LA LA/AK - Eddie Matthew Martin, 44, Truck Accident in LA with Alaska Drivers License, 11 June 1991

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  1. Gardener1850

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    Missing Age 44 Years
    Current Age 72 Years
    First Name Eddie
    Middle Name Matthew
    Last Name Martin

    Sex Male
    Height 5' 7" - 5' 10" (67 - 70 Inches)
    Weight 160 - 190 lbs
    Race / Ethnicity White / Caucasian

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Brown
    Head Hair Description: Thick, wavy hair very dark brown
    Facial Hair Description: Kept a mustache, even with sides of mouth

    Eye Color: Brown
    Eye Description: Eyes slightly angle down on the outside corners.

    Scar/mark

    scar on left buttock (from childhood accident), also two scars on scalp (one near the front of his head and one near the crown)

    Clothing
    N0 CL0THING DESCRIPTI0N KN0WN AT TIME 0F REP0RT

    Circumstances
    Date of Last Contact June 11, 1991
    NamUs Case Created January 23, 2013

    Last Known Location Map



    Location: Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
    County: St. Landry Parish

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Eddie was in an accident involving a 1983 Dodge pickup truck bearing LA license plate #T0694172, and VIN #D14AE6S327451. The license used at the scene of the accident was issued out of Alaska, which was the last known residence through investigation by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office.

    1983 Dodge Truck
    State: Louisiana
    License Plate: T0694172
    Comments Vehicle was involved in an accident in 1991 in Opelousas, LA. Eddie had a AK drivers license in his possession.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
     
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    Eddie's niece posted here on an UID thread: LA - LA - Opelousas, Human Skull, found by dog off Hwy 182, Aug'13

    @luv2mets if you come back please look at this thread for a mysterious man who appeared and disappeared again in 1992 using an alias Paul Harrod-- do the photos of the mystery man look like your uncle Eddie? He had a scar in that same location on his forehead/crown so we were discussing if he might be Eddie:
    IN - IN - Paul Raymond Harrod, adult, may have been using false identity, Hamilton County, 27 Nov 1992
     
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    Gardener, all, I started a Conversation with luv2mets asking her to come here, included the link to notPRH's thread.

    Not a big fan of Conversations, too many emails on the phone ya'know, but a message to the niece could be a big help here so I took the risk.

    YMMV, Laughing
     
  5. luv2mets

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    Thank you for alerting me to the Paul Hartod case Many Vietnam veterans assume identities. I believe that my Uncle might have actually done that, also
     
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    Welcome luv2mets. Is there anything about your uncle Eddie we should know that is not in his missing case file? Was he originally from Alaska and serving in the military in LA? What other states did he have connections to? I hope you find your uncle someday soon.

    (I just realized I forget to link to NAMUS in the first post of this thread. Here is Eddie's NAMUS link: The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) )
     
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    Welcome back, so glad to see you. We want to help you (and your cousins) find Mr. Martin!

    (Our family includes a young man who served in Viet Nam -- and came back a very different man.)
     
  8. CajunFBI

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    Was the accident in Eunice or Opelousas, both cities in St Landry Parish. Was there an accident report filed, and if so, with whom? Where is the car he was in?
     
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    The current jurisdiction is Calcasieu Parish, more than an hour away from St. Landry Parish, whence he disappeared. I’m going to try to have that case turned over to St Landry Sheriff’s Office.
     
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    Am in the area, moving jurisdiction to St. Landry parish. If the family would like to talk with me, I’d welcome it.
     
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    @luv2mets I think this one is for you!
     
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    Yes, he served three tours in Nam and he was a small framed man. The reason I reported him missing in Calcasieu Parish, is because that was the last contact that the family had with him. We later learned that he was in Ketchikan, AK and had a dl from there. Also learned that he was in an auto accident in Opelousas with the same AK license, then nothing. SS number has not been used at all. He did talk to his brother about going to a vet colony either in Oregon or Washington State.
     
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    Yes, because that was the last parish that family saw him. We learned about Alaska and the accident afterwards. I reported to Calcasieu Parish.
     
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    Also, I am in many UID/MP groups and am scouring through all UIDs in the nation. We cannot rule out Canada, however. Trying to contact Provincial Police about a possible UID match now.
     
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    Cajun FBI, I just sent you my cell number via private message.
     
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    Cajun FBi, may I ask if you are in law enforcement and if so in what capacity?
     
  18. luv2mets

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    Thank you for this. The MP isn't my Uncle, but thank you for alerting me to this.
     
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    Websleuth community, I am very thankful for you al . Please dont forget about my Uncle. We aren't too naive to realize that he might not be found, but if he is a UID out there somewhere, we would like to be able to lay him to rest. I am still hopeful that he is out there, living his life.
     
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    Gardner1850, I need to run another social security check.
    Gardener1850 I tried to message you, but a message appeared saying that I can .
     
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