Identified! FL - Miami-Dade Co., UID Male 1086UMFL, Sep'06 - Shahmaal Allen

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  1. tamar

    tamar New Member

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    Michael Way
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/show/514

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance


    Missing Since: March 25, 2002 from Atlanta, Georgia
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: October 26, 1977
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos of a cross on his back and an image
    of praying hands on his arm; Medium complexion
    Clothing: Grey shirt, grey pants and black and white shoes
    Case Number: 020860984

    Details of Disappearance
    Michael Way was last seen on March 25, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Atlanta Police Department
    (404) 853-4235


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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1086UMFL
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1086umfl.html

    Unidentified Black Male

    The victim was discovered on September 2, 2006 in Miami-Dade County, Florida
    Estimated Date of Death: 1 day prior

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 21-35 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 66"; 170 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Short, to the scalp, black hair; brown eyes. Mustache, goatee, close to the face side burns. Three crosses tattooed across the back.
    Dentals: Available. Natural teeth with one filling.
    Clothing: None
    Fingerprints: Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Case History
    The victim was located nude along the bank of a canal.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Miami-Dade County Office of Medical Examiner
    Bruce Hyma
    786-229-8990
    E-Mail
    Or
    Miami-Dade Police Department
    305-471-2027
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
    Agency Case Number:
    2006-02228

    NCIC Number:
    U-150020060
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
     

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  3. Boyz_Mum

    Boyz_Mum New Member

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    They look similar to me. The nose seems to be similar (it looks like the left side of the nose has a slight difference from the right side on both males) and the ears look similar to me (the lobes look "flattened" on the bottom in both males.)

    I wonder if the UID has the praying hands tattoo. The tattoos of the crosses seem like matching info, although it's worded differently in the description. (One says 3 tattoos and the other says tattoos of a cross and praying hands, but in his absence he could have had additional tattoos done?)

    :blowkiss:
     
  4. jessunlil

    jessunlil MOO

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    I definitely see similarities.
    It is possible he had new tattoos done or pre-existing ones added to after he went missing.
     
  5. Sporky

    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    The only issue I see is the heights being different.
     
  6. flyonsweetangel

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    Im sorry I dont think its him .... JMO..... the nose and eyes are completely different .... The distance between the eyes are different .... again JMO
     
  7. flyonsweetangel

    flyonsweetangel New Member

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    the top of his head is shaped different ...... chins are different .... one chin is more squarer than the other....
     
  8. tamar

    tamar New Member

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    I think the nose, the pupilary distance, the chin, the ears, the hairline are all similiar enough to warrant a closer look.

    The height discrepancy is 3 inches... but once again, it's difficult to guage accuracy of height due in part to people's tendancy to exaggerate/minimize height/weight. If it were the reverse and Michael's height was listed at 5'6" and the UID's height as 5'9" I'd be less inclined to consider these a match.

    The tattoos are more of an issue for me.
     
  9. chaddylex

    chaddylex Verified Insider

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    It's hard for me to get a read since Michael's face in his picture is sort of a side angle. If his picture was head on like the UID then maybe I could give my opinion... I think its a possibility though....
     
  10. MadeaBecBec

    MadeaBecBec "The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's

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    Morgue Photo here of John Doe (Head is turned)https://identifyus.org/report.php?p=individual&i=571
    Dentals should be easy enough to rule on these two! John Doe had only one filling!
    I also found this:http://www.missing-you.net/people/miss-way-60767.php Not sure it's one and the same, probably not since The Atlanta PD site has info to contact Michaels mother and her last name is Harris, here's that http://www.atlantapd.org/missing/missing2.asp?menu=8&casenum=020860984

    I am still on the fence on this one, after seeing the actual morgue photo, I will try to find more info (photos) on Mr. Way....
     
  11. tamar

    tamar New Member

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    the morgue photo makes me question the match as well-- coloring, nose shape, even hairline seem very different from the reconstruction, but I submitted it as a possible match and both depts said the comparison is being reviewed.

    I'll be sure to post as soon as here anything definitive.
     
  12. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Did you ever hear back from them, Tamar? There are some ruleouts but no word on Michael Way.


    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year Of Birth State LKA
    Damond Emory 1973 Delaware
    David Frank Jr. 1972 Massachusetts
    Ronnie Harris Unknown Alabama
    Ronnie Harris Alabama
    AbdulNur Wilson 1981 Delaware

    https://identifyus.org/cases/571
    (there is a morgue photo in the images section)
     
  13. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Listed as a cold case homicide by Miami-Dade:

    http://www.miamidade.gov/police/cold-cases/2000-2009/cc-pd060902451236.asp

    Victim ID'd as Shahmaal Allen:

    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miamis-mysterious-dead-dna-identifies-corpses-6392294

     

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