CO CO - Morrison, NtvMale UP7988, 18-30, in sleeping bag off Hwy 285, Feb'77

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  1. Marie

    Marie Daughter, if you don't remember us...who will?

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    Anyone want to try and identify this man found in Colorado?

    Detectives hope someone will recognize the man and help solve the cold case.

    Deputies Hope Reconstruction Will Solve Cold Case

    Facial Reconstruction Of Man Found Dead In Jefferson County 30 Years Ago Released

    Hikers discovered the body on Feb. 13, 1977 in a military-type, mummy style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from Hwy. 285, a mile south of Colo. Highway 8.

    An autopsy determined the body had been there for 30 to 60 days before being found. {Dec. 1976-mid Jan 1977}

    He was likely Native American Indian, in his early 20s, 5'7" to 5'8", 125 to 145 pounds. The man had dark brown or black hair about 5" in length and had size 5 feet.

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  2. Marie

    Marie Daughter, if you don't remember us...who will?

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    Investigators try to crack a cold case

    The 1977 John Doe may have been Caucasian, with some Hispanic or Asian heritage. Investigators say he was about 5'8" and may have been 20 to 24 years old.

    "He had suffered some blows to the head," said investigator Cheryl Moore.
     
  3. Angelmommy

    Angelmommy New Member

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    I wonder if the shoe size is correct - that is awfully small for a man (in fact I work as a pedorthist and I have never seen feet that small on a man) Given his height that would surprise me.

    Of course, I am only 5'3" and wear size 11 so I suppose anything is possible!
     
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  4. RubyRed

    RubyRed "Keep on Truckin"

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    An investigation revealed that in mid-December 1976, a male had come to the door of the nearby Twin Forks Motel in Tiny Town asking to use a phone to obtain a ride to Littleton.
    The man had several minor cuts to his face, which were bleeding. He indicated that he had been in a fight with his brother and the brother made him get out of the car. The man indicated that he had kicked out the windshield in his brother’s car. The man used the phone, but did not reach anyone. He was clothed only in a shirt and pants on a very cold night. The witness provided him a coat, and the man returned a short time later, apparently with his brother and returned the coat. The identity of this man was never determined, and it is unknown if it is related.


    http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/sheriff/sheriff_T62_R60.htm

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/708umco.html
     
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  5. Claudette

    Claudette Oh, hello

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    Sounds like we may have the "who dunnit", now we just have to figure out the "who is it"
     
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    DippyBlonder Active Member

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  7. Claudette

    Claudette Oh, hello

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    I've never read a NAMUS entry so...um...detailed?

    ETA also, yay, they have mtDNA AND nucDNA.
     
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    chaddylex Verified local - Rebecca Stahl case

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    I was thinking the same thing also... Of all the NamUs profiles I have read... I don't think I have ever seen them that detailed either... Wow!!
     
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    lol I couldn't click on that link fast enough thinking there would be some really useful information there... I think that deserves a disclaimer of TMI! Poor guy!
     
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  10. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Exclusions as of 15 March 2015 per Namus https://identifyus.org/cases/7988
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    Mark Bachelder 1957 Texas
    Michael Gaughan 1957 Texas
    Joseph Halpern 1910 Colorado
    Norman Prater 1956 Texas
    Jimmy Robinson 1955 Oklahoma
     
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  11. Dylgem22

    Dylgem22 Where is Heather Elvis? #Moonchild

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    Exclusions to date: https://identifyus.org/cases/7988

    a 6th Rule Out has been added:

    Mark Bachelder 1957 Texas
    Michael Gaughan 1957 Texas
    Joseph Halpern 1910 Colorado
    Norman Prater 1956 Texas
    Jimmy Robinson 1955 Oklahoma
    Rudy Victor 1953 Colorado
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    There's a guy named Donald Adams missing from Nome, Alaska in October 1976. There's literally nothing known about him except the name and a blurry photo. But he looks a lot like this UID, I think. But I'm not good with faces, so I might be wrong, and with no information I'm not sure what they'd do about it it anyway.

    But here's a side by side, for what it's worth.

    1930DMAK - Donald Adams

    Charley Project blog post about Donald: Flashback Friday: Donald Adams
     

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  14. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    CASE NUMBER - 708UMCO

    Date of Discovery:
    February 13, 1977
    Location of Discovery: Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado
    Estimated Date of Death: 30-60 days prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Mummified
    Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma to the head

    Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
    Race: Unknown (possibly Native American)
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'7" - 5'8"
    Weight: 125-145 pounds
    Hair Color: Dark brown or black, 5" in length
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Right testicle was not identified, penis is dried and shrunken and could not be determined if circumcised. No hair on chest or abdomen. Victim had black pubic hair and hair on lower legs and toes

    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Available
    DNA: Available

    Clothing: "Hanes" cotton boxer shorts (size 30), beige checkered "Hanes" T-shirt (size medium 38-40), and a 1" wide leather belt
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Military sleeping bag

    Circumstances of Discovery
    Hikers discovered the victim's body in a military-type, mummy-style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from US Highway 285, one mile south of Colorado Highway 8.
     
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