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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    NY - Duane Talmon, 16, Clarence, 30 Oct 1974 *M. Thurman guilty*

    Duane Talmon
    Missing since October 30, 1974, from Clarence, Erie County, New York
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: August 3, 1958
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 145 lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male.
    Brown hair;
    hazel eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Duane Talmon was a Spartan student at Williamsville North High School in 1974. On October 30 of that same year, Talmon called his mother and told her not to pick him up from school because he was going out with a friend. He asked his mother to pick him up later on Miles Road. Talmon hasn't been seen since.

    In 1986, Mike Thuman confessed to killing Talmon and bury him at North French Road. After the killer confessed to the murder, police spent months digging in a field off North French Road, but nothing was found.

    46 year-old Michael Thuman pleaded guilty in Erie County court to manslaughter in the first degree in the 1974 death and disappearance of Duane Talmon, Jr.,Michael Thuman was sentenced on August 14, 2003. He will serve 5 to 15 years at a state prison.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Crimestoppers 716-856-5600

    NCIC Number: M-175394975

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    The Doe Network: Case File 1002DMNY



  2. #2
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    Sep 2004

    35 years ago...

    It has been 35 years since Duane Talmon disappeared. Although a man has since been convicted and imprisoned for murdering Duane, his body has never been found. Does anyone have any updates on this case?

  3. #3
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    Apr 2006
    Limbo, Columbus, Ohio

  4. #4
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    Sep 2004

    Bumping case up...

    October 30th will mark the 35 year anniversary of Duane's murder. His body has still not been located. I wonder if his killer has been turned loose yet?

  5. #5
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    Apr 2005
    orange county, ny
    A check of New York DOC records show that Thuman is still incarcerated as of this date.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2009
    In Pennsylvania, but wishing she was some place else.
    This is so sad. This monster only gets 5 to 15 years. What ashame. I really hope they find Duane's body.
    Last edited by theforgotten; 10-28-2009 at 05:49 PM. Reason: spelling

  7. #7
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    Sep 2004
    Bumping. Any updates? Has Thuman been turned loose on society yet?

  8. #8
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    Jun 2014
    New England
    Could Duane be the John Doe that was found buried in North Collins, NY? See info below:

    NamUs UP 16804


    Unidentified Body/Remains (White Male)
    Found June 10, 2017 in Erie County, NY
    Body Condition: Not recognizable - Putrefaction/ decomposition
    Probable year of death: 1960 to 1990

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 15-25 (Adult - Pre 30)
    Approximate Height: cannot estimate
    Approximate Weight: cannot estimate
    Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry; Dark dirty blond 2'' long
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Scars and marks: nothing

    Clothing & Accessories
    Clothing: Barry Dolan jacket; Wrangler corduroy pants; Tan Kaufman Made in Canada size 11 boots
    Jewerly: nothing
    Footwear: nothing
    Accessories:Blue and white pen: FTACORE INCORPORATED, 1294 SEVENTEENTH ST., DETROIT, MI 40215, Ph. # 313-237-0077; Black leather-like wallet with 2 faded photographs?

    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is not available
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later
    DNA: Sample submitted - tests not complete

    Case History: Probable 15-25 year old white man found buried in Marion Fricano Town Park. Estimated height 5'8" to 6'4". Dark or dirty blonde hair 2-3" long. Buried over 30 years, probably more like 40-50 years. Wearing tan Kaufman boots size 11, Barry Dolan jacket, Wrangler corduroy pants.

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