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Thread: Unidentified Male, Located April 18, 1973

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    mushroom hunter Unidentified Male, Located April 18, 1973

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1088umks.html

    Unidentified White Male

    • The victim was discovered on April 18, 1973 in Shawnee County, Kansas

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 17-20 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8-5'10"; 145-150 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown wavy, below the ear length hair.
    • Clothing: Clothing that was indicative of a hippie, flowered pants.
    • Jewelry: Necklace with large cross and a ring
    • Other: Left hand missing post mortem
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • Dentals: Available, baby teeth on the bottom.
      DNA: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located in a wooded area three miles southeast of Garnett, Kansas in rural Anderson County, April 18, 1973.
    The landowner found the skeleton in a small waterway. No ID was found.
    Authorities believe the victim may have been a hitchhiker.


    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    Judy Ashbaugh
    785-296-8244
    Email
    --
    1-800-KS-CRIME

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number:
    09-22941

    NCIC Number:
    U-183072533

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    WIBW News
    KAKE News
    KSN News
    URDS

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    Articles/Shawnee County John Doe

    BODY FOUND NEAR GARNETT

    GARNETT—Law enfprcement
    officers today were seeking leads
    into the identification and cause
    of death of a young man whose
    decayed and partially varmiteaten

    body was found near here
    Wednesday.

    The body was found three weeks to the day
    after the apparent time of death, March 28, of
    three persons found shot to death
    south of Ottawa.
    Four Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    agents who were in
    Lawrence investigating the

    March 28 triple slaying were
    detailed to Anderson County, and
    Franklin County Sheriff Lewis
    Ashcraft and Undersheriff Rex
    Bowling spent Wednesday afternoon
    here.
    Authorities said today they are
    considering the cases to be
    separate, but have not ruled out
    the possibility of a connection.
    The bodies of the three slain
    March 28 were found by a

    passerby about noon March 29 in
    the car of one of the victims. It
    was parked on a county road two
    miles south of Ottawa and a half
    rnile east of US-59.
    The discovery of the body
    Wednesday was made by a couple
    looking for mushrooms. The

    fully-clothed body of a white
    male, 18 to 20 years old, five feet
    eight to five feet 10 inches tall,
    about 150 pounds, was in a ravine
    in a wooded area several feet
    from a county road. The area is
    three to four miles south of
    Garnett and three to four miles
    east of US-59.
    Estimated time of death is two
    to four weeks. The preliminary
    pathologist's report indicated
    possible skull fractures from a
    blow to the head. The fractures
    could or could not have been the
    cause of death.

    Robbery was ruled out as a
    motive in the triple slaying.
    Officials said this morning no
    motive has been ruled out in the
    man's death. However, jewelry
    was on the body when it was
    found.

    A nationwide teletype message
    has been sent describing the man
    and his clothing. Authorities are
    asking that anyone who might
    have seen him report it to the
    Anderson County Sheriff's
    Department or the KBI.
    He is described as having
    brown, wavy hair, about five
    inches long. He was wearing a
    brown corduroy waist-length,
    zippered coat; a green longsleeve
    shirt; blue jeans with an
    octagon stop sign patch on the left
    rear pocket; "waffle-stomper"
    boots; a navy blue stocking cap;
    a gold ring with the number 78 on
    it; two rings with crosses on
    them; a neck chain with a twoinch
    silver cross, and a black
    leather belt with a buckle
    resembling a buffalo nickel,
    about two inches in size. His two
    lower front teeth were baby teeth.

    Officials said the body does not
    match the description of any of
    the missing persons reported in
    the area. And, they have
    developed no significant leads.
    There also have been no
    significant leads developed in the

    triple slaying.
    Last edited by Starless; 12-06-2009 at 11:54 PM.

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    Default Re: Articles/Shawnee County John Doe

    Ottawa Herald
    Friday, April 20, 1973

    Seek Identity
    Of Dead Man

    GARNETT-Efforts continued
    here today to identify a young
    man whose body was found south
    of here Wednesday.
    A nationwide teletype message
    describing the man was sent out
    after the body was found. Anderson
    County Attorney Terry
    Solander said this morning that
    as a result several calls have
    been received about missing
    persons from across the country.
    However, he said, "most haven't
    been close" to matching the
    description of the body.

    The preliminary pathologist's report
    indicated the man had
    suffered possible skull fractures
    from a blow to the head. The
    injury could or could not have
    caused his death
    Examination
    The investigation of their
    deaths, estimated at early in the
    morning March 28, is continuing
    in Lawrence. Mrs. Avery and
    Longfellow were residents of
    Lawrence. Steven Avery, Mrs.
    Avery's son, was from lola.
    The man's body was found in a
    ravine in a wooded area several
    feet from a county road, three to
    four miles south of Garnett and
    three to four miles east of US-59.
    Solander said information
    released Thursday, that the body
    was found by a couple looking for
    mushrooms, was incorrect. The
    body was found, he said, by Virgil
    Ashburn, the owner of the land
    where the body was found. Ashburn
    was looking for mushrooms.
    The dead man's age is
    placed the time of death at two
    to four weeks.

