OH OH - Cleveland, WhtMale UP12854, 45-58, Lake Erie, steel-toe boots, May'14

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    A decomposed body found near the Lake Erie breakwall at Burke Lakefront Airport on May 23, 2014. Probably in the water for several months.

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/help_id_decomposed_body_pulled.html

     
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    OkieGranny, you are truly the best at finding articles about new UID cases and valuable updates on older ones. Thank you for what you do!

    May 2014 article about the discovery: http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/loca...medical-examiner-body-identification/9719659/

    NamUs. Note the UID's deviated nose isn't mentioned in NamUs, while NamUs does mention an "apparent electrocardiogram lead is received in proximity to the right thigh."

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12854

    This site explains the purpose of having a lead on the right thigh, "as a reference electrode for recording purposes" during an electrocardiogram:

    http://cvphysiology.com/Arrhythmias/A013a.htm
     
  4. Irish_Eyes

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    Even though it says he'd likely been there a few months, I wouldn't hesitate to go back nearly a year. The ice on Lake Erie this year was incredible. By mid-January Lake Erie was 90% covered in ice (and the 10% not iced over was far to the east of where the UID was found, around PA and Western NY. It didn't really start to thaw until March, and was still thawing in May. I would think he would have had to go into the lake last fall, unless he fell off a ship (in which case they'd probably know who he was), or was out walking on the ice and fell in (but with the electrocardiogram lead and all, that just doesn't feel like it fits to me.) I'd guess he could have went in in the Flats or anywhere west of where he was found.
     
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    Probably has got a criminal record, those facial injuries/features tell of a man who likes fistfights...
     
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    Could he have gone missing from a hospital or just following a doctor's visit?

    It makes no sense that he'd have an EKG-lead anywhere on his body. How did it stay on? Especially all of the time he was in the lake?

    It actually doesn't, but it would almost make more sense that he had all of the leads on him and the thigh one was the only one that didn't get lost in the water. Nobody goes to get an EKG and keeps the leads. That's just really weird.
     
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    I wonder if they mean one of those stick-on electrodes rather than the actual lead. Those are really, really sticky. I've found them stuck on my body several days after surgery, sometimes after having taken multiple showers.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that IS what they're talking about. But he hadn't just showered. He'd been in Lake Erie for an extended amount of time, which I'd figure would loosen them off more than a shower or anything like that.
     
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    Two years later: medical examiner again asks for help in identifying man found in Lake Erie in 2014

    http://fox8.com/2016/04/02/two-years-later-medical-examiner-again-asks-for-help-in-identifying-man-found-in-lake-erie-in-2014/

     

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