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Discussion in 'Unidentified General Information' started by Kimster, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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    NEENAH, Wis. — Authorities are working to identify skeletal remains found near a truck that belongs to a Neenah man who's been missing for just over a year.

    The Oconto County Sheriff's Department says the red Ford Ranger pickup truck belongs to 22-year-old Kyle Blohm, who was last seen Aug. 8, 2014.

    The sheriff's office says a group of bear hunters found the truck Sunday in a forested area in the Town of Bagley, about three miles north of Suring. A responding deputy found skeletal remains nearby.
  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Can You Give Names Back To Any Of These Unidentified Baby Girls?

    While the recent discoveries of two unidentified baby girls (one in southern Australia, one in Massachusetts) have been all over the media, not all cases are so lucky. Sadly, there are too many cases that are similar to those where a baby girl has gone years without anyone knowing her name. Take a look at the baby girls below. You might be the one to give a baby girl back her name.

    More: http://www.inquisitr.com/2324713/can-you-give-names-back-to-any-of-these-unidentified-baby-girls/

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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Authorities say skeletal remains found Sunday in Oconto County are that of Kyle Blohm, the 22-year-old Neenah man who went missing more than a year ago.

    A group of bear hunters came upon Blohm’s Ford Ranger pickup truck Sunday in a wooded pine plantation at a county park in the Town of Bagley, about three miles north of Suring.

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  5. Kimster

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    EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- According to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, a body found in the El Dorado National Forest on August 4 has been identified.

    Officials said Tuesday the remains -- found off the OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Trail west of Slate Mountain -- belong to 45-year-old Edward Cavanaugh of San Francisco.

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    KUSA – DNA evidence confirmed the remains of a Broomfield man who disappeared in 1976 have been found.

    David Arthur Stack, was 18 when he went missing in June 1976. He left his Broomfield home to hitchhike to California. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, his ultimate destination was his siblings' homes in Truckee or Berkeley, Calif.

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    Bones found in the woods in Stoughton this week have been identified as the remains of a man who lived nearly and went missing nearly six years ago, authorities said.

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the remains today as those of Ilya Lastovkin, lived on nearby Memorial Drive and went missing in 2009.

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    SW Atlanta
    Police still looking for mother of abandoned baby, reward offered

    Five days after "Baby Harlan" was found abandoned at the doorstep of a home in southwest Atlanta, swaddled in a pink “Hello Kitty” blanket with her umbilical cord attached, police are still searching for her mother, or anyone else who may know her and what happened. Today police released more photos of the newborn and announced a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. Tips can be provided via Crime Stoppers Atlanta.

    Baby Harlan — named for the road where she was found — was discovered about 6:30 p.m. Monday when a family returned home and saw the only hours-old child.

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    Almost a year after a woman’s decomposing body was found in the median of US Highway 69 between Alto and Wells, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has released her identity Monday.

    A DNA test revealed that the woman’s body was “consistent with” a DNA profile that had been entered into the system by the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Crime Laboratory. The DNA had been obtained from an offender named Julie Ann Tovar, who was born in October 1962.

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    It’s a grim question, but an important one: How many unidentified bodies are in the United States?

    The answer is at least 10,000. However, there’s no federal requirement that local authorities report these Jane and John Does to a centralized system. That means it can be difficult for the families of missing people to connect the dots between the missing and the dead.

    This disconnect is the subject of a project called “Left for Dead” from Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and PRX.

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    noZme Bronze Member

    baby up for adoption:

    now with foster parents:
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    Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Coroner investigate skeletal remains
    Reporter-Herald staff
    Posted: 09/09/2015 08:06:39 PM MDT

    Officials have not determined the identity of skeletal remains found west of Loveland late last week.

    Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call reporting the discovery of skeletal remains the evening Sept. 3 in just north of U.S. 34.

    According to David Moore, the agency's public information officer, human skeletal remains were found in the 2200 block of Ellis Ranch Lane. He did not release any identifying information surrounding who made the initial discovery.

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    ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — The decomposed body found partially buried in mud and debris in the Angeles National Forest is of a man.

    Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, said Monday that the man has not been identified.

    Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Kevin Acebedo said it looks like the man got caught in a flash flood. He doesn’t know if the dead man was hiking there or panning for gold.
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  17. Kimster

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    There currently are 12,356 sets of unidentified human remains in the U.S., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a database maintained by the Department of Justice to help put a name to unidentified remains. Other crime experts put that total closer to 40,000—a total that includes the unidentified remains of people who weren’t necessarily victims of a crime. The large number of unidentified bodies has been described by the National Institute of Justice as “The Nation’s Silent Mass Disaster.”

    Of the 12,356 cases identified by NMUPS, about 85 percent remain open. The roughly 15 percent that have been closed aren’t necessarily actually solved; in this situation “closed” can sometimes just mean that authorities are no longer actively investigating the cases.

    Of all the states, California has the largest number of unidentified remains with 2,068, according to NMUPS data. 7.2 percent of those cases have been closed. In Massachusetts, where Bond was found, there are 98 sets of unidentified human remains that have been reported to the NMUPS, 78 of which remain open cases.

  18. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Center for Missing and Exploited Children is trying to shed new light on an old case.

    In Dec. 1988, a little girl was found in a wooded area off Duncan Bridge Road in Ware County, Ga.

    A local victim's advocate is pleading for witnesses to come forward in the death of this child.

    Investigators believe she was only 3 years old, and an updated sketch gives us new insight to what she may have looked like.

    Beverly McClain is the founder of Families of Slain Children. She said "Baby Doe" was beautiful girl after she saw the sketch released this week.

    “That sketch they have of her – beautiful. We don't know who she would have been," McClain said.

    - See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/n...me-forwa/nnmhQ/#sthash.83zGpb87.BAn9B9Oe.dpuf


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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    In effort to identify remains of young men killed by John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to yet another break in an unrelated case, this one involving an unidentified teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago.

    The Cook County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday that DNA tests revealed a "genetic association" between the remains of the teen, Andre "Andy" Drath, and his half-sister, Dr. Willa Wertheimer, who submitted her DNA to the office in 2011.

    The identification is the latest in about a dozen cases that have been closed as a result of the exhumations of Gacy's victims. Gacy, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, was executed in 1994.

    In 2011, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's office exhumed the remains of eight of Gacy's 33 victims who were never identified and asked the relatives of young men who vanished in the 1970s to submit to DNA testing in the hopes of finding a match.

    It led to the identification of one of the unidentified eight, William George Bundy, within weeks. The submission of DNA from dozens of families of missing young men also helped authorities identify the remains of young men found in Utah and New Jersey.

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  20. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    TUCSON, Ariz. - A murder case involving an unidentified woman that has had no leads for 34 years is one step closer to being solved.

    The victim in the case, previously known as Jane Doe, has been identified as Brenda Gerow, who was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire.

    Tuscon News 7, Gerow left Nashua with John Kalhauser in 1980 and never returned.

    Kalhauser is a person of interest in the case but he is currently serving time for the murder of his wife in 1995.

    In December a man who said he is Brenda's brother identified her photo on a cold case blog. Bill Gerow said he had been in contact with the Pima County Sheriff's office about the identification.

    Gerow's remains have been released to her family that still resides in New Hampshire.

    NH1 News will follow the story and will have more information.

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