OR OR - Molalla, UnkSex&Race, UP77090, UnkAge, in Weyerhaeuser forest logging road, ring stone, Jan'21

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP77090
    Unsure, Uncertain

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

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    Circumstances of Recovery: On January 8, 2021, human skeletal remains were found on a privately owned, Weyerhaeuser forest logging road that runs nearly adjacent to the Molalla River, approximately 4 miles southeast of the center of the city of Molalla. The hillside that the remains are discovered on are at a nearly 45-degree angle, and are fire damaged from a large conflagration that burned through the area in September of 2020.
     


  2. Susikatze

    Susikatze Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it is a male. 9.5 is borderline, can be a smaller male size and a very large female size, which happens, but is unusual. The ring is also more of a mens ring.
     
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    Laughing Well-Known Member

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    White shoes??? Forest fire???

    Were the remains on the 45 degree hillside before the fire? Did a person succumb to the fire? Were the remains skeletonized before or during the fire?

    I expect they know, & could include that information.
     
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  4. Susikatze

    Susikatze Well-Known Member

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    I assume they were shallowly buried or dumped there before the fire. Otherwise they would not mention the fire.
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    Timber crew finds skeletal human remains near Molalla, Oregon | kgw.com


    A Weyerhauser tree planting crew found human remains in a remote area southeast of Molalla.

    The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the remains were there before the Labor Day wildfires.

    The remains included a partial human skull. They also found a white low-top style canvas athletic shoe, size 9.5, and a dark gray metal ring with a squared red stone.

    The remains were on a steep slope in a ravine.

    Clackamas County Search and Rescue volunteers also responded to the scene to run rope lines down the hill.

    The Oregon State Forensic Anthropologist is working to identify the remains.
    Human Remains Found Southeast Of Molalla | JAM'N 107.5 | Portland Local News
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    You were right! In the KOIN article linked above it says "The remains predate the wildfires that swept through that area in September".
     
  9. Otterly

    Otterly Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong, but that ring has a late 70s/early 80s look to it. Maybe this could be quite an old case.
     
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  10. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    If anyone has helpful information on the case, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 503-723-4949 or to use the email form at Tip Sheet | Clackamas County. “Please reference CCSO Case #21-000584.”
    Homicide detectives work to ID remains found outside Molalla

    The recovered skeletal remains are now with Dr. Nici Vance, state forensic anthropologist with the Oregon State Police, for detailed analysis.

    Tips sought: Reference CCSO Case No. 21-000584. Anyone with information on the human remains found southeast of Molalla is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at clackamas.us/sheriff/tip.

    Detectives: Skeleton found by tree planters near Molalla
     
  11. Otterly

    Otterly Well-Known Member

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    Going through NAMUS I found a few missing persons who were last seen/vehicles found near Molalla (and not already mentioned in previous posts).

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) James T. Dimick November 22, 1989 - Missing from Portland, but his vehicle "was recovered in a remote area of Clackamas County". It would be nice to know where his vehicle was found.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Michael Ray Simmons August 23, 1995 - Van found on Crooked Finger Rd in Scott Mills which is a town less than 10 miles away from Molalla.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Cullen Origen Jones February 12, 1998 - Missing from Keizer, but went to and belongings found at Bagby Hot Springs in Mt Hood National Forest, which based on google maps appears to be around 20 miles from Molalla. Interestingly Bagby Hot Springs is Southeast of Molalla, and the remains were found "approximately 4 miles southeast of the center of the city of Molalla".

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    I'm assuming the remains are male due to the ring size and design but if they turn out to be female Valerie Anne Pryor is an obvious possible match. On Feburary 2, 1989 she walked out of her home in Colton, about 5 miles from Molalla, and was never seen again.
     
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  12. Romulus

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    Well you could establish where that type of ring comes from, where it was produced or manufactured and if it's for men or women, I think it's a good starting point.
     
  13. JMapes

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    Well, any and all guesses I may have had went right out the window when I saw the
    Round (circular) white, red and black enamel "swastika" lapel pin found Near the Body listed on the NamUs profile.

    My best guess is that whoever chose this location to dispose of the body figured that the body would never be found in this dense vegetation off a logging road. The discovery was only made because the wildfires destroyed everything else.
     
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    NAMUS also lists an "Imperial Savings" writing pen. Imperial Savings has been defunct since the early 2000s to my knowledge, so my guess is that this wasn't a super recent death.
     
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    ElementalLaura Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @imstilla.grandma, was this posted in the correct thread?
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    Possibly not.I’m confused. I also made a mistake in another thread and was called out. I apologize to members. My thoughts seem scrambled. I’m sorry.
     
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    ElementalLaura Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No worries, but I will delete the post in this thread since it’s confusing (to me, anyway!)
     
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    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    Sheriff: Skeletal remains found near Molalla identified as California man who was reported missing in 1979

    Identified!

    Following an investigation, the sheriff's office said the remains were identified as Kenneth Lee Bell, born 1957, formerly of Contra Costa County, California.

    The sheriff's office said Bell was identified from personal effects found with the body. DNA confirmation is currently underway.

    According to the sheriff's office, Bell's mother, who is now deceased, reported him missing in 1979, when he was 22 years old. He appears to have disappeared while traveling from the Bay Area to Washington to visit family.


    Bell worked in the timber industry in the late 70s, and frequented the Portland area in that time period, according to the sheriff's office.
     
  19. Susikatze

    Susikatze Well-Known Member

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    If the stuff found nearby was his, he apparently was some sort of biker or into biker fashion. Harley Davidson pins and chains from a biker jacket. But whats the deal with the appaling Nazi (NSDAP...) pin? Are bikers usually connected to the Neo Nazi scene? Dont think so.
     
  20. JMapes

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    This is one such neo-nazi motorcycle gang that would have been up-and-coming in California around the time he went missing. Nazi Lowriders - Wikipedia

    Without getting into a huge bike gang history spiral, there is a whole sub-category of "outlaw motorcycle clubs" that engage in criminal activities and organized crime, which have historically been white and their clubs typically exclusively male and racially homogeneous.

    Here are two more "outlaw motorcycle clubs" that could also fit the bill.
    Free Souls Motorcycle Club - Wikipedia
    Brother Speed - Wikipedia

    Law enforcement has also created their own white supremacist motorcycle gang to carry out surveillance and stings on other white supremacist motorcycle gangs. This is so surreal, I can't make it up! Aryan Nations Motorcycle Riders Division - Wikipedia

    It would be interesting to know KB's social history. Who he hung out with, what MCs he may have been affiliated with, what kinda things he liked doing while traveling from CA to WA. That sure is a long ride if its on a motorcycle!! MOO.
     
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