TX TX - Harris Co, Bones From 5 Different Individuals In Cardboard Box, May'86

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  1. Romulus

    Romulus Well-Known Member

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    Human remains from five different victims (Three females and two males)
    [HR][/HR]Case History

    On May 22, 1986, authorities discovered a cardboard box in an apartment at 2300 Colquitt in Houston. Human remains from five different victims were found in the box.
    The various remains were from three females
    Hot Case 1836, Hot Case 1834, Hot Case 1835, and two males, Hot Case 1836 and Hot Case 1837.
    [HR][/HR]Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
    713-796-9292
    Email

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    ME Case Number: 35982586
    NamUs Case Number: 4250
    NCIC Number: U-700005692
    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    https://identifyus.org/cases/4250
    https://identifyus.org/cases/4249
    https://identifyus.org/cases/4248
    https://identifyus.org/cases/4246
    https://identifyus.org/cases/4243



    Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

     
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  3. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Unbelieveable....


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  4. Hope32

    Hope32 Mainly Lurker Sometimes Sleuther

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    welp just looked at this... Two victims one is only a humerus and the other is only a skull. The rest of bones and that's all folks. The humerus produced no DNA results. And a couple are of African American race is all the other characteristics.
     
  5. Springrain

    Springrain Buckskin Girl was Marcia King

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    Oh my! This is AWFUL!
     
  6. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if it's something like bones that washed out of a cemetery or medical specimens or something.
     
  7. DaisyChains

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    so the remains that sex could be deciphered seemed to be male.

    they also mostly seemed to be African American.

    None of them seemed to be children.

    hm...
     
  8. shandram19

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    Does it say where this box of bones were found? (Apartment, house, storage unit, outside, abandoned? Anything?)

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  9. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    It says in a cardboard box in an apartment at 2300 Colquitt in Houston: https://goo.gl/maps/DNFdi4iy3rw
     
  10. Dr.Strangelove

    Dr.Strangelove New Member

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    I almost wonder if they are like... Grave robbed? It sounds crazy but I can't imagine some one having random limbs and no bodies ect. I just can't wrap my head around it.
     
  11. Dr.Strangelove

    Dr.Strangelove New Member

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    At first I thought the same thing but if they were medical specimens wouldn't they have been either cleaned or preserved? Namus described them as bones with soft tissue still on it
     
  12. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of improperly disposed of after an amputation or something, but one of them is a head, so I guess that's not likely.
     
  13. alucardsdream

    alucardsdream New Member

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    Whenever I start to think that nothing can really shock me anymore, something like this comes along. I have no words...
     
  14. DaisyChains

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    just realized on my first post I completely misunderstood the sex of the remains. Woops!

    Some possibles for the males from 1982-1985. These are all of the males I could find missing from the Houston area during that time. Will go back further than 1982 soon. I am aware the remains are likely older than 1986, but I felt it important to add James Skelton just in case:
    Missing Since: March 6, 1986 from Houston, Harris County, Texas http://www.nampn.org/cases/skelton_james.html
    Missing Since: November 12, 1985 from Houston, Harris County, Texas http://www.nampn.org/cases/pulaski_thomas.html
    Missing Since: October 25, 1985 from Houston, Harris County, Texas
    http://www.nampn.org/cases/davisworth_george.html
    Missing Since: March 1, 1983 from Houston, Harris County, Texas http://www.nampn.org/cases/weichelt_john.html
    Missing Since: September 1, 1982 from Houston, Harris County, Texas http://www.nampn.org/cases/melendez_charles.html

    James Skelton went missing in 1986 only 22 minutes away from the apartment where the remains were found, but his missing date makes it pretty unlikely that he would be these remains. You never know though!

    John Weichelt was last seen in March of 1983 at a bus stop only 7 minutes away from the apartments where the remains were found. Below is a map of the route between the bus stop area and apartments.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/230...4809fc0fcbb054!2m2!1d-95.3857728!2d29.7345548
     
  16. watergirl62

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    Setting...

    Montrose:
    I used to party at one of the gay clubs in the mid-1980s. As a hetero female in a men's club it was awesome not to get hit on, I was a sweet young thing at the time. Great place to do Halloween. (Think Castro street in SF).The art car parade also in Montrose.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montrose,_Houston

    Economy: Early 1980s. Houston was THE Texas boom town. By 1986, it was hard times. Oil price was very low and the economy cratered.
     
  17. Finders

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    So many questions. Who's apartment was this? Was it abandoned? This case is beyond bizarre.
     
  18. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Black humor department: I would find it terribly ironic if Skelton were to be, um, forgive me, found as, er...
     
  19. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Active Member

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    It is OK I thought the same thing. Not so much humor as just "Hm what are the odds?"
     
  20. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Active Member

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  21. Jgrabko

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    I'm sure there's more information here then what they are making public. Who the hell owned the apartment? Why were the police searching it to start with?
     

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