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    Arrow OH - Mel L. Wiley, 47, Hinckley Township, 28 July 1985 - Police Chief


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    I don't understand this post. DO you have other links or more information? Perhaps he was later found?

    Edit: Found this:

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...959737,00.html

    (Interesting, his discription matches Benjaman Kyles, LOL)

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=6729,2018088

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-12-...1_police-chief

    There is a photo here (not BK!):
    http://books.google.com/books?id=u-8...0chief&f=false
    Last edited by Julessleuther; 11-04-2009 at 01:28 PM.

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    Missing Persons case

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    Link

    Last edited by PFF; 11-05-2009 at 10:30 AM. Reason: Liks

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    From this link says he was declared dead in 1993 without finding a body.
    Now, I wonder if maybe BK amnesia victim could of been declared dead therefore family is not looking for him.


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    This case was profiled on Ohio Magazine

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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...#entry22003339
    There's a lot of articles here. It seems that Ray Gricar was very interested in this case.

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    I found the weirdest thing I've ever found on ancestry. This Birth record:

    Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964

    Name: Uivivaiaei L Wiley
    Birth Date: 20 Aug 1938
    State File Number: 1938074065
    Additional Information: Walter


    Uivivaiaei??? Google it and NOTHING comes up? I tried to look into the document in question but you need to order it.

    ETA - Mel was born in 1938 and his middle initial is "L"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Panther View Post
    I found the weirdest thing I've ever found on ancestry. This Birth record:

    Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964

    Name: Uivivaiaei L Wiley
    Birth Date: 20 Aug 1938
    State File Number: 1938074065
    Additional Information: Walter


    Uivivaiaei??? Google it and NOTHING comes up? I tried to look into the document in question but you need to order it.

    ETA - Mel was born in 1938 and his middle initial is "L"...
    It could be a transliteration problem from a non English name.

    And, in answer to the question above, Ray Gricar was talking to a colleague about the case at least 8 years after Wiley disappeared.


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?

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    Here is an article from the 25th anniversary of Wiley's disappearance from the local paper: http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.c...n-in-25-years/

    Here is a timeline from the same paper: http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.c...disappearance/


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by J. J. in Phila View Post
    It could be a transliteration problem from a non English name.

    And, in answer to the question above, Ray Gricar was talking to a colleague about the case at least 8 years after Wiley disappeared.
    I've spent a lot of time on ancestry over several years and have seen all manner of misspellings but I have never encountered anything quite like that.

    Keep in mind that he (Melvin) was actually born in 1938 and that this listing is for the same year.

    Most bizarre.

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    I find it strange that Wiley would tell his girlfriend that he was going swimming when it fact it seems that he was not a swimmer. On top of that, it is stated that he had some sort of skin discoloration that he would not want to expose...Well, what-on-earth kind of girlfriend did he have that she would simply accept an "I'm going swimming" scenario,? Did she know nothing about him? Very strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Panther View Post
    I find it strange that Wiley would tell his girlfriend that he was going swimming when it fact it seems that he was not a swimmer. On top of that, it is stated that he had some sort of skin discoloration that he would not want to expose...Well, what-on-earth kind of girlfriend did he have that she would simply accept an "I'm going swimming" scenario,? Did she know nothing about him? Very strange.
    Six months in OH would have put that into winter, and it probably wouldn't come up. He said that he was going to K-Mart for a swim suit sale (that was nonexistent). http://doenetwork.org/cases/4145dmoh.html

    http://alb.merlinone.net/mweb/wmsql....mageid=5462617

    He didn't like to swim, but he could swim.


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Panther View Post
    I find it strange that Wiley would tell his girlfriend that he was going swimming when it fact it seems that he was not a swimmer. On top of that, it is stated that he had some sort of skin discoloration that he would not want to expose...Well, what-on-earth kind of girlfriend did he have that she would simply accept an "I'm going swimming" scenario,? Did she know nothing about him? Very strange.
    Well, from one of the articles, she had only been his girlfriend for six months. And I guess that - at their ages and nearly thirty years ago - there are differing levels of 'girlfriend', KWIM?
    The skin thing SOUNDS like vitiligo (although there is some mention of it being related to radiation exposure - so maybe it was scarring of some type).
    Just thinking out loud. And I think he just left......and it was way easier to do this sort of thing in 1985 than it would be today. With his resources in LE, he could easily have assumed a deceased person's identity and just morphed into someone else.

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    Very interesting!!! I literally live 100 feet from Hinckley and have never heard about this!!
    ~~~my opinion only~~~

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