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Identified! DE - Wilmington, Skull found on Delaware River, UP8356, Jan'11 - Gary Mayo

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    NamUs UP Case 8356 https://identifyus.org/cases/8356

    Unidentified Skull (Gender and Ethnicity Undetermined)

    * Found on January 4, 2011 at the Port of Wilimington, Delaware River Shoreline

    Vital Statistics
    * (Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Height and Weight are all undetermined)

    Case History
    Tuesday, 1/4/11 the Wilmington Police were dispatched to the Port of Wilmington in reference to a recovered skull. The human skull was found @ 14:00 PM by a man and his son who were boating along the shoreline on the Delaware River @ 300 yards south of the Port of Wilmington. The skull was found at low tide stuck in the mud. The reporting person moved the skull to higher ground prior to calling the police. The skull was recovered @ 20:00 PM on 1/4/11, the left eye orbit is damaged and there is a circular defect on the right side of the facial area above the maxilla. There is a single tooth remaining # 2.
     
  2. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This guy just showed up yesterday in NamUs.
    Joel Ariza
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    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/9312/34

    There is nothing in terms of vital stats to compare, but the circumstances certainly look spot-on

    I dropped an e-mail to Hal Brown in case this hasn't yet come up on his radar.
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Nice catch, Carl -- you're right, the circumstances are perfect.

    Though I'm wondering if "circular defect" is ME-ese for "bullet hole."
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hal Brown replied back that he knew about this case, and he is the one who entered Joel Ariza's MP casefile to NamUs.

    I figured as much, but I just wanted to make sure.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I just received an e-mail from Hal Brown informing me that the victim was identified as Gary R. Mayo (born April 29, 1963) of Wilmington, DE.

    He included this press release, just sent out today.

     

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