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Old 12-16-2010, 03:31 AM
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CA - San Diego, WhtMale UP11287, 18-30, @Ocean Beach Pier-Possib Name Matthew, Dec'10


sketch from SAN DIEGO COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE

OCEAN BEACH ó The county Medical Examinerís Office is asking for the publicís help to identify the body of a man found floating near the Ocean Beach pier last week.

more here

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...ocean-beach-p/

Description from article:

age between 18 and 30
6 feet tall
weight 201 pounds
light brown or dark blond hair
brown eyes
sparse facial hair
acne scars on his face
no tattoos or other distinguishable scars or birthmarks
wearing size 12 Columbia brand sandals

His name may be Matthew & he might be from Arkansas


a little more news here

http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=13658084

http://www.760kfmb.com/Global/story.asp?S=13681620

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:28 PM
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This was interesting. I didn't realize that the police can't locate someone in the hospital.

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The body was found about 11:20 p.m. Friday, around the same time that an injured man was found a couple of blocks south of the pier at the foot of the cliffs at Del Monte Avenue.

A witness told San Diego police the two men had been seen drinking together earlier in the evening, lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma said.

The injured man was taken to a hospital, but officials have been unable to locate him because of federal privacy laws, an investigator with the Medical Examiner’s Office said.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:23 PM
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Is there any new info after Dec 15th? Perhaps he has been identified?

Height and weight are off, but here is a Matthew missing from AK (he is from TN). The face structure is so similar though, and this Matthew has been missing since 2000, so he may have gained weight. 4" is a lot for the height though, unless the original report is off on the height.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...t_matthew.html
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:01 AM
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OB is a magnet for homeless people, crust punks and travelers (modern day hobos). He could be from anywhere in the country. They also have a hostel that attracts kids from all over the world, so he truly could be from anywhere. It is a very transient population.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:52 AM
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Good find, Julessleuther. They do look very similar, and the coincidence in the names and circumstances makes it worth checking out despite the height difference IMO.
Although I would hope they're already aware of him. It seems like checking all the missing persons named Matthew would be the obvious first thing for the police to do. But if they're looking for recent missing persons they might have missed him.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:11 PM
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Is there any new info after Dec 15th? Perhaps he has been identified?

Height and weight are off, but here is a Matthew missing from AK (he is from TN). The face structure is so similar though, and this Matthew has been missing since 2000, so he may have gained weight. 4" is a lot for the height though, unless the original report is off on the height.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...t_matthew.html
besides the height, Matthew Pendergast had blue eyes and the UID had brown eyes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:16 PM
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the UID is in neither Doe Network nor Namus which make me wonder if he was identified.

this might be a long shot but I looked in the Soc. Sec. Death Index for Matthews who died on Dec 10, 2010 and this one caught my attention. his name was Matthew Joseph Carr, age22, originally from PA but per the SSDI his last residence was California.

here is an obit with a face pic:

http://www.urbanfuneralhome.com/obit...atthew-J-Carr/
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That is a real coincidence, they look stunningly alike to me
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:12 PM
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the UID is in neither Doe Network nor Namus which make me wonder if he was identified.

this might be a long shot but I looked in the Soc. Sec. Death Index for Matthews who died on Dec 10, 2010 and this one caught my attention. his name was Matthew Joseph Carr, age22, originally from PA but per the SSDI his last residence was California.

here is an obit with a face pic:

http://www.urbanfuneralhome.com/obit...atthew-J-Carr/

Interesting. Matthew Carr's obit includes the National Psoriasis Foundation as a place to make donations in Matthews memory. The information about the UID doesn't list any scars or marks other than acne scars on the face. Surely if the UID had suffered from psoriasis that would have been included in the identifying features of the UID. Maybe just a coincidence?


ETA: I also noticed the UID's eyebrows appear to be straight, without a curve. MC's eyebrows are far more curved than what is depicted in the sketch for the UID.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:25 PM
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Did a google news archives search. Not finding anything about on ID on these remains.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:08 AM
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Still not identified, according to San Diego ME office

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:59 PM
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assuming this UID has not been identified, the only real negative to this possible match is eye color and possibly a birthmark.

