Identified! IL - Cook Co, BlkMale, 20-30, Tats: Cleveland 216, Rubber City Boy 330, NFL, Jun'15 - Michael Rogers

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  1. Claireishere

    Claireishere Well-Known Member

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    Who would you contact to check past inmates tattoos though?
     


  2. Claireishere

    Claireishere Well-Known Member

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    Someone suggested a missing child from Ohio named John Nguyen as a possible match. I’ve looked and don’t see enough detail one way or the other to make a determination. Could anyone else check it out and give me your thoughts?
     
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    bradalucas Well-Known Member

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  4. Claireishere

    Claireishere Well-Known Member

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    I know but I think the person suggesting meant he lived for awhile after being kidnapped then died in Illinois.
     
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    According to unidentified wiki, he's been identified. His NamUs is gone.
     
  6. Sherwood Park

    Sherwood Park Well-Known Member

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    3143UMMI
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Woohoo!
     
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    sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Please do not suggest sleuthing out this individual's identity in social media.

    If it is the family's wish or LE's stance to not release the identity of the victim, then WS respects that position and does not condone encouraging others to sleuth out the identify.
     
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  9. UnlicensedPI

    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if that post is aimed at me. The ******** I posted is from the family, so clearly the family is okay with releasing the identity as they did so themselves. But I understand if sharing fundraising efforts is not allowed.

    I can't believe it even needs to be said but DO NOT HARASS THE FAMILY!
     
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  10. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    I agree, it's a shame it even needs to be said to not harass the family but we have seen it happen on other unidentified cases where the family spoke out after the person was identified. And now many families ask for privacy.

    I think the rules here say you have to ask Tricia for permission to post a go fund me page. She doesn't allow them most of the time. JMO.
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    I'm so glad this man has his identity back and can be given a proper memorial by his family. They must be hurting now so much at this shocking news. I pray they will have peace and comfort during this time.

    Rest in Peace, Rubber City Boy. :(
     
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    I just noticed the identified tag. RIP. So glad he has his name back.
     
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  13. UnlicensedPI

    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    I did want to mention that he was identified because someone saw a Facebook post with pictures of his tattoos and recognized him. This is great motivation for us to keep working and sharing information as far and wide as possible! Sometimes it is a matter of it reaching the right person. It doesn't matter how good you are at sleuthing, you can always do something to help!
     
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  14. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing how he was ID'd.
    It adds to my belief that there can never be too much coverage on missing person and unidentified remains cases, cuz all it can take is that one person seeing it.
     
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  15. Sherwood Park

    Sherwood Park Well-Known Member

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    Can someone explain please? The John Doe/Rubber City Boy/etc. turned out to be a black man. Yes, black. Not white, not Asian as he was listed. In this case where they actually had a body, how did this happen?
    There was no sleuthing, his name and picture are on the internet as posted by his grieving family. I do hope that they raise enough money to bring him home to Ohio, they are heartbroken and most likely still in shock. Not easy during Christmas holidays.
     
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    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    In reference to Sherwood's post.....

    My first disappointment as wellafter spending a lot of time looking for someone Asian. The only thing I can figure is that he was found in water so they couldn't tell due to swelling or disfigurement or discoloring. Obviously their description was not based on DNA.
     
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    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    It was discussed earlier in the thread, but you could see in the background of one of the tattoo pictures that his face was badly decomposed. They got his race wrong but IMO he still looks a lot like the recon
     
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  18. Sherwood Park

    Sherwood Park Well-Known Member

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    I was shocked to see that he is actually black. I believed he was Asian because that's what they said. You mentioned the photos, I never looked at the photos you mentioned (the idea was too frightening), so it makes sense that you were hesitant to believe he was conclusively White/Asian, then Asian (which they finally settled on).
    Great points that turned out to be correct Claireishere! A future lesson for when people are classified as Unidentified.
    The person who did the forensic sketch did a good job, the facial features match the Identified except the skin colour/race.
     
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  19. Sherwood Park

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    I didn't look at those pictures. Yes, incredibly the forensic sketch looks like the Identified. The artist did a good job.
     
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    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    Since I can't post the link, I'll just post some of the text and hopefully it'll give some people here closure. From the family:

    "Her brother [NAME], a Navy Veteran, passed away 3 years ago. We only learned of this recently. He had been found near the Navy Pier in Chicago, having drowned for unknown reasons, and his body was unidentifiable. He had been separated from our family for many years, so no missing persons report had been filed for him. It was eventually categorized as a cold case.
    This summer a Chicago coroner resumed the search for his identity, and after months of effort she finally was able to contact [SISTER], and help her identify him through DNA."

    I wonder if we had anything to do with those renewed efforts by the coroner. I know I started looking at this case in April/May because of posts on here....
     
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