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Identity Needed for Living John Doe found in Kingman, Arizona

We are asking assistance from the public to help identify a living John Doe found in Kingman, Arizona. In July of 2017, this young man was found on the side of the road in poor health condition after indicating he was attempting to hitchhike to Oregon.

When asked, he provides his name as "Sam Carter Perez" and indicates he is originally from Springfield, Missouri. We have been unable to verify this claim. His race is currently listed as "Uncertain", but law enforcement believe it is possible he is Hispanic, Native American, or of a mixed race. He is approximately 5'6", weighs approximately 145 pounds, and wears glasses sometimes.

We would like to speak to anyone who has information on this person so we can help bring him home to his family.

Picture available on site. Looks to be in his 20s.

The NamUs case link can be accessed here:

General Discussion / Re: Just in Case You Need Some Hope Today
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:22:01 PM »
Sometimes tenacity and the process of identifying mummified remains can lead to new techniques for use today.

It was during the excavation in 1915 of a tomb of what was thought to be a rich local farmland King dubbed Djehutynakht, that they found the head of a mummified king, or was it his wife, they really didn't know. They only knew that both had been buried there. The mystery took 100 years to solve. In that time they extracted a tooth and analyzed it in New York, then Israel, but there was little DNA to be found for the process that existed during those years.

That tooth eventually landed on Odile Loreille's desk in 2016. As a Research Biologist for the FBI's Lab Division, she would try current techniques to solve the mystery of whether the mummy was female or male. She would grind material from the inner tooth into dna solution to amplify, copy and sequence. Even that did not work. A new technique would need to be created that would further amplify the trace amount of DNA available. They worked on that and succeeded in solving the mystery. It was, in fact, a man!

But, they didn't just solve this 4,000-year-old mystery (1991-1781 BC). Lucky for us, in the process they developed a technique that would revolutionize the ability to characterize DNA trace evidence, particularly useful in cases where skeletal elements are scarce, or trace DNA is found like in the discovery of age-old human remains of the missing.

"Anything that you can think about that may have trace amounts of DNA, I think we now may have a technique where we are going to be better armed to  characterize that DNA," said Anthony Onorato, Chief of the DNA Support Unit of the FBI Laboratory Division.

And, there you have it, tenacity, progress and hope! What a combination.


Police have charged Adam Jeffrey Strong with interference with a dead body (Rori Hache) and he remains in custody. Hearings to start in October. while searching his property at 19 McMillan Dr, they found the DNA of Kandis Fitzpatrick, 18, who has been missing since 2008.

Authorities are seeking information about Strong's movements from mid-1990s until his arrest. They are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have helped him tow his 18-foot boat to any body of water in the GTA.


Police discover DNA of second woman, Kandis Fitzpatrick, while searching home of Adam Strong

Ex of Hache suspect says he needs to choke women to orgasm

General Discussion / Re: Just in Case You Need Some Hope Today
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:45:56 AM »
Sometimes enhanced public discussions gets the collar

Grant Ayerst, 21 of Barrie, and Norman Whalley, 36 of British Columbia, both went missing on September 11, 1991. Officials said they met with foul play after Ayerst and Whalley traveled from British Columbia to Toronto for the purpose of conducting an illicit drug deal. Something diverted them to Barrie on September 11 to complete the deal where it was determined that they were met with foul play. They haven't been seen since. The cases remained "cold." The bodies never recovered. What's the chance they could be found after 26 years?

Simcoe County didn't give up. Investigations have changed, and so have the tools readily available to bring attention to the case. Officials created episodic YouTube videos that not only featured these two men, but Cindy Halliday (17), April Dobson (40), and Jaimee Lee Miller (30). Then they turned to social media to create awareness and invite conversation. They urged those with information to call the hotline, speak to an investigator direct, call in tip to OPP, or Barrie Police, or remain anonymous with Crime Stoppers.

Someone did. They aren't disclosing how the tip was received other than it was through social media and "enhanced public discussions." But, the result is the arrest and charge of two counts of first degree murder against Michael Guido Gerald Claes, 49 of Elmvale, Ont. in the deaths of Ayerst and Whalley. And, two charges of accessory after the fact to murder, contrary to Section 240 of the Criminal Code of Canada, for David Glenn Bond, 52 of Keswick.

