Identified! OK - Ardmore, WhtMale UP8533, 35-60, in Walmart restroom, Feb'11 - Name not found

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  1. tatertot

    tatertot Member

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    In the photo at the link below, this man is looking directly into the security camera at an Ardmore, Oklahoma Wal-mart store. Tragically, he ended his life in the store's restroom just moments later. Any ideas on who he might have been? His height stands out as rather tall.

    http://www.ardmoreite.com/features/x1179523780/Police-still-seek-identity

    https://identifyus.org/cases/8533 (sketch available)

    Characteristics:

    6 feet 4 inches
    250 pounds
    Estimated age 35-60
    Brown eyes
    Black/brown hair
    Mustache
    2.5" scar about 2-3 inches above left ankle
    Clothes: gray "Faded Glory" jacket, blue t-shirt, red/white/blue/brown long-sleeve buttoned plaid shirt, black "New Balance" shoes, security photo shows him wearing a dark-colored, knit-type winter hat.
    Accessories: purple disposable ear plugs (perhaps a hint of what type of job he had?)
     
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  3. CuriousHousewife

    CuriousHousewife New Member

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    I have no idea, but that is really very sad. I hope they are able to ID and notify soon.
     
  4. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    I wonder the New Balance number shoe ie "New Balance 601", certain ones are sold to certain retailers.. (Shoe manager here..)
     
  5. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    webrocket New Member

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    not sure this guy who committed suicide would be showing up on missing persons lists yet.

    usually these stores have cameras all over the place. I wonder how he got there? probably did not take a bus so either he left a car in the lot or he was dropped off and if it was the latter, someone had to know who he was (unless he hitched a ride but even then someone would know something).
     
  7. Kathaboo K

    Kathaboo K Keeper of the Pomihuahuas

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    This is so sad,he must have been in alot of pain....poor soul RIP
     
  8. tatertot

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    There appears to be a logo on his cap. An odd question, but after his death, would LE have thoroughly searched the restroom trash as well as any trash bins at the front of the store? NamUs makes no mention of the hat which makes me wonder if he took it off -- maybe it's in the store's lost-and-found if he removed it before he made it to the restroom. Who knows, maybe the logo on the hat would reveal some hint about where he was from.

    Shin Masamura, your possible match does look quite a bit like him and that's a very good question about the ownership of the gun!
     
  9. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    Good point about the hat, it might have a tag in it etc. Also the only problem I have with the guy in the pic and the missing guy from Alaska is that it seems that the Walmart man is more ethnic. Like Turkish or something along those lines.. and I agree a missing persons file is probably too new for this case until someone that is missing him realizes..
     
  10. CuriousHousewife

    CuriousHousewife New Member

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    Actually, he sort of does look like my husband, who is Turkish, Shin. Of course, my husband is safe and sound, just sayin'. Similar characteristics.
     
  11. CaseyLPC

    CaseyLPC Licensed Professional Counselor

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    This may not be important, but I work at a psychiatric hospital where people sleep in dorm settings and we give out those disposable purple ear plugs for people who can't sleep due to their neighbors snoring. I wonder if he had recently been in an inpatient setting or possibly a homeless shelter in the Ardmore area?
     
  12. tatertot

    tatertot Member

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    The clothing and ear plugs suggest he could have been a day laborer. I've worked day labor before and carrying ear plugs would make sense in case you wound up working a noisy factory job and there was no more durable ear protection available. I hope LE inquires at any local day labor agencies to see if anyone there recognizes him.
     
  13. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    ***bump***
     
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    I know Ardmore a little bit...a lot of people who work on trains (engineers, etc.) stop over there. I'm looking at a Google map of Ardmore to see if he could've come in on a train...but I don't see any train tracks at all. But I think I recall my friend's husband (who was a train engineer) having to wear earplugs to work. Just throwing that out there.
     
  16. Snufamonbobball

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

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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    There's a pointer in the comments to a story that says Bradley Barter was found a few days later, so I guess it's not him.

    http://vancouver.katu.com/content/missing-man-found-alive-and-well
     
  18. mtrooper

    mtrooper Verified SAR

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    Is it just me or does the angle of the camera seem odd? Almost looks like he is looking down at the camera. Someone have a camera for peeking up skirts or somthing?
     
  19. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Not super excited about this possible match, but the stats are close enough that it seems worth a mention: Robert J. Long from NY. On one hand, the height, weight, and hair color are all in line. And he is described as being an alcoholic who may stop taking his antidepressants when he drinks. On the other hand, he has blue eyes, is just over the age range, and would be far from home. He did disappear with his car, however. Just throwing it out there for discussion.

    http://www.northshoreoflongisland.c...Place-resident-Robert-Long-still-missing.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/9580/24
     

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