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Identified persons - side by side composites & located matches

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Kimster, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Maybe life on the streets aged her along with a weight loss. I can see similar bone structure, but that's about it.
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  3. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Bella Bond of Dorchester, MA formerly Deer Island Baby Doe
  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Marilee Bruszer.jpg

    Marilee Bruszer has been identified!

    The reconstruction artist on the left was Carl Koppelman, used with permission.
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  5. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I wonder if it's too late for me to do this?
    Only thing is....I am already channeling so much sorrow here....trying to cover myself.
    Kimster, you understand.
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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    There are over 10,000 unidentified remains in the US alone. They have already passed away. Our job is to end their loved ones' pain by identifying them and sending them home. It's actually great news when they are identified! :hug:
  7. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I mean, drawing composites....
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Oooohhhh!!!! No, I didn't get it! LOL!

    You'd be great at it! Wow!
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Here's the side by side for Brenda Gerow. :vigil:

    brenda gerow.jpg
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  10. Advocate

    Advocate Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

    It's not easy to find potential matches. A lot of recent matches were gals that were not reported missing, take Tammy Jo Alexander, ID'd as Caledonia Jane Doe. Brenda Gerow above was ID'd because of that photo on the right. They had an idea of where she came from. Her brother saw the photo. How no one picked up on the ID is beyond me because her brother contacted us at @Never Forget Me, we broke it months ago. I then tried contacting media from December by comments & letter to the editor, no one replied, they didn't allow my comments put thru

    Will try to reply more later; have to drive daughter to college
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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    How about some side-by-sides of missing children who were later found compared to their age-progression? I know it's not the same as identifying a person based on a reconstruction sketch, but I think they could also be helpful. I think the Jaycee Dugard age-progression was amazing. (Maybe there's a better place for this? Not sure. Think it can also be helpful with comparisons though.)


    Shawn Hornbeck's? Not so much.
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  12. Veteran Doe

    Veteran Doe Active Member

    Good post! I always try to compare the info in resolved cases to see how much latitude I should give things.
  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    @Tammy made me aware of this interesting case today:

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office cold case squad has resolved a 47-year-old mystery of a Tacoma man who went missing in the Olympic Mountains.

    Skeletal remains found in 1975 turned out to be those of the 21-year-old, who never returned from a camping trip in the summer of 1968. He had committed suicide with a rifle, according to evidence found at the scene.

    Identification was determined in October 2015. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office made the news public Jan. 28, 2016.

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  14. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    That was a great read.
    All it takes is perseverance.
    The drawing is interesting but the jawline is way-off and features are enormous.

    Good to know a family has closure.
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  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    My son and I both felt the same about the jawline. I wonder if there was damage due to COD?
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  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    True!! That would explain the "leap of faith" in drawing the odd features.
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  17. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    The high forehead and cheeks look pretty similar, but the face looks too long and the chin is a bit off. Good point Kimster,
    that may be why it's off.
    This is a good lesson for us in learning how to look at recreations and actual photo for comparison and ID.
    Gives hope for other older cases to be solved.
    Thank you for this post.
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  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Oh dear.
    The lips, the nose, the face shape... Nothing is even close.
    Veneranda was beautiful. That model looks cartoonish.
  20. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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