PA - Falls Twp, Hisp/AsianMale 1908UMPA, 34-39, prior foot injury, May'93

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's a newly listed DoeNet case:

    The Doe Network:
    Hot Case 2294
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1908umpa.html

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    Unidentified Hispanic or Asian Male

    * The victim was discovered on May 16, 1993 in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
    * Estimated Date of Death: May 1987 to May 1992.
    * State of Remains: Unknown.
    * Cause and Manner of Death: Gunshot wound.

    Vital Statistics

    * Estimated Age: 33-43 years old.
    * Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" to 5'7" and unknown weight.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: Unknown hair and eye color.
    * Medical: Injury sustained on left foot sometime during lifetime
    that would have caused a noticeable limp.
    * Dentals: Not available. Teeth are with the remains which are being held
    at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
    * DNA: Unknown.
    * Fingerprints: Not available.

    Case History

    The victim was found alongside the roadway in a ditch in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, on May 16, 1993.
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This guy seems to fit the specs.

    Emmanuel Almanzar

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/almanzar_emmanuel.html

    His height and age are spot-on. He appears to be Filipino, which would fit the Hispanic/Asian designation assigned to the UID.

    He was last seen in Queens, NY, about 150 miles from Falls Township, PA.

    The timeframe (about 5 months) is shorter than the 1-6 year postmortem interval estimated. But I don't think that this is too much of a negative.

    There isn't any mention of foot problems that would cause a limp. But the info in him is quite thin anyway. That could have been something that they neglected to mention.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I left a message with Detective Dennis O'Connell of the Falls Township Police Department.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I got my call back from Det. McConnell. He was very polite, and thanked me for the info. Prior to calling me, he googled the name Emmanuel Almanzar and found this thread. He agreed that the info on Emmanuel seemed to fit pretty closely to that of his UID. He said that there is a highway that leads straight from NYC to Falls Township PA, so the location and distance of the body with respect to Emmanuel's point of last contact was not a problem.

    I asked if there was a rule-out list, and he said that he is new to this case, and he hasn't looked at any other possibles. (I'm not sure, and didn't ask if there were any MP's looked at when the remains were found).

    As indicated in DoeNet, there is no DNA, and of course since it is skeletal, there are no fingerprints. To his knowledge, there were no dental charts for this UID. But the remains are at the Smithsonian, and accessible for dental comparison, so he will have to contact the LE in New York to make necessary arrangements for a comparison.

    I left him an e-mail address, and he will notify me if he finds out anything about this possible match.
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    any word Carl? I don't see either the UID or Emmanuel in Namus (not sure if they ever were in Namus).
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No word yet. But this one is about due for a follow-up call.

    ETA: I just left a voicemail message with Detective O'Connell
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    Bump <3
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    Here's an interesting possible match.

    William Perez, Sr. was a murder victim whose body was disposed of by cohorts of the convicted killer, although none could remember where they disposed of the body. It was said that Perez suffered a gunshot to his head.

    He was 5'8"-5'9" which was a little taller than the estimated height of the UID. The timing is right, he was murdered on or shortly after October 2, 1990. He had been abducted from Wilmington, DE which is just about one hour southwest of Falls Twp., Bucks County, PA.

    As for a foot injury noted for the UID, Perez was noted to have had a prior fracture to an unknown bone.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/perez_william.html
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/6927/8/
     
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    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    Searching for missing men with injured left foot, I found Andrew James Armstrong Jr.
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/3385dmpa.html

    surgery on left foot as a child

    height (5'8"), age (42) in range

    missing January 1992, which is within range

    missing from Oakland Township PA (note this is not the Oakland near Pittsburgh), which is quite a distance from Falls Township but a direct path via I-81. (https://goo.gl/maps/bXKP9DMh7k72). He might have fallen through thin ice on the Allegheny, but there's no confirmation on that and his body was never found.

    But he's Caucasian, and looks it. A cursory search didn't turn up anything to indicate whether he might have mixed ancestry or anything.
     
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    I was going to submit Perez then in the middle of composing the email I realized that the only possible identifier at this time is dentals. Unfortunately, dentals are the only identifier Perez does not have.

    If the Smithsonian has the UID's skull, isn't it possible to extract DNA from a molar?
     
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    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    This is a difficult case to query because of the possible mixed race factor. I can't find any possible matches in the middle atlantic region with dentals available. DNA would definitely be helpful in this case.
     

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