NC NC - Wilkes Co, WhtMale, Green Jacket, in Woods near Mtn View Apts, Wilkesboro, May 2019

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  1. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    The Wilkesboro Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to identify the person whose remains were found Thursday evening in woods near the U.S. 421 West retail corridor.

    Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris said anyone with information they believe could be relevant to the investigation is asked to call the Wilkesboro Police Department at 336-667-7277. He said the person had been deceased for several months because the remains were nearly skeletal.

    Investigators believe the remains are those of a white male of average height and hope to learn more about the identity and cause of death from an autopsy to be conducted by a state medical examiner, said Garris, adding that there is no indication of foul play.

    He said the body was clothed in a green jacket, khaki-colored pants, brown cross-trainer-type boots and a burgundy-colored toboggan with a yellow stripe around it. The remains were found in what appeared to be a campsite and/or gathering place with bottles and other debris, he said. No identifying information was found.

    Wilkesboro Officers P.M. Brown and Matthew Osborne found the body while responding to a call at 7:21 p.m. Thursday about a tent in woods near Mountain View Apartments, which is northwest of the Big Lots store and south and west of Winkler Mill Road.

    Read more: Public's help sought after body found

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    I posted this to the following missing person Threads:

    John Demarino: WV - WV - John DeMarino, 53, vehicle recovered in Ohio, Roane County, 30 Jan 2019

    Steven Mark Wolfe: NC - NC - Steven Mark Wolfe, 43, Asheville, 8 May 2019

    Forrest Stephen Treat: NC - NC - Forrest Stephen Treat, 29, Union County, 25 Feb 2019

    Justin Wayne Anthony: NC - NC - Justin Wayne Anthony, 33, ran from EMS after fall, Vale, Lincoln County, 10 Feb 2019

    John Demarino had a similar clothing description when last seen (green Jacket, Khaki-colored pants, work boots and beanie cap).
     
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    WILKESBORO,N.C.--A headless, handless body was found in a wooded area of Wilkesboro by officers investigating an unrelated call Friday afternoon.

    Wilkesboro Police Chief, Craig Garris, confirms two of his officers responded to a report of someone living in a tent in the woods behind an apartment when they made the discovery. The officers were walking near think brush and saw the decomposed body. The body didn't have a head or hands, the officers noted in their report.

    A skull and one hand that is believed to be from the body was later found, chief Garris tells WFMY News 2, but they still don't know who the person is. An autopsy showed the body was that of a white man, he said.

    Garris says he thinks animals got to the body and that's why the hands and head were no longer attached. Officers believe the body had been there for possibly two to four months.

    Oddly, Garris said no one from the apartment complex, or nearby ever reported a foul smell or odor coming from the area where the body was found.

    Chief Garris says they're still trying to determine a positive identity of the person and will likely have to use dental records or DNA. He said investigators were never able to find the other hand that was missing from the body.

    Body With No Head, Hands Found in the Woods in Wilkesboro; Police Need Help Identifying the Person
     
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    Police working to identify body found in Wilkesboro; Head, hand missing

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    Dental records should be able to rule out some of the persons mentioned upthread.
     
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    I'm a bit shocked there have been no further MSM announcements about this.
     
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    I'm hoping they sent the remains to Texas and are simply waiting on DNA. Wilkesboro is a small town of just under 3500 people: Wilkesboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia

    I think this man might have been homeless. Wilkesboro has a homeless shelter with 11 beds and is trying to build a larger one with 20-40 beds: Some Wilkes Co. residents, church leaders speaking out against site of proposed new homeless shelter

    (It's a shame about the church member's negative attitude but that's a whole different topic :mad:)

    I wonder if police asked shelter volunteers if they recognized this man's description?

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