Identified! NC - Cleveland Co., Skeletal remains in woods, Dec'14 - James Elkins

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  1. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what it means by signing in, but I noticed her Charley information says she was sometimes staying with a friend who lived in Kings Mountain. That's only about ten miles from where these remains were found. https://goo.gl/maps/luDKV
     
  2. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    The Central School Historic District, King Street Overhead Bridge, Margrace Mill Village Historic District, Southern Railway Company Overhead Bridge, and West End Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.




    I can't find a Kings Mountain in NC? I have the flu though, so I may be missing it.....< Needs to back to bed!
     
  3. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear, yes, take your flu to bed!

    Kings Mountain is next to Bessemer, where I85 intersects US74: https://goo.gl/maps/vwnbu It's apparently the site of an important Revolutionary War battle.
     
  4. Skigirl

    Skigirl Verified expert in neuroscience

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    It's definitely there! You pass it on I-85, not far from Charlotte.
     
  5. charminglane

    charminglane Helcat!

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    You have to sign in to VFW's. ?
     
  6. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

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    Kings Mountain is sorta between Gastonia and Shelby. It's a very small town but it does have a lot of history like Kings Mountain National Park where several civil war battles were fought. The park is on the state line between Kings Mountain in NC and Clover (Bethel area) in SC.

    I hope you followed your own advice and went back to bed. You don't want to be sick for the holidays. I sure hope you feel better soon
     
  7. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

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    LOL, just don't blink.
     
  8. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

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    IIRC Jennifer wasn't at a VFW club.She was last seen at a small bar on 29/74 or Kings Mtn Highway.
     
  9. apearn

    apearn Active Member

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  10. athy

    athy Well-Known Member

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    here is another news article i found from sunday

    http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/human-remains-discovered-1.413737

    doesn't sound like any of the one's that have been mentioned because of this part.

    Neighbor Eric Smith saw the scene, along with the skull and a portion of the lower leg. A white tennis shoe was still attached. A white horseshoe-shaped pillow and a red blanket were also on the scene, he said.

    &#8220;It looked like they made a bed and laid there and died,&#8221; Smith said.


    sounds more like it could have been a homeless person possibly.
     
  11. Considering

    Considering Well-Known Member

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    My first thought was Crystal Morrison Prentice but she was wearing black open toe dress shoes not white tennis shoes.
     
  12. Considering

    Considering Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a nursing pillow?
     
  13. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I was picturing one of those airline pillows that go around your neck.
     
  14. PJFL

    PJFL What's done in the dark will come to the light.

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  15. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    Or a medical one. I am lots better thank you :)
     
  16. athy

    athy Well-Known Member

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    Identified


    The Cleveland County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, in collaboration with the Charlotte Medical Examiner&#8217;s Office, determined the identity of the skeletal remains belonged to James Daniel Elkins, born April 21, 1960, in Midland, according to the statement released Thursday.

    It appears Elkins was homeless and no foul play is suspected.

    http://www.shelbystar.com/
     
    Skigirl and apearn like this.
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    Julindy Well-Known Member

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    I wish they were all found and returned to their families, solace for them at least..so so sad
     
  18. apearn

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    RIP James
     

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