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CANADA Canada - David Nixon, 23, Hamilton, Ont, 6 July 1984

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/CrimeFiles/Missing+Persons/missingpersonnixon.htm

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4615661-police-hope-to-find-man-missing-for-30-years/

    David is described as a white male, 5'10" and 150 pounds, with blue eyes and curly light brown hair.

    Doe Network: http://doenetwork.org/cases/230dmon.html
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamil...in-30-year-old-missing-persons-case-1.2698604

     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Just found this case and was just about to start thread, glad one is already here, thanks for posting OkieGranny!
    Wonder if David was a Grateful Dead fan?
    Checking for other cases... WWCG
    bbm

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/230dmon.html


    "There was some speculation that David may have traveled to England to visit with a female friend that he had been exchanging letters with. David had left unexpectedly once before to visit British Columbia. Upon his arrival, David contacted his family. David had a very good relationship with his family and it is very uncharacteristic for him to not be in contact with them.

    David was a religious person who would often read the bible. He also received and read literature from the World Wide Church of God in British Columbia. He had worked in retail sales, pizza delivery, manual labor type positions and had sold Amway products at one time.
    He spent time on the west coasts of Canada and the United States in 1982. The Nixon family has traveled across Canada in search of David. They believe that David has been the victim of foul play."
     
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    Have always been intrigued with this disappearance - DN just vanished that day after seeing 2 family members at different times.

    It's not stated if David had a vehicle or not. The street he lived on is relatively close to where his parents live or lived - it could be walked or a bus could have been available for some or all of the trip - if it was an almost daily trip then rain/snow etc would be encountered at times. But from either address to King and James is a hike - on a Friday afternoon.

    According to the direction his uncle stated David was traveling on foot, it looks like in the direction of Jackson Square mall. If he got into a vehicle there - anything could have happened. He may not have been going that far though - considering he could have stayed on a bus, if that was his mode of travel.

    His ID and last unemployment cheque found at his residence has always baffled me. Seems off for a 23 year-old man to travel across the city without ID. Those were the days of having to go to a bank to do one's banking - he would have been close to many on that particular route. Maybe he didn't need any cash for the weekend?

    Baffling.
     
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    Wanted to add my comments from Grateful Dead Fan's post to here...
    I think he is too old. He was 23 in 1984; would make him 35 in 1995
    David Nixon Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    Missing since July 6, 1984 from Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
    Date Of Birth: February 10, 1961

    I doubt he is the suicide victim either.
     
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    http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/5148314-dna-helps-crack-cold-case-hamilton-police/

     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamil...n-man-who-went-missing-30-years-ago-1.2841924
    rbbm.
    "DNA solved part of the mystery


    Det. David Brady from Hamilton police took up Nixon's case several years ago. Hamilton police provided DNA samples from Nixon's parents — now in their 70s — to analyze alongside the remains provided by the OPP. The Centre of Forensic Sciences tested those samples and found a positive match between the two.

    "2014 is a lot different than 1984. We now have DNA," Brady said. The police investigation has not been passed on to the homicide unit, though the family believes foul play may have been involved.


    "For all of us that knew and loved Dave, he was too young and beautiful to meet this fate," his sister said. "We strongly believe that if foul play was involved, there are people out there who have information and know what happened to our brother."

    "We are appealing to them to come forward. The recent confirmation of his death has raised more questions and we are committed to seek answers
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    Nixon says she doesn't know how her brother ended up in Lake Ontario near Bluffers Park, back in 1984. He grew up with his family in the east end of Hamilton and went to St. David's Elementary School before graduating from Cardinal Newman High School. Nixon loved sports, especially hockey and karate, his sister says."
     
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    Found this interesting, something to keep in mind when trying to match UIDs with missing persons, imo..
    rbbm.
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5151336-nixon-s-body-had-been-in-the-lake-for-days-or-weeks/
    " Nixon was last seen by his uncle at the corner of King and James streets. He said he couldn't stop for a coffee because there was someone he needed to meet.

    Almost a month after he went missing, Toronto police pulled a body out of Lake Ontario near Bluffers Park in Scarborough. But police didn't make the connection to Nixon at the time because, based on the condition of the body, it did not appear to match Nixon. DNA matching was not available at the time.

    Gruspier said because of the length of time the body was in the water, the original estimates for age and weight did not match Nixon's description.

    "When bodies have been in the water, they gain weight," said Gruspier, who added the original pathologist also estimated the body's age at between 30 and 40, although Nixon was only 23
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