OH OH - Dayton, WhtMale 385UMOH, 60s, cancer patient, alias 'James Morgan', Feb'01

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  1. zinc

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    The Doe Network: Case File 385UMOH
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/385umoh.html

    Unidentified White Male


    • Deceased on February 20, 2001 in Montgomery County, Ohio.
    • Cause of Death: Natural
    Vital Statistics


    • Estimated age: Mid 60's
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 6'1"; 140 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Gray receding hair. Mole on neck and left upper lip.
    Case History

    The unknown man was admitted to, treated for kidney and bone cancer, the Veteran's Medical Center on February 6, 2001. At that time he identified himself as James Morgan, White Male, DOB: 1/18/37, of 716 Main Street, Cincinnati. He listed no Next-of-Kin.
    The man died on February 20, 2001. At the time of his death, it was determined the social security number he provided was not his. Subsequently it could not be verified he was a military veteran.
    A check through NCIC with the name and DOB showed no record found. His fingerprints were sent to the FBI due to finding no local record. A report from the FBI indicated their Criminal and Civil files were checked with negative results.
    The photo of "James Morgan" was shown to residents at the Dennison boarding house, where Morgan reported he lived. Several people at the boarding house knew Morgan and they said Morgan worked for a local grocery store. Morgan spent time in the Cincinnati Veteran's Hospital and that they visited him while he was a patient. One of the individuals stated Morgan told him that his real last name was Wasson.
    The social security number Morgan used indicated he previously worked in California and for the city of Memphis, Tennessee. City of Memphis, verified a Mike Wasson was employed there in 1998 and 1999 as temporary summer help. They identified Wasson as a black male 16 years old.


    Investigators

    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Montgomery County Coroner's Office
    Harry Brown
    937-225-4152
    E-Mail
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
     
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  3. zinc

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    Does anyone think the above unidentified man could be this man, who disappeared in 1998?


    North American Missing Persons Network
    James M. McLaughlin

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance


    Missing Since: February 27, 1998 from Elyria, Ohio
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: 1937
    Age: 61
    Height:6'0"
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Hair Color: Gray
    Eye Color: Blue
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: McLaughlin wears dentures.

    Details of Disappearance
    McLaughlin disappeared from Elyria, Ohio on February 27, 1998.

    Investigating Agency

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Elyria Police Department
    440-326-1205


    Source Information

    Elyria Police Department

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/mclaughlin_james.html
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/mclaughlin_james.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3372dmoh.html
     
  4. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If the drawing is accurate, the UID looks like he has more hair on the top of his head than JMM did at least two years earlier.

    JMM appears to be completely bald on top.
     
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    This is a fascinating case---I did find several James Morgan's on ancestry.com with birth years of 1937...

    There are also several men with the last name Wasson born in 1937 and some are from CA. I wish we had an actual photo of him--anyone find a morgue photo (the link on Doe is invalid.)
     
  6. zinc

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    CarlK, that's a very good point, although I've thought JMM's head could be shaven. It's hard to tell from the photo.

    Julessleuther, the Montgomery County Coroner's Office relocated to http://www.mcohio.org/government/coroner/index.html and has an unidentified remains section (caution: post-mortem photo) that has not been updated in a long, long time. It contains only one photo of a woman who was just recently identified after over 20 years as Paula Davis and one forensic sculpture of a woman whom I think was identified last year as Jeanne Melville after she had been missing since 1970.

    A photo of "James Morgan" was supposed to be added to the old MCCO website back in 2001, I don't know if that was ever done. The sketch on his Doe Network page was done by Wesley Neville; perhaps he has seen the original post-mortem photo.
     
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    Here is a news article from 2001 that Meyahna posted a couple years ago.

    http://s12.invisionfree.com/unsolvedcasecenter/index.php?showtopic=804

     
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    We have a post-mortem photo of him on Porchlight. It's the third photo down:

    ** CAUTION: GRAPHIC POST-MORTEM PHOTOS (incl. other cases) **
    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=1945
    ** CAUTION: GRAPHIC POST-MORTEM PHOTOS **

    Zinc, that second Jane Doe on Montgomery Co's site was Jean Melville. They really ought to take down Paula's post-mortem photos.
     
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