Identified! WI - Ridgeland, WhtMale 168UMWI, 18-24, Pins in Left Tibia, Sep'82 - Kraig King

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  1. masnitram

    masnitram Antithesis

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/168umwi.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 168UMWI


    Reconstructions of Victim

    Unidentified White Male

    Located on September 21, 1982 in Barron County, Wisconsin.
    Estimated Date of Death: April to May 1982
    Cause of death was homicide. It appears that the victim was stabbed to death.
    Skeletal Remains



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    Vital Statistics


    Estimated age: 18 - 24 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7"-5'9"; 180-195 lbs. Husky build
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Remnants of brown/sandy hair were found on the body. He had surgical repair to the left knee, evidenced by a screw and staple installed in the tibia. The procedure would have required a sophisticated hospital, an extended hospitalization and a long recovery period, possibly 6 months to a year. The pin and staple were numbered, but the manufacturer had no way of tracing where the product had been used.
    Dentals: He had a full set of teeth, with extensive, recent dental work. Crowding of lower incisors.
    Clothing: Blue jeans with a size 38 waist, a long-sleeved plaid cotton Western-style plaid shirt with pearl buttons. A lined denim jacket , Maverick brand and blue tennis shoes with white vertical stripes, size 10.


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    Case History
    In September 1982, loggers were working in a woods about 4 miles north of Ridgeland near Highway 25.
    At about 15.00 on a Tuesday afternoon the loggers came across a decomposed body in the woods near an open field. At first they thought they had found a pile of clothing but then discovered the clothing contained a skeleton.

    No eyeglasses were found at the scene, but the victim may have worn glasses. There was no billfold or other identification on the body.
    Cut marks in the shirt and jacket correspond to cut marks on the thoracic vertebra.

    It isn’t known if the person was killed at the scene or if the body was deposited there after the murder. Also unknown is how long the body was there before it was discovered. It may have been there since the fall, then frozen over the winter to be discovered the following September.
     
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  2. masnitram

    masnitram Antithesis

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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    David Thompson and John Troha don't appear to have the same facial structure.

    Theodore Dengerud looks good on facial structure. The age difference doesn't bother me that much, but there is no mention of the medical hardware.

    There is a mention that Theodore had a previous car-accident prior to his disappearance. But this was immediately before his disappearance, and he was not hospitalized. For that matter, with those kind of leg injuries, he would not have been able to walk away from the scene.

    One would think that if he sustained serious leg injuries requiring pins and rods, it would have been mentioned. But i suppose it's possible.

    David Bird Thompson has similar injuries, but his injuries seem much more significant than just a couple of pins in the leg.

    ETA: Troha has a bridge replacing two teeth. The UID does not.
     
  4. froggierintexas

    froggierintexas Don't squat with your spurs on!

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  5. masnitram

    masnitram Antithesis

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    I did inquire about Theodore Dengerud and any injuries to his leg; I'll keep you posted.

    As far a Terrance Schram, I haven't found anything about him in great detail.

    TX Carl- I didn't see that about Troha; thanks for the assist.
     
  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    According to the UID Namus page https://identifyus.org/cases/8061 his dental charts have been entered. DNA tests are being done but are not complete.
    Terrence Schram, David Thomson and Theodore Dengerud all have complete DNA tests and their dental charts will be entered later.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1750/0/
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/9410/0/
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1890/0/
    Suppose these possibilities will be resolved one way or another once the missing data is entered.
     
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  7. buffetoflies

    buffetoflies Active Member

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    masnitram did you ever hear back about Theodore's leg injuries??
     
  8. masnitram

    masnitram Antithesis

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    As a matter of fact I did, thank you for reminding me. He did suffer an ankle injury at some point but definitely no reconstructive knee surgery prior to his disappearance.
     
  9. sonz82

    sonz82 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping
     
  10. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Per his Namus page https://identifyus.org/cases/8061 his DNA is complete. There's a profile view reconstruction and a bunch of photos of his clothing and of the medical screw -- which appears to be a ligament repair (see the Medical tab for details).

    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA

    Gerald Bradshaw 1960 Virginia
    Robert Christian 1959 Wisconsin
    Kevin Ellsworth 1963 Minnesota
    John Troha 1963 Michigan
    Andrew Viater 1957 Wisconsin
     
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  11. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    One new ruleout, David Dodge of Polk WI.

    Updated link: Unidentified Person Case
     
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  12. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Barron County John Doe has been unidentified for 37 years today.
     
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    I found the same information as you guys did with Theodore Dengerud and David Thompson.
    I would imagine that given David Thompsons extensive spinal scoliosis and shoulder injury that stunted the arms growth would have been noted by the ME.
    I also strongly feel that the "left broken ankle" description for Theodore could have easily been minimized by family or LE, and what the family termed a history of left broken ankle may have been a Tib/fib fx requiring fixation
    Thodore's walk from the accident site to the UP site is only 195 miles and a 60 hour walk, report did state his shoes were quite worn down on the soles.
    Theodore's height and weight is exact to the UP
     
  14. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    This is now a DNA Doe Project case!
     
