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    OH - Akron, WhtMale UP16005, 30-55, in vacant house, Jan'16

    Akron Police hope 3-D reconstruction will help ID human remains


    The man's skull was found outside an abandoned two-story house at 1345 Marcy Street on January 8, 2016.

    Additional remains were later found inside the home, which had been damaged in a fire in 2012.
    "Someone out there knows who this man was, and we are all very hopeful that someone will see this model and notice a resemblance to a missing friend or family member," said Attorney General Mike DeWine.
    The “John Doe” is believed to have been a Caucasian male between 30 and 55 years old.
    He was estimated to be about 5'9" tall, but his weight, hair, and eye color are unknown.

    Items such as hairstyle are the artist's estimations to complete the image and should not be considered significant markers for identification.
    Several items were found with the remains, including clothing, a belt, black shoes, and keys. More information and photographs can be found in this BCI Criminal Intelligence Unit public bulletin, which was issued to all law enforcement agencies in the state today.

    http://www.wfmj.com/story/35887734/a...-human-remains

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    Just how the skull found its way to a sidewalk back on Jan. 8, 2016, when it was discovered facing toward the street, is still as much of a mystery as how the rest of his skeletal remains ended up inside an upstairs bedroom inside of the home at 1345 Marcy St. that was damaged in a fire in 2012.There were no identifiable physical features offered by the bones recovered from the home after a second search was conducted following the discovery of the skull.
    There also weren’t many clues discovered inside the bedroom where authorities believe someone fished out the skull from beneath a collapsed roof from the Nov. 24, 2012 fire to alert police of the presence of a body.

    Found beneath the roof were some of what is believed to be his personal belongings — from an XXL Croft and Barrow brand coat to a pair of Wrangler straight-leg jeans with red stitching in the waist band to a BUS brand key with a serial number H 00471 — that authorities say have yet to offer any help identifying the man.
    http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/...2012-1.780351#

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    Thanks to forensic work by anthropologists from Mercyhurst University, Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler said authorities now believe the man was dead as long as three months prior to the fire.

    She added that they are not sure exactly how he died but they are certain he did not die in the fire.
    Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker said firefighters did three sweeps of the vacant home back in 2012 looking for potential victims after the fire was reported at 10:24 a.m.
    Complicating matters, after the fire was extinguished some 24 minutes later, the roof had collapsed and there was a hole in the unstable floor leading to the bedroom where bones were discovered more than three years later, Tucker said.
    He said there was no evidence at the time that the abandoned home was occupied and there was not an alternative way to safely get inside of the second-story room.
    “We do not put firefighters in harm’s way,” he said.
    http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/...2012-1.780351#

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    Pics of his clothing and keys are here: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...-Bulletin.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owutatangledweb View Post
    That man was last seen in January 2016. This UID has been deceased since at least 2012.

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    I just happen to come across this case online, I had not heard about and its all just so strange.. I found some more info I thought I would add to the thread.. Thanks Gardner1850 for starting this thread!

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/writers/a...nd-whose-is-it







    The skull looked like someone had purposely placed it on Marcy Street.
    It was sitting flat on a sidewalk Friday, its empty eye sockets staring toward the intersection of Cole Avenue in South Akron, said Larry Clark, a neighbor who took pictures of the skull with his phone.
    “It was like Halloween,” Clark said. “But this is real. This is a real mystery.”

    Clark declined to share his photos with the Beacon Journal, but he did show them to a reporter Saturday.
    In the pictures, the surface of the skull looks charred black in places and there is a tuft of blondish hair clinging to its top.
    Some of the skull’s teeth are missing, and Clark said the skull appears to be caved in on the side, as if it had been bashed in.

    Akron police and firefighters have blocked off a section of Marcy Street since the skull was discovered.
    On Saturday, the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said it invited Dennis Dirkmaat, the director of applied forensic science at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania, and his staff to document and collect the remains.

    Dirkmaat has a long history of helping police across the country solve old cases.
    Identifying the gender, race and identity of the remains on Marcy Street will be tedious and take time, the medical examiner’s office cautioned.
    But that didn’t stop neighbors from trying to piece together the mystery on their own.

    The area around Marcy Street is a mix of tidy homes with flower pots hanging from porches, small industrial buildings and boarded-up houses and apartments.
    The skull was found on the sidewalk in front of 1345 Marcy St., an abandoned yellow-brick house that sits twice as far back from the street as other homes around it. It’s vacant, but unlike other nearby vacant properties — including two of the four buildings at each corner of Marcy and Cole — its windows are not boarded up.
    The house burned four or five years ago, said Clark, who has lived in three houses and apartment buildings around the intersection of Marcy and Cole over the past decade.

    Neighbors wondered if the skull and bones are somehow connected to that fire. Akron firefighters are part of the investigation.
    “But how could no one find the bones for so long?” Clark asked.

    Neighbors said they know of no missing people from the neighborhood, a place where many know each other by name.
    They also doubted an animal carried the remains to the sidewalk because there were no teeth marks or scratches on the skull.
    Children playing in the area may have stumbled across it and panicked, neighbors suspected, putting the skull on the sidewalk for grown-ups to find.
    “Until this happened, this was a quiet place,” Clark said. “But this … this is just weird, just strange.”

