KS KS - Anderson Co., WhtMale 1088UMKS, 17-20, buffalo nickel belt buckle, Apr'73

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  1. zinc

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    NamUs UP # 2344
    https://identifyus.org/cases/2344

    The Doe Network: Case File 1088UMKS
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/1088umks.html

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    Reconstruction of victim by Harvey Pratt
    (please visit Doe Network page for several more reconstruction images)

    Unidentified White Male
    The victim was discovered on April 18, 1973 in Anderson County, Kansas

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 17-20 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8-5'10"; 145-150 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown wavy, below the ear length hair.
    Clothing: Clothing that was indicative of a hippie, flowered pants.
    Jewelry: Necklace with large cross and a ring
    Other: Left hand missing post mortem
    Fingerprints: Available
    Dentals: Available, baby teeth on the bottom.
    DNA: Available in CODIS.

    Case History
    The victim was located in a wooded area three miles southeast of Garnett, Kansas in rural Anderson County, April 18, 1973.
    The landowner found the skeleton in a small waterway. No ID was found.
    Authorities believe the victim may have been a hitchhiker.

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    Victim's personal effects

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    Agency Case Number: 09-22941
    NCIC Number: U-183072533
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
     

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  3. zinc

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    Lawrence Journal-World: Youth’s body found on farm (April 19, 1973)
    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/1973/apr/19/youths-body-found-farm/
    Lawrence Journal-World: Forty years, three murders and no answers in Franklin County cold case (April 1, 2013)
    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/apr/01/forty-years-three-murders-and-no-answers-franklin-/
    More on the Franklin County triple homicide and nearby unidentified Anderson County male:
    KS KS - Ottawa, Franklin County/U.S. 59 triple homicide, Avery/Longfellow, 28 March 1973 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
     
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    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: Joseph Spears
    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1219196/1

    Joseph Spears: NamUs MP # 20957
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/20957

    The Charley Project: Joseph Norman Spears
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/spears_joseph.html

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    Missing Since: July 30, 1973 from Gulfport, Mississippi
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: May 5, 1956
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'8, 150 - 180 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Joseph's nickname is Joey. His hair was shoulder-length and he had a thin mustache at the time of his disappearance.

    Details of Disappearance
    Joseph was last seen in Gulfport, Mississippi on July 30, 1973. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Harrison County Sheriff's Office
    228-865-7060
     

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  5. AstroKitty

    AstroKitty Former Member

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    Zinc, you should call this in.
     
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    Additionally found posted on another website that I won't link as it contains a relative's name:
    It's possible Mr. Spears may not have been officially reported missing until recently. The available information on him is all from 2013. At very least, I get the sense that his date of last contact is uncertain, which is why I'm suggesting him.

    Edited to add: Sorry, I didn't get my slush of consecutive posts in fast enough. :) To be clear, I am aware that there is an apparent timing issue with Mr. Spears' official date of last contact being July 30-31 and the UID's having been found on April 18. I wonder if this seems compelling enough to submit in spite of that. With cases this old, I usually lean in the direction of bending the time frame, but would appreciate all opinions.
     
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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    The timing seems wrong.
    The body was found in April 1973. Joseph's date of disappearance is July 1973.
     
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    I think its worth looking into further! If its been awhile since they reported him missing then they could always be off a year or have the month wrong.
     
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    Just adding in my two cents. Hopefully it's welcomed. The UID was found in '73 yet the ring clearly has a '78 on it. Could be a class ring? If the UID was going to be 17-18 in '78, that would roughly put his age at 14-15 years old? MOO
    The more i think about it the dates could be ALL wrong..did someone mistake a 3 for and 8 somewhere??
    If the UID were in fact older, There are similarities here. Stephen has Wavy hair, long and the pronounced overbite like the UID.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5938/3/

    I like to keep everything open for possibility.
     
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    VERY strong likeness. However when I clicked on the picture it didn't say anything about him missing only that the caption wasn't related to the picture. Are there any other reports?
     
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    On another set of photos it says "happily ever after" looks like it might not be our guy.
    Kevin and Terri Frazell | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    On a very good note, according to Social Media this person is alive and well, and he likes to travel. lol
     
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    Oh, I didn't mean any particular picture there, just the whole collection of old photos from the Mustard Seed. It just seemed as though if we could get one of the folks there to pass the information around to his or her old buddies, it might jog a memory in someone.
     
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    Bumping........
     
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    Joseph Spears has been identified as a traffic accident victim who was struck while crossing a Texas freeway in August of 1973.
    37557AF900000578-3745549-Joseph_Joey_Norman_Spears_who_went_missing_from_Mississippi_43_y-m-9_14.jpg
     
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    I was involved in some Christian fellowship activities in the early seventies and knew some people who were involved with Mustard Seed. They were good people, not a cult, though I don't know what it might have become after that.
     
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    Richard Riquier missing from Montreal since April 17, 1973. He might be in a religious cult in the United States or in India.

    Missing Since:
    April 17, 1973 from Montreal, Quebec
    Age: 21
    Height:
    5'10"
    Weight:
    130 lbs.
    Hair Color:
    Brown
    Eye Color:
    Brown
    Race:
    White

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    http://www.nampn.org/cases/riquier_richard.html
     
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    Wow, that certainly looks possible.
     
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    Received a thank you and letting me know the information is being forwarded to the primary investigation agency. I will update if I hear anything.

    Classito
     
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    Christopher Brian Wells
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/wells_christopher.html

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    Hair color is off and no jewelry mentioned (although he does appear to be wearing some type of necklace in this photo), everything else matches. The clothing is what caught my attention and why I think he may be worth a look at.
    (brown suede coat, blue stocking cap, boots) One article stated he was wearing boots

    Missing Since
    : December 16, 1972 from Seattle, King County, Washington

    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: March 22, 1956
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 130 lbs.
    Hair Color: Light blond
    Eye Color: Blue
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Clothing: Brown suede coat, blue t shirt, blue jeans, blue stocking cap.


    Classito
     

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