FL FL - Pinellas Co., WhtMale 315UMFL, 30-60, 8 miles offshore, Oct'88

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 315UMFL
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/315umfl.html
    NamUs UP Case 1200 https://identifyus.org/cases/1200

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    Reconstruction of Victim by Sharon Long

    Unidentified White Male

    * Discovered on October 29, 1988 in the Gulf of Mexico, 8 miles southeast of Clearwater Pass, Pinellas County, Florida.
    * It is estimated the body was in the water between 2 and 7 days.
    * Skeletal remains

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated age: 35-45 years old
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 6'3"; 200-220 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair that is starting to gray. Dark, thick eyebrows. Due to decomposition his eye color cannot be determined. There were no scars, marks, or tattoos noted on the body. He could have been of Latin, Italian or Greek descent. He was slightly overweight, smoked, may have worked out with weights on a regular basis, loved rich foods and brushed his teeth about three times a day. The victim was right-handed, and at one point broke the little toe on his left foot. There were also signs that the his right jaw was injured during his lifetime.
    * Dentals: He had a small hole where his top and bottom front teeth didn't meet properly. That could be an indication of the victim's occupation. He may have had to hold something between his teeth, such as a fishing net for a fisherman or nails for a carpenter.
    * Clothing: He was wearing a pair of black swim trunks with green stripes. He had a white t-shirt tangled in the chain. The logo on the t-shirt reads "OCEAN VIEW CLUB, FOR KIDS ONLY". The T-shirt was made in Turkey.
    * DNA: mtDNA Profile available in FBI NMPDD.

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    T-Shirt

    Case History
    The victim was found shot to death and floating in the Gulf of Mexico on October 29, 1988.
    The victim had a chain and weights wrapped around his neck and two pointblank bullet wounds in the head. A fisherman, who first observed the badly decomposed body, towed him to shore.
    The victim was used to good foods, and everything around him was somehow associated with the beaches.
    No fingerprints available.
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't see Gregory Allen Greco on any rule-out lists.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/greco_gregory.html

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    * His height (6'3") is spot-on.
    * His age (36) is within range (35-45 DoeNet 30-60 NamUs)
    * He was last seen in Tampa, (i.e., within 30 miles of the shoreline adjacent to the waters where the body was found).
    * He was last seen sometime in 1987 (i.e., a year before the body was found), but nothing in the circumstances suggest that he died in 1987.
    * He appears to have similar Mediterranean ethnicity (to match the possible Latin, Italian, or Greek descent), and his surname "Greco" means "Greek", although it's actually a common Italian surname.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This UID is not Gregory Greco.

    Gregory Greco was recently identified as a different UID found on 08-Aug-1987 near Clearwater Pass (DoeNet Case 1293UMFL).

    http://m2.tbo.com/content/2011/sep/...d-more-than-30-years-after-body-f/news-metro/

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    webrocket New Member

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    while this missing man had brown hair (not sure how dark it was), alot of other factors seem to fit. Richard Romano (presumably Italian) was 28 when last seen in Pinellas County in 1980, which would make Romano 36 in 1988 when the UID was found. Romano was 6'1" (a little shorter than the UID and weighed 195lbs)

    Of noteworthiness under his circumstances it states "Romano was reported to have ties to drug trafficking in the Miami area".

    that could explain, both his enjoyment of the finer things in life and the violent manner of his death.


    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/10418/18/
     
  6. Snufamonbobball

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

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    Both the UID and Mr. Romano have DNA complete and entered, but I can see why you would have picked him out.
     
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    The UID has both nucDNA and mtDNA entered into CODIS.

    For Romano, Namus says "Sample submitted - Tests complete". for the sake of completeness, here is Romano's Doe Network profile which is silent on the subject of DNA -

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3585dmfl.html

    so if Romano's DNA test is complete, does that necessarily mean that it was entered anywhere?
     
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    Snufamonbobball But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sou

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    KateB New Member

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    I am curious how it is determined that he may have brushed his teeth 3x daily. Any dental experts available?

    A dental chart is entered on NamUs with this comment - "Teeth had a pink color on cervical portion. Caries on tooth 3 on occlusal surface. Posterior tetth occlusal wear, and heavy calculus was present, especially on buccal aspect of teeth 2, 3, 14, and 15."
     
