UID's Identified with New Fingerprint Technology

Gardener1850

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Let's use this thread to keep track of the UID's identified with the new technology.

Post media about the technology and links to the threads here.

So far we have:

Andrea Kuiper, 1990, California: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...ea-Apr-90-Andrea-Kuiper&highlight=fingerprint

Bennett Louis, 1984, Maryland (no thread here): https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.a3257a2773f5

John Clifton Downey, 1984, Iowa: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...-WhtMale-92UMIA-28-48-Numerous-Tattoos-Feb-84
 

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Thanks for starting thread Gardener1850, and thanks to Alleykins for suggesting one!
 

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Excellent thread idea! Thank you, Gardener.

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French Quarter street performer arrested for 40 Year old Cold case murder Jacksonville FL

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/05/french_quarter_cold_case_murde.html


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Amazing, 43 years later, certainly gives hope and confidence that many more cold cases will be solved and the unidentified, named!
From link,
Fingerprints left at a Florida convenience store 43 years ago helped connect detectives in a Florida homicide cold case unit with their suspect, New Orleans resident Johnie Miller, authorities said. Miller, 60, is also known as one of the French Quarter's most recognizable street performers, "Uncle Louie."
 

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http://www.west-technology.co.uk/forensic/vacuum-metal-deposition-vmd/
Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) is one of the most powerful latent fingermark development techniques available to the modern forensic scientist. The forensic VMD process can be used to develop latent fingermarks on a wide range of non-porous and semi-porous exhibits.

The standard VMD process employs the sequential vacuum deposition of a very thin layer of gold followed by a thin layer of zinc. However, in response to the innovations surrounding plastic materials, with the introduction of more recycled and biodegradable plastics, exciting new forensic research has led to the expansion of the technique to include single metal deposition processes e.g. silver, sterling silver, copper and aluminium and new multi-metal deposition processes e.g. gold/zinc/silver or silver/zinc.

VMD is the optimal technique for a wide range of non-porous and semi-porous exhibits, including flexible plastic packaging, plastic bottles, glass, fabrics, firearms, glossy paper, waxed paper, paper bank notes, polymer bank notes, wood etc.
This research has also shown that Vacuum Metal Deposition can identify contact areas e.g. grab impressions on fabrics with a loose weave, with the possible application to aid targeted DNA swabbing/extraction. Furthermore, research has shown that VMD does not interfere with or affect DNA recovery2.

VMD has also provided remarkable results on exhibits that have been submerged in water or buried underground and has developed latent fingermarks on recovered exhibits even if they have been submerged or buried for many years.
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http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/World/2017/06/08/22729878.html
[h=2]Los Angeles riots victim is identified after 25 years[/h]
Jun 8, 2017 LOS ANGELES — After a quarter of a century, a victim of the Los Angeles riots has a name.
Police on Thursday announced that the man known only as John Doe No. 80 is Miguel Armando Quiroz Ortiz.
Officials tried to identify the body using a fingerprint from the left middle finger but got no match for a quarter of a century.

This April, however, the county coroner’s office notified LAPD cold case detectives that the fingerprint had at last been identified as that of a Los Angeles resident named Armando Hernandez.
Hernandez was one of Quiroz’s aliases.
 

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Identification made in previously unresolved, 20-year-old vehicle vs pedestrian death


A man who was fatally struck by a car in Mecca in 1997 and has spent the last twenty years unidentified was finally identified using new fingerprint technology; bringing final closure to the victim’s family – who have been searching for their missing relative and loved one all these years.

Sheriff-Coroner officials identified the man as 32-year-old, Mario Alberto Ortiz-Vicente, AKA: Manuel Beltran Bueno, according to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Lieutenant April Smith, who explained how Vicente was finally identified after two decades.

http://myvalleynews.com/regional-ne...lved-20-year-old-vehicle-vs-pedestrian-death/

Another one solved with the new technology. I could not find a thread for Mario here.
 

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Another one:
[h=1]How Lorain police finally identified a body that washed ashore almost three decades ago[/h]
LORAIN, Ohio -- It took 28 years and advances in fingerprint technology for law enforcement officials in Lorain to learn that the remains of a man who washed ashore from Lake Erie belonged to a man named Terrence Patrick Brennan.

While identifying Brennan's remains brings one mystery to a close, it does nothing to answer several lingering questions, including how the 36 year old died, how his body ended up in Lake Erie and whether any of his family is aware that the remains belong to him.

The Lorain County Coroner's Office requested that the FBI submit Brennan's fingerprints to the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System Flyer.The fingerprints were submitted in the last three weeks, Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said. Brennan was identified a few days before his identity went public, he said. The fingerprints matched the same fingerprints of a man arrested in 1971 in Forest Park, Illinois. That man was an 18-year-old Brennan.
Lorain police lifted fingerprints off Brennan's body when his body initially washed ashore, but computerized fingerprint databases was not a readily available technology. With no identification on the body, investigators had no idea where the body might have come from, so even going through fingerprint catalog databases manually was not an option.
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/07/man_washed_ashore_in_lorain_id.html

I hope they can find his family. I did not find a thread for Terrence here.
 

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Yes, they are still searching for his family to notify them. I meant there was not a thread in the Unidentified forum to update with his identity.

Gotcha. Was this UP case even in NamUs?
 

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Here is another UP case that's been solved, but the man's name wasn't released (as of yet).
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news...cle_0a0b4ab6-613b-11e7-adc3-db5352d6a2df.html

[FONT=&quot]“He had been kind of a drifter and the family never reported him missing,” Moriarty said.
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[FONT=&quot]The lack of that missing person report had hampered the attempts to identify him. NamUs, however, matched him using a fingerprint database from the man’s military service.[/FONT]

(BBM) I'm thinking we may come across this more often than not.
 

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Here is another one from the NYP. It not only id'd a John Doe, but also solved a murder mystery:
http://nypost.com/2017/08/10/man-ki...entified-as-murder-suspect-decades-later/amp/
The fingerprints of the crash victim were submitted to the New Jersey State Police in 1993 and were again submitted in 2006 to the FBI, but neither submission produced a match.
New Jersey State Police forensic anthropologist Donna Fontana recently entered the fingerprints of a series of unidentified bodies in the National Institute of Justice’s National Missing and Unidentified Person System database and a match came back to Nicolas, officials said.
Was there a thread for this UP here, anyone know?
 
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