ME ME - Jonesport, WhtMale 60-65, 704UMME, 27 nautical miles off coast, clothes, watch, Jul'00

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  1. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Not an expert on currents, but I spent a lot of time last year helping my son study them for a marine biology module/project. The way the currents move along in the area where Lawrence Rich went missing would have mostly likely pushed him in a southerly direction, not northerly, where this John Doe was found. It would depend on where the ship capsized, though.
     


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    Also whether there was a storm that went through while he was floating. A tropical system or winter blizzard can sweep objects, including bodies, hundreds of miles out of the way.
     
  3. DS2021

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    I just came across this on Newspapers.com. I cant find anymore information about him. Can someone with more research experience help me find out if this man has been found or not?
    If he hasn't been found he could potentially be Jonesport John Doe.
     

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    according to this site Vessels Database (uscg.gov) the owner of the vessel is listed as ELLEN W., LLC. In addition is it possible for John Does body to have floated up from Massachusetts? One message said he could have come all the way from the Carolinas.
     
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    oh wait there is more than one boat in that database named jersey girl
     
  6. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    What's the date for this article?
     
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    Oh oops sorry
    April 11th 2000
    So the accident would have happened on the 9th
     
  8. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    Your best bet is to contact the investigators on this case, citing the article. They could contact the coast guard to see if he was ever found. I can send them an email if you want. They may not reply, but at least they'll have the info.

    ETA: Also, what paper was this found in?
     
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    I've contacted OCME but thank you 4 offering. The clip was from the Boston Globe.
     
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  10. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I offer because some of us are shy :)
    Please let us know if you hear anything.
     
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    Susikatze Well-Known Member

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    My gut feeling tells me it is not him, ive never met a nice jewish dude being a fisherman... (anything from plumbers to engineers, but never a fisherman) and he did not wear fisherman gear.

    On the other hand, ive seen stranger things and it is absolutely worth submitting for lack of a better lead
     
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    Apparently, Larry had completely donned his survival suit before being caught under the boat.
    Here's my thought
    Could the survival suit help preserve his body thus making PMI inaccurate?
     
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    A survival suit is unlikely to come off. I've worn them on multiple occasions, and the material is stiff and strong. Many are one piece suits with stirrups at the feet; many have hoods. They have heavy duty zippers, and the zippers are covered. Some have belts and straps as well. Even if it was damaged, I doubt that a body would be found without a trace of the survival suit if it was worn and zipped up. After a long time at sea, one might become waterlogged and sink.
     
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