Doe Network Case 1518UMTX http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1518umtx.html TX DPS Case U0903002 http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/UnidentifieddetailsPrint.asp?id=U0903002&Person=Unidentified%20Person Unable to locate on NamUs Unidentified Black Male The victim was discovered on October 22, 2008 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas Estimated Date of Death: January 2008 Skeletal Remains Vital Statistics Estimated age: 40-60 years old Approximate Height and Weight: 6'0-6'4". Distinguishing Characteristics: Several healed fractures including left maxilla under orbit, left and right nasal bones and mandible. The right foot was amputated through all 5 metatarsals. The amputation likely occured close to death. The victim had a metallic fragment embedded in his left hip. Clothing: Clothing was decomposed. Notebooks found with lot so handwritten notes were found with the decedent. Dentals: Edentulous Case History The victim was located in a homeless camp between Martin Luther King Freeway and its service road, near East Vickery Boulevard. I've been looking at Robert Earl Davis AKA "Mook" - Doe case 4494DMLA / NamUs #576 https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/576/0 http://doenetwork.org/cases/4494dmla.html http://identifyla.lsu.edu/profile.php?id=146 http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/davis_robert.html I was mostly struck by the fact that both are listed as edentulous (with no specific mention of dentures for missing or mention of dentures found with UID), less than 4 hr drive distance between the two, and that Davis has a right club foot and the UID's right foot was amputated. I think it's kind of a stretch but the coincidences are kind of interesting. Davis has Down Syndrome and that is not mentioned in the UID. I wonder if significant facial trauma (as the UID had) would complicate identification of Down Syndrome in skeletal remains. I did a little research on identification of DS in skeletal remains/skulls and it looks like it's not always a clear cut identification. I thought it was interesting I found only one adult UID case where DS was mentioned...she was found very soon after drowning and even in that case they only said there was a chance she had DS nothing definitive. NamUs and Doe list Davis as 57 when he disappeared, but LSU and Charley list him as 38 when he disappeared. It's kind of hard to tell in the picture - the younger age would be within in the UID age range and the older one would be just slightly out of it. Davis disappeared in late 2002 - so a 5-6 year gap... kinda long but it looks like UID was transient so it wouldn't be surprising. Any thoughts? The only other person I could come up with after some pretty in-depth searching is Lloyd Downey... only because of proximity (same state), similar height, and diabetes. I figure withthe amputation, there's a strong chance the UID was diabetic. The age, time frame and circumstances seem pretty inconsistent though. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/downey_lloyd.html Any thoughts?