IL IL - Laytwan Brown, 20, Zion, May 10 1998

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  1. lindamichelle1

    lindamichelle1 New Member

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    Had a look but couldnt find any posts on this John Doe, never made a topic before so hope this is allowed.

    On May 29, 1998, the skeletonized remains of a black male were found by fishermen in the Coosa River in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama. There were multiple bullet wounds to the skull, and stab wounds to the sacrum and right hipbone.
    Evidence of burning was also present. He was aged between 17 and 21 at the time of death, and had been 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall. Although a forensic reconstruction of the skull was performed to aid identification, the jawline is only an approximation as the mandible was never found.
    The remaining maxillary teeth showed no evidence of fillings, possibly indicating a lack of dental care when alive. Some of the teeth had been fractured before death, possibly by using them to open a bottle.
    One or both hands and one or more limbs were not recovered.

    http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMU1184067c1.jpg
    http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMU1184067x1.jpg
     
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    What a brutal death this poor young man suffered. :(
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2016/05/7_strange_jane_and_john_doe_ca.html

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1704umal.html
     
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    [h=1]Body found in 1998 identified as that of missing Kenosha man[/h]
    A body found by a fisherman in a river near Gadsden, Ala., in 1998 has been identified as that of a missing Kenosha man, according to a story by Fox affiliate WBRC.

    Laytwan Brown, 20, was last seen alive on Mother's Day 1998 near his family's home in Zion, Ill. He had moved to Kenosha shortly before his death, WBRC reported.
    At the time, investigators said the body was that of a young black man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and there was evidence he may have been beaten and burned.

    Investigators finally got a break in November 2016 when DNA samples from Brown's parents matched those of the body found in Alabama. A death certificate is still being processed, the TV station said.


    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news...998-identified-missing-kenosha-man/391241002/
     
  8. Jake479

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    RIP Laytwan Brown
     
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    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    More at link: http://www.newswest9.com/story/37633879/major-break-in-mysterious-gadsden-cold-case

    RIP Twan :rose:

    I pray there is justice done and arrest(s) made soon.
     
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    I wonder if Laytawn was killed because of gangs?? Even though they say that he didn't have any known enemies

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    I actually looked at this profile on doe network last night. I'm glad to see he's been identified. I can see why it took so long to connect the dots, somehow Laytawn ended up far from home. It's interesting that his NAMUS states the time of death to discovery interval being "Months" with Doe Network having it at "Several Months to a Year". But, we now know it was at most 19 days, since Mother's Day was on May 10th in 1998.
     
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    right, I was like how was he already skeletal? maybe he was burned over most of his body?

     

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