AL AL - Scottsboro, Partial remains in Tennessee River, Jan'06

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  1. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=4393279&nav=0hBE

    Hunters found a boot, with a sock hanging out, and decomposed remains inside. Authorities are hoping that a family member will recognise the boot and call them.
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    The Boot is a Gortex rocky hunting boot. The size is anywhere from 9 1/2 to 10 1/2.

    The decayed foot was found inside a black and white sock. The brand name "Real Tree" is stamped on the side of it.

    If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. That number is 256-574-2610.
     
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  3. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/113792546264710.xml&coll=1

     
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    gardenmom Former Member

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    That is about the creepiest thing ever. :eek:
     
  5. docwho3

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    Gortex rocky hunting boot
    (Not the exact same model in the pic so I suspect the model design changed slightly in years gone by)
    I think they need to ask the company to show them models of the boot from different past years so they
    can narrow down the years that model was made and sold.
    http://www.cavenders.com/assets/product_images/ROC9226_x.jpg

    From the search results Real Tree makes lots of camo stuff evidently.
     
  6. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    It appears to be clothing a hunter would wear. Or someone that is hiding out in the bush.

    It is a hunting area....
     
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    http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=4394617&nav=0hBE

    Remains found in hunting boot may solve missing person case

    Human remains found inside a hunting boot may solve a missing person case in Tennessee.

    WAFF 48 News first reported the find Saturday night.

    Since our story aired, investigators have received at least one tip. They hope it will help them get closer to finding out who the human remains belong to.

    Saturday afternoon, duck hunters found a boot, sock, and a decayed foot on an island just one mile north of the B.B. Comer Bridge in Scottsboro.

    "He walked over and pulled the sock up and it had human remains of a foot inside the sock," says chief investigator Chuck Phillips.

    Sunday morning, Jackson County investigators resumed their search on the Tennessee River, but found nothing.

    After our story aired on WAFF 48 News at 10:00 Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation called the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

    TBI says the remains could belong to a man who fell from his boat in January of 2004


     
  8. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    Babydust thanks for posting the update... if you come across an article with the name of the person please let us know!
     
  9. babydust2004

    babydust2004 New Member

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    I sure will post whatever I get.I am from Alabama and go right through Scottsboro when I travel back to visit family every few weeks.I get email from most of the local tv stations in Huntsville as well as most of the newspapers from Alabama.
     
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    ok this was on the news locally as the missing man is apparently from this area.I live close to Georgia and Tennessee border and Scottsboro is about 45 miles from here.

    Boot Might Have Connection to Missing Marion Co. Man
    WDEF News
    Jan 23, 2006 12:32 AM EST

    New information today about a boot found in the Tennessee River over the weekend.
    Jackson County chief investigator Chuck Phillips said two duck hunters found the boot with the remains of a human foot inside on Saturday.
    A Marion county family has since contacted authorities to say the boot may have belonged to Jerry Killian.
    The then 50-year-old man was swept from his boat by spill water from the Dam while fishing in Nickajack Lake with his son January first, 2004.
    Crews rescued the son but never recovered Killian's body.
    Marion and Jackson County investigators hope DNA will determine if there is a connection


    http://www.wdef.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WDEF/MGArticle/DEF_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1137833597063&path=
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  11. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    Thanks for that info BabyDust.

    I did a quick search and didn't see Mr. Killian listed... but in this case it makes sense (to me). He "went missing" because rescuers couldn't find him. They knew he was in the water.... somewhere, so they rightly concluded he had passed away.

    How sad for the son who was with him that day! Almost exactly one year later his remains come to light!

    My sympathies to the family.
     
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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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