Here's to new technology and the willingness to embark upon it to turn around homicide cases as dumbfounding as missing persons with no body recovered yet. Let's hope the resolution of Halliday, Dobson and Miller.

Kudos to Barrie police and OPP for giving us hope!


Second arrest made in 17-year-old double homicide in Barrie.

Facebook posts by Simcoe that help bring about leads on cold cases.

New arrest made in relation to Grant Ayerst, Norman Whalley murder investigation

Simcoe YouTube Case File Episodes - Ayerst and Whalley: - Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6 - Episode 7

Simcoe YouTube Case File Episodes - Cindy Halliday, last seen on April 20, 1992

Simcoe YouTube Case File Episode 1 - April Dobson murdered on front porch on October 14, 2005 after helping to fix a friend's car.

Simcoe YouTube Case File Episode 1 - Jaimee Lee Miller, 30, Mother of three in Barrie, October 12, 2015 last seen, reported missing Nov. 2, 2015, remains found in March 2016, foul play determined to be a factor

Windsor / Re: Autumn Taggart (31), Murdered, June 10/2018, Windsor, ON
« on: August 30, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »
That poor little boy. I hope he can find a way to put the past behind him and move forward in a healthy way.

I just happen to think, if they didn't know if one or two were involved, wouldn't it be easy to tell by the skids on the sheet?  If one was involved, the skids would line up and off the sheet being dragged and perhaps other types of drag marks across the walk and to the car. Especially if it was too heavy for the perp to carry. However, if there were two people, wouldn't the skids be localised to the middle section of the carry since both ends would be up in the air? Perhaps the walk up to the car wouldn't be lined with a streak, but instead touched upon at times? 

Just a thought that makes me wonder what the pattern was like and what the sheet showed. And, if Sonia had any scrapes from the drag. I wonder if that would be telltale in any way?

General Discussion / Re: McDonald's Murderer Investing Money
« on: August 19, 2018, 01:18:00 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Arleen McNeil. Bless her heart.

It is not just this thread. RW's thread was hit too.

Somehow, it is easier to accept when foul play is ruled out. The loss is still real, I'm sure. But, knowing that they weren't needlessly or wrongly harmed by others helps. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this young man. He was only 27, way too young.

Awesome, so happy to hear. Bless his heart. More please.

So very good to hear. Thanks Sap1. He has a second chance to make an awesome life, the one of his dreams. I hope he gets there.

Thanks Sap1 for the article link. I noticed that the date on the article was January 25, 2017 3:48 pm

Since then there has been an update on the case dated May 22, 2018 stating that Lindsay lost the appeal. Sadly, the circus of an appeal was one more round that Dana's family had to endure, day-by-day sitting in the court proceedings in the same room as their daughter's killer. Something a parent would do, even if it would harm their own health. The Court of Appeal found that Mark Lindsay who got in an argument with Dana and stabbed her in both eyes with a pencil, then strangled Dana with a shoelace and then went to the extent of driving her to an old construction site and driving over Dana's head twice with the car to ensure she was dead, and bought items to dispose of her body at another site, did not win the appeal on the basis that "although he was capable of appreciating the nature and quality of his actions" he was not "capable of knowing those actions were wrong." The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal, "We do not find that the trial judge committed any error in his application of the relevant legal principles, or in weighing the expert evidence." Now, can Dana's family have some well-deserved peace?

Convicted murderer Mark Lindsay loses appeal of murder conviction
"What is really good is that him being in jail keeps some other family from suffering"
CBC News ยท Posted: May 22, 2018 4:11 PM MT | Last Updated: May 22

Site News | About Us / Re: We're Back
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:18:01 PM »

I'm venting with you. So sorry you are experiencing this. There will always be a heavy heart until answers arrive. I wish you answers. Hopefully, filled with miracles.

General Discussion / Re: Just in Case You Need Some Hope Today
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:57:07 AM »
Sometimes the fact you don't have a valid birth certificate or government identification is a big clue.

Kamiyah Mobley was abducted at birth from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital in 1998 and subsequently raised in South Carolina. It would be 18 long years before her family would ever know what happened to her. It was only when a girl named Alexis Kelly Manigo couldn't get a job because she didn't have a valid driver's license or government identification that the woman, Gloria Williams, she thought was her mother told her the truth. Then Alexis told a friend, and then down the line the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received an anonymous tip about Kamiyah's whereabouts that unraveled the mystery.

