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Thread: MI - Lansing, WhtMale (UP 5546), >50, Stuck in a Logjam on the Grand River, May'09

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    MI - Lansing, WhtMale (UP 5546), >50, Stuck in a Logjam on the Grand River, May'09

    https://identifyus.org/cases/5546

    I am not able to find much on this case. I did not see any other threads about him either.

    Found: May 04, 2009 at 12:00 AM
    Estimated age - Adult
    Minimum age - 50 years
    Maximum age - 99 years
    Race - White
    Sex - Male
    Weight (lbs) - 190, Measured
    Height (inch) - 72, Measured
    Circumstances of death-
    Body found in the Grand River, Delta Township, Lansing, Michigan. Secluded area behind a home on the river. It appears the body was stuck on a "log jam". The remains were in an advanced state of decomposition.

    Physical
    Head hair short and grey
    Left eye color Unknown or Missing
    Right eye color Unknown or Missing
    Scars and marks- Midline scar of abdomen with "mesh" in anterior abdominal wall.

    Clothing on body-
    Thermal long-sleeved brand "Canyon" shirt; short-sleeved shirt (size XXL); button-front shirt, brand "Basic Editions" - size L; blue and red plaid boxer-style underwear, size L 38-40; socks

    Footwear- Black shoes, size 8-1/2, with Dr. Scholl inserts

    Comments- No teeth
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    Here is another link:

    [ame="http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13617"]Body Found 5-4-09 in Grand River, Eaton Co., MI - Help Find The Missing[/ame]

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    The mesh on the abdomen is interesting.
    Possible gastric issues? Crohns? Collitis? Something that needed surgery....

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    Mesh is used frequently for hernias. I wonder if the mesh itself is traceable? It might be possible to find out which local hospitals use that particular kind or brand.

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    Two other possibilities:

    YANCY LEWIS STRODE
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2839/1

    RONALD SCOTT GRAY
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases...?current_page=

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    none of the above-listed people are on this UID's rule out list:

    https://identifyus.org/cases/5546

    did you get any feedback trooper?

    for what it is worth the man in the composite looks very Mediterranean/Middle Eastern to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrocket View Post
    none of the above-listed people are on this UID's rule out list:

    https://identifyus.org/cases/5546

    did you get any feedback trooper?

    for what it is worth the man in the composite looks very Mediterranean/Middle Eastern to me.

    James Cifaldi's Link is no longer operative

    Daniel Hileman, Jonathan Tew, and Newton Simmons have been recovered (according to their LBTH.org pages)

    Henry LaPlante and Steven Smith are still listed, but LaPlante had a glass eye which probably would have been found with the remains.

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    Odd, there is a James Cifaldi with the same DOB in the SSDI listed with date of death as 11/30/09.

    http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

    I am not seeing anything in the news papers or anything though.

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    I had not looked at the individuals on Mtrooper's list, just commented that they were not on the rule out list.

    the actual info on Cifaldi was that he was not missing until Sept 2008 so he was never a candidate for a match for this UID found in 2004.

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    I submitted this man as a possible match a few months ago, but I have not heard back.

    http://www.albertamissingpersons.ca/...NING_Peter.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fin View Post
    I submitted this man as a possible match a few months ago, but I have not heard back.

    http://www.albertamissingpersons.ca/...NING_Peter.pdf
    You probably won't hear back. Canada is not real cooperative when it comes to giving feedback on tips or providing rule-out lists.

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    Peter Dekoning vs. namus UP#5546

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    I emailed back to RCMP and the 5546 case manager just see if they were able to compare DNA. I was told in January that there is DNA in BC for Dekoning, and I understand there is DNA in the Michigan State Lab for UP#5546.

    No replies yet from the new email (but I only sent it this morning).

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    There are currently 15 on the rule out list for this UId and Peter Dekoning is not on that list.

    Michael Allan 1954 Florida
    Leroy Boyd 1941 Minnesota
    James Bradford 1942 Arizona
    Steven Condon 1960 Arizona
    Donald Dietz 1941 Michigan
    Donald Dietz Michigan
    Michael Hearon 1957 Tennessee
    Douglas Henry 1952 Nevada
    John Lipuma 1948 Michigan
    Fred Miller 1902 Idaho
    James Norris 1949 Florida
    William Schmidbauer 1943 New Jersey
    Charles Springer Jr. 1939 Maine
    Charles Springer Jr. 1939 Maine
    Henry Stauffer 1951 Michigan

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