KY KY - Owensboro, WhtMale UP15138, 14-70, in river, prior facial trauma, May'16

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    NamUs UP Case 15138

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/15138


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    Unidentified White Male
    * Found May 11, 2016 in Daviess County, KY
    * Estimated Year of Death: 2016


    Vital Statistics
    * Estimated age: Adult
    * Approximate Height: 67
    * Approximate Weight: 140
    * Distinguishing Characteristics:
    Scar and fixation device near the outer edge of the eyebrow or the outer edge of the eye. May be a result from skull fracture, eye socket fracture, facial fracture, “blow out” fracture. Device can be described as either pins, steel plate, etc.

    Clothing/Jewelry: Dark pants or jeans over long blue shorts. Brand name appears to be "OLD SKOOL,".

    * Dental:
    Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later
    * DNA:
    Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Case History:
    Body recovered from the Ohio river by Daviess County SO (Kentucky) on 5/11/2016. Remains sent to state medical examiner's office in Louisville for further examination.
     
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  2. KaylaraOwl

    KaylaraOwl Well-Known Member

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    I think this guy may be, at least in some way, related to Sarah Lindsay Ipock (from southern Indiana near Louisville). There were three bodies found, basically within the same day. One was a suicide. One was Sarah Lindsay Ipock and the other was this guy. He had around the same decomposition level as Ipock, so they're likely related. Or at least victims close together in time.
     
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  6. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of an unidentified man who was found dead near the Natcher Bridge in Owensboro in May of 2016.

    The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and the Daviess County Coroner’s Office have been working to identify the man who was found in the Ohio River just days after Indiana State Police found a woman’s body in the Ohio River in Troy. That woman was later identified as 30-year-old Sarah Ipock.

    Composite sketch released of unidentified man found in 2016 near Owensboro
     
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  7. creepedout

    creepedout Well-Known Member

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    I searched based on the above sketch and immediately saw similarity in this guy:

    Missing Person Case

    His description compared to this JD, however, is borderline.
     
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  8. Shin Masamura

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

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    Marshall "Andy" Priestley, 39
    *Placing this here since I posted the UID on his thread, trying to get more information. Andy's Aunt sent me a photo to find out what building structure it was. After some terrific sleuthing, it was determined to be a Casino in Indiana as he was traveling in the Indiana/Kentucky area during his disappearance back to West Virginia. She made it sound like to me he was there for possible dubious reasons. The victim was reported missing by his mother on 03/16/2016. Height, location, somewhat timeframe seem right.. not sure how much decomposition could have played a part in his tattoo's and the time frame the mom and sister gave dna to the authorities.
    WV - WV - Marshall "Andy" Priestley, 39, Cross Lanes, "Grateful Dead tattoo", 29 Feb. 2016
     
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  9. Nancy Drew RN

    Nancy Drew RN Well-Known Member

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    This cluster of bodies in the Ohio River got quite a bit of coverage at the time.

    At the time of discovery, it was believed that the body had been in the water 5-8 days, possibly up to two weeks. His body was more decayed than that of Sarah Ipock. "We believe there's obviously some connection between the two bodies."

    May 2016 Ohio River WhtMale - Newspapers.com
    Ohio River May 2016 WhtMale - Newspapers.com

    "[A]n examination by the state Medical Examiner's office in Louisville next day determined the man had been shot in the back of the head, and had ligature marks on his neck."

    Ohio River May 2016 WhtMale COD - Newspapers.com
     
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    Thomas William Barkfelt
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    Barkfelt, circa 2015; Pickup truck similar to Barkfelt's vehicle
    Missing Since: 10/12/2015
    Missing From: Pineville, Missouri
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: 06/05/1959 (59)
    Age: 56 years old
    Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 165 - 175

    Clothing: Possibly a baseball cap

    Medical Conditions: Barkfelt had a brain tumor removed in February 2015. His behavior changed after the operation. He is in need of medication and may be delusional.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Barkfelt has scars on his head and face from multiple brain surgeries, and a scar on his left forearm from where a tattoo was partially removed. He has tattoos on both upper arms.