Shanora Mobley and Craig Aiken will never get those 18 years back. They'll never get to shape the future for their daughter in those formative years. Instead, a woman eventually testified that back then she had just lost custody of her two other children and was in an abusive relationship that led to a miscarriage claims she was on auto pilot with her life out of control when she took the baby from strangers.

Now, perhaps is a good time to pause for a moment. Kamiyah was in the hands of a woman on autopilot who lost custody of her own kids and was in abusive relationships to the point of physical harm... was raising a child for 18 years. Kamiyah will never get the benefit of what those 18 years would have been like had she not been kidnapped and instead raised by her own biological parents.

Gloria Williams was arrested in 2017. In June 2018, she was sentenced to 18-years on a charge of kidnapping and five years for interfering with custody. Both sentences to run at the same time with credit for 511 days served in jail. The judge said the sentence reflects how many years the biological parents were without knowledge of their daughter, but she could feasibly get out early for good behavior and only serve, say 15 years.

Craig Aiken, Kamiyah's biological father, said this in court, "I first would like to thank God for the safe return of my daughter Kamiyah. I knew walking into this morning that there would be no winners in this situation. Despite today's sentence I would like to deal with the emotional toll this ordeal has taken on my family. At this time, I choose to remain focused on mending my family together through this situation. I believe now that this is over we can continue on our journey of healing together as a family and supporting my daughter with her decision-making. So at the end of the day, I would like to say thanks to the prosecutor, the investigators, Duval County and all my supporters and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for bringing my baby home. I just say hopefully we can bring home more kids. Hopefully this situation helps other parents to get through their situation with their kidnapped kids and stuff like that. I just want to say thank everybody and appreciate the support and we're just going to go meditate on this for a little while."

What else was he suppose to say. His daughter's life in limbo and the need to not alienate her, but focus on her health moving forward.

But the biological mother's statement in court was perhaps more revealing. Caught in needing to find justice and represent parents everywhere whose child is abducted by a stranger, but yet not alienate her newly found daughter who has ties with the only mother she grew up knowing, Shanora Mobley, the biological mother received gasps in court when she was asked what sort of sentence her daughter's kidnapper should face. Her answer came quick and to a gasping courtroom, "Death," she answered. Aiken was asked the same question, his reply, "This is the part that she makes it hard for me, because my daughter doesn't want to see [Williams] get time," he said and admitted to reporters that he felt Williams had to pay.

Mobley, for her part, described celebrating her daughter's birthday each year with a cake she kept frozen for 18 years always wondering what it would feel like to one day see her daughter again... knowing she was missing the milestones every year that passed, first steps to prom. The father had years and years of recurring dreams, holding his baby and playing with her but he could never attach a face to the child he never saw. "The only thing I have to remember her by is her name," he said. The parents told of the two decades of unsuccessfully searching for their daughter and the toll it took. They testified that they were viewed as suspects by police, neighbors and even each other.

For her part, Alexis Manigo has changed her name. She was 18 at the time of her abductor's arrest and given the choice to reconnect with her biological parents. Their first meeting was eventually on Facebook.

At sentencing it was said there is no winners and no losers. Odd. What about those who knew the abductor lost her children but was raising another child that suddenly popped up in the equation - but they never said anything? What about social services that took her other two children away, didn't they find it odd she suddenly had another baby? What about when the abductor came down from "autopilot" as she claimed and knew what was right and what was wrong? What about the school systems that enrolled a child without a birth certificate or proper paperwork? What about the joy of all those who for years investigated the case, prayed for the family, searched for the girl? What about the hospital, another victim of the acts of an abductor? Perhaps the terms "winners" and "losers" means something different to everybody. There was great loss, terrible loss, years of loss. And, what could define a winner? A parent that gets to see their child alive and well 18 years later, perhaps? All those parents who are still searching for their own child who may get some semblance of hope?

Each in their own pain, each trying to seek justice, each trying to regain a relationship lost.

Sad in so many ways, yet they received the news we all wait for... our loved ones to be returned to us in some way, healthy.

An odd story of hope.


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