Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by summer_breeze, Aug 15, 2012.
*Bump* for Johnny.. he is still missing
Bringing Johnny's name into the mix until they determine if the bones found are male or female even though it appears that the bones may have been there at least three years. I don't know if heat can age bones faster than normal.
Was just coming to post this.
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JUST IN: The remains found near Myrtle Beach, SC are not Brittanee Drexel. The remains belong to a man who is at least 20
I'm wondering if maybe this is going to be Johnny.
Horry County bones are from a 20+ year old man, coroner says
Posted: Dec 29, 2013 1:44 PM EST
Updated: Dec 31, 2013 3:29 PM EST
By WBTW News Staff
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -
Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department said skeletal remains were found on Tidewater Road near Waccamaw Boulevard in Myrtle Beach Saturday around 12:40 p.m.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge told WBTW Tuesday afternoon that the remains were from a man who was at least 20 years old when he died.
I found this to be interesting in determining the identity of bones, but don't know how accurate it may be.
The eye and nose openings in the skull and certain proportions of the skull vary by racial group between the Mongoloid, Negroid, and Caucasoid races. By examining the skull, or certain parts of the skull, forensic folks can determine the race.
I'm sure that when the forensics anthropologist looks at the remains, race will be one of his/her first things to identify about the remains, then comparisons based on dental records or DNA (if needed) will be done to missing people who are of the deceased's race, age group, etc.
Just wish it didn't take so long to get an ID. But thankful this person will likely be IDed.
I have a vague idea about this area, but I wonder specifically what type of land the remains were found on: dryland (forest), wetlands, marshland, etc. I'm thinking somewhat dry, since they said the remains were spread around, but I wonder how they got there. Any possibility other than being killed/dumped in that specific spot?
I found this article discussing possible identities of the remains, but they didn't mention Johnny. I started to fire off an email to the reporter, but then I realized that the reporter may have known that Johnny probably wouldn't be likely because of his age - 44.
In a picture from an article posted above, I noticed LE walking on a railroad track so maybe the person was walking on the track when he was hit or fell off the train.
More bones found this morning.
Additional human remains were located on New Year's Day by a search party near Ronald McNair Boulevard, a short distance from the bones found over he weekend. Since it is not a complete skeleton, Coroner Edge believes the bones could belong to the same person. The anthropologist on the case can determine if the bones found are from the same male.
Near the bottom of this article there is info about other missing persons in Horry County, including Johnny.
Those RR tracks have not been in use for several year., I recall one train travelling thru there in the past 5 years. For a long time, they were used to store empty box cars, however. That was about 3 years ago.
Tidewater remains have been entered into Namus. At first I thought Johnny was a possibility but race is listed as white. Age 35-60 and height 5'7". Also swim trunks and pendant found. Also the UID had the following:
Well, that goes to show you, though...they were way off on the age. Oh, well. STill praying for Johnny.
Thinking of johhny tonight! Where Is he??
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I still think of Mr. Brown all the time.
I'm sad that there is no new update.
Where is Johnny?
Still praying for Johnny & his loved ones. Come home soon Johnny!