WI WI - Webster, WhtMale UP70151, Adult - Pre 60, con man "John Lehman" & "Bobby James Pearson", Feb'99

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  1. pppsuedio

    pppsuedio Verbose Rambler

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Male, White / Caucasian
    Date Body Found February 8, 1990
    Location Found Webster, Wisconsin 54983 (Burnett County)
    Estimated Age Range Adult - Pre 60

    Demographics
    Sex Male
    Race / Ethnicity White / Caucasian
    Possible First Name --
    Possible Middle Name --
    Possible Last Name --
    Possible Nickname --
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 60
    Estimated Age Range (Years) --
    Estimated Year of Death --
    Estimated PMI --
    Height 5' 10" - 6' 0" (70-72 inches), Estimated
    Weight 209 lbs, Measured

    Circumstances
    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Body Found February 8, 1999
    NamUs Case Created June 2, 2020
    ME/C QA Reviewed --

    Location Found Map
    Location Webster, Wisconsin 54983
    County Burnett County
    GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped) --
    Found On Tribal Land No

    Circumstances of Recovery
    Deceased was found by unknown girlfriend. Landlord and previous known girlfriend knew subject as John Lehman, but that identity was ruled out. Previous girlfriend stated in 1999 and when re-interviewed in 2020 that he was a con man and also used the identity Bobby James Pearson. The previous girlfriend does not know what his actual name was. Deceased was buried as a JOHN DOE.

    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Recognizable face

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Gray or Partially Gray
    Head Hair Description --
    Body Hair Description --
    Facial Hair Description --
    Left Eye Color Hazel
    Right Eye Color Hazel
    Eye Description --

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered

    Clothing and Accessories
    No Information Entered

    0 Images or Documents

    0 Missing Persons Exclusions


    Contacts
    Investigating Agency Burnett County Sheriff's Department
    Agency Case Number 99-0871


    Pretty strange case, both in terms of the circumstances and in terms of the information that is or is not available. Recently added to NamUs and I hadn't seen a thread for him yet so I decided to add one, particularly as it seems such an unusual case. Also, I found "John Lehman" to be a funny pseudonym because it is a homophone for "John layman" as in 'every man' or 'man on the street' - so he basically almost called himself John Doe while he was alive and hiding his real identity! :p I don't know if that was on purpose or not but I got a tiny kick out of it.
     


  2. djanga

    djanga Well-Known Member

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    I wonder why there is no reconstruction of him? He was found by his girlfriend and was recognizable. As well his known girlfriend could have pictures of him alive
     
  3. ntt1

    ntt1 Well-Known Member

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  4. victoriarobinson642

    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    I will say, it's interesting that there were no photos of him taken during his life.
     
  6. scorpioeq

    scorpioeq New Member

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    Seems shady
     
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  7. Schmurm

    Schmurm Active Member

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    This missing man, Frank James Singer, has a story , age, time frame, and physical traits that are fit the Wisconsin man's. The tattoos are not mentioned so that's an issue. Frank appears to have been a bit of a grifter who planned to go into hiding with a new identity. Frank James Singer Jr. – The Charley Project
    I'm not convinced these are the same guy, but I found the similarities interesting.
     
  8. Curious_in_NC

    Curious_in_NC Well-Known Member

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    That is a good find, @Schmurm. You should submit it to the Burnett Co. Sheriff.
    FWIW Singer also has a thread here at WS, but there's really no additional info there. He's also in NamUs, and Lehman is not on his NamUs exclusions list.
    CA - CA - Frank James Singer, 53, Newcastle, 10 June 1997
    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
     
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    Schmurm Active Member

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    I agree. I was hesitant at first but there seems to be enough there to at least give them a look. I submitted it.
     
  10. Schmurm

    Schmurm Active Member

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    An investigator replied to me to tell me that they showed to the photo of the missing man to an associate of the UI man and it is not him. So the mystery continues.
     
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