    Confirmation of the cause of
    death will not be made, Solander
    said, until the results of chemical
    and microscopic tests are
    returned. The results are expected
    in the next day or so.
    Area law enforcement officers
    and agents from the Kansas
    Bureau of Investigation have
    been searching the area where
    the body was found, but still have
    developed no significant leads,
    Solander said.
    Officials said this morning no
    link has been found, but u
    ixjssible connection has not been
    ruled out, between the man's
    death and the shooting deaths of
    Mrs. Hazel Avery, Steven T.
    Avery arid Gary O. Longfellow.
    Their bodies were found March
    29 in Mrs. Avery'scar, parked on
    u county roud two miles south of
    Ottawa und a half mile east of US-
    59.

    The investigation of their
    deaths, estimated at early in the
    morning March 28, is continuing
    in Lawrence. Mrs. Avery and
    Longfellow were residents of
    Lawrence. Steven Avery, Mrs.
    Avery's son, was from lola.
    The man's body was found in a
    ravine in a wooded area several
    feet from a county road, three to
    four miles south of Garnett and
    three to four miles east of US-59.
    Solander said information
    released Thursday, that the body
    was found by a couple looking for
    mushrooms, was incorrect. The
    body was found, he said, by Virgil
    Ashburn, the owner of the land
    where the body was found. Ashburn
    was looking for mushrooms.
    The dead man's age is
    estimated at IB to 20 years. He
    was five feet eight to five feet 10
    inches tall and weighed about 150
    pounds.

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    Default Re: Articles/Shawnee County John Doe

    Ottawa Herald
    Monday, April 23, 1973

    Another Letter
    Received In
    Murder Probe
    LAWRENCE - Authorities
    here today were checking information
    contained in a letter
    received over the weekend in
    connection with the investigation
    of the March 28 triple slaying
    near Ottawa.
    The letter is the fourth received
    by a steering committee offering
    a $1,000 reward for information
    leading to the arrest and conviction
    of the person or persons
    involved in the slayings.
    Information received by the
    committee is turned over to
    authorities for Investigation.
    Informants remain anonymous.
    Officials have not released
    details about the contents of the
    letters.
    The bodies of the three, Mrs.
    Hazel Avery, Lawrence; Gary 0.
    Longfellow, Lawrence, and Mrs.
    Avery's son, Steven T. Avery,
    lola, were found March 29 in Mrs.
    Avery's parked car on a county
    road south of Ottawa.
    In Garnett the Anderson
    County Sheriff's Department and
    Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    agents are still trying to identify
    the body of a young man found
    south of there Wednesday.
    Anderson County Attorney
    Terry Solander said inquiries had
    been received over the weekend
    concerning missing peruonH who
    might match the description of
    the deud man. They were being
    investigated today, he uaid,
    The man's death has been
    placed at two to four weeks before
    his body was found in a ravine In
    a wooded area several feet from •
    county road.

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    Default Re: Articles/Shawnee County John Doe

    Still no motive, weapon,

    suspects in slaying of trio

    Great Bend Tribune - April 6, 1973, Great Bend, Kansas

    OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) - After
    more than a week of investigation
    into the murders of three
    people found shot to death near
    here, authorities have not discovered
    a motive or the weapon,
    nor do they have a suspect.
    The investigation began
    Thursday, March 29, when the
    bodies of Mrs. Hazel Avery, 53,
    Lawrence; her son Steven T.
    Avery, 22, lola, and a friend,
    Gary O. Longfellow, 23, Lawrence,
    were found in Mrs. Avery's
    car on a county road two
    miles south of here and a half
    mile east of US-59.
    These are the facts in the
    case as reported by investigating
    officers and the
    Franklin County Attorney Robert
    L. Pinet:
    Steven Avery was to be a witness
    for Longfellow in a paternity

    trial to be heard March 28
    in the Jefferson County District

    Court at Oskaloosa. The suit
    was filed in May 1972.
    Avery had taken Tuesday and
    Wednesday off from his job at
    Feem Products, Inc., at lola to
    go to Lawrence and then to Oskaloosa
    to testify. Sometime
    Tuesday he left his home at
    lola, where he lived with his
    wife, a former Welda resident,
    and their baby. He began hitchhiking
    to Lawrence.
    He was wearing a brown
    plaid jacket, a green Army fatigue
    jacket, a light green longsleeved
    dress shirt, blue jeans
    and black ankle-high zippered
    boots.
    That evening the high schoolage
    brother of Avery's wife
    was in Garnett. He saw Avery
    hitch-hiking and gave him a
    ride to the north edge of the
    town. It was 8:30 p.m. when
    Avery's brother-in-law left him
    there.