    THE CHARLEY PROJECT

    **He's taller than the UID, but the brain tumor surgery caught my attention
     
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    Is it possible to update the title to the new age range (40-50)? Thank you in advance!
     
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  13. carbuff

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    The scars/surgery make an interesting connection for Barkfelt, and there's considerable facial resemblance. 5'7" to 5'10" isn't that much discrepancy, especially since people tend to lose height as they age. He's a bit older than the decedent is estimated to be, though not enough to be a big concern.

    There's easily enough time from fall 2015 to spring 2016 for him to have traveled to Kentucky. With mental issues like he had, he could easily have fallen into homelessness and drifting.

    I would have thought that after only a week or two in the water, at least part of the upper arm tats would have been visible, though.
     
  14. RookieInvestigator

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    I've visited Owensboro before...It had a small town feel...The trip there was unremarkable...Most people that travel through this area are headed to the casinos in Paduckay, KY or the Metropolis in IL...Unless they are headed to Louisville, KY...

    Another possibility, but since he has ties to the area they may have ruled him out...

    Wilbur Anthony Pate
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    Pate, circa 2012; Pate's Ford Escape

    • Missing Since: 11/14/2012
    • Missing From: Evansville, Indiana
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Age: 55 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'10, 160 - 170 pounds

    • Clothing/Jewelry Description A dark-colored t-shirt with a left front breast pocket, a lightweight dark-colored jacket and tan pants. The outfit is shown in the picture above.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Pate's nickname is Willie. He wears eyeglasses and has a scar on his left eyebrow.
    CHARLEY PROJECT

    WEB SLEUTHS THREAD
     
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  15. Liv27

    Liv27 Active Member

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    Hi everyone! I’ve got a new UID case for y’all to look at.

    In May of 2016, a white male aged 40-50 was recovered from the Ohio River in Davies County, Kentucky.

    He was around 5’7’’ and 122 pounds.

    Not much else is known.

    Here’s the NAMUS link-

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
     
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    I’m making a note to check this out later.
     
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  17. natureaker

    natureaker Where are you going?

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP15138
    Demographics

    Sex: Male
    Race/Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group: Adult - Pre 60
    Estimated Age Range (Years): 40-50
    Estimated Year of Death: 2016
    Estimated PMI: --
    Height: 5' 7"(67 inches) , Measured
    Weight: 122 lbs, Estimated
    Circumstances
    Type: Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found: May 11, 2016
    NamUs Case Created: May 17, 2016
    ME/C QA Reviewed--
    Location Found Map
    General Location--Ohio River @ Daviess Cnty, Kentucky
    County: Daviess County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery: Body recovered from the Ohio river by Daviess County SO (Kentucky) on 5/11/2016. Remains sent to state medical examiner's office in Louisville for further examination.

    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains: All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Unknown or Completely Bald
    Head Hair Description: the majority of the scalp is absent; no hair present on remaining scalp
    Body Hair Description: black pubic hair
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description: Scar and fixation device near the outer edge of the eyebrow or the outer edge of the eye.

    Distinctive Physical Features
    Scar/mark
    Decedent may have presented with a scar near the outer edge of the eyebrow or outer edge of the eye.

    Other distinctive physical characteristic
    Scar and fixation device near the outer edge of the eyebrow or the outer edge of the eye. May be a result from skull fracture, eye socket fracture, facial fracture, “blow out” fracture. Device can be described as either pins, steel plate, etc.

    Clothing and Accessories
    Accessories
    dark (possibly brown) belt two dimes in back pocket of pants
    Near the Body

    Clothing
    Dark pants or jeans, waist 33, Length 32, made in USA over long blue cargo shorts, brand name "OLD SKOOL," size 30. (see images) gray boxers brand FTL
    On the Body

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