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    this article has a photo of the house where the skull and skeleton was found 1.745698[1].jpg

    what I find interesting is the Height is completely different in this early article than it is on Namus

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/writers/a...ains-a-mystery

    It’s been over a year since a human skull — and later a full skeleton — was discovered on Marcy Street in Akron, and investigators have exhausted all leads in determining the man’s identity.

    What is known is the skeleton belonged to a white man, likely in his late 30s or early 40s. He probably stood at about 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2. He might have been homeless, a drug addict or both. He’s thought to have died in a 2012 fire at a vacant house that has since been demolished in the South Akron neighborhood.

    His skeleton remained inside 1345 Marcy St. until his skull — charred black in places and topped with a tuft of blondish hair — appeared on the sidewalk on Jan. 8, 2016. Authorities don’t know who put it there, but it’s thought that someone was trying to alert the public that his skeleton was inside.

    Mercyhurst University anthropologists followed clues and found the rest of his bones. They performed an analysis last year, which determined his race, age and height. After that, investigators entered DNA samples from the skeleton into the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System, a criminal justice program that collects DNA profiles from criminal offenders at the federal, state and local levels.

    “There were no hits,” said Gary Guenther, chief investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
    Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said the man’s absence from the FBI’s database means he’d never been arrested on a felony charge — at least since the database was established in 1994.
    “Anyone arrested on a felony charge gets put into CODIS,” Edwards said.
    Police also have looked through missing persons reports for matches in description, but nothing panned out.
    Edwards and Guenther said DNA was the last hope in uncovering the man’s identity.
    “Right now, we’ve basically hit a roadblock,” Edwards said. “There aren’t any leads for us to follow.”
    “As of right now,” Guenther said, “we’re kind of on hold.”

    According to Akron fire records, the skeleton’s discovery prompted an internal investigation at the fire department.
    The fire at the vacant house was reported at 10:24 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2012. It took just 24 minutes to get under control, but by that time part of the roof had collapsed. Investigators determined the fire was unintentional and started by materials used in smoking.

    The man’s body is thought to have been covered by debris during the fire, according to reports. The fire started in a second-story room where his skeleton was later found. Part of the ceiling there had collapsed and smashed a hole into the floor at the doorway to the room — so no one could enter safely.

    “The entire ceiling in the room had collapsed,” wrote District Chief Richard Vober, “and firefighters would have been unable to determine if a body was in the room.”

    Firefighters completed primary and secondary searches for victims.
    “Their search produced no evidence of a fire victim at that time,” Vober wrote.

    The home remained vacant, though without its windows boarded, ever since the fire. It was owned at the time by Go Invest Wisely LLC, a now-defunct Utah-based company that bought up dilapidated homes across the country and tried to sell them as rent-to-own homes.

    No one came or went from the home.
    And so the man’s body went undiscovered for more than three years.
    Last edited by madamx; 12-13-2017 at 08:49 PM.

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    This is another article that mentions a different height for this UID Not the one on Namus

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/loca...akron-sidewalk

    One of the city’s most enduring mysteries might be one step closer to being resolved.
    Akron authorities, along with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler, will hold a news conference Friday morning to unveil a forensic facial reconstruction of a man whose skull was found sitting on an Akron sidewalk outside an abandoned, burned-out home in January 2016.
    Investigators are hopeful the clay model created by a forensic artist with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will lead to tips that will identify the skull and the rest of the man’s body found on Marcy Street.
    The skull and skeletal remains are believed to belong to a white male, likely in his late 30s or early 40s, who was between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-2 inches tall.
    Authorities have speculated that the man might have been homeless and possibly a drug addict who died in a 2012 fire at 1345 Marcy St. where the skull was found outside and the skeletal remains inside after police and fire searched the home a second time years after the initial fire.
    The skull, which was charred in spots and topped with a tuft of blondish hair, was discovered on the sidewalk Jan. 8, 2016.
    Police say it appears someone removed the skull from the home with the hope that the man’s body would be found inside.


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    Wonder if this could possibly be Dennis Kunkel?

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/9211/

    His vehicle was apparently found abandoned at a Subway shop 7.5 miles from the house. His height matches the height referenced in the above post rather than Namus.

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    http://www.akron.com/editions/Akron-....asp?aID=34772

    I read another article (above)about this UID and at the bottom of the article mentioned the last UID they had in Greene County Ohio turned out to be a woman from Florida.. with that in Mind I just started Branching out a little and found this guy missing from Minnesota


    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/18074/0/
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...ort_html/18074

    Joshua Ben
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    "Croft and Barrow" is Kohl's Department Store Brand clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndpounder View Post
    "Croft and Barrow" is Kohl's Department Store Brand clothing.
    Excellent point. There is a Kohl's 6.3 miles from the Subway where Dennis Kunkel's car was abandoned. It's also 5.4 miles from the house where the UID was discovered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creepedout View Post
    Excellent point. There is a Kohl's 6.3 miles from the Subway where Dennis Kunkel's car was abandoned. It's also 5.4 miles from the house where the UID was discovered.
    Did you submit him? I think it looks like him. I would not think twice about the height Namus has. That is all data entry, I have seen so many errors,not to discredit them but humans make mistakes and typos. I even saw an ME error that listed an UID woman as 25-35, The detectives saw her photo in another state and knew it was their missing victim, it was passed up because she was really 47.
    Last edited by houndpounder; 12-19-2017 at 11:09 PM.

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