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  15. MadMcGoo

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP8061
    Male, White / Caucasian

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/168umwi.html
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    Date of Discovery: September 21, 1982
    Location of Discovery: Dallas, Barron County, Wisconsin
    Estimated Date of Death: 1981-1982
    State of Remains: Skeletal
    Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing


    Physical Description

    Estimated Age: 18-24 years old
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
    Weight: 180 to 195 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Surgical repair to the left knee, evidenced by a screw and staple installed in the tibia. The procedure would have required a sophisticated hospital, an extended hospitalization and a long recovery period, possibly 6 months to a year. The pin and staple were numbered, but the manufacturer had no way of tracing where the product had been used. He would have had a scar at the location of the surgery.

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available. Full set of teeth, with extensive, recent dental work. Crowding of lower incisors.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Available.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Blue Sears jeans with a size 38 waist, a long-sleeved plaid cotton Western-style plaid shirt with pearl buttons. A lined denim jacket, Maverick brand, white undershorts with blue stripes on an elastic waistband, white athletic socks with blue trim (nearly knee length) and blue tennis shoes with white vertical stripes, size 10. Significant wear was noted on the bottoms of the shoes.
    Jewelry: Small black comb.
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    In September 1982, loggers were working in a woods about 4 miles north of Ridgeland near Highway 25.

    At about 15.00 on a Tuesday afternoon the loggers came across a decomposed body in the woods near an open field. At first they thought they had found a pile of clothing but then discovered the clothing contained a skeleton.

    No eyeglasses were found at the scene, but the victim may have worn glasses. There was no billfold or other identification on the body.

    Cut marks in the shirt and jacket correspond to cut marks on the thoracic vertebra.

    It isn’t known if the person was killed at the scene or if the body was deposited there after the murder. Also unknown is how long the body was there before it was discovered. It may have been there since the fall, then frozen over the winter to be discovered the following September.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Barron County Sheriff's Department
    Agency Contact Person: Mary Dexter
    Agency Phone Number: 715-537-3106
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 114382

    NCIC Case Number: U170001885
    NamUs Case Number: 8061

    Information Source(s)
    NamUs
    WEAU News
    Wisconsin Department of Justice

    Current list of exclusions per NamUs:
    MP13050 Craig Erickson 05/31/1982 Ramsey MN
    MP5667 Dale Kelley 05/20/1981 Sacramento CA

    MP22840 Martin Franzel 06/14/1963 Hennepin MN
    MP18459 Jack Wolcott 03/12/1981 Jackson WI
    MP31481 David Dodge 04/02/1983 Polk WI
    MP12968 Kevin Ellsworth 07/11/1982 Koochiching MN
    MP20159 Andrew Viater 01/22/1980 Ashland WI

    MP1760 John Troha 10/14/1981 Oakland MI
    MP9586 Robert Christian 09/16/1977 Dane WI
    MP7624 Gerald Bradshaw 04/06/1982 Virginia Beach VA
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    I forgot to add that he has already completed testing and his current status is "loaded into GEDmatch and undergoing genealogical analysis" as an Active Case. See their list of Active Cases here: DNA Doe Project
     
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    Wow, that's exciting news. Hoping for an identification soon!
     
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  18. Blurgle

    Blurgle Well-Known Member

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    Identified per DDP Facebook page as Kraig Patrick King of White Lake, MN.

    Edit: Press release from Barron County Sheriff's Office: Barron County Sheriff's Department
     
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  19. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Update from DDP:

    "DNA Doe Project Case Announcement: Barron County John Doe – Dallas, Wisconsin (1982)

    Status: SOLVED
    The DNA Doe Project (DDP), with the Barron County, WI Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) announces the identification of a man found in a wooded area in Barron County, WI in September 1982 as Kraig Patrick King of Ramsey County, Minnesota.

    See Barron County Sheriff's Dept. press release: Barron County Sheriff's Department

    Anyone who believes they have relevant information on this case should contact authorities directly:

    Barron County Sheriff's Department
    Mary Dexter
    715-537-3106

    We are grateful for all the hard work by our volunteer genealogists, and also want to express our appreciation to, Justin Loe at Full Genomes Corporation, Inc, Family Tree DNA, Dr. Gregory Magoon at Aerodyne Research, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, GEDmatch.com, and Barron County Sheriff's Department for entrusting us with this case.

    We also thank family members for their assistance and cooperation. Our sincere sympathies go out to them for their loss.

    Image Credit: Dr. Emily Craig

    Links to More Information
    Barron Co John Doe 1982 - DNA Doe Project Cases:

    DNA Doe previous post: DNA Doe Project

    For more information on the DNA Doe Project and our other cases, visit our website: DNA Doe Project

    #DNADoeProject #JohnDoeSOLVED #BarronCountyJohnDoe #BarronCountyWisconsin #JohnDoe1982SOLVED #GEDmatchOptIn #OptIn "
     

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  20. Melt71

    Melt71 Well-Known Member

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    RIP Kraig and what a fast solve that was by DDP. He only appeared on their Googledrive for one week, with 3 matches over 40 cM.
     
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  21. JovanSrna

    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    Memory Eternal to you, Kraig Patrick King.
    I hope they catch your killer.
     
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