Identified! IA - Mount Ayr, Skeletal remains in field, Dec'07 - Luis Fernandez

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  1. laini

    laini cemetery walker

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  3. Gina_M

    Gina_M New Member

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    Looks like Mt. Ayr is quite close to the Missouri border as well.
     
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    Is there anyone from the area that has any news on this. i can't seem to find an update?
     
  5. laini

    laini cemetery walker

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    I am in Iowa and have heard nothing. I think I will email our local news channel(I have had good luck in doing that before). According to the local news channel, the remains are at the Iowa DCI crime lab in Ankeny which is three minutes from my house. I have been dying to hear more about this!
     
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    Ok, thanks. Keep us posted please.
     
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    Has there been any update on this? I have searched but can't find anything new on this.

    Thanks
     
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    Any update yet on the remains?
    Thanks
     
  9. Pandora

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    Latest update:
    One piece of the murder mystery in the death of an unidentified person in Ringgold county fell in place last week with the arrest of Edward Eugene Gray Jr., 40, of College Springs on charges of first degree murder.

    Hunters found the remains of a body December 3, 2007 located along 200th Street in section 27 of Liberty township.

    Details of an autopsy released in May said that the victim was a Caucasian or Hispanic male 5'3" to 5'6" tall.

    The body was found with a pair of DVS shoes, Tommy Hilfiger jean shorts and a maroon hooded sweatshirt and the victim had a "Lord of the Rings" ring on his finger.

    Papers filed in Ringgold county district court this week charge that on or about May 1, 2007 the still -unidentified victim was killed by Gray with premeditation and/or while participating in a forcible felony.





    More at link:
    http://www.valleynewstoday.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19764111&BRD=2703&PAG=461&dept_id=555139&rfi=6
     
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  12. Snufamonbobball

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

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    I wish the local newstations wouldn't let this story die, but for some reason, it hasn't gotten much attention. :confused: I live in the area and ususally unidentifieds are big news, but right from the start, it only got a gloss over. I'ts nice to see that there are other persons out there who keep looking.
    It's a shame they don't have a hair color to release, but here is one I have found who could be a possibility.http://www.nsp.state.ne.us/missingpersons/Subject.cfm?vCONTROL=9685263
     
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    In the report it states an individual with some "mongoloid admixture", what does that mean? Just curious if that would be something specific to help identify this individual.
     
  14. capoly

    capoly New Member

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    Probably should copy & paste definition as I know I'll slaughter this....but mongoloid refers to physical characteristics specific to races originating from central and eastern Asia. Eye shape, cheekbone structure, nose structure etc. Admixture is just as it sounds...mixture of races.
     
  15. MaedchenX

    MaedchenX It's business time.

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    From what I remember from a Native American archaeology course I took recently, think this relates to the individual who displays features that might be typical of Asian, Native American, or ven Hispanic populations. It is also an antiquated term, which has thankfully passed out of use, for describing someone with Downs Syndrome.
     
  16. capoly

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    Your post reminded me that I could post info here now. Sent it to christine2448 earlier due to difficulty getting/staying on site. Didn't want to do what I just did....forget. LOL Here it is:

    Charles Jason Thunderhorse

    Missing: 10/20/2007
    Height: 5'6"
    Eyes: Brown
    Race: Pacific Islander
    Age Now: 17
    Sex: Male
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Hair: Black
    Missing From:
    Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Details:
    Charles was last seen on October 20, 2007. He may travel to South Dakota.

    ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
    Virginia Missing Children's Clearinghouse
    1-800-822-4453


    Alexandria Police Department 703-838-4444

    NO PHOTO

    http://www.vsp.state.va.us/missing_c...horse-charles%


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    Case Information
    Status: Unidentified
    UDRS Number: 1870
    Case Number: 07 SME 557
    NCIC Number: N/A
    Date Found: 2007-12-03 15:00:00
    Date Entered: 2008-05-28 11:45:00
    Date Modified: 2008-10-21 09:34:00
    GPS Found: N/A
    Address Found: 200th Street
    Liberty Township, section #27
    NE of Mount Ayr, IA
    50854
    Ringgold County

    Demographics and Circumstances
    Estimated Age: Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum Age: 18 years
    Maximum Age: 30 years
    Race: Unsure
    Ethnicity: Other
    Sex: Male
    Weight (lbs.): 0, Cannot Estimate
    Height (inch): 66, Estimated
    Condition: Partial Skeleton
    Probable Year of Death: 2007
    Est. Postmortem Interval: 3-12 Months

    DNA Profile Status: Complete - mtDNA Profile available in FBI NMPDD
    Circumstances of Death: On December 3, 2007 hunters discovered human
    skeletal remains in a farm field located approximately 4 miles
    northeast of Mount Ayr, Iowa. Postmortem scavenging and damage of
    the bones associated with the taphonomic environment was evident.
    The remains were completely skeletonized and trauma was noted during
    the forensic autopsy and anthropologic examinations. The remains
    were determined to be those of a young caucasian adult male with
    some mongoloid admixture.
    The remains are currently unidentified.

    https://identifyus.org/report.php?p=individual&i=1870


    For some reason Charles is only listed on VA site. A Pacific Islander may well be of a mongoloid admixture.

    Info on both Charles & UID seems to be limited to what's here. Chance may be slim they are one & same....but chance is a chance. :)



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  17. dannyodie

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    I think that mixture would be maybe white and asian mix.
     
  18. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/mar/07/database-can-crack-missing-person-cases-_-if-used/

    <snip>

    Among them was Luis Fernandez, who had been missing for nearly a year before his family went to police in 2008. Shields didn't have a lot on Fernandez, a known gang member who'd been in and out of jail - only gender, race, height, weight, age and some data on his tattoos.

    It proved to be enough. Just a few weeks later, similarities were spotted with the unidentified remains of a homicide victim found in a farm field in Iowa in 2007. In January, a lab informed Shields it had a DNA match - and that he could break the news to Fernandez' family.
     
  19. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From April 2014:

    http://www.mtayrnews.com/82327/2346/gray-verdict

    In September 2010, Collins Straight was sentenced to 59 years after pleading guilty to his part in the murder:

    http://www.mtayrnews.com/editionvie...34c&Page=1717f983-904e-4461-b805-0f638d5d41f4
     

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