Match! NY - NYC, WhtMale UP5064, 40-55, jumped from ferry, Jan'09 *Robert Donlick*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Snufamonbobball, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. ThePhantom

    ThePhantom Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it sure looks like you did it!! Congrats in advance -- if it's not him, I'll sincerely be shocked. Keep us posted!!
     


  2. belfastgirl73

    belfastgirl73 New Member

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    Great Job! Looks to me to be a match. I hope it is for the families sake. :takeabow:

    jmho
     
  3. norest4thewicked

    norest4thewicked Verified Expert

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    Just getting settled in here, so I'm going to really follow this case and am really hoping that this is a match! I will be completely shocked if its not!
     
  4. Snufamonbobball

    Snufamonbobball But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sou

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    Mr. Donlick has officially been identified. I received the confirmation today, and his family has been notified. His case has been removed from both the missing and unidentified sections of NamUs.

    May he rest in Peace, and I'm so glad his family will now have him back.
    ________________________________________________________________

    From: Figura, Ben (bfigura@ocme.nyc.gov)
    Sent: Tue 1/11/11 2:10 PM
    To: XXXX,


    Mr. Donlick was identified the other day and his family has been notified. Thank you for the lead.


    Benjamin J. Figura, MA

    Director of Identification

    Office of Chief Medical Examiner

    520 First Avenue

    New York, NY 10016

    Tel: 212-447-2770

    WTC Ops: 212-447-7884

    Fax: 212-447-4339

    Email: bfigura@ocme.nyc.gov

    Web: www.nyc.gov/ocme
    _________________________________________________________________
     
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  5. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Snuf, that is wonderful news that an identity has been made for this man!
    So sad for his family. I hope they can find closure now. Thanks for the update.
     
  6. Snufamonbobball

    Snufamonbobball But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sou

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    It still seems surreal that he went unidentified for so long. Almost two years exactly. He jumped on January 8, 2009- I submitted him January 4, 2011. He was taken out of NamUs January 11, 2009.

    Two long years.
     
  7. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Awesome job Snuf! I finally have the opportunity to update a thread with the 'match!' prefix! I think this is the first unassisted WS match that I can think of.. We've assisted with family (Tawni Mazzone, former Maricopa Jane Doe or 'MJD') and we had a few already submitted or doenetwork assisted along with WS, but this, I think is our first solely WS related. Congratulations.

    You've done a wonderful job bringing Mr Donlick home and his family some closure, while I'm sure this is not the outcome they had hoped for.

    Sleep peacefully Mr Donlick, you're 'home' now.
    Prayers said for your family and all who knew and loved you.
     
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  8. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Great work!
     
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    You guys are amazing! :rocker:

    Thank you for giving closure to this family! :rose:
     
  10. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    congratulations Snuf. this should serve as an example that heights can differ by 4" which should be considered for future matches.

    as I said earlier in the thread it was all there except the height.

    excellent job!
     
  11. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Wow, Snuf, great job!!
     
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  12. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    Thank you snuf for following through with your instincts & giving the family some peace, knowing where their loved one is.

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Donlick :rose:
     
  13. Charlie99909

    Charlie99909 Retired Mt. Rose Researcher

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    Way to bring another one home!
     
  14. imamaze

    imamaze Former Member

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    Great job Snuf! Thank you for doing this!

    Ima
     
  15. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Congrats on the great work Snuf!

    You can and did make a difference.

    :highfive:
    fran
     
  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Great work!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  17. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Just a reminder that this is Snuf's second match (her first was Doungboupa Dawn Sihakhom AKA Sierra Madre Jane Doe).

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    Great job, Snuf and I'm sure that there will be more.

    :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
     
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  18. tatertot

    tatertot Active Member

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    Way to go on the match! Rest in Peace, Robert. May your memory live on with your family and all those who knew you.

    It's too bad a description of the clothing and backpack weren't included in the NamUs report for the UID. While we don't know that he didn't change clothes, something as simple as the brand of the backpack might have proved to be useful in solving this one.
     
  19. Snufamonbobball

    Snufamonbobball But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sou

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    Mr. Donlick's case also shows why there's a need for advocates for the missing and unidentified.
     
  20. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    Very nicely done. Thanks for bringing him home.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     

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