FL FL - Dania Beach, WhtMale UP1101, 20-60, in woods near I-595, suicide note, Sep'97

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1185UMFL

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    Suicide Note

    [/FONT][FONT=&amp]Unidentified White Male[/FONT]
    • The victim was discovered on September 30, 1997 in Dania Beach, Broward County, Florida.
    • Estimated Date of Death: September 30, 1997
    [HR][/HR][FONT=&amp]Vital Statistics
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    • [*]Estimated age: 50-60 (20-30) years old
      [*]Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7"
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair but was balding.
    • Clothing: Shirt, shoes, socks, trousers.
    • Other Personal Effects: $2.00, "Revlon", white metal pocket knife and one key.
    [HR][/HR]Case History
    The remains of an elderly man who hung himself from a tree were found in a wooded area in the 3500 block of U. S. 1, near the Interstate 595 ramp.
    [FONT=&amp]His suicide note revealed that he had been depressed, was in poor health, lacked money and resented the government.[/FONT][FONT=&amp]He wrote that he could not afford the $900 he needed for his medication.[/FONT][HR][/HR][FONT=&amp]Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Medical Examiner District 17 (Florida)
    Edwina Johnson
    954-327-6500

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    [/FONT][FONT=&amp]Agency Case Number:
    199-01215
    [/FONT][FONT=&amp]Source Information:
    FLUIDDB.com
    Broward County Crime Stoppers

    Namus
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    https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/1101

    Doe link

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1185umfl.html

    Among the sites Namus Doe and there is a great discrepancy in the age range so I put a range that includes both; also a letter not read well so if someone is able to enlarge it better would be great.
     
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    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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  3. tatertot

    tatertot Well-Known Member

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    Best attempt to type out the scanned excerpt from the suicide note. The parts in brackets were my best guess at blurry or obliterated words or lines.

    I am expressing my Right to Die as
    the Government says we don't Have
    any one with half the pain that I am
    going thru would do the same the
    pain gets stronger by the day since
    I don't have the 900.00 a month it take
    to keep me in medication. And have been
    to all government agencies for help
    with letters from [ ] Dr. telling them my
    problems.
    Since I am [not an] un wed mother
    under 18 [or a senior citizen] there is
    nothing they can [do] [ ]
    [ ]
    [ ] the [ ]
    at least now [I will] be at Peace
    and out of Pain
    I get a little [ ] when I think
    about the fact that the Government will
    have to pay for my creamation since
    I have no family
     
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  4. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    How heart breaking! :(
     
  5. JupiterAmmon

    JupiterAmmon Active Member

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    So sad. If only he were suffering today instead of 20 years ago...the ACA would help him get his medicine.
     
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    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    **Doe Network and NamUs differ GREATLY on this one**

    The Doe Network 1185UMFL
    NamUs UP1101

    0 Missing Person Exclusions
     
  7. aThousandYearsWide

    aThousandYearsWide Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they followed the lead in his suicide note. Asking around to different government agencies to if a man had come by that fit his description. He says he had a Dr's note with all his conditions. I wonder what the autopsy found in regards to his health.. Also maybe even asking around Dr's offices. You'd think a Dr would remember a patient that couldn't pay for meds and that needed a note of all medical conditions.
     
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    aThousandYearsWide Well-Known Member

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    Also don't understand the 20-30 years old estimate being considered a elderly man?
     
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    Diavola Well-Known Member

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    I think they considered him to be old at first, but later corrected the age. I'm guessing DoeNetwork forgot to edit out "elderly man" from their page.
     
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    Hadn't heard of this case before. It is truly heartbreaking if his account was truth. He did give a clue to his age; presumably under Medicare eligibility age of 65.
     
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