Mickey Guidry, age 16, was last seen in San Diego County possibly headed to the City of San Diego on November 26, 2009. was supposedly 5'10" and 150 lbs with sandy color hair.

he had both acne and a birthmark on his neck. not sure of it size, etc.

first name started with "M".

https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/8887/1/
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:55 PM
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I think the title of this thread should say "San Diego", not "Ocean Beach". Ocean Beach is a neighborhood within the city of San Diego. I almost didn't read the thread because I assumed that there must be another Ocean Beach in Northern CA.

I think the Mickey Guidry suggestion is a good one. I have followed that case. I have camped in that exact area of the Anza-Borrego and I also think he could have just died somewhere in the vast desert. I hope not!
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM
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This John Doe is still unidentified according to the ME's office. No other information has been gathered and there are no updates in their files.

As stated here before- OB is a very transient area, lot of folks in and out of that little town and that aspect of it hasn't changed in years and years.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:51 PM
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Matthew Dean Snyder went missing from Springfield, MO, less than 100 miles from Arkansas. All of his demographics match,and his acne and sparse facial hair are there as well. Thoughts? http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...r_matthew.html


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Old 05-08-2013, 05:29 PM
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His ears protrude more than the sketch but otherwise a good resemblance imo.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:04 PM
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I remember looking at him against this John Doe a long time ago, but I don't remember why I ultimately passed on it.

His hair is too dark, but I wouldn't rule-out based on that.

Now that you bring it up, I would say he is a pretty reasonably good possible.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:41 PM
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Great eye there!
I'm hopeful with this one CherBearSTL!
Are you going to call it in?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:58 AM
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Great eye there!
I'm hopeful with this one CherBearSTL!
Are you going to call it in?
I will send emails to case managers on both sides. My biggest concern are the ears. They are quite different, but the recon could be inaccurate.
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I will send emails to case managers on both sides. My biggest concern are the ears. They are quite different, but the recon could be inaccurate.
I'll keep you posted.

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I am trying to track down case managers on both sides, but I'm having no luck. Matthew's info was pulled from Charley Project, which referenced the MO state highway patrol. But, when I go to that website, he isn't listed there anymore. I cannot find his info anywhere else. Is it possible that he has been found?
There also isn't an official page for the UID. Frustrating!!!

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I am trying to track down case managers on both sides, but I'm having no luck. Matthew's info was pulled from Charley Project, which referenced the MO state highway patrol. But, when I go to that website, he isn't listed there anymore. I cannot find his info anywhere else. Is it possible that he has been found?
There also isn't an official page for the UID. Frustrating!!!

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that IS frustrating!-- I can reach out to the MEs office-just to see if they would contact the MSP and ask for/check on the possibilty of Mr. Snyder. I will report anything they tell me...
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Mr. Ferguson ran away from a boarding school in Virginia on December 4th, 2010!
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...on_forest.html
He really favors the reconstruction!


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The MP's eyes are listed as blue and the UID's are described as brown. Also the UID is reported to have no tattoos or other distinguishable scars or birthmarks and the MP has a scar on his chest. The resemblance to the sketch is remarkable.
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Mr. Ferguson ran away from a boarding school in Virginia on December 4th, 2010!
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...on_forest.html
He really favors the reconstruction!


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MadeaBecBec.. based on info , i would have to say that Mr. Ferguson may be an excellent match; the timing is so so close and the looks are very similar--he's also familiar w/ the west coast and i can see him in OB........
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I am trying to track down case managers on both sides, but I'm having no luck. Matthew's info was pulled from Charley Project, which referenced the MO state highway patrol. But, when I go to that website, he isn't listed there anymore. I cannot find his info anywhere else. Is it possible that he has been found?
There also isn't an official page for the UID. Frustrating!!!

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