CA CA - Farren Stanberry, 18, San Francisco, 24 April 1980

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  1. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    Hey Odyssey!

    Good to see you back! I want to get back to studying Ferren's case. Thanks for remembering him and posting!

    Satch
     


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    Have there been any updates on this case? Was the UID#3 ever identified?
     
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  3. ohthatkatgirl

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    UID #3 is still on Namus so still unidentified unfortunately. :(

    I found Farren in the 1977 Grant Union High School yearbook, which was his junior year. He wasn't in either the 1978 or 1980 books.

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  4. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    Not useful in finding him, but just came across this letter to the editor written by Farren's aunt.

    Rand went above and beyond

    It adds the detail that she and her mother (Farren's grandmother) last saw him when they dropped him off at a campground
     
  5. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back Odyssey! I still think about what might have happened to Farren to this day. At least we now know the date of June 1980 as the last time they saw him.

    Thanks for the update!

    Satch
     
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    Bump!
     
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    Why would they drop him off at a camp ground near US Highway 395 in June of 1980 when the NamUs link and title here says he went missing in late April/May of 1980 after leaving home 9 months earlier? The dates don’t line up. Was he traveling with someone who was staying at the campground?

    Malheur National Forest - Joaquin Miller Horse Camp
     
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    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Farren!
     
  9. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Have a nice day!

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    Not much to go on, on the UID site. 16 minutes drive from SF. Considering his probable missing dat I'm not sure a body could decompose that quick.

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    Date of Discovery: July 28, 1980
    Location of Discovery: Oakland, California
    Estimated Date of Death: 1976-1980
    State of Remains: Decomposed with only partial remains present
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 20-40 years old
    Race: Unknown
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5' 7"-5' 9"
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: None listed.

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Unknown
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: None.
    Jewelry: None.
    Additional Personal Items: None.

    Circumstances of Discovery
    Discovered on the 2800 block of Helen Street in Oakland.
     
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  10. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Have a nice day!

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    BTW, he also fits perfectly in the stats of Pillar Point John Doe. Identified but name still pending. JOHN DOE #83-26 / CASE #83-1063 | Coroner

    San Mateo County Doe (1983)

    Sex: Male
    Race: Caucasian
    Age: Approximately 19 - 25 years
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Short, brown
    Facial Hair: None
    Height: Approximately 5' 10"
    Weight: Approximately 140 lbs

    Clothing: Female clothing
     
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  11. Satch

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    What I remember in studying Farren's case a few years ago is that the #3 UID at this link was found right across the street from Farren's address in around April, 1980. I am fairly sure that it is indeed him: Sadly, too coincidental not to be him: Farren Stanberry

    I have also uploaded the Name US ID information on UID #3. Thoughts?

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  12. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    PS. I thought the photo would be easier to see. Sorry about that! You may have to download the photo to your PC or device, than use the + photo enlarger viewer or zoom feature in your photo editing software to make the print bigger and easier to read.
     
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  13. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    Google Maps with a view of Farren's last known location (According to unclaimed property records.) 1139 Market Street as it looks today, Includes street view, map view, and Google Earth View from browsing and zooming:

    خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏

    Satch
     
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  14. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Have a nice day!

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    I read the thread yesterday and UID #3 seems to be found in a building situated on the same site as the National hotel where he supposedly stayed. Or do I mix things up.

    Did somebody submit Stanberry back then, just to be sure. Is there somebody on the rule out list? @YaYa_521 would you be so kind to take a look. X It's about this John Doe
    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Amazing research work all of you did. It must be said.
     
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  15. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Have a nice day!

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    According to Odyssey the "attic guy" was ruled out being Farrens.
     
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    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    No problem, @Bit of hope. There are no exclusions listed.
     
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  17. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Have a nice day!

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    Thanks a lot @YaYa_521 !
     
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    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    RS&BBM
    @Odyssey Have you considered suggesting to the LE investigator to add the detail about Farren's broken wrists to his NamUs profile? You and @Satch (with input from a few others) have done some amazing work here. I can't wait for the day when his thread will be tagged "located". I have no doubt that when it does, he'll have been found partly as a result of the work y'all have done. Great job! ;)
     
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  19. Satch

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    Hello,

    OK so just to clarify. @Odyssey researched and found that UID #3 (the "Attic Guy") across the street was ruled out as not being Farren? This is the first I heard about Farren's broken wrists. (OUCH!) Both wrists broken it would seem to me that he got in a fight at some time. Could it have been self-defense? Abused as a kid? Beat up because it was found out that he was gay? (Hate crime.) Farren seems to be more of a lover than a fighter. A free-spirited thinker and peace activist. A lot of times, people who are adventure seekers and follow things like the Hippie movement, just want to help people, make them happy, especially if they did not have happiness, or suffered emotional or physical trauma in their own lives.

    Satch
     
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  20. Bit of hope

    Bit of hope Have a nice day!

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    It's good to know his wrists were broken. In principle a good identifier if they find his skeleton. If his body was "complete" they must have taken X-rays to see it. I'm not sure this is common procedure. I wonder why your first thoughts are that the broken wrists were the effect of an attack or abuse. It could have occurred because of a fall or accident.

    Although I like your idea of him being a guy like you lay out (a lover, helping people, adventure seeking etc. except from the trauma) but how did you come to that idea?
     
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