Identified! SC - Horry Co., White tattooed male, 25-30, Jan'11 - Joseph Williamson

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  1. stillwatersc

    stillwatersc New Member

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  3. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    This case seems like it would be EASY to identify this guy. The tattoos are so distinctive. There are several good pictures, including his morgue picture, on the link stillwater provided. One of the pictures is of a message tattooed in Runes on his leg. I can make out the following from a Rune translator online (which probably isn't the best): [A?ele] [To The Grave] [?oe]. He has a huge tattoo on his back that says "So I pray", and he has a tattoo of what appears to be a rosary "clutched" in his hand. I am thinking maybe gang member, but maybe ties with the Catholic/Puerto Rican/Hispanic community as well??? I would at least go ask some of the local Catholic churches if they recognize his picture. Here is a picture of the Rune tattoo and a collage of the other tattoos. I have saved all of the pictures but I wasn't sure if I should post the morgue photo???? It really isn't bad at all - it was "clean" enough to be published in local media. I think he was shot in the back of the head with a possible exit wound behind the right ear because his jaw is swollen in that picture. It is always sad to see a life end so young!!!
     

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  4. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    TY for adding the images Reannan, I agree the morgue photo is incredibly clean. Probably the cleanest I've ever seen. So clean in fact, he looks better than some photo's LE puts out for a request to identify when people are still living.

    Because the picture is so clean, and this is a MSM article -which can tend to go poof in a number of weeks or months depending on the media outlet, I will override - in this case - the no morgue photo's in the body of thread rule. We've got some grey room here the mods can wiggle with, and I think in this case - since the photo is so clean - if it helps identify the victim , let's do it. Reannan, if you would like, please go ahead and add the morgue photo to the thread.

    Thanks,
    Cubby
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  5. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Thanks Cubby! Someone HAS to recognize this guy. I am attaching the morgue photo as a thumnail, and here is a link to the news article that it was published in. I just checked google news updates, and I do not see where he has been identified. I honestly figured he would have been ID's by now.

    http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=565111
     

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  6. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    I think there's a possibly this man could be from Brunswick county, NC as he was found near the state line. JMO. I checked the SE NC news stations and didn't see any report on this UID man but our news for the past 2 days has mostly been about the weather.
    I'll keep checking around and also send an e-mail to the local stations with the links provided above.

    wm
     
  7. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    Providing a link here to Cue's site. This guys looks similar to the uid but his case was posted to cue in 2009. Also apprears he has a tat on his left shoulder/neck area?

    wm
     
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    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    Cubby fly the W!

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    Good find tatertot! They look close, but I see some differences - though I think the differences might be explained by the date of the MP's photo.

    I'd call the agency investigating the MP just to ensure they are aware of this UID.

    hth
     
  11. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    tatertot, I think that guy on your link is a very close match. It is also interesting that a friend from North Carolina alerted authorities since the UID was found near the SC/NC state line.

    Good eye!

    wm
     
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    Thanks, but I'm not so sure now. I Googled the MP's full name and found what appears to be his fiancee's MySpace page. She has photos of him that appear to be recent and he doesn't appear to have any tattoos. He does have that prominent dark mark on his right cheek (viewer's left) that the UID doesn't have.
     
  13. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    I noticed the same tatertot. It might not hurt to call the agency investigating the MP and inquire if he has tat's.

    jmo
     
  14. stillwatersc

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    I thought he would be id'ed by now also. Possibly he hasn't been reported missing yet. This story along with pictures of his tatoos are being aired on local news broadcasts. If noone recognizes him soon, IMO he couldn't have been in the area for long. He looks so peaceful for someone who died violently, RIP poor guy.
     
  15. tatertot

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    The MP I thought might be him returned home safely, thank goodness: http://www.heraldtribune.com/articl...WS?Title=UPDATE-Missing-Charlotte-man-located

    Waltzingmatilda, the MP you suggested has a lot of tattoos the UID doesn't, according to his Charley Project file: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/holley_jonathan.html

    That tattoo on the UID's hand is interesting. If it is a rosary, it has an Ankh attached instead of the typical cross, though an online search proved Ankh rosaries do exist. Between the Ankh and the runes tattoo, it looks like he might have had an interest in Egyptian culture.
     
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    someone on the original website identified him as joe williamson, a classmate of theirs in school.

    there has been no confirmation.
     
  17. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    That's in the comment section of the msm article in the op. Respectfully, I don't pay much attention to MSM comments. There is really no way to verify them- and many are just plain nasty or ridiculous. I am sure this young mans family will be notified first prior to any official announcements.- if there is any accuracy to the comment made in the msm article.

    jmo
     
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    Snufamonbobball But O for the touch of the vanished hand & the sou

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    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    So, now I guess the last of the three words in the Rune tattoo on his let was "Joe" for his name??? I still can't figure out the first word. At this point, he is identified but we still don't know who killed him. I wish they were more specific about what part of NC he was from. "Columbus County" is sort of vague. :waitasec:
     
  20. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    I had a feeling the victim could be from NC. I hope they find who murdered him.

    Here is some information on Columbus County. It is mostly rural with some small towns. Whiteville is the largest town and is the county seat for Columbus, Bladen and Brunswick counties but it's small, IMO. There is reported gang activity in CC from what I understand.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_County,_North_Carolina

    Joe apparently has a criminal history.....

    http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi...turl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

    I found it in the comments section of this link.
    http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=13825992

    At least his case is getting coverage now in SE NC.

    RIP Joe.

    wm
     
  21. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    His inmate info indicates he was incarcerated for "Assault on Female". It might be that the person who murdered him might be connected to this female's circle of friends and/or family.
     

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