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Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Kimster, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This thread is for reference only. It's good to post about identifications so when we do a search on our forum, we will be more up-to-date.

    In the past, I made posts like this in the Crimes area and the Unidentified area and they don't really fit there, so you might find them in the wrong spot prior to November 2015.
  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Police have identified the human remains discovered in March in Tipton County as a man who has been missing for 14 years.

    The remains were identified as Demarco Antrell Hunter of Memphis.

    In May of 2001, Hunter was reported missing in Shelby County. He was 24-years-old at the time.

    According to the initial missing persons report, Hunter had dropped off a friend on Cosmos Cove and never returned to his Santa Monica St. residence. He was driving a blue 1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88, which was later found abandoned in the 1700 block of Preto St. with keys in the ignition and recently purchased food in the vehicle.

    “Tipton County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working closely with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in the case. Due to the circumstances surrounding the investigation, the case is being investigated as a homicide” Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley said in the statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hunter family who have been waiting since 2001 for answers in the disappearance of their son. We will use every resource to find answers surrounding his death.” Chumley said.

  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office has identified the human remains found 10-days ago near highway 75and 271st Street.

    Officials say they are the remains of a man who was reported missing a year ago.

    The medical examiners were able to identify 50-year-old Steven Shelton through dental records.

  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Just one day after the body of a missing man was positively identified, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan sat down to talk about what's next in the case of 26-year-old Brian Antley.

    "We got lucky on this case because Mr. Antley had been declared a missing person, so we started looking at those profiles along with the detectives," Bryan said.

    Antley had been missing since Sept. 13, and on Oct. 22, human remains were discovered off River Road in Columbus.

    “In this case, all we had was clothing and the body was in a badly decomposition state," he said.

    Bryan says that clothing helped them to positively identify the body as Antley this week.

    "We were able to extract DNA and blood samples, which we send to toxicology and we had fingerprints," Bryan said.

    The GBI is now working on a toxicology report and autopsy to try to figure out a cause and manner of death. Bryan explained there are only five manners of death: homicide, suicide, accidental, natural, and undetermined.

  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Gerry Warren White also known as “Brother Anthony”

    COSTILLA COUNTY — Remains found in May near Jaroso have been positively identified as a man missing for more than a year, according to Costilla County Undersheriff Andrew Espinoza.

    Jaroso area property owner Gerry Warren White also known as “Brother Anthony,” had been listed as missing and, due to the fact that he was a loner, law enforcement was stymied until the remains were located about five miles northwest of his home.
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Remains found near Overton identified as man missing since August

    James Woode (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

    By Kimberly De La Cruz
    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    The human remains found near an Overton campsite in October have been identified by the Clark County coroner's office as a man police said went missing in August.

    He is 36-year-old James Russell Woode, staff said Thursday morning.

    Woode was last heard from Aug. 1 near Valley of Fire State Park, police said. He was seen two days later driving on state Route 169, south of Overton and north of the state park. His 2004 Saturn was later found in the area.

    Hikers found Woode's remains near Snowbird Mesa campground in Overton, about 70 miles north of Las Vegas, on Oct. 24, police said.
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The remains of a young woman found in Pine Bluff this week have been positively identified as missing 23-year-old Maranda Goldman.

    Goldman disappeared from the Goodwill in Pine Bluff on October 8. She was supposed to have an interview with the store, but according to Goodwill, she never made it. Her car was discovered just sitting in the parking lot.

    Initially investigators at the Pine Bluff Police Department said they did not expect foul play, however, since those remains were found and identified, authorities are now treating the case as a homicide.

    "The biggest thing we need to know right now is the cause of death. We don't know if there's any criminal activity involved per se, and we also don't know if it's natural causes or what the case may be. So, we are waiting on the return from the crime lab", explains Lt. David Price with the Pine Bluff Police Department.

    Maranda's body was discovered Tuesday, November 10 near the intersection of 38th and Ohio Streets and was positively identified as Goldman on Thursday. With her body, police also found her phone. Family members say while Thursday's revelation brings them more closure, it also brings more questions.

  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    GRANITE FALLS — Human remains found Wednesday off the Mountain Loop Highway are believed to be those of Andrew Spencer, who has been missing for more than a week.Spencer, 31, of Granite Falls, last was seen Nov. 3. His death is being investigated as a homicide, said Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.Detectives have identified the suspect as George Hatt Jr., 49.Hatt is believed to be on the run in California. He reportedly shot Spencer, then burned and buried his body in the area of 133rd Street NE. Investigators believe the two had a dispute earlier this month over Spencer allegedly stealing something from Hatt. Both men and several others reportedly had been squatting on the property, and the men knew each other, Ireton said.

  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    PLEASANT PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in a wooded area in western Michigan have been identified as those of a man missing since 2013.

    The Lake County sheriff's department says the bones found Oct. 27 by a hunter in Pleasant Plains Township are the remains of 61-year-old Terry Lynn Mahan.

    The department says the remains were identified using dental records. The man from the nearby community of Baldwin had been reported as missing by his landlord.

  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Back in 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki ran away from home while their parents were in a heated custody battle over them. They haven't been seen since then, but authorities finally found them in a home on a Minnesota horse ranch, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

    "Both Samantha and Gianna were found safe and in seemingly good health," police said. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, has been accused of helping them get away from their father, and was arrested in Florida for felony deprivation of parental rights; she insists she didn't help them escape, but her lawyer says she didn't want them to be found, either.

