MD MD - Linthicum, Holiday Inn, WhtMale 19-29, UP5440, poss drug/alcohol abuse, poss depression, Mar'75

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The Doe Network page on this unidentified man was last updated in 2018, and the only new info that appears to have been added was that he was circumcised.

Why did they add this information? I mean wasnt he born in a decade where most boys born in the US were cc'd at birth?
So why is that a distinctive feature then?
 

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Why did they add this information? I mean wasnt he born in a decade where most boys born in the US were cc'd at birth?
So why is that a distinctive feature then?

Sometimes they put that on an unidentified male's case page - I've seen where both not being circumcised, as well as having circumcision like this guy, are mentioned as an identifying feature. Kind of just depends on the investigating agency and how they do things. Most of the time it's totally inconsequential.
 

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In this day and age, hard to believe that they have not connected this poor soul to his family by now. The capability surely exists, but there does not seem to be any will to make it happen from LE. Just seems like he's been forgotten. They have his dna, and that is ultimately what is going to solve this mystery. Millions of people have taken dna tests over the past few years, and somewhere out there is a sibling, a cousin, niece, nephew... It's a matter of a dna expert / forensic genealogist taking on this case to do the work and make the connection.
 

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In this day and age, hard to believe that they have not connected this poor soul to his family by now. The capability surely exists, but there does not seem to be any will to make it happen from LE. Just seems like he's been forgotten. They have his dna, and that is ultimately what is going to solve this mystery. Millions of people have taken dna tests over the past few years, and somewhere out there is a sibling, a cousin, niece, nephew... It's a matter of a dna expert / forensic genealogist taking on this case to do the work and make the connection.
It really is sad - he should've been IDed long ago! There is a photo of him, his DNA, and many other tidbits... someone has to know this man!
 

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It really is sad - he should've been IDed long ago! There is a photo of him, his DNA, and many other tidbits... someone has to know this man!

At the time of his death, there might have been some local coverage of the case, but it was not the same sort of reporting in 1975 that we have today. In fact, there are many missing person stories and unidentified person stories from that time that have never made it into the internet or websites. Hopefully with DNA and more posting of these older cases, more identifications can take place.
 
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