Identified! OR - Portland, WhtMale 35-45, Columbia River, Jul'13 - Michael McLean

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  1. FiveFelines

    FiveFelines New Member

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    Not a lot to go on here, but I'd love some input on whether this could be a match. (First thread I've started, so apologies if I'm doing it wrong!)

    Unidentified:

    White male, 35-45, 72", 160 lbs, brown hair. Devil dog and eagle tattoos on left arm. Found in Colombia River near Portland, Oregon on July 18, 2013.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11457

    MP:

    Michael Scott McLean
    White male, 44, 72", 150 lbs' brown hair. Devil dog and eagle tats on left arm (but also has other tats, including peace sign, eternity sign, "mom", etc.--however, remains were partly decomposed). Missing from Vancouver, WA in February 2013.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20146/14

    The UID is estimated to have been in the water for "weeks" and was found in disposable scrubs and a jacket--sounds like someone who quickly left a hospital. I can't find much on the MP, but five months seems like more than enough time to go missing and end up in the hospital.

    Any thoughts on this one?
     
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  3. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Thot I'd chime in fwiw...

    I think the MP pic actually looks like he is wearing a 'scrub' shirt no? There's a large pic for viewing here:
    http://www.missingin.org/reg8531/michael_scott_mclean.htm

    The photo also seems like a photo ID pic, maybe he was employed at a hospital...???...I dunno, going to dig around some more.

    Also, I had to look at a map to discover the Columbia River IS what divides Vancouver WA from Portland OR.

    http://goo.gl/maps/DmZbo

    Excellent work FF!
     
  4. FiveFelines

    FiveFelines New Member

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    Thanks. Same here about the Columbia River--I had no idea they were so close until I mapped it.
     
  5. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    could he be wearing navy scrubs??
     
  6. KateB

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    Someone should submit it. Everything looks to line up perfectly. Excellent sleuthing, FiveFelines!

    The time of decomposition may have only started with the late spring thaw. I'm not sure how they account for frozen in ice during winter when water is involved.
     
  7. FiveFelines

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    I can't tell if those are scrubs or a t-shirt, but its possible they're scrubs. The UID was found in disposable scrubs. I don't know what those are, but I envisioned a paper Johnny situation.

    Also, the tats on the UID suggest Marines, if I'm not mistaken. He looks sad in that picture--eyes look watery to me, but who knows? Maybe he has allergies or a cold.
     
  8. FiveFelines

    FiveFelines New Member

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    I've never submitted before, but I could try. If someone with more experience wants to do it, I'm happy to pass it on.
     
  9. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Here's the contact info from the MP case report FF:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/case_report_html/20146

    Police Information
    Title Detective
    First name Lindsay
    Last name Schultz
    Phone 360-397-2028
    Email Lindsay.Schultz@clark.wa.gov
    Case number S13-2011
    Date reported February 13, 2013
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Clark County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 707 W 13th Street
    Address 2 PO Box 410
    City

    eta: sadly there's virtually nothing on him.
     
  10. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Disposable Scrubs

    Give your staff complete non-translucent coverage with our disposable medical scrubs. These disposable scrubs are perfect for visitors for quick cover up. Made of SMS material these disposable surgical scrubs are both breathable and fluid resistant.

    http://www.medicalsuppliesexpert.com/disposable-scrubs.html
     
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    FiveFelines New Member

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    Thank you!
     
  12. northxnorthwest

    northxnorthwest baby sleuth

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    The stitching on the collar and shoulder of the shirt looks like scrub top, IMO.
     
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    Wow! Everything lines up; I really think this is a match. Definitely should be called in.

    I wonder if it's already on their radar. I wouldn't think that there are many missing people with devil dog tattoos.
     
  15. FiveFelines

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    I just submitted this via email to Detective Schultz. Will let you know if I hear anything back. Thanks for the encouragement!
     
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    ...And I already heard back. Here is her response:

    Good Morning Jessica,

    Thank you so very much for your work and attention to help identify this individual.

    The information is being processed accordingly. We will have results soon and I will keep you updated.

    Take care,

    Lindsay.

    Detective Lindsay Schultz

    Clark County Sheriff's Office

    Major Crimes Unit

    PO Box 410

    Vancouver, WA 98666

    360-397-2028 - Desk

    360-759-6842 - Fax
     
  17. FiveFelines

    FiveFelines New Member

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    Just wanted to update you all on this. I followed up with Detective Schultz and this was her response. She confirmed that this UID is Mr. McLean. Not sure if the mods consider this a Match or Identified (I submitted it to her in August), but either way, he has his name back!
    BTW, the MP is off Namus, but they haven't taken the UID off yet.

    On Oct 27, 2013, at 11:17 PM, "Schultz, Lindsay" <Lindsay.Schultz@clark.wa.gov> wrote:

    Hi Jessica,
    Thank You for following up on this case.

    A few weeks ago we had a DNA comparison that matched Mr. McLean with his mother so he was positively identified.

    Thank you again hopefully answered your question and he should've been removed from NamUs.

    Take care
     
  18. Kaliste

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    Awesome work!!! Happy to hear he has be identified :)
     
  19. alreetlike

    alreetlike Wait and hope.

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    Great work. :) I'm sure this will bring some closure to his mother and any other family/friends.
     

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