CA - Salton City, WhtMale UP13243, 40-60, in desert, 'U.S.N.' tattoo, Aug'02

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Active Member

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    NamUs UP Case 13243




    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/13243 Warning to open!!

    Unidentified White male
    * Found August 17, 2002 in Imperial County, CA
    * Estimated Year of Death: 2000 to 2002

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    Vital Statistics
    * Estimated age: 40-60 years old

    * Approximate Height: 68' estimated


    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Hair color gray;
    2 inch with moderate male pattern balding; blue eyes.

    Tattoos:
    Rt Shoulder "Shannan", Lt Shoulder Eagle holding a reef with a life preserver in the center, Lt Buttocks "USN", Lt Inner forearm circle surrounded by a single line that could indicate flames or heat waves radiating out from the circle

    * Dentals:
    charting is not available

    * Clothing/Jewelry:
    gray long sleeve pull over sweatshirt with the logo "Bulls" around the neck and across the front and lower left and right arms of the sweatshirt, blue jeans, white socks, black belt; brown jacket; black high top hiking shoes; 1 green military type jacket, green water bottle with white top, utility knife, pair of socks, "whet" stone.

    * DNA: Not
    available - Not yet submitted


    Case History:
    Decedent was found lying next to a roadway in Salton City in the open desert.
     
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  3. sidneyia

    sidneyia New Member

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    That's a Nazi eagle with the swastika blacked out. I wonder if he was killed as retaliation for leaving a gang.
     
  4. carbuff

    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    I think that one with the flames is supposed to be a flaming eye of some kind?
     
  5. Nikon

    Nikon Former Member

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    This is exactly what it is. Reef and life preserver...please.

    I can't really make out what the other tattoo graphic is. The quality is poor. Looks like the sun and earth to me?

    The block lettered tattoo looks like it says USM to me.

    Salton City is a really weird place with so many visitors and transients.
     
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    Agree on the nazi tattoo. USN would be US Navy, right? I wonder if they're prison tats, in which case his prints should have been on file.

    We don't know that he was killed though. I don't see a cause of death listed.
     
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    FiveFelines New Member

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    That estimated date of death in Namus has to be wrong. It can't be 2000 to 2002. He was found in 2002, has a recognizable face, and had been dead for "hours".
     
  8. carbuff

    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    I think they mean "wreath." Some people, Mr. Carbuff included, mispronounce some th's as f and vice versa. Very annoying.
     
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    I think so too. I can see the wreath. But if you google "nazi eagle tattoo" you find a lot of very similar images, but with a swastika where the "life preserver" is on his tat.
     
  10. Romulus

    Romulus Active Member

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  11. Onfortuneswheel

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    Agree that this looks like it was a Nazi tattoo. I wonder if the flaming eye is the Eye of Sauron. White Supremacists are huge fans of Tolkein's work.

    I also don't think the letters on the left buttock are USN. Maybe an M? JN? IN?
     

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