    About 10 p.m. Avery called
    his mother from a pay
    telephone with a Richmond exchange
    and asked her to come
    get him. Richmond is about 12
    miles south of Ottawa and 10
    miles north of Garnett.
    Mrs. Avery did not want to
    drive to Richmond alone. She
    called Longfellow and asked
    him to go with her. She also
    called her sister and told her
    she was going to Richmond to
    pick up Steven Avery.
    Longfellow drove his car to
    Mrs. Avery's home. About 10:30
    p.m., they left Lawrence in
    Mrs. Avery's blue-gray, fourdoor
    1964 Chrysler.
    Mrs. Avery was wearing a
    brown waist-length wet-look
    plastic coat over a white with
    multi-colored, striped flower
    design blouse. She also wore a
    white cloth rope belt, lavender

    stretch slacks and black loafer-
    type shoes.
    Longfellow wore a brown
    waist-length leather coat with a
    brown fur collar over a longsleeved
    dress shirt. The shirt
    and his trousers were blue and
    white. His shoes were two-tone
    brown.
    Sometime in the early morning
    hours Wednesday the three
    were shot to death with a .38
    caliber weapon.
    Mrs. Avery had bullet
    wounds in the forehead, neck
    and shoulder. Her son was shot
    in the forehead and the side of
    the head. Longfellow was shot
    twice in the head and once in
    the sole of one of his feet. The
    shots were fired at "very
    close" range.
    The car was parked at the
    side of the road, 20 yards from
    a bridge over Rock Creek,
    sometime between 11:30
    Tuesday night and 6:40 Wednesday
    morning. The keys were
    not left in the car and the gasoline
    gauge registered almost
    empty.
    At 2 p.m., Wednesday Longfellow's
    father reported the
    three missing. Shortly after
    noon Thursday a passerby reported
    the car to authorities.
    Officers from the Kansas Highway
    Patrol and the Franklin
    County Sheriff's Department
    were first to arrive on the
    scene. A few minutes later several
    agents from the Kansas
    Bureau of Investigation arrived.
    The district coroner, his
    assistant and a forensic pathologist
    from Kansas City were
    called, and the area was sealed
    off.
    The keys to the car were
    found on the bank of the creek,
    south of the car. Six slugs were
    removed from the bodies. One
    was found between the inside
    panel and the outer skin of the
    right front door. The slug of another
    bullet which passed
    through the door was not found.
    Efforts to find persons who
    might have seen Avery hitchhiking
    or who might have seen
    Mrs. Avery's car in the area
    have been unsuccessful.
    The section of the creek near
    where the car was found has
    been drained and searched with
    a metal detctor, magnets,
    rakes and shovels.
    Where is the gun? Where are
    the spent cartridges? Where
    were the three killed? When
    was the car parked where it
    was found? What was the motive
    for the slayings?
    If the authorities investigating
    the case know any
    of the answers they aren't
    talking.
    All they'll say is, "No leads

    have been developed"
    Last edited by Texaskowgirl; 12-04-2009 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Trying to fix font

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    Significance of #78

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78_%28number%29

    78 (number)

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    Jump to: navigation, search
    78 (seventy-eight) is the natural number following 77 and followed by 79.
    Cardinalseventy-eightOrdinal78th
    (seventy-eighth)Numeral system78FactorizationDivisors1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 26, 39, 78Roman numeralLXXVIIIBinary10011102Octal1168Duodecimal6612Hexadecimal4E16Contents

    [hide]
    [edit] In mathematics

    78 is a triangular number, and its factorization makes it a sphenic number. As a multiple of a perfect number, 78 is itself a semiperfect number.
    77 and 78 form a Ruth-Aaron pair under the second definition in which repeated prime factors are counted as often as they occur.
    Since it is possible to find sequences of 78 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 78 is an Erdős–Woods number.
    Karl A. Dahlke proved in 1989 that 78 heptominos of this shape ( ), at a minimum, are required to fill a rectangle.
    [edit] In science

    [edit] In astronomy

    Messier object M78, a magnitude 8.0 diffuse nebula in the constellation OrionThe New General Catalogue object NGC 78, a magnitude 12.8 barred spiral galaxy in the constellation PiscesThe Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -463 June 9 and ended on 817 July 18. The duration of Saros series 78 was 1280.1 years, and it contained 72 solar eclipses.The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -125 April 10 and ended on 1155 May 18. The duration of Saros series 78 was 1280.1 years, and it contained 72 lunar eclipses.[edit] In sports

    [edit] In other fields

    78 is also:
    Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78_(number)"
    Categories: Integers

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    Default The Pants With The Stop Sign on the Pocket

    When I look back, seems I remember seeing blue jeans like this when I was a kid. Can anyone else recall ??

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    Texaskowgirl Guest

    Default Re: Significance of #78

    Football was what came to my mind, since it was 1973 and it evidently is a graduation ring... The number 78, is usually worn by a big guy though.... Like a Defensive End/Tackle...

    I suppose it could be related to another sport, lke Basketball or Baseball jersey number... Do they use that high of numbers???
    Last edited by Texaskowgirl; 12-04-2009 at 03:14 PM.

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    Texaskowgirl Guest

    Default Re: The Pants With The Stop Sign on the Pocket

    I don't recall them... I remember "Star" and "Hash" Jeans, but that was the late 70s..

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