Match! NY - NYC, WhtMale UP5594, 30-50, hit by train, Jan'06 *Gregory DeVita*

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  1. Snufamonbobball

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

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    I just submitted this PM for NamUs case #5594 today. We'll see what happens. Union Township, NJ (where the MP is from) is only about 25 min from where the John Doe was found.

    Namus Case# 5594-WARNING-POST MORTEM PHOTO AT LINK
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/5594

    Possible Match: Gregory De Vita
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/devita_gregory.html
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/15120/0/

    Commonalities:
    25 min from LKA location to point of recovery.
    De Vita listed as 5' 8", JD listed as 5' 8"
    Both have hazel eyes.
    Missing date and recovery date are BOTH 1/19/2006.
    Overall good similarity (minus the hairline which is hidden on the JD) in photos.
    De Vita is 48, JD is estimated to be 30-50.

    Minuses
    Weight discrepancy.
    I can't see the hairline on the JD, so I can't compare that.

    :twocents: So what does everyone think?
     
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  3. airplanelamp

    airplanelamp New Member

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    Yes, I think its a great match. Looks like him.
     
  4. reasypeasy

    reasypeasy Member

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    Looks good.

    If the lack of clothing description indicates the UID really wasn't wearing any clothes (and not just that the police office couldn't track down what he was wearing) then that ties in with the schizophrenia. There's only 4 non-bizarre reasons someone will be naked on train tracks... hypothermia, foul play, a prank, or some sort of pscyhotic episode.
     
  5. fiberoptick

    fiberoptick Member

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    Most likely. There's even a matching grey patch in his beard.
     
  6. CherBearSTL

    CherBearSTL Member

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    Looks good to me.

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  7. Lostindetroit

    Lostindetroit New Member

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    Only thing is the weight. UID says 170, MP says 135. That's a big difference. I agree there are similarities, but have a good look at the eyebrows high on the head of the UID and low on the brow of the MP, But you know what I have never been good real good at the picture comparison and I really hope this guy gets his name back.

    Great job, I'm hoping for you!
     
  8. Snufamonbobball

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

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    I spoke with the NamUs case manager this morning, and this probably won't be an super fast match or exclusion as there aren't any dentals on file for Mr. De Vita and the DNA sample that's being processed is a distant relative from the father's side. She agreed this is a compelling possible match, and is going to contact LE and the ME herself to help expedite the process.
     
  9. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Some medications they use for psychosis often cause rapid weight gain. If he has no close family it could be that the weight given for the MP was an old estimate.
     
  10. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Gregory DeVita is now listed as "Found"

    And this UID's casefile is now restricted from public view.


    Hmmmm.
     
  11. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Sure sounds like a match -- and I'd have been astonished if it wasn't him.
     
  12. necco

    necco New Member

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    Well done, Snuf, you're a supersleuther!

    It does make me wonder how many of these cases are there for the solving. I can't believe these weren't connected sooner.
     
  13. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Got word from a reliable source that the match of this John Doe to Gregory DeVita has been confirmed.

    Congrats Snuf. You did it again!!!
     
  14. Treelights

    Treelights New Member

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    Fantastic Snuf!!! :) Congrats!!!
     
  15. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    Congrats!
     
  16. rcoope23

    rcoope23 New Member

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    well done:) Good to see another match:)
     
  17. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Snuf, you rock! Thank you for helping to bring another person home.
     
  18. necco

    necco New Member

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    Snuf, you rock.


    But seriously... how the hell did LE not catch this? SAME FREAKING DAY.
     
  19. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

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    Great job Snufamonbobball!
     
  20. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    :fireworks:

    :woohoo: Snuf, thank you for sending Gregory home!
     
  21. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Awesome job, snuf! You really have a knack for this! Thank you for all your hard work on these UID's and matches.
     

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