IL IL - Alton, HispMale UP12861, 43-60, mummified remains in car trunk, Aug'14

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  1. jjohnston0827

    jjohnston0827 New Member

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    NamUs UP 12861 https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12861

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    Unidentified Hisp Male

    The victim was discovered on August 5, 2014 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois​

    Body Condition
    One or both hands not Recovered -- Not recognizable - Mummified​


    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: Adult - Pre-60
    Approximate Height: 5'6" (66 inches).
    Approximate Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Unknown

    Clothing & Accessories

    Clothing On Body: Fruit of the Loom sweatpants (color indeterminate, size 2x), Hanes red underwear (size Large), zip-up hoodie (color indeterminate, size XL)
    Other items found with body: black wallet (empty), pocket knife​

    Identifiers
    Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is currently not available
    Dentals: Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Case History
    The complete mummified human remains were located in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle in a garage located in the 2700 block of Powhattan Street, Alton, Illinois, 62002. ​



    News article regarding the discovery: http://fox2now.com/2014/08/05/alton-police-working-mummified-remains-found-in-a-car/



    The news article really confuses me... it states that the remains were that of a black male between 25 and 35, but I guess that was based on the neighbor's impression?

    Any ideas on this one?
     
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    jjohnston0827 New Member

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  4. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    It probably is Michael Womack, the height, the fact the family has ties to that neighborhood, and the fact she noticed the car there about the time he went missing is all probable. Hope his family can get answers..
     
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    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-543674
    According to an appeal on CNN (in the link) there are details about Michael that would have been pretty distinct. I wonder if they knew right away it was him? Because Michael was doing chemo when he went missing and had a cath in his neck. The only thing that doesn't fit is the outfit the UID is wearing. It describes in detail that Michael was wearing blue jeans and a boca outfit when he went missing. Our UID is wearing sweats. I wonder if he went home to change and then went back out? It's sad on both accounts. RIP, friend. JMO
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    jenstar New Member

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    IDK, maybe I got my words mixed up. I thought that maybe they knew it was him because of the neck cath (when they got him back to the morgue)? I was more curious of the outfit than anything. JMO
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I thought you meant that the people looking into the car should have noticed it.

    Maybe he went home, changed, and was taken from there?
     
  9. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

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    Identity of dead body remains a mystery
    Last updated: September 05. 2014 5:09PM
    By Linda N. Weller lweller@civitasmedia.com


    Snipped:

    http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/news/50264243/Identity-of-dead-body-remains-a-mystery
     
  10. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    https://thetelegraph.com/news/81947/alton-detectives-awaiting-dna-on-body-found-in-2014

     
  11. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Waiting for 21 months? That's horrifying.

    Unfortunately not atypical though...
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    https://thetelegraph.com/news/82866/dna-of-mummified-body-entered-into-database

     
  13. SophiaBlue

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    Body found in car, Alton, IL

    What is taking so long for this poor soul to be identified? Who's car was he found in? Who owned the carport? Why was the car allowed to sit for seven years without any problems, no "tow warning"??? Any other car in Alton can't sit for more than one or two months without getting towed... Someone had a pretty large amount of confidence that the victim would be hidden, in plain sight, no less.. Then he changes from an African American male to a Hispanic male...but the facial reconstruction looks Caucasian as far as facial features go... What is going on?? Sounds like a lot of smoke and mirrors.Also, there WAS another black male that disappeared from Alton, similar circumstances as Mike... But nothing is ever said about him. Just one small article in the telegraph.
     

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