CA CA - Los Angeles Co., WhtMale 2279UMCA, 17-21, near Mt Baldy, Mar'79

Discussion in 'The Unidentified' started by CarlK90245, May 30, 2014.

  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    7,939
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    63
    The Doe Network: 2279UMCA
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2279umca.html

    NamUs UP4407 and UP4410
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4407
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4410

    [​IMG]

    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on March 28, 1979 and May 22, 1979 in Mount Baldy Village and Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
    Probable Year of Death: 1979
    State of Remains: Partial Skeletal

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 17-26 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8".
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Reddish-blond hair. Vaccination scar on upper left arm.
    Dentals: Dental chart only; no x-rays available.
    DNA: Complete - Profile available at state lab.

    Case History
    The body of the victim was found on Glendora Ridge Road in the Mount Baldy area on March 28, 1979.

    On May 22, 1979, a skull was discovered in Clarement, California.

    A Coroners Investigator has determined the body and the head belong to the same victim.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Detective Richard C. Kennerly
    LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
    323-890-5500
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Coroner's Case Number:
    79-04031( body) / 79-06474 (head)

    LASD Case Number:
    1979-01919-0851-011( body) / 1979-03185-0851-011 (head)

    NCIC Number:
    U-080007596 (body) / U-450006196 (head)
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
    NamUs # 4410
    NamUs # 4407
     
  2. Loading...


  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    7,939
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    63
  4. alllads

    alllads Member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Something about the reconstruction looks SO familiar, but I may well be thinking of another reconstruction and not a missing person.
     
  5. 4SAM

    4SAM Kentucky - Texas - Kansas - Missouri

    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    323
    Trophy Points:
    83
    has such an innocent looking face. Poor guy.
     
  6. Ambercat

    Ambercat New Member

    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I know what you mean -- he looks so familiar but I just can't quite place who he is/where I've seen him before. While he does look like Ronald Kruska, I don't really think he's him because Ronald's DNA is in CODIS and a vaccination scar was noted on the UID's left arm and Ronald Kruska had a tattoo of a viking warrior on his left arm (that probably would have been noticed on the UID).
     
  7. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    19,364
    Likes Received:
    1,810
    Trophy Points:
    113
    How close together are the locations where body and head were found?
     
  8. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    7,939
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Mapping out mile marker 10-74 on Glendora Ridge Road (where the headless body was found) and mile marker 1-18 on Mt. Baldy Road (where the skull and mandible were found), they appear to be less than 2 miles apart.
     
  9. Stinneb

    Stinneb New Member

    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Reminds me a little bit of the actor Owen Wilson. Maybe that's why? :)
     
  10. Ambercat

    Ambercat New Member

    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is an article about this UID that appeared in the June 1, 1979 Orange County Register. Originally, it sounds like they thought that the head and body were from different people.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. jjohnston0827

    jjohnston0827 New Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Case File: 2279UMCA

    Unidentified Male
    Date of Discovery: March 28, 1979
    Location of Discovery: Mount Baldy Village, Los Angeles County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: One week prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 16-22 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'7" to 5'10"
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Reddish-blond, 4-6 inches in length.
    Eye Color: Unknown

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Vaccination scar on upper left arm. A light to medium complexion.

    Dentals: Available - dental chart only; Signs of dental maintenance with at least eight silver fillings. He had a small gap in his upper central incisors and a slight overbite.
    Fingerprints: Available.
    DNA: Available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown

    Jewelry: Unknown

    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History

    The victim's partial remains were found approximately 425 feet down a ravine on Glendora Ridge Road near mile marker 10-74 in the Mount Baldy area on March 28, 1979. A couple of months later, on May 22, a skull was discovered in Clarement, California. The skull and partial remains were determined to belong to the same person.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

    Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
    Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512

    Agency Name: LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
    Agency Contact Person: Detective Richard C. Kennerly
    Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500

    Agency Case Number: ME: 79-04031; LE: 1979-01919-0851-011(body) / 1979-03185-0851-011 (head); NCMEC: 1184192
    NCIC Case Number: U080007596
    NamUs Case Number: UP #4410
    Former Hot Case Number: 1864


    Could this be Ronald Kruska? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/17575/0 Pretty much everything matches. NamUs says he has dental info that isn't entered, and both he and the UID have DNA completed, but could it be different types?
     
  12. dogperson

    dogperson Member

    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    This is interesting. It says he was not recognizable--partial skeletal parts only, but they know he had a vaccination scar. I wonder how they could tell.
     
  13. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    19,364
    Likes Received:
    1,810
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Probably still bits of skin and flesh after only a week.

    The resemblance is pretty strong:
     

    Attached Files:

  14. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Wire in the blood

    Messages:
    5,527
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I think he looks familiar because the sketch looks like the actor owen wilson, don't ya think?
     
  15. bflocket

    bflocket Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I think there HAS to have been more victims in the area, not necessarily connected though. It would seem like they were talking about THREE dead individuals. Were this guy and his head considered two different bodies, that would still mean just TWO.

    I don't see why they would have said that if there weren't two "bodies" found with their heads missing.
     
  16. Jake479

    Jake479 Member

    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
  17. Jake479

    Jake479 Member

    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Bumping
     
  18. AZGal58

    AZGal58 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  19. ghostINshell

    ghostINshell New Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  20. aThousandYearsWide

    aThousandYearsWide Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I was wondering if he may be Clay Allen Foreman?

    The misconsistency is that they both occurred exactly two months apart:
    J. Doe found: Mar 28 1979
    CAF Missing: May 28 1979

    I was wondering though that since there are few details available in Foreman's case, if his time of disappearance is actually the date his missing report was filed and he had actually gone missing earlier. I've seen it happen before, I can't quite pinpoint it, but a case where the person's body was found prior to a missing report being filed. I want to say Amber Creek, but I'm not quite sure.

    With Foreman's age being an adult I can see it being possible if his family reported him a few months later. The doe and Foreman's height and age match. The recon favors Foreman very much so.

    2279umca.jpg CForeman.jpg
     
  21. JasonFutchLakeCityFL

    JasonFutchLakeCityFL Active Member

    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Did you submit this to law enforcement?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice