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CT SHEA ISLAND JOHN DOE: WM, 20-40, found washed up on Shea Is, CT - 18 April 96 *Landberto Quintero*

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    Norwalk Daily Voice
    Norwalk police are attempting to use DNA to identify a man found dead on Shea Island

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP8976 Male, White / Caucasian

    Date Found April 18, 1996
    Location Found Norwalk, Connecticut
    Estimated Age Range 20-40 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    Case Number 96-04255

    Gender Male
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range 20-40 Years
    Estimated Year of Death 1995-1996
    Estimated PMI 10 Months
    Height 5' 2"(62 inches) , Estimated
    Weight 110 lbs, Estimated

    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found April 18, 1996
    NamUs Case Created July 28, 2011
    Agency QA Reviewed July 30, 2011

    Location Found Map
    Street Address Shea IslandNorwalk, Connecticut 06856
    County Fairfield County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of RecoveryBody was observed washed up on the North Shore of Shea Island. It was partially exposed under hay/straw material that had washed up on shore.
    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Unknown or Completely Bald
    Left Eye Color Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color Unknown or Missing

    Investigating Agencies

    Norwalk Police Department
    Art Weisberger, Sergeant
    Case Contributors
    Michelle Clark, Medicolegal Death Investigator
    Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner

    (860) 679-3980
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    Shea Island


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    Shea/Ram Island, Norwalk

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    Norwalk Police Attempt To Identify Man Found Dead On Shea Island In 1996

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk police are seeking the public's help in obtaining DNA that could be useful to identify a man who was found dead on Shea Island in 1996.

    The man's body was discovered on the north shore of Shea Island the evening of April 18, 1996 by a husband and wife who were camping on the island, police said. Detectives ferried out to the island and the body was removed to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

    The John Doe was a white male, approximately 5 feet, one inch tall and between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, police said. No dental charting could be completed because several several front teeth were missing postmortem.

    The body was discovered at the high water mark mixed in with straw and grass. An autopsy determined that the man had been deceased and exposed to the elements for approximately 8 to 10 month, putting the time frame of his death between June and August 1995, police said. The remains were decomposed and partially skeletonized with no clothing attached. No facial identification was possible.

    Police removed nine fingers in an attempt to make identification through fingerprints, though only two fingers exhibited enough ridge detail for identification. Prints were sent to the Latent Print Section of the State of Connecticut Forensic Laboratory in April of 1996 and searched with no identification. Prints were also sent to the FBI Latent Print Section and to the Rockland County Sheriff's Office in 1996 for searches through their systems, with no identification. Another search through the FBI database in 2014 again came up empty.

    On Nov. 28 of this year the DNA Section at the State of Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory developed a complete DNA profile from hairs that were collected from the body in 1996. The lab also produced a mtDNA profile that will assist in possible identification, police said. The profiles have been uploaded in the Connection and National Combined DNA Index System databases to search for a possible match.

    Police said that since the case is from 1996, the man most likely did not have his own DNA profile on record, since the C.O.D.I.S. was not fully funded and running until 1998.

    "In this case and any other missing person case, it is of the utmost important that any families that may have had a family member go missing, report the missing person and provide the investigating police agency with DNA samples for comparison," Norwalk police said, adding that DNA samples from parents and/or siblings are extremely important.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lt. Weisgerber at 203-854-3164 or AWesisgerber@norwalkct.org. Anonymous information can be left at the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111. Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com . Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).
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    ORWALK, CT (WFSB) – Human remains found 23-years-ago in Norwalk have been identified.

    Police said on April 18, 1996, human remains were found on Shea Island in Norwalk Harbor.

    The remains couldn’t be identified at the time, but due to updated testing, two fingerprints were developed from the remains.

    On Thursday, police were notified that a positive identity had been made for the remains.

    According to Norwalk Police, Landberto Quintero was identified as the man found on Shea Island in 1996.

    Anyone with information about Quintero is asked to contact Norwalk Police at 203-854-3164.


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