Identified! DE - Wilmington, WhtMale 1399UMDE, 45-55, In Christina Rvr, Jul'97 Franklin McClellan

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    DoeNet just published a new case file using a drawing that I created at the request of Hal Brown of the Delaware State Medical Examiners Office.

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1399UMDE

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1399umde.html

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    Unidentified White Male

    * The victim was discovered on July 14, 1997 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    * Estimated Date of Death: Days prior

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 35-60 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 71"; 186 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown short hair. Side burns to mid-ear.
    * Clothing: White or grey tank top shirt. Black men’s pants. Black belt, silver colored rectangular buckle. Black work-style, lace-up boots. White socks. Silver-plated necklace with rectangular medal Medic Alert necklace; "Patient has Heart Disease".
    * Dentals: Available
    * Fingerprints: Right thumb print available.

    Case History
    The victim was located floating in middle of Christina River near South Market Street Bridge Wilmington, Delaware.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Delaware State Medical Examiners Office
    302-577-3420
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I found a possible for this case, and submitted it to the Delaware State Medical Examiners Office.

    Gregory Downes Howells
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/howells_gregory.html

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    Here is my e-mail message to Hal Brown.

     
  4. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I received the following reply from Hal Brown.

     
  5. Snufamonbobball

    Snufamonbobball But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sou

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    I don't see anything to rule it out, and by the way, I think you did a great job on this reconstruction. For this decedent, your reconstruction makes him viewable for everyone. Nice work on this one Carl.
     
  6. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Nice work on that reconstruction, and on the match, Carl!
     
  7. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Just got the ruling on the comparison of Greg Howells to this UID. - No Match.

     
  8. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I just submitted another:

    Thomas Lee Walters

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    http://doenetwork.org/cases/4210dmnc.html

    I have posted a zoom in of the tip of the UID's nose for comparison to Mr. Walters' nose.

    Caution: Although I have cropped the photo of a badly bloated decedent to display only the portion of his nose relevant to this discussion, the image at the link below still may be disturbing to some viewers.

    http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/28515/2065420450045078242S600x600Q85.jpg
     
  9. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I received a reply from Hal Brown regarding this submission:

     
  10. carmac

    carmac New Member

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    You know it's a wonder any matches are made at all. Why don't they list important items like that in the missing person's info??....

    Sorry just had to get that out....
     
  11. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    here is the namus profile for this UID. they list only 3 rule-outs and they did not include Carl's last submission Thomas Lee Walters:

    https://identifyus.org/cases/6476

    I'm not finding any missing persons on Namus remotely matching this guy.
     
  12. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking throught the dentals, I noticed that he has an "anterior open bite". This means that when his back teeth are clinched, his front teeth (uppers and lowers) do not make contact or overlap.

    So any smiling photos of this guy would probably appear like his teeth were slacked.
     
  13. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's a guy that appears to have an anterior open bite. His hair doesn't look dark enough though.

    Daniel L. Fraher.
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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fraher_daniel.html

    ... and BTW, his height is spot. on. His nose doesn't look as broad at the tip, but considering the significant bloating of the UID, the true shape of his nose is very difficult (if not impossible) to determine.


    ETA: Here's another possible whose height is right and "often has trouble with his teeth"

    Bruce Berthelot
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1586dmon.html
     
  14. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I dropped an e-mail to Hal Brown last night on this one.

    He was already able to do a dental comparison and was able to rule-out Daniel L Fraher based on major inconsistencies in dentition.
     
  15. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I re-did the reconstruction for this John Doe.

    Hal Brown indicated that the decedent didn't have long hair as it appears in the postmortem photos. The mud and shadows created the illusion of long hair.

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    Of course, given the decomposition and bloating, alot of this was based on guesswork. Particularly, the jawline, thickness of the lips, and fullness of the cheeks.
     
  16. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    In my e-mail exchange with Hal Brown, we were discussing the "anterior open bite" noted of the decedent. He sent me a quote from the Forensic Odontologist who did the examination.

    According to the FO, this man would have had difficulty eating a pizza or sandwich due to his inability to properly clinch his front teeth. The FO also said that this person's tongue might have been evident between his front teeth, and he might have spoken with a lisp.

    I asked Hal if any photos were available of the decedent's teeth, so that I could depict them in my reconstruction. He said that no photos were available of the victim's teeth. He said that this was unusual, since most cases in that era were well documented with dozens of photos.

    But he says that he intends to exhume the body and he will fill-in the missing info when he does.
     
  17. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    glad to know someone has the financial resources to devote to this sort of inquiry. not blaming the others as govt across the board is suffering.

    I hope there are other things they are going to look at besides the teeth because, more precise dental records (in my opinion) are not going to help US find a match. I'm just not finding anyone within this guy's demographic in the MP databases even without looking at his teeth.
     
  18. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    According to NamUs, the body was exhumed in April 2012, but I still don't see any images of the teeth.

    There are 25 rule-outs now listed.
     
  19. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Here are the 25 listed ruleouts as of 20 June 2013:

    Robert Allison 1952 Pennsylvania
    Michael Avicolli 1943 Pennsylvania
    William Bleakley Unknown California
    James Bradford 1942 Arizona
    Jose Caballero 1959 Texas
    Brian Carlstrom 1959 California
    Timothy Crissman 1957 Pennsylvania
    Daniel Fraher 1949 Illinois
    Linda Grimm 1961 California
    Thomas Hall 1966 Mississippi
    Dennis Harrington 1961 California
    Gregory Downs Howells 1954 California
    Ronald Kinser 1968 Kentucky
    William Lank 1950 Delaware
    Joe Luiz 1954 Nevada
    Douglas Mann 1958 Florida
    Gregory Neveu 1940 Virginia
    Michael Scully 1961 Delaware
    Philip Sheridan 1943 Delaware
    William Smolinski Jr 1973 Connecticut
    Charles Teets 1949 New Jersey
    Charles Thomas 1948 Connecticut
    Larry Trent 1950 Tennessee
    Tommy Walters 1945 North Carolina
    Christopher Zahl 1951 New Jersey
     
  20. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g New Member

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    Good thing we know he's not Linda Grimm. WTF?
     
  21. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, isn't that bizarre? I went and looked at her NAMUS entry (https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/1216/0/), and I'll bet the system flagged a potential match because of similarities in the teeth. She looks like she has a pronounced misalignment of some sort.
     

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