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    Samantha and Gianna, 17 and 16, respectively, were staying at White Horse Ranch, which calls itself a place for abused kids to work with horses. Usually, the kids don't live there and simply come and go as they please. The girls had accused their father of abusing them, but he denies ever hurting them; he was granted full custody of them several months after they ran away. The father, David Rucki, says their mother turned them against him.

    Police say they think a group of people critical of the family court system hid them for years.

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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    BURNABY, B.C. - Skeletal remains found nearly nine years ago on an island off British Columbia's Sunshine Coast have been identified through DNA analysis.

    The BC Coroners Service says Burnaby resident Lan Ping Leung, also known as Monica Tam, went missing in 2006, but her absence wasn't reported by a friend until 2007.

    The coroner says an intensive investigation failed to locate any sign of Leung.

    A lighthouse keeper on Merry Island, near the community of Halfmoon Bay, spotted skeletal remains on Dec. 30, 2006, but they remained unidentified.

  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk
    Laura Baziuk
    November 17, 2015 03:36 pm

    Nine years later, human remains that were found on an island in the Georgia Strait have been identified.

    A few days after Christmas in 2006, the lighthouse keeper on Merry Island had been out for a walk when he found some bones.

    He reported it to the authorities, but police couldn’t crack the case.

    On Tuesday, the coroner says DNA analysis has confirmed the remains belong to a 65-year-old Burnaby woman

    Lan Ping Leung, also known as Monica Tam, was reported missing not long after her remains were found.
  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The 50-year-old was reported missing from his home in Pelham Square, Brighton at 4.30pm on Thursday 8 October.

    Police have confirmed that the remains of a body found close to the mouth of the River Cuckmere at Exceat on November 15 have been identified as that of missing Brighton man Martin Pepperell.

    A limb recovered from the beach at Cuckmere Haven, east of Seaford, on 9 November, has also been identified as a remain of Mr Pepperell.

    Following enquiries, a search was carried out in the Seaford Head area at the time of disappearance with officers being supported by coastguards and a police helicopter. Nothing was found.

    His death is not being treated as suspicious and is being dealt with by the coroner's officer.

  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Posted Nov. 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the remains of a woman Ardmore police recovered in July on property off Meridian Road as Tina Sisk-Gavach.“That’s who we had suspected it was,” APB public information officer Capt. Eric Hamblin said Thursday.The 42-year-old woman had been reported missing in January, but Ardmore Det. Matt Dunn, who is leading the investigation, said investigators learned early on Sisk-Gavach had apparently disappeared months earlier. Still, Dunn said, when the woman was first reported missing there was no evidence of foul play. By April that changed. Her mother missed contacting her daughter on her birthday, and her once active social media accounts were dark.

  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah -- Detectives in Weber County worked Sunday to recover a body that was discovered on Ben Lomond Peak, and later Sunday night police stated they had found identification linking the remains to a missing person's case.

    Police had originally stated the badly decomposed body would not be identified until a medical examiner got involved, but later Sunday they stated the ID of missing man Joshua Easley was found among the remains.

    Missing man Joshua Easley.

    Easley, 25 of St. George, was last seen in North Ogden in April of 2014. Police stated Sunday the man's car was found abandoned at a trailhead in North Ogden around that same time.
  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Human remains discovered Saturday, October 25 have been positively identified as Robert "Bobby" Weaver III.

    The case and manner of death is listed as undetermined. The remains were examined and no foul play was detected.

    Authorities say Weaver was last seen in September 2013 walking his dog on Highway 142 at Stone Road in Newton County. Deputies and investigators conducted multiple searches in the area Weaver was last seen.

    Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/30345916...tified-as-missing-covington-man#ixzz3so8svL1g
  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Troopers and detectives from the Michigan State Police Negaunee post have identified human remains found by hunters on October 30 in Munising Township of Alger County.

    The remains of Victor Wayne Salo, 40, were positively identified through known dental records of the deceased. Salo was known by family members to live a transient lifestyle and had not been seen by them for the past two years. He had not previously been reported as missing. He was believed to have been camping nearby the vicinity his remains were located. Due to the advanced decomposition of Salo’s remains, his manner of death is undetermined, however no foul play is suspected.

  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    SOUTHPORT — The remains of a man reported missing two years ago have been found near Deer Point Lake, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office reported late Tuesday.

    The remains of Bradley Allen Pierson, who was 29 went he went missing, were located on Thanksgiving Day near the area of Highpoint Road and Halsey Circle after deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she spotted them in a wooded area while on a morning jog, BCSO reported. Deputies found human bones and clothing and the Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Units responded to the scene.

    BCSO reported Pierson’s Florida driver’s license was found at the scene. Pierson was reported missing in Bay County on Nov. 16, 2013. He was last seen Oct. 13, 2013, according to police.
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    The partially decomposed remains that were found by a deer hunter along SH 105 near the Trinity River between Moss Hill and Tarkington on Oct. 30 have been identified as the body of Billy Joe Hughes, 31, of Cleveland.

    Hughes’ body was found lying in a dry creek bed approximately 15 feet south of a bridge that is a quarter-mile west of the SH 105 Trinity River bridge, according to Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
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    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Deputies say remains of missing man found in Bay County
    Posted: Dec 02, 2015 9:50 AM PST Updated: Dec 02, 2015 9:53 AM PST

    SOUTHPORT, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the remains of a man reported missing more than two years ago have been found in Bay County.

    The Bay County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday that the remains of Bradley Allen Pierson were located near Deer Point Lake.

    The sheriff's office says Pierson's remains were found on Thanksgiving after deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she spotted the remains in a wooded area while jogging.


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