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OH GARFIELD HEIGHTS JOHN DOE: BM, 18-21, found by children playing in OH - 11 Sept 1991

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1990 to 1999' started by Scorpio, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Date of Discovery: September 11, 1991
    Location of Discovery: Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
    Estimated Date of Death: One week to several months prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 18-21 years old
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Black, short and tightly curled.
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Light complexion.

    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Red short sleeve T-shirt, Levi blue jeans (size 34W x 30L), tan/white boxers, two pair of white sweat socks, and white Nike sneakers with a green and purple stripe.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: In his right sneaker was a note that read:

    For Daddy We can't wait to see you! Love Cynthia and Boo Boo Miss You
    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was located in the woods by children playing at the rear of 4954 East 81st Street.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Thomas Gilson
    Agency Phone Number: 216-721-5610
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 210888

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 1878

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  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
    Jerry Armstrong 1960 Mississippi
    John Ashley, Jr. 1953 Delaware
    William Bunch 1973 California
    Samuel Byrd 1958 Connecticut
    Willie Clark 1956 Maryland
    William Forshee, Jr 1955 Florida
    James Foster 1960 Washington
    Marvin Gibbs 1965 New York
    Raymond Green 1978 Georgia
    Charlie Hall 1966 Tennessee
    James Turner 1966 Oregon
    Lawrence Verdell 1958 New Jersey
    Donnell White Jr. 1973 Ohio
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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    4954 E 81st St, Garfield Heights, OH 44125
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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Case Report - NamUs UP # 1878
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 210888
    Date found September 11, 1991 00:00
    Date created June 02, 2008 15:10
    Date last modified August 24, 2016 10:10
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed February 13, 2010 04:55

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Name Thomas Gilson
    Agency Cuyahoga Cnty Coroners Ofc
    Phone 216-721-5610
    Case Manager
    Name Anjanette Fischer
    Phone 216-698-4267

    Estimated age Adult - Pre 20
    Minimum age 18 years
    Maximum age 21 years
    Race Black/African American
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) 67, Estimated
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Head not recovered
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
    Probable year of death 1991 to 1991
    Estimated postmortem interval 1 Months

    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 On ground, CEI right of way, rear of
    Address 2 4954 East 81st Street
    City Garfield Heights
    State Ohio
    Zip code 44125
    County Cuyahoga
    Found on ground by children playing at rear of 4954 East 81st Street.

    Hair color Black
    Head hair
    Short tightly curled, suggestive of black type hair.
    Body hair

    Facial hair

    Left eye color Unknown or Missing
    Right eye color Unknown or Missing
    Eye description

    Clothing and Accessories
    No clothing or accessories
    Clothing and accessories are described below
    Clothing on body
    Red short sleeve shirt, Levi blue jeans size 34W x 30L, tan color boxer undershorts, 2 pr. white socks
    Clothing with body

    Nike tennis shoes, white with green and purple stripe.


    Other items found
    with body

    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member



    Ohio Unsolved Homicides
    John Doe, #1963 Unidentified remains

    • Case number: 1963
    • Incident location: 4954 East 81st St.
      Garfield Heights, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
    • Incident date: 9/11/1991
    • Homicide date: Unknown
    • Gender: Male
    • Race/Ethnicity: Black
    • Height: 5' 5"
    • Weight: Cannot Estimate
    • Hair color: Black
    • Eye color: Unknown
    • Law enforcement agency: Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office

    On September 11, 1991 the skeletal remains of a black male, approximate age 18-21 years were found by children playing at the rear of 4954 East 81st St. He was wearing a red short-sleeve shirt, Levi blue jeans size 34 waist x 30 long, tan boxer type undershorts, white sox, and Nike tennis shoes with a green and purple stripe. A note was found inside the shoe stating, "We can't wait to see you! Love Cynthia and Boo Boo.

    Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should submit a tip.
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wow! That note really tugs at my heart!
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  9. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    i definitely think this case is solvable. He is missed.
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  10. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    The Note: Being His Age Range is 18-21, The "Writing" is an "Adults". Say He became a "Father" at 13. Child would be 8. But Note mentions a 2nd. Say a 7 Yr Old. But it still isn't a Child's writing. Written on "Childrens" behalf? Girlfriend's Children?. Maybe the Paper itself dosen't mean anything. Siblings?. But Someone wanted to see Him. And Who was the Adult that wrote it?. And why no matching "Missing Person" Reports then?. Did the "Letter Writter" use it as a "Ruse"?. No One seems to question His absence this Long?. Very strange. No DNA or Dental matches. And how did He end up Dead? And in that Location. It's listed as a "Homicide". So why?. And Who?.
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  11. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member

    The "For Daddy" and "Miss You" portions of the note are part of the design of the paper and could mean that someone, anyone, wrote him a letter and that this is the stationary they had on hand and should not in anyway indicate that the two persons on the note were his daughters or even related to him. As mentioned above by Mel, the writing looks like an adults. Two adults could have wanted to write him a note and that is the only, or easily accessible paper they could find in their house. He may have no children at all and the persons who wrote the letter may not even be related to him. However, it could be useful as it may remind someone of a stationary they had.
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