IL IL - Park Forest, WhtMale 1500UMIL, 50-60, Zippo Lighter w/Polish Flag, Oct'08

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  1. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    I'm no dental expert, however, there is a huge difference between a dentist who is trained in Eastern Europe then practices dentistry in the US and a dentist who practices in Eastern Europe.

    we have seen this on other threads. there are certain styles, materials, etc., that can place the dental work. suffice it to say, there was something about this man's dental work that was NOT done here in the US. it is in no way to insult the deceased or the dentist. just an identifier.
     
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  2. JDuMo

    JDuMo Member

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    Wow, this is really close to my location. I wonder if they ever identified this man.
     
  3. JDuMo

    JDuMo Member

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    I wonder if it could be this guy, who was just entered into NamUs in January:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/13539/29/

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    Status Missing
    First name ted
    Middle name
    Last name palka
    Nickname/Alias
    Date LKA June 01, 2006 00:00
    Date entered 01/08/2012
    Age LKA 42 to 43 years old
    Age now 49 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 70.0
    Weight (pounds) 170.0
    Hair color Gray or Partially Gray
     
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  4. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    The facial resemblance looks pretty good imo. There is a height and an age difference but Ted Palka might have aged faster if he lived a rough life. Has he spent time in Eastern Europe?

    Ted Palka's fingerprints are available and entered and the UID has prints for a couple of fingers. Would that be enough for a database match?
     
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  5. Janeway

    Janeway New Member

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    :bump:

    I noticed that they added a new pic that shows us how the man may have looked like at a younger age:

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    There's also a quite extensive ruleout list now (233 exclusions). Ted Palka is not on it but I don't think it's him, his chin looks different and his nose doesn't have a tilt like the UID's.
     
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  6. WyomingSkyAngel

    WyomingSkyAngel Rocky Mountain Fresh

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    That's understandable...but some people just have larger feet. My mother & myself are two of those types (sadly.)

    From the recon he looks typically Polish. I'm sure someone knows him, EE communities are pretty tight knit & proud.
     
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  7. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, there is very strong resemblance. Top skull shape, jaw line, anomaly - broken nose in both albeit it looks slightly different on Ted. Ted seems to be robustly build, the way they describe JDoe too. He was often homeless and led rough life.

    Palka is Polish surname and Ted would be short for Tadeusz. He is not on the rule out list of 233 people. Great find, I really think he is worth to submit.

    Ted Palka's profiles
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/13539/29/
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/palka_ted.html
    http://www.nampn.org/cases/palka_ted.html
     
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  8. rats

    rats Justice for Sheridan Jane Doe.

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    The Chicago area has a lot of Polish/Lithuanian/Austrian/general Eastern European immigrants and descendants of immigrants. I do some genealogy work for the area even though I haven't ever been there.

    Please submit Ted Palka though, he seems like a great match.
     
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  9. Triss

    Triss Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for this guy.
    Could he be Kazimierz Zalewski, missing from Chicago since May 2008? Kazimierz was 53 years old when he went missing, he has grey eyes and a lips-shaped tattoo on his chest, I assume it wouldn't be present on skeletal remains, though. His missing person page says he's 166cm tall. No further information is available on the ITAKA Foundation website, but I could contact them and see if they have any additional information. Here in Poland we don't have a national missing people website like NamUs, but I could call the police and see if anybody matching this UID was ever reporting missing (assuming this UID was first generation Polish and that he was reported missing).
    http://www.zaginieni.pl/jak-pomagamy/poszukiwanie-zaginionych/zagineli/profil-osoby/?o=7261
     
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  10. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    I know this is an old post, but was this ever submitted? Ted Palka is not on the very lengthy rule out list for this UID.

    I wonder what's going on with TP's dna, it still reads sample available not yet submitted.
     
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  11. Triss

    Triss Well-Known Member

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    I think it wouldn't hurt to submit Ted Palka. He looks like a good possibility.
     
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    Palka is still not listed as a rule out.
     
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