NY NY - David Thies, 21, Manhattan, 13 Dec 1982

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  1. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    David Thies
    David Thies 1986 Manhattan New York.jpg David Thies 1986 Manhattan New York2.jpg David Thies 1986 Manhattan New York3.jpg David Thies.jpg
    David, various images of the same photograph

    Case Classification: Missing
    Date of Last Contact: December 13, 1982
    Missing From: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    Age: 19 years old
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5’11″ (71 inches)
    Weight: 140 - 145 lbs.
    Hair Color: Blond; shoulder-length, curly, often uncombed
    Facial Hair: He had a mustache and beard.
    Eye Color: Blue
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: His left ear is pierced and he has a scar on the right side of his nose. He has a light complexion and stooped posture.
    Clothing & Personal Items: A dark brown down jacket, a light blue short-sleeved knit shirt, white painter’s pants, and white sneakers with a green stripe.


    Details of Disappearance
    David was last seen outside of his parents’ apartment in Manhattan at approximately 4:00 p.m. on December 13, 1982. He went into the hallway to smoke a cigarette and never returned. His mother, Karin DiGia, reports that it was her husband’s, Ralph DiGia‘s, birthday and David had gone out earlier to buy him a gift and was going to making a salad or something for dinner that day.

    According to newspaper articles and statements that were given by his mother, David was depressed and behaving strangely prior to his disappearance. He would flip through the television channels of news reports obsessively and his mother believes that he might have felt threatened by something or someone he saw. Authorities at the time were concerned because psychiatric social workers said David had suicidal tendencies.

    The DiGias offered a $25,000 reward for information about David’s whereabouts and received multiple tips from people claiming David was in a cult group or to have seen him selling junk on the streets of California. None of the claims or sightings were substantiated, however.


    *I listed information found in media sources closest to the time David disappeared. Some sources list his date of disappearance as December 13, 1984, his hair color as dark brown, and him last being seen wearing green striped socks and white sneakers as opposed to white sneakers with a green strip on them.

    Investigating Agencies
    New York City Police Department, Missing Persons Squad
    (212) 694-7781 or (646) 610-6914
    New York State Police, Michael Catrine: 1 (800) 445-2500

    Agency Case Number: KNMP15444
    NCIC Case Number: M314579350


    Dental Records: Available
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown


    Sources
    9Jan1983 Daily News New York David Thies.jpg 11May1986 Daily News New York David Thies.jpg 24Nov1985 Daily News New York David Thies.jpg New York Lost in the City.jpg
     


  2. MadMcGoo

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    The information on David is all over the place. I'd be interested in seeing actual police/missing person reports on him. I found another article from May 1983 where his mother is quoted as saying he received death threats prior to his disappearance and that she thought he was abducted into a religious cult. Not sure what to think...
    19 May 1983 The Sentinel - Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    19 May 1983 The Sentinel Carlisle Pennsylvania David Thies.jpg
     
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    Refreshing for David...
     
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    Bumping
     
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    For some reason David’s disappearance really gets to me. I hope he’s somewhere living his best life.
     
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    He was 21 .. he must of had friends no.? Someone that could open up a bit more about him and his personality or places he would frequent.
    Then the Death threats.. by whom and why?
    And lastly Cult activity.. like what type of cult? So many questions.
     
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    Bumping for David
     
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    Ugh. Still gets to me. :( Where are you David??
     
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    New Jersey State Police - Unidentified Persons - Monmouth County


    Unidentified Deceased White Male
    Case Information
    On May 23, 1983, the victim was found floating 200 yards northeast of the Raritan Bay Channel Lighted Bay Buoy number 6 in Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ.

    NIC # CASE #
    U570017023 C0383171

    Date Body Found Estimated Date of Death
    May 23, 1983 May 13, 1983
    Biological Profile
    Estimated Year of Birth
    1933 - 1953
    Sex Male
    Race Caucasian
    Height 5'11" - 6'0"
    Weight 145 - 155 lbs.
    Hair Brownish-Black
    Eyes Unknown

    Scars, Marks and Tattoos None
    Clothing Victim was wearing a tan t-shirt with a beach scene and palm trees imprinted on the front, partially faded "Levi" jeans with pockets empty except for the right front pocket which had a white hankerchief with the letter "S" in the corner, one pair of grey nylon socks, and one pair of brown laced boots (size 10 ½).
     
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    I wonder if this is true day that David went missing … I learned from the Valerie Smith case, that in NYC you had to wait 48 hrs to report an adult missing.
     

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