  10. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Ruleouts as of 14 April 2013:

    Joseph Dziowgo 1948 New Jersey
    Brian Carlstrom 1959 California
    Paul Charapko 1951 Florida
    David Cunningham 1948 Georgia
    Timothy Guy 1968 Georgia
    Franklin Harder 1953 Idaho
    STEPHEN HUGHES 1939 Utah
    Hester Keith Jr. 1940 North Carolina
    Hester Keith Jr. 1940 North Carolina
    Gordon Lopez 1964 Oregon
    George Miles 1927 Maryland

    https://identifyus.org/cases/1200
     
  11. hayaletcatcher

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    Craig Alexander 1961 Vermont and Alan Stanfill 1963 Florida-added to rule outs.

    And two new images- I hope it works and doesn't come out huge *fingers crossed*
    Facial_Reconstruction_1988_1446.jpg
     
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    Mod if these pictures are too big please feel free to delete!

    I have just finished the book "The girl with the crooked nose" so found this image of great interest.

    Facial_Reconstruction_1988_1446_overlay.jpg
     
  13. Sleuthster

    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    Who is this guy?
     
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    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    I've always been fascinated with this case. Growing up a few miles from Clearwater beach I know this area and it's history well. To me it seems mob or drug related. Would love to see a name to this man.
     
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    Ok, that's John Doe chains photo. I was thinking it was a possible. They actually have changed his sketch recently from what they thought he looked like. I think the new one is better IMO
     
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    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    What about John Brady? He's a couple inches off but hair partial gray and he disappeared in a boat with 2 others somewhere between Dunedin (next to Clearwater) and Haiti. It says on namus that they "had traveled to Haiti" so I'm wondering if they made to Haiti to pick something up (drugs?) and where coming back when something went wrong.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/27803/404/

    There's actually an Ocean View Club and Beach Resort in Haiti.
     
  18. rewaters

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    That's exactly what I thought when first reading about this case. The time frame, the chains and weights and the fact he was wearing swim trunks suggests he was planning on being at the beach or on a boat possibly thinking he was hanging out with friends or possible associates to make drug deal and it went all wrong. Doubt anyone will come forward because of fear and the company they keep.
     
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    I just wanted to post this guy here.. his name is Rolando Perez Mejias I found a post form his mother in 2010 she was looking for him
    He was last heard of in Sept 10 1988.. he left cuba with a friend and she knows the friend is in Miami but has not heard from her son. He his height was 6'1 . It might be a long shot but I thought I would post him anyway.

    http://cubanosinfronteras.blogspot.com/2007/05/buscan-personas.html

    Mi nombre es Marcia Mejías Llorca y soy de Camagüey. Quisiera encontrar a mi hijo Rolando Pérez Mejías, nacido en Camagüey el día 23 de septiembre de 1964. Desapareció el 10 de septiembre de 1988 después de salir de la casa. Se le vió por última vez junto con un amigo llamado José De la Caridad Núñez Díaz en la terminal provincial de Camagüey. Tengo entendido que este señor viajó años después a Miami y que vive aún aunque no tengo datos de este señor. Se dijo en aquel momento que mi hijo podía haber viajado a los Estados Unidos pero no tengo confirmación de este hecho.

    Mi hijo vivía en la calle Fernando de Sayaz # 8 entre Calle A y Carmona, Reparto La Vigía, Camagüey.

    Mi hijo mide 6 pies, 2 pulgadas, trigueño, de ojos negros, cabellos negros. En el momento de la desaparición vestía pantalón negro y camisa de cuadros chiquitos azules. Calzaba botines carmelitas. Es soltero. No tiene hijos.

    No tengo noticias de mi hijo desde el año 1988 en que desapareció. Hoy me encuentro enferma y débil y quisiera, antes de morir, saber de su paradero aún en el caso de que haya fallecido.

    Le pido a Dios todos los días saber de él. Gracias. Marcia Mejías Llorca.

    Me pueden escribir a los siguientes correos de mi amiga:

    adaviae@msn.com

    loveforever17@live.com


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