless he seems to fit.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/5596/5/

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    Currently James Harley doesn't have a whole lot of info in the system to rule him either in or out.

    If the drawing is accurate Harley is maybe a little wider in the forehead area?

    Did you submit him for consideration, webrocket?

    Maybe some nudging would help them to get more active in getting Harley's identifying information.

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    I think that looks really close. Good eye!

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    I contemplated submitting Harley but when I took a closer look I don't know how they would match him. they have no dentals or DNA for Harley and the facial injuries he had were suffered at the time of the accident from which he disappeared so they probably have no x-rays of those injuries.

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    I think Harley makes the most sense still. I would still submit for consideration (even though it's been years since he was suggested) because they might be able to pull a few strings if they have a possible.



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