NV NV - Reno, BlkMale 25-35, UP2105, MVA, bank robbery suspect, abdominal surgical scar, Jul'80

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  1. Ambercat

    Ambercat Well-Known Member

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    Due to the suspicion that this UID was involved previously with the correctional system, I started looking for lists of wanted people and/or people who had escaped from jail or prison. So far, on a state basis these are the links that I have found (I also included DC and Canada) --

    Alabama http://dps.alabama.gov/community/wfSearch.aspx?Type=25

    Arkansas http://adc.arkansas.gov/escapee/

    Colorado http://www.doc.state.co.us/list-escapees

    Delaware http://www.doc.delaware.gov/walkawaysEscapees.shtml

    Florida http://www.dc.state.fl.us/FloridaWanted/

    Georgia http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/InmateInfo/MostWantedFugitives/MostWanted.html

    Idaho http://www.idoc.idaho.gov/content/probation_and_parole/fugitive_recovery/most_wanted

    Indiana http://doc-apps.in.gov/demo/wanted/Most_Wantedlist.asp?pageno=1&RecPerPage=ALL

    Kansas http://www.doc.ks.gov/escapees

    Louisiana http://www.doc.la.gov/fugitives/

    Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/prisons/doc-most-wanted/

    Michigan http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/mostwanted.aspx

    Minnesota https://coms.doc.state.mn.us/PublicViewer/FugitiveAll.asp

    Mississippi http://www.dps.state.ms.us/category/most-wanted/

    Montana http://www.cor.mt.gov/News/mostwanted.mcpx

    Nevada http://www.doc.nv.gov/?q=node/181

    New York http://161.11.133.89/mostwanted/mostwanted2.asp

    North Carolina http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/offenderescapesearch.do?method=view

    Ohio http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/wanted.htm

    Oklahoma http://204.62.19.160/fugitives/all_fugitives.aspx?Page=1

    Oregon http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/inspec/pages/most_wanted.aspx

    Tennessee http://www.state.tn.us/correction/escapees/escapees.html

    Virginia – Escapees http://vadoc.virginia.gov/offenders/wanted/escapees.shtm
    -- Fugitives http://vadoc.virginia.gov/offenders/wanted/fugitive.shtm

    Washington D.C. http://doc.dc.gov/node/289232

    Washington State http://www.doc.wa.gov/mostwanted/offenders.aspx

    West Virginia http://www.wvdoc.com/wvdoc/EscapeesandAbsconders/tabid/119/Default.aspx

    Canada http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/eng/wanted-by-the-rcmp

    If anyone has this information for other states or better links (maybe that have more photos or go back longer), hopefully they could pass them on. I think [out of all of the people on these lists], the unidentified bank robber looks the most like Thomas Brooks from Virginia but I don't know if the circumstances are close enough to suggest it.

    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a list for California; I suspect that this UID was from the other side of the state line (maybe from Oakland/San Francisco or Sacramento?) and decided to rob a bank in an area where he was not known.
     


  2. mommy of twin babies

    mommy of twin babies New Member

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    Wow! This totally looks like him. I guess without fingerprints there is no way to tell for sure?
     
  3. micheleonelonly

    micheleonelonly New Member

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    John Doe's Namus was recently updated
    https://identifyus.org/cases/2105

    Thomas Brooks is not a listed rule-out. But John Doe's dentals are available. Could Brooks' dentals be available from Virginia?
     
  4. Ambercat

    Ambercat Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that his page was recently updated, too; since he is one of the 49 (used to be 50 before Holly Glenn was IDed) UIDs who I track on NamUs, I thought that I would receive an e-mail explaining what had been changed but I haven't. :( The primary difference that I see is that the part about the FBI losing the prints has been removed.

    I was able to locate an article that originally appeared in the Virginian Pilot on May 23, 2009 about Thomas Brooks. The article explains that Thomas Brooks received a sentence of 20 years for his involvement in an armed robbery and murder in Newport News, VA in 1968. Two years later, he escaped from Nansemond Correctional Field Unit No. 3 in Isle of Wight County, VA. http://hamptonroads.com/2009/05/nearly-four-decades-later-no-sign-elusive-escapee

    I emailed the Washoe County Coroner and the Virginia Department of Corrections about comparing the two, hopefully Virginia has Thomas Brooks' dental information.
     
  5. Charlie99909

    Charlie99909 Retired Mt. Rose Researcher

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    I wonder if the detective who used to post on here could shed some light?
     
  6. Ambercat

    Ambercat Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard back from Washoe County about Thomas Brooks; I'm not sure if that is good, bad, or otherwise. There is another wanted man who reminds me of the unidentified bank robber who I noticed recently. Lawrence Calvin Pierce is wanted by the state of New Jersey for murder.
    lc_pierce_nj.jpg
    http://www.njsp.org/wanted/pierce.html
    I can't make up my mind because both men's scars don't match up but I really do see a resemblance. So far, I haven't been able to locate any information about the murder Lawrence Pierce is accused of.
     
  7. Jake479

    Jake479 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping
     
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    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    MadMcGoo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This seems solvable.

    There was previous mention of Lawrence Verdell as a possible match, except at the time there was no photo of him available for comparison to the UID. There is now. I used the postmortem to compare, and I’m undecided. Lawrence looks to have a gap between his front two teeth and it’s hard to tell with the UID. Although it does look like there could be. In my opinion their noses look nothing alike.

    Lawrence Edward Verdell – The Charley Project

    upload_2020-12-13_19-33-15.jpeg upload_2020-12-13_19-33-38.jpeg
     
  10. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Dwaun Thomas Cox (23) has certain features that resemble JD (imo), but he's two years younger than JD's estimated age range (25-35) and is 4" taller (DTC - 5'8"/JD - 5'4"). I wonder whether DTC's reported height is known via an official measurement (i.e., medical or incarceration records. etc.) or whether 5'8" is simply an estimated guess by whoever reported him missing. A 2-year age difference isn't a major setback for me so I'm not bothered too much over that point.

    When I compare JD's PM photo with Dwaun's I wonder whether JD's nose is rounded because of all the swelling? If so, and if his nose wasn't swollen, would it be shaped similar to Dwaun's? The features that appear similar are the shapes of their eyebrows and the distance b/w them, the mustaches (especially under the nose), and their ear lobes. When I zoom in on their photos I see marks/scars/blemishes that seem to be in the same places on both, but with all the blurriness and "noise" on Dwaun's photo, it's hard to tell whether it's really there or I'm imagining things. :oops::) I'm going to work on zooming in, cropping, and adding reference marks a little later today. I'll post those when I'm done.

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Dwaun Thomas Cox – The Charley Project
    OH - Dwaun T Cox 23 missing from Columbus, Ohio Nov 1979
     
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  11. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    WARNING: POST MORTEM PHOTO behind spoiler & at link.

    Here's the zoomed, cropped, and marked photo I used for comparison. The green arrows show what appears to be a fold, indentation, or mark of some sort on the ear lobes. The blue arrows point to 3 distinct marks/moles. (Stop laughing at my awesome photo mapping skills!:p)

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    https://i.ibb.co/8PRrNPt/Dwaun-Cox-JD.jpg
     

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