Discussion in 'General Information & Discussion' started by MadMcGoo, Aug 19, 2020.
On to the next case!
I'm a fan! Will definitely be following.
If you wanted to move on to the vacation location my parents took us to after, there’s an unidentified man in Surf City in southern North Carolina!
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Question for Othram..If there is a case your interested in taking on, what are the steps you need to take in order to get the clearance to do so? I'm so intrigued by DNA and the incredible difference its making!
Side note..you/lab are so appreciated!
Good question. Here is our process:
1. Someone brings a case to our lab's attention. Sometimes the person is from law enforcement, sometimes an Othram case manager finds a case, and sometimes the public brings a case to our attention.
2. If law enforcement agrees to allow Othram to participate, we ask them to submit the case details here: request.othram.com. We offer free consultations by phone and free quotes. It costs nothing for law enforcement to submit a case for consideration.
3. If there is suitable evidence available for the case, the Othram lab will accept the case. Alternatively, it goes into the Othram backlog where we keep the case in mind, just in case we can accept it at a later date. We never forget a case.
4. Once a case is accepted, we send instructions and documentation to the agency and they can officially submit evidence to our lab.
Thank you for the information!
Love the line " We never forget a case."
Not sure that there is a Websleuths thread but here is a new case solve:
Murdered WW1 Veteran from Queens is now Identified
Help us find the thread, if one exists! We assisted the Queens DA‘s office, NYPD, and the FBI in identifying this unknown homicide victim. The victim was a WW1 vet and the identification has also led to the arrest of the suspect in the murder!
Here is his thread.
NY - NY - Queens, 115th St, WhtMale 50-90, UP57120, poss buried since 70s, Mar'19
I’m glad New York is starting to hop on board the genealogy bandwagon, I think the city has the largest concentration of unidentified people in the country
Two in two days!
Here is another case. Othram built the profile and FDLE did the genealogy:
Websleuths Thread: FL - FL - Terrence Paquette, 31, stabbed 73 times, Orange Co, 3 Feb 1996
DNASolves: After 25 years, Terrence Paquette's killer is Arrested
There won't be a case announced tomorrow, but next week...
New case that we are crowdfunding. Help if you can or spread the word to others that can help:
Websleuths: ID - ID - Oneida Co, UnkSex&Race UP13607, 12-16, skull in Two Mile Canyon, Oct'86
DNASolves: Who is Oneida Jane Doe (1986)?
Hi everyone! If you haven't heard, we have an update on Walker County Jane Doe.
Websleuths: Identified! - TX - Huntsville, 'Walker County Jane Doe', WhtFem 14-16, 91UFTX, Nov'80 Sherri Ann Jarvis
DNASolves: After 41 years, Walker County Jane Doe is Identified
Congrats, Othram, you’ve cracked one of the internet’s favorite cases!
It was a pleasure to assist.
Othram...I suspected you had a hand in " our girls" identification!!!! "Walker County." Thank you and great work, again
Thank you! This case meant a lot to us as we know it did to all of you.
Great job. That was definitely one of the biggies. I'm not sure which one would be next. Maybe it would be Arroyo Grande Jane Doe. An easy reference point is when the thread(s) began, and number of pages. Arroyo Grande Jane Doe has threads here dating to 2005.
There are several higher profile Las Vegas area cases, including Sahara Sue from the late '70s and Las Vegas Jane Doe from 1982. The Review Journal frequently publishes articles indicating the coroner's office is determined to close the local cases, but I'm not sure if they ever reach out to Othram and others:
Coroner continues search for real names of John and Jane Does