MS MS - Jackson Co. WhtMale UP4774, 19-24, Hit & Run/Hitchhiker, Sep'98

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  1. tifflee

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    NamUs UP # 4774
    NamUs profile: https://identifyus.org/cases/4774

    Doe Network Case File: 2560UMMS
    Doe Network profile: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2560umms.html

    Unidentified White Male
    ME/C Case Number: D309131E8
    Jackson County, Mississippi
    19 to 24 year old White Male
    Date of Discovery: September 29, 1988
    Location of Discovery: Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi
    Estimated Date of Death: 1988
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Cause of Death: Auto/pedestrian hit and run

    Physical Description

    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 19-24 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 71 inches, estimated (Doe Network: Unknown)
    Weight: 180-200 lbs. (NamUs: 190 lbs., estimated)
    Hair Color: Blond or strawberry blond.
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown (NamUs: Circumcised)

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Not available.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Blue jeans.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: A bible.

    Case History
    The victim was killed in a hit and run while hitchhiking on I-10 in Ocean Springs.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

    Agency Name: Mississippi Chief Medical Examiner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Mark LeVaughn
    Agency Phone Number: 601-987-1440

    Agency Case Number: ME: D309131E8
    NCIC Case Number: U331597550
    NamUs Case Number: UP #4774
     
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  3. tifflee

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    Michael Fischer
    NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/35524/
    Charley Project: http://charleyproject.org/cases/f/fischer_michael.html

    Michael is:
    • In the right age range (19 in 1984 when last seen, 22 when last postcard received) while the UID is estimated to be 19-24.
    • Blonde like the UID.
    • Reported as having a height of 5'6" to 6'3" while the UID has an estimated height of 5'11".
    • Presumed to have traveled across many states (CT, FL, TN) so MS is not as big of a stretch in that context.
    • Listed as having DNA submitted and tested, but the UID does not so they likely would not have been automatically compared yet.
    • Reported to have last contacted family a year before the UID was located.

    However:
    • The UID is reported as having hazel eyes while Michael is reported as having blue eyes
    • The UID has an estimated weight of 180-200 lbs. while Michael is estimated at 150-160 lbs. However, his family had not seen him for over three years between his mother's funeral and the last postcard receipt so the weight could be off.
    • The UID has dentals available, but Michael Fischer's profile only lists DNA on file.
     
  4. bflocket

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    I wonder why DoeNet lists "partial skeletal remains," which can't possibly be correct. You wouldn't be able to tell whether he was circumcised (mentioned in NamUS but not DN) or what his eye color was if they were skeletal remains (much less "partial" skeletal remains). And you couldn't be certain that he was hitch-hiking, either.

    NamUS says that the entire body was located but it wasn't recognizable due to the trauma of the accident. I also wonder about the dental records that they mention. If the accident was so bad that he was unrecognizable, wouldn't it be likely that his teeth/jaw could've been badly damaged?
     

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