TX - Mark Gabler, 33, slain in vigilante killing, Bexar County, 26 April 2010

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  1. tatertot

    tatertot Member

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    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/sheriff_hopes_photos_can_help_id_victim_94974499.html

    There's not much to go on this one besides his clothing. Male skeletal remains, age and ethnicity unknown, were found May 20th in Bexar County, Texas by some hog hunters. The UID was wearing a dark-colored t-shirt with sumo wrestlers and a dragon on it. There is an additional photo of a red patch or scrap of clothing with a demon/clown figure and some Japanese figures. A third photo shows a cross on black fabric but it's unclear if it's part of the same t-shirt with the sumo wrestlers iron-on. He had black lace-up books, but there's no photo of them.

    Also found was a black belt with skulls. This strikes me as odd, because it's very "girly-goth/Hot Topic." I know it's trendy for guys to wear pink t-shirts but the belt doesn't strike me as something a guy would wear. It must be pretty commonplace because I easily found a few more like it:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...Category=86647&_trkparms=algo=LVI&its=I&otn=2

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...&start=40&hl=en&sa=N&gbv=2&ndsp=20&tbs=isch:1
     
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  3. Cymro

    Cymro New Member

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    I'm not sure that the belt is that odd within a certain subsection of the community.

    Most guys wouldn't wear a belt like that but a few would - enough not to make it an odd choice for people who identify with Goth, some rock, and other subcultures.

    The sizes on the eBay link you included are men's, not women's sizes as far as I understand them.

    I think we can be fairly sure that the UID is under 30 and deceased within the last five years, which means we would be looking at males born after 1975 and missing since 2005. With full skeletalization we are probably talking about a date last known alive before 2009.

    Bexar County means we're probably looking at the San Antonio metro area but it's close enough to Austin and Houston is an outside possibility too (200 miles). Oh and according to Wikipedia, Bexar is pronounced like "bear."
     
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    From May 2014:

    http://www.expressnews.com/news/loc...sentenced-in-vigilante-killing-of-5499613.php

    From September 2014:

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Man-sentenced-for-vigilante-killing-5744571.php

     

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