Match! TX - Dallas, WhtMale UP2192, 30-50, tattoos, Feb'08 *Troy Kozkowski*

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  1. kaelee2

    kaelee2 New Member

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    The Dallas Police Department released a sketch Thursday of a male with the hope that someone might be able to help identify a body that was found on the side of the road.

    The body was discovered on February 29 on the shoulder of a road near a field in the 8200 block of May Forge Drive in southwest Dallas.

    more at link

    kaelee
     
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  3. Sugie

    Sugie New Member

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    6'8" That is way tall. I wonder if that should have been 68". If he indeed was 6'8" then that should narrow the search if he was ever reported missing.
     
  4. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    I think a 6'8" dude at 186 would have appeared skeletal-the build is right if he is 68" and 186, IMO.
     
  5. christine2448

    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

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  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    The links are dead but apparently it is spelled Mayforge Drive.

    http://www.i45dallas.com/interstate_45_dallas_blog/0308.html
    > Oak Cliff police need help identifying dead man found near i-45 ... March 13/08
    Dallas police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man found dead last month near Interstate 45 in southeast Oak Cliff. The man had no visible trauma to his body when he was found Feb. 29 along a shoulder in the 8200 block of Mayforge Drive, police said. He is described as white, between 30 and 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 185 pounds.

    His Namus information:
    https://identifyus.org/cases/2192

    Estimated age Adult
    Minimum age 30 years
    Maximum age 50 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) 136, Measured
    Height (inches) 68, Measured

    Deceased was found on the side of the road in a wooded area.
    Address 1 3500 Mayforge Drive

    The numbers differ from what's given above but close enough I'm sure.

    3500 Mayforge Drive, Dallas, TX, United States to 8200 Mayforge Dr, Dallas, TX 75216 - Google Maps
     
  7. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I called up the Dallas County Med Ex office. The guy who answered the phone didn't have the slightest clue what I was talking about. After spending 5 minutes explaining what NamUs was, and "no-I do not know the guy", and trying to explain the difference between a missing person and an unidentified person, and why this was an obvious match, he told me to call the Arlington PD. :banghead:

    Seriously, why do they let these guys answer the phone if they don't have the slightest clue of such basic stuff? :banghead:

    I sent an e-mail to Todd Matthews and Steven Kurtz (the UID's NamUs Case Manager).
     
  9. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Good catch Carl! I wonder why NamUs didn't pick up this very obvious match.

    "No, I don't know the guy". Did he think you were talking about a person named NamUs? :floorlaugh: I know the deceased and missing are not funny, so forgive me, but your post reminded me of a gal who asked, "who's Arson?" back in HS. Who's NamUs? lol...

    I'm sure this is a match. I hope you get a reply soon.
     
  10. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Probably given the height difference, it didn't come up on the NamUs generated list.
     
  11. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    I'd say you got it Carl. the Chinese character is the same. the other tats are basically consistent, the face looks the same and they both have hazel eyes. he was found dead just 9 days after last contact with family.

    only negatives are the UID had a hernia scar on his groin (not mentioned with Troy) and both the height and weight are off considerably. we are talking 3" and 54 lbs.

    assuming the UID is Troy we really have to 1. rethink some of the search parameters for the less obvious cases and 2. work hard to convince someone to look at it where the height and weight are off by so much.
     
  12. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I usutally leave out the height parameters on the screen, and then consider the height difference after the list has been generated and I've looked at other factors.
     
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    webrocket New Member

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    if the UID is stated with a specific height, I usually go + or - 2 inches. so Troy would have missed my search criteria.

    interestingly, the Troy has a tatt described as a "red Cuda car with flames coming out back and a person screaming out the driver's window" on his right thigh while the UID has "Skeleton driving red car R thigh". I mean they have to be the same but to even try to match them is not easy.
     
  14. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If there was any doubt before, here is the tattoo and necklace Comparison:

    UID _______________________________________Troy Kozkowski
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  15. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    this one should be easy to resolve. Troy has dentals and fingerprints on file somewhere and they got both for the UID.
     
  16. traacker13

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    WoW! This is DEFINITELY a match. Great job, Carl!
     
  17. ThePhantom

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    Hats off and a bow to you, Carl, for a job well done!! Another lost soul now has now been identified because of you. You rock!
     
  18. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I just got a call from Lt. Tony Cuevas to thank me for the tip. He says that right after getting my voicemail, he received a call from Steven Kurtz (to whom I sent an e-mail last night). He is forwarding the dental records to Dallas, and hopefully they should get a positive ID promptly. Troy didn't have an arrest record, so they had no fingerprints to compare.

    He had put all of the info in NCIC, but did not get a hit. He said that he didn't know about NamUs, but was very complementary of how the system is put together. I suggested that if he had any other MP's, he should list them in NamUs.

    He said that the decedent died of a heroin overdose. He also mentioned that Troy's mother reported him missing after he moved to Dallas from Michigan. He apparently was an intelligent responsible person before going to Dallas, but he got involved with drugs and his life spiraled out of control.
     
  19. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

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    interesting. Troy's Namus page said fingerprints were available. does not mean an arrest though. might have been done for professional clearance for a job.

    in any event, I'm pretty sure this is a match if for no other reasons the Chinese character tat, the general similarity of appearance and the time frame.
     
  20. Guinevere

    Guinevere "We are blessed and cursed by our times"

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    Great Match, awesome job Carl! Hopefully his family can find some closure if this does turn out to be him, which I'm thinking is the case.
     
  21. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not just the Chinese character tatt, but the other tatts as well.

    From Troy's NamUs MP page:

    From christine2448's post (#4 above) - Photos of the UID's tattoos:

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