PA PA - Philadelphia, Blk/HispMale UP16617, 12-17, found on railroad tracks, Jul'96

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  1. Jake479

    Jake479 Active Member

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    how does anyone not miss such a young child? so sad. since he was found on tracks, could he have been train hopping and be from far away?
     
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    I'm not seeing this UID listed in the NCMEC database. Going to try sending it to Brenda Galarza
     
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    Sent the Namus page to Brenda Galarza, and submitted Jerome's information to Amy Dobbs for comparison with this UID.
     
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    the area he was located, Conrail tracks around B and Gurney is part of the corridor of railroad tracks in Kensington with heavy drug activity for many years. People hid down there, dealt and used there, and lived there. It is the area that was cleared last year that resulted in multiple homeless encampments and open drug markets under the bridges in Kensington.
     
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    Whoa. It looks a lot like Desmond Dix.
     
  9. KaylaraOwl

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    Eye color doesn't match the UID though. Desmond had one brown eye and one gray eye.
     
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    right but his eye color could have clouded over post mortem. either way, hopefully he was submitted by the posters on FB for a rule in or out. just makes me sad, the kid is so young.
     
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    Since there was no rendering created for the decedent, I made my own. I attempted to call the medical examiner a few months ago to request a NCMEC listing but couldn't get through. It's not perfect, but I feel it's a decent placeholder until a better one is created. Here it is:

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    I did some amateur forensic art using his postmortem photograph, and it’s not the best, but I came up with this.
     
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    Was a cause of death ever released? It only states that he was found on railroad tracks not run over by a train. It's happened before where someone places a body/bodies on railroad tracks hoping to make a crime look like an accident. Don Henry and Kevin Ives cause is an example. Did a toxicology report find anything? To me it looks like he overdosed and was put on the tracks (according to a pipe being found near the body) IMO. The 'MX' initial tattoo is interesting being that a X surname doesn't seem like it wouldn't be as common.
     
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    Clarifying: It only states that he was found on railroad tracks ,but doesn't list if he was run over by a train or not.
     
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    Christian Eugene Thomas
    Male, Black / African American
    Date of Last Contact. August 10, 1996
    Missing From. Brooklyn, New York
    Missing Age. 23 Years

    6' 0" - 6' 2" (72 - 74 Inches)
    Weight. 170 - 185 lbs
    Black hair
    Brown eyes
    scar on face near jawline


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Disappeared in 1996

    I'm thinking Christian could be a match to UP16617.

    Thoughts?

     
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    If the date of last contact is correct (10th of August 1996) then he cannot be the UID.

    However, dates have been incorrect before, though some of those dates were only a rough estimate eg 1st of January 2000, when the specific date is unknown.

    10th of August sounds fairly specific to be incorrect, but then the circumstances just state 'disappeared in 1996.'

    It would be good to investigate whether the "10th of August" or just "disappeared in 1996" is more correct.

    MOO...
     
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