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IA WINNESHIEK JOHN DOE: WM, 30-40, found on a farm near Decorah, IA - 31 March 1986

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  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Human skeletal remains were found on 03/31/1986 between hay bales on a farm site in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Examination of the skeletonized remains showed that they were those of a white male, 33-36 years of age, 5'6" to 5'9" in height, and weighed between 145 - 160 lbs. The decedent had brown hair and a medium build. The individual may have been traveling from Ohio to California. It is estimated that the decedent may have died in April of the year 1985.

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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2620

    Case Information
    Status Unidentified
    Case number Winneshiek County - 1986
    Date found March 31, 1986 00:00
    Date created September 04, 2008 12:04
    Date last modified April 03, 2015 09:13
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed May 02, 2011 08:59

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Winneshiek Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
    Phone 563-382-9671
    Case Manager
    Name John Kraemer, PA
    Phone 515.725.1400

    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
    Michael Limesand 1958 Illinois
    Melvin Synder 1985 Pennsylvania
     
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  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2620

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    ME/C Case Number: Winneshiek County - 1986
    Winneshiek County, Iowa
    30 to 40 year old White Male

    Case Report - NamUs UP # 2620
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number Winneshiek County - 1986
    Date found March 31, 1986 00:00
    Date created September 04, 2008 12:04
    Date last modified April 03, 2015 09:13
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed May 02, 2011 08:59

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Winneshiek Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
    Phone 563-382-9671
    Case Manager
    Name John Kraemer, PA
    Phone 515.725.1400

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 40
    Minimum age 30 years
    Maximum age 40 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) 145, Estimated
    Height (inches) 60, 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 1985 to 1986

    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 Farm (between hay bales)
    Address 2
    City
    State Iowa
    Zip code
    County Winneshiek
    Circumstances
    Human skeletal remains were found on 03/31/1986 between hay bales on a farm site in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Examination of the skeletonized remains showed that they were those of a white male, 33-36 years of age, 5'6" to 5'9" in height, and weighed between 145 - 160 lbs. The decedent had brown hair and a medium build. The individual may have been traveling from Ohio to California. It is estimated that the decedent may have died in April of the year 1985.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Brown head hair

    Fingerprints
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Clothing on body
    Plaid white-tan-black pile-lined jacket (mackinaw type farmers or cowboys jacket) with a Sears-Roebuck.Oakbrook Sportsman/Sportswear label. Medium white-tan short sleeved terry cloth v-neck polo shirt (Wedgefield brand). Blue cords with size 33 inch waist (Levi brand) with ranger tag on back of pants. Black socks. size 30-32 jockey shorts (Fruit of the Loom brand). Size extra-large blue windbreaker (madison brand). Pink blanket (Esmond brand)
    Clothing with body

    Footwear
    Brown shoes-3/4 inch high suede. Size 6 or 9. Shoes are each 11 1/4 inches long.

    Other items found
    with body
    1-one dollar bill, pink blanket, and a match book.

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available
     
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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2umia.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2UMIA

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    Unidentified White Male
      • The victim was discovered on March 31, 1986 near Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa.
      • Cause of death: Unknown; possibly from exposure to the elements.
      • Estimated date of death: April 1985
      • Skeletal remains
    Vital Statistics
      • Estimated age: 33-36 years old
      • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"- 5'9"; 145-160 pounds.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; medium build.
      • Clothing: Plaid white, tan, black, pile-lined jacket, medium white, tan, short sleeve terry cloth shirt, blue corduroy pants with 33" waist, black socks, extra-large blue windbreaker and brown shoes. The pictures show the clothing the individual was wearing.
      • Dentals: Available
      • DNA: Not Available
    Case History
    The victim was located between hay bales on a farm near Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa on March 31, 1986.
    The individual may have been traveling from Ohio to California.
    He had a one dollar bill, pink blanket and a match book in his possession.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on this case, please contact:
    Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office
    563-382-4268
    OR
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    E-Mail

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCIC Number:
    U-820003404
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
    KCRG.com
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.dps.state.ia.us/DCI/Unidentified_Bodies/

    Iowa Unidentified Persons/Bodies

    The State of Iowa has six unidentified bodies on file. These cases have been entered into the National Crime Information Center Computer System for possible matches against the missing person file. However, if the individual has never been entered as missing by any agency there will be no match. The purpose of placing these cases on the DPS web site, is to reach a more diverse audience that might have knowledge about the identity of any one of these individuals.

    Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    Division of Criminal Investigation
    215 East 7th St
    Des Moines, Iowa 50319
    515-725-6036
    1-800-346-5507

    Winneshiek County Unidentified Dead

    Description White male, 33-36 years of age, 5'6" to 5'9", 145 - 160 lbs., brown hair, medium build
    Details Skeletal remains found 03/31/86 between hay bales at a farm site in Winneshiek County, Iowa
    Clothing Plaid white-tan-black pile-lined jacket, medium white-tan short sleeve terry cloth shirt, blue cords with 33" waist, black socks, extra-large blue windbreaker and brown shoes
    Possessions A one dollar bill, pink blanket and a match book
    Cause of Death Unknown. Estimated date of death: April 1985
    Agency Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office 563-382-4268
    The individual may have been traveling from Ohio to California. Skull reconstruction pictures indicate what the individual may have looked like. The pictures show the clothing the individual was wearing.
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/unidentified-white-male-winneshiek-county-1985/

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    Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Skull reconstruction pictures indicate what the individual may have looked like. The pictures show the clothing the victim was wearing at the time of death.

    Unidentified White Male
    STATUS: Unidentified

    AGE: Approx. 30 – 40

    CASE NUMBER: Winneshiek County – 1986

    NAMUS CASE NUMBER: 2620

    ESTIMATED DATE OF DEATH: April 1985

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    DESCRIPTION
    : White male, 30-40 years of age, 5’6″ to 5’9″, 145 – 160 lbs., brown hair, medium build.

    DETAILS: Skeletal remains found March 31, 1986, between hay bales at a farm site in Winneshiek County, Iowa. The individual may have been traveling from Ohio to California.

    CLOTHING: Plaid white-tan-black pile-lined jacket (mackinaw type farmers or cowboys jacket) with a Sears-Roebuck Oakbrook Sportsman/Sportswear label, medium white-tan short sleeved terry cloth V-neck polo shirt (Wedgefield brand), blue Levi cords with 33-inch waist and ranger tag on back of pants, black socks, Fruit of the Loom jockey shorts size 30-32, extra-large blue windbreaker (Madison brand), and brown shoes, 3/4-inch high suede, size 6 or 9. Shoes are each 11-1/4 inches long.

    POSSESSIONS: A one dollar bill, a pink blanket (Esmond brand), and a match book

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    Winneshiek County in Iowa

    CAUSE OF DEATH: Unknown

    DENTAL: Dental information / charting is available and entered.

    INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, 319-382-4268 and Winneshiek County Medical Examiner’s Office, 563-382-9671.

    EXCLUSIONS: The following individuals have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    • Michael Limesand (DOB 1958)
    • Melvin Synder (DOB 1985)
    Questions and comments may be addressed to:

    Winneshiek County Medical Examiner’s Office — 563-382-9671

    Sources:


    SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: March 31, 1986
     
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  9. Akoya

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    Unidentified White Male Discovered on March 31, 1986 near Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Cause of death: Unknown; Estimated age: 33-36 years old. You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency. If you have an info on this case or know who this victim may be contact: information concerning this case, please contact: Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office 563-382-4268 For more info on this case http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2umia.html
     
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  12. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member

    I wonder what led them to believe he was traveling from Ohio to California.
     
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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    He must have told somebody in a store or a restaurant or something.
     
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  14. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member

    Has to be something like that. I was unable to glean that he was in Ohio or going to California from what they listed as found with him.
     
  15. MRX

    MRX New Member

    Hi everybody. I'm new here. I think I have found a match for this man. I asked admins if it's ok to share it here.
     
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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Go for it!

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  17. MRX

    MRX New Member

    2203DMMD - Samuel Norris Campbell. I came across Sam a couple years ago and though he was a strong match for the Decorah man. I have submitted the match but it's been so long with no update to confirm or eliminate the match I want to let other sleuths take a look at Sam. The distance from Maryland to Iowa is only a 15 hour drive. Sam's home in Bethesda was right by interstates 495 and 270.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2203dmmd.html
     
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    MRX New Member

    Part Two I found this last night. Maybe unrelated but it is notable. This man was found in a drain pipe less than a half mile from Sam Campbells home. They found him a few days after Sam disappeared. Maybe they were searching for Sam and found these remains. He was badly decomposed so he had been there a while. https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/1886 I'll offer this case as match to those remains. There's not much to go by but the rings and necklace as described may be Native American in origin. Lee is Native American. http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4998dmok.html
    I'd like to hear your opinions on these cases.
     
  19. GrandmaBear

    GrandmaBear Bronze Member

    I will say in appearance he sure looks like he could be a match. The time frame is right too. That is a fair distance in states but that means nothing. Sounded like he dressed casual and this man certainly was dressed casual. Flannel shirt, t shirt, etc. All fits pretty well.

    I am no expert just saying these things stood out, even March and April of 1985...
     
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  20. MRX

    MRX New Member

    The distance in these cases seems far at first, but a 15 hour drive is nothing for an interstate truck driver. Not to imply that a trucker was involved. Going coast to coast in the US quickly is very easy with our highway system.
     
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