07-30-2009, 01:54 AM #1
CO - Chaffee Co., WhtMale Skeletal UP9272, 15-19, IL & PA matchbooks, Sep'81
This UID has been compared to Roger Ellison:
Results have yet to be determined....
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08-11-2009, 09:50 PM #2
Is it possible for anyone to contact LE on this case during the day? I'm not able to call from work and the poster that was working on this doesn't seem to be around anymore. The process was started long ago - seems there should be results by now.....
08-14-2009, 12:58 AM #3
08-14-2009, 12:47 PM #4Registered User
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08-14-2009, 08:13 PM #5
08-14-2009, 09:30 PM #6
I see Roger's thread is back up in Missing But Not Forgotton forum.
Still need to find out who this UID is!
08-17-2009, 12:14 PM #7Registered User
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Boulder was aware of the Doe and Jon Haynes back in '81. Haynes was considered a non-match, but only based on the Doe's decomp putting his death at a year prior, and Haynes disappearance being 6 weeks earlier.
However, they are checking now that a tissue sample for Doe was entered for comparison to DNA of Jon Haynes family. 6 weeks versus a year seems like a rule-out, but you never know!
04-20-2010, 05:38 PM #8
This case below showed up in DoeNet today. It seemed to fit closely enough to the little information that was available on this case 1107UMCO.
So I called Pueblo County Sheriff's office to make a call to find out if the cases had been compared. The detective Don Leach didn't come off as being too interested. At first, he said that CODIS should have taken care of it. I responded that there is no indication of whether or not the decedent is in CODIS. He said that he'd look into it. (IMO, I doubt he will)
It was my mistake to approach this from the MP side. The response from the MP side is usually a yawn.
The Doe Network:
Case File 2017DMCO
Missing since May 30, 1976 from Crow Junction, Pueblo County, Colorado
Classification: Endangered Missing
* Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
* Distinguishing Characteristics: White male.
* AKA: Joe
Circumstances of Disappearance
It is believed Lepley was kidnapped during a suspected robbery May 30, 1976, at the Crow Junction Texaco at Interstate 25 and Colorado 165 where he had worked part time for two years. That is at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Highway 165 that leads into Colorado City and on to Rye.
About 06:15 a.m. on that Sunday, Lepley picked up the station keys from manager Ron Shaffer. A mere 15 minutes later, patrons at an adjoining cafe noticed several people seeking gasoline but not getting any service.
A short time later, Shaffer and a deputy sheriff found Lepley's car parked at the station, but the youth was nowhere to be found. They also found an empty cash register and Shaffer's citizen-band radio with its microphone ripped out. Lepley's car was left in the parking lot with the keys in it.
Lepley was a senior at Rye High School at the time.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 76-0898
The Pueblo Chieftain
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
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04-21-2010, 09:45 AM #9
Too bad they don't list Andy's height. With the UID being 5'6, it would probably be an easy ruleout.
I agree with the LE that handles the MP end seems to not care in alot of instances. Lately when I have possible matches, I usually contact the Medical Examiners office of the UID. It seems like I make more head way that route!
04-21-2010, 09:56 AM #10
BTW, I doubt that either case is in CODIS. I think his CODIS comment was a cop-out (no pun intended).
07-13-2010, 06:01 PM #11
I followed up on this case today with Keith Pinkston of the Chaffee County Sheriff's office. Andy Lepley was ruled out with respect to this case, although he couldn't remember what the basis for the rule-out was.
07-14-2010, 08:56 AM #12
07-14-2010, 10:53 AM #13
07-16-2010, 11:08 AM #14
Charley has Andy's height down as 5'9". But given the state of the skeletal remains, who knows?
That doe pages says they can't even give an approximation of his death date.
And just for the heck of it (and being an ex-Coloradoan), I looked at a map & it's a fairly straight-forward route between Pueblo & Chaffee County, which I sort of suspected:
How frustrating that they don't seem to want to be bothered'Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.' Dr Samuel Johnson
03-01-2012, 11:51 AM #15
Here's the NamUs casefile on this UID.
It indicates that the skeletal remains were those of a black male, aged 15-19 and about 5'10" (70 inches) tall.
The DoeNet casefile indicates a white male about 17 and about 5'6" tall.
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