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  1. #1
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    Aug 2015

    CA - San Bernardino Co, WhtMale UP8678, 55-69, in hobo camp, Hamilton watch, Jun'64


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    victim's pocket watch (front and back); Replica of the pocketwatch

    Unidentified Male

    Date of Discovery: June 18, 1964
    Location of Discovery: Colton, San Bernardino County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: 10-14 days prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Physical Description

    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 55-69 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
    Weight: 140-160 lbs.
    Hair Color: Gray, balding.
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wore a gray mustache and a few days growth of beard.
    Dentals: Not available. Edentulous except for one lower molar (unknown if right or left).
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Available. Head (frontal sinus) x-rays are available.
    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: Gray plaid shirt, two pairs of gray or green pants, brown lace boots, blue socks, gray cap, tan jacket. Other clothing was present at the scene but no description is available.
    Jewelry: Found at the time of exhumation for DNA (April 15, 2011) was an open-face, railroad-style Hamilton Watch Company(Lancaster, PA, Model 992 Serial #1233971, Manufactured 1915). The watch case was manufactured by Illinois Watchcase Co. - Spartan (serial #958339). Inside the back cover of the cases were two etched number/letter groups which appear to be as follows: "M11374H" and "P249-8" - the obscured numbers may be "7" and "2".
    Additional Personal Items: A leather key case bore the initials "W.D.P."
    Case History

    The victim's body was located in a hobo camp near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Colton.
    Investigating Agency(s)

    If you have any information about this case please contact;

    Agency Name: San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Coroner Division
    Agency Contact Person: Robert Hunter
    Agency Phone Number: 909-387-2978

    Agency Case Number: ME: 25975; John Doe #01-64
    NCIC Case Number: N/A
    NamUs Case Number: UP #8678
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Information Source(s)


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    The height and weight are both off a bit. All three initials match the W.D.P. The circumstances don't seem to match up.

    Name: William Durrell Patterson
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: March 5-6, 1957
    Location Last Seen: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: July 23, 1904
    Age: 52 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 200 lbs.
    Hair Color: Gray
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
    Dentals: Unknown
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown, but known as a good dresser.
    Jewelry: Unknown, but usually wore expensive jewelry.
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    William and his wife Margaret Patterson left their home at 3000 Piedmont Avenue the night of March 5, 1957, or possibly early the next morning, without any indication they intended to be away more than a few hours.
    The house was found in disarray, with dishes unwashed, underwear and a pair of Mrs. Patterson's stockings on a bed, and other indications the Pattersons did not know they were leaving for a long time. Tommy, the yellow-and-white cat that was Mrs. Patterson's most precious possession, also was left behind. Their automobiles were left at their house. There was no sign of a struggle.
    Associates of the Pattersons told authorities in the 1950s that the couple left to go on an extended vacation to Florida, and later, that they sent word that they weren't coming back. A friend of the Pattersons, reported the couple missing August 15, 1957, five months after they were last seen in El Paso. A neighbor stated that she was at the Patterson's home the night they disappeared and that Mrs. Patterson seemed very upset and Mr. Patterson seemed unhappy that the neighbor was there. The neighbors also noted unusual activity at the Patterson's later that night.
    El Paso authorities convened a rare court of inquiry, also known as an inquest, to look into the couple's whereabouts, but the inquiry failed to find them.
    The Pattersons owned Patterson Photo Supply near Downtown. Patterson also owned an interest in a high-end boat company, property in Guaymas, Mexico, the house, a boat and a Cadillac. Associates told police that William Patterson had sent written instructions on how he wanted to dispose of his business and private properties. A letter signed "W.D. Patterson" stated that Patterson wanted his properties to be distributed among Doyle D.G. Kirkland, a friend and manager of Duffy's Photo Supply store; his business auditor; and an employee of Patterson who was 24 at the time. It was unusual for Patterson to leave his property to those people, considering that he had at least two living relatives at the time, his father and a sister. Kirkland was the last person who was at the Patterson house before the couple vanished. He was helping Patterson work on his boat in the garage at the house.
    Several sightings of the couple were reported in Mexico and the United States, but sheriff's officials were never able to confirm any of them.
    The case was reopened in 1984 when an undocumented worker who was hired to clean the home after the Pattersons vanished said he saw blood under and around the water heater in the garage, and a piece of human scalp on the propeller of Patterson's boat. He found a pair of jeans with a Rolex watch that belonged to Patterson, and said he also saw one of Patterson's associates remove bloody sheets from the home and put them inside the trunk of a car. He did not talk to police sooner because he was an illegal immigrant at the time.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    I've report this case as Mr Patterson it's been sent to Le.

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