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  1. #1
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    Snufamonbobball is offline But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sound of the voice that is still.
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    Updating and Human Error

    Just a note to all, NamUs is a great thing, but it can't fix human input error.

    Caledonia Jane Doe was just entered into NamUs today (the 21st), but they have her entered as a male. If it's not corrected shortly, I'll contact the NamUs manager to get it done.

    I don't know why but sometimes you have to click on the link twice.
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    NamUs UP # 6583

    NamUs UP Case Number: 6583
    ME/C Case Number: 2073-05
    Livingston County, New York
    13 to 19 Year Old White Male
    Identification Potential

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    Case Information
    Status Unidentified
    Case number 2073-05
    NCIC number U-157617149
    Date found November 10, 1979 at 10:00 AM
    Date created January 21, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    Date last modified January 21, 2010 at 02:59 PM
    Date QA reviewed January 21, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    Demographics
    Estimated age Adolescent
    Minimum age 13 years
    Maximum age 19 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (lbs) 120, Measured
    Height (inch) 63, Measured
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Head not recovered
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body condition
    Recognizable face

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    Probable year of death 1979 to
    Est. postmortem interval 1 Days

    Circumstances
    Location Where Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Caledonia
    State New York
    Zip
    County Livingston
    Circumstances of death
    Body discovered by passing motorist in cornfield.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair Curly brown shoulder length hair frosted approx. four months prior to death (in process of growing out)
    Body hair
    Facial hair
    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown
    Eye description

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    Clothing and Accessories
    No clothing or accessories
    Clothing and accessories are described below

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    Clothing on body boy's multi-plaid button-down shirt, tan corduroy pants, blue knee socks, light blue panties, white exquisite bra, man's red windreaker with black stripes down arm (inside label "Autop SPorts Products, Inc.)
    Clothing with body
    Footwear ripple-sole shoes
    Jewelry
    Eyewear






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    Also, I ran into three MP reports still up on The National Center for Missing Adults website that had been located (sadly all were deceased), but I contacted them and they pulled them down. I also found a MP on NamUs that had been found deceased, contacted the case manager and they have since pulled her down.

    I hate to be preachie, but if we see things that need updating, let them know- it can only help!

    Snuf
    Last edited by Snufamonbobball; 01-21-2010 at 10:42 PM.
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    I located over 50 cases in Charley where either the ages, the birthdates, or the dates of disappearance were off by 10 years. There were hundreds more where the discrepancies were only a year or two.

    I e-mailed Meaghan with a list of the larger errors, and she promptly corrected them.
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 01-21-2010 at 11:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I located over 50 cases in Charley where the ages or birthdates were off by 10 years. There were hundreds more where the discrepancies were only a year or two.

    I e-mailed Meaghan with a list of the larger errors, and she promptly corrected them.
    Thank you for doing that, nothing but good can come from everyone working together to keep files accurate and updated. I know I appreciate it anyhow.

    I think it would be pretty hard to find a match for Cali on NamUs if she's entered as a male.
    The more I get to know some people, the more I like my cats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I located over 50 cases in Charley where either the ages, the birthdates, or the dates of disappearance were off by 10 years. There were hundreds more where the discrepancies were only a year or two.

    I e-mailed Meaghan with a list of the larger errors, and she promptly corrected them.
    Yep, I've seen lots of discrepancies, mostly only minor. Hadn't run across the boy/vs/girl one yet. Let's face it, when us humans are involved mistakes can happen, but I really think standards should be applied NATIONALLY, which could help reduce all that!

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    Emailed the case manager yesterday about Cali.
    The more I get to know some people, the more I like my cats!

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    It looks like Meaghan's web host has shut down her site.

    Charley Project is now inaccessible, and all you get now is a message from Lizard Hill Hosting that either the domain has been overused, or payment is due.

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    Ouch. Is there anything we can do to help her? Donations, for instance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Ouch. Is there anything we can do to help her? Donations, for instance?
    If the problem is that she can't afford to keep it up, I am sure that many of us would be glad to pitch in. I certainly would.

    I e-mailed her to let her know that the site is down, although I am sure that she already does know.

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    I'd be in for helping her out!
    The more I get to know some people, the more I like my cats!

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    Meaghan has an explanation for her site being down on her blog:
    http://charleyross.wordpress.com/2010/01/


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    Whew, glad to know it's only temporary.



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