DE DE - Fenwick Island, UP8918, Human hair & personal items in water, Jul'11

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  1. cinders

    cinders New Member

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    FENWICK ISLAND, Del.- Authorities have released photos of a various personal items that a surf fisherman found in the area of the beach north of Fenwick Island.

    Delaware State Police say that on Friday afternoon, July 13, a 67-year-old fisherman from Grasonville, Md., found a small quantity of hair on Friday afternoon after his hook was entangled in debris. Authorities do not yet know whether the hair is human or comes from an animal.

    The fisherman also found a pair of sunglasses, a shark tooth necklace and hair bands. The items were turned over to police on Saturday morning.

    Police investigators have turned the items over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for additional analysis.

    To offer information regarding the items, contact police at (302) 856-5850, ext 230. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword "DSP" plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also call to provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
     

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  3. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Do you have a link for that article, Cinders?

    I was about to post the same case, I saw the link in Namus.
    https://identifyus.org/cases/8918

    There are more detailed photos of the items.

    Namus says hair color is green.
     
  4. cinders

    cinders New Member

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    woowhoo. . .I got it right.
    :woohoo:
     
  6. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    green hair? that's a new one.
     
  7. petchie

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    Wow, I was at Ocean Village a week prior!

    REP DOM could be Republic of Dominica
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    or Dominican Republic (in Spanish it is Republica Dominicana)
     
  9. Migmuu

    Migmuu Member

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    This one caught my attention because of the human hair and the shark tooth necklace.

    UP#8198

    DEMOGRAPHICS
    N/A

    CIRCUMSTANCES
    Found: July 10, 2011
    Location: Beach north of Fenwick Island, Sussex County, Delaware

    Narrative: On July 10, 2011 a surf fisherman at a beach north of Fenwick Island caught a clump of human hair with ocean foliage attached. He gave the hair to police the same day. On July 11, 2011 a lifeguard located a small amount of human hair and other accessories while walking along the beach in front of Ocean Village, Bethany Beach. He turned over the hair and other accessories to the police. Another fisherman also caught quantity of hair in ocean while surf casting from beach north of Fenwick Island, DE.
    The hair presented as human and DNA analysis subsequently determined the hair was human. The hair was co-mingled with prescription glasses, identifiable as "Fossil" brand, model Mitchell ODR5 140. Additional items included multicolor hair elastics and shark tooth necklace with word REP DOM on back.
    DNA analysis yielded a full, single-source mitochondrial profile, which does not currently match any other known missing persons case.

    PHYSICAL/MEDICAL
    Brown hair

    CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES
    1. A multi-colored (yellow, orange, brown, green) crocheted yarn bracelet with brown loops on either end.
    2. A light brown and dark brown twine macrame or knot-stitched necklace with an apparent shark tooth pendant w/ etched inscription of "REP.DOM". The shark tooth is approximately 3 cm wide and 5 cm high.
    3. A dirtied white shoelace with clumps of hair entangled within.
    4. A mottled brown-and orange piece of string or narrow bore twine with an approximate diameter of 1 mm.
    5. What appears to be a five strand strip of 3 neon red and 2 neon blue cording with an approximate diameter of 1.5 to 2 mm for each cord.
    6. A blue puka-type bracelet containing alternating tan to white seashells, white puka shells and light tan and dark tan brown beads. There is no obvious closure mechanism, therefore it is thought that the shells and beads are strung on elastic cording. The puka shells appear to be approximately 3 mm in diameter and the tan and white seashells appear to be approximately 6 mm wide by 8 mm high.
    7. A pair of Fossil Mitchell Black Semi Matte (0DR5) Eyeglasses which have a matte black frame with black and yellow divided colors on both distal ends of the temple. On the left temple is "Mitchell 0DR5 140" inscribed, and on the right temple "FOSSIL" is inscribed. On the distal ends of both left and right temples "FOSSIL" is inscribed. The nose pads and pad arms are bent in an anterior lateral direction pressing up against their respective lenses. Both wire rims (left and right) are 6 cm in length to 2.5 cm in height to approximately 3 mm in depth. The right lens has previous abuse, and the left lens is absent from the frame. The prescription of the lens is 0.25-1X117 and is distant vision only. The lens is also transitional (gets darker with light).
    8. A black cloth covered bracelet with what looks like a red stretch cord interior that has an approximate diameter of 4 mm.
    9. A mottled brown-and orange piece of string or narrow bore twine with an approximate diameter of 1 mm.

    IDENTIFIERS
    DNA: Sample Available - Tests Complete
    Dentals: N/A
    Fingerprints: N/A
     
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    "REP DOM" ... Dominican Republic? Maybe the shark tooth necklace was a souvenir from a past vacation?
     
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    Weird, I had searched using the NamUs number before posting and this thread didn't come up. Huh.
     
  13. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Migmuu for bumping this case.

    Mitchel design of Fossil brand glasses were manufactured in 2010 and sold as 2011 collection for around $120 - $150 mainly online. Not sure if they started selling them already in 2010. These "remains" were found in summer of 2011. These glasses narrow down time frame of possible missing person considerably and actually rules out anyone missing prior to 2010.
    http://www.go-optic.com/store/eyeglasses/details.asp?id=49092

    One website listed Mitchell Fossil glasses as unisex, but all rest of them listed them as manufactured for male wearer. Shark tooth pendant reinforces my belief that "remains" could come from male, despite my first thought of female due to hairbands and hair found (by 3 different people).

    It is really strange, I mean I would never notice a bit of hair in sand while walking on the beach. It must have been proper chunk of them for someone to notice. And also for the other 2 separate fisherman to find further hair and things in water, it must have been considerable amount for them to worry and raise the alarm.

    There are nearly 10 million people in the Dominican Republic as opposed to just 73 000 in Dominica. There can be a little bit of confusion between the two places when it comes to things even like international mail, which has been known to make inadvertent stops in the republic first en route to Dominica. Both are also highly dependent upon foreign tourism.

    The Dominican Republic is the second-largest economy in the Caribbean and a major luxury resort destination, while Dominica markets itself in a different direction, depending mostly upon eco-tourism and passing cruise ships as it has few natural beaches.
    http://basementgeographer.com/two-sets-of-dominicans-dominica-vs-the-dominican-republic/
    So quite a bit of difference between those two countries. For some reason I see this person being visitor of latter. JMO.
    "Remains" were found around Fenwick Island coast, very close to Maryland border, but also very close to big Assawoman Wildlife Area.

    Another thing what spooks me a bit, there was a missing person case few min away in the same area where person disappeared after canoe overturned. When I saw picture I almost fainted. Look at the glasses and that hair.

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    Nick Townsend however went missing in 2012, one year AFTER things were found and was later recovered (deceased). Still I can't get my head around it and overall around this strange case.

    Links to Nick case just for your information
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...enwick-Island-2-March-2012-possible-foul-play
    https://www.facebook.com/oceancityt...45012823785/10150596953313786/?type=1&theater
    https://www.mdcoastdispatch.com/2012/03/15/search-continues-for-missing-oc-man/
     
  14. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    By the way - A multi-colored (yellow, orange, brown, green) crocheted yarn bracelet with brown loops on either end - seems to me like Rastafarian colours or some Caribbean flag. If rastafarian, it could explain lots of hair.
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