DE DE - Wilmington, BlkMale 1140UMDE, 17-25, severe pelvic deformity, Apr'78

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  1. ctaylor

    ctaylor Active Member

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    Just having a look on Doe Network and found this case

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1140umde.html

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    Unidentified Black Male

    The victim was discovered on April 8, 1978 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    Estimated Date of Death: 3-7 years prior
    Skeletal Remains

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 17-25 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 64"; 140 lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair. Severe pelvic deformity. Evidence of several healed fractures on the right side of the body. Individual would have walked with a pronounced limp on the right side.
    Dentals: Available. Victim had 32 teeth, well kept. No fillings. No evidence of staining from tar.
    Clothing: A bleached blue, long-sleeved shirt which was rolled up around the elbow region. A tag at the back of the neck area says, "Kent- Collection By Arrow". A pair of blue, bleached pants, size 32, show "Made in Hong Kong". Printed, jersey undershorts also recovered.
    DNA: Available at University of North Texas.

    Have just edited this post, as I had originally posted John Ashley as a match....

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1866dmde.html

    John was from Wilmington, would fit the age range and also had a right hip congenital defect. The UID would have walked with a pronounced limp on the right side according to the Doe Network information, however he has been ruled out on NAMUS.
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2185

    I thought the similarities were striking but apparently not....

    My bad, but a thread on this case being started might yet help :)
     
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  3. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for starting the thread. Your candidate was very good -- I'm surprised he's a ruleout.
     
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    airplanelamp New Member

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    Wow. The reconstruction even looks like him. There couldn't be an error, could there?
     
  5. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely everything fits.
     
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    LotsaLatte Active Member

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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for finding that. Wow. That is...amazing.
     
  8. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    I wonder what the 'severe pelvic deformity' was?
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Severe pelvic deformity plus several fractures on the right side makes me think he had been in an accident -- hit by a car, maybe.
     
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    Bumping
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    John Ashley, Jr. 1953 Delaware
    Hubert Miller 1946 Ohio

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2185

    aside: whoever did that sculpted reconstruction ought to be taken out and given racial sensitivity training. Such a caricature. Argh!
     

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