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Body of missing Durban woman positively identified as Siam Lee

Durban – The partially burnt body of 20-year-old has been positively identified by family members as Siam Lee, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Lee’s body was discovered in a cane field near New Hanover on Wednesday afternoon – roughly 100km from where she was last seen alive in Durban. 

Her face had been badly burnt.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said final confirmation of Lee’s body will only be made once DNA results have been received.

“[The] case has been changed from inquest to murder,” Zwane told News24. 

Lee was last seen alive on January 4 when she left her workplace in Durban North. 

She had apparently been receiving threats from an unknown man for months before her disappearance. 

CCTV footage showed Lee allegedly being abducted by a driver of a black Mercedes with a Gauteng registration upon leaving her workplace.  

On Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal police released an identikit of a man Lee was seen entering the black Mercedes with. 

“Durban

Read more at: https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/body-of-missing-durban-woman-positively-identified-as-siam-lee-20180111

Update: Victim Identified in Germantown Shooting

Update Friday: The dead man found in Germantown on Wednesday has been identified as Maurice Cortez Mercer, 30, of the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, Montgomery County police said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled his death as a homicide by gunshot wound.


About 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, Germantown District officers responded to a home in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, police said.

They were told of a suspicious situation — a man was unresponsive, police said.

“We get the call, and we don’t know what we’re walking into, and this is what we find,” Officer Rick Goodale said.

Police have not released the man’s name.

He had trauma to his body, police said.

This death is being investigated as a homicide, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to decide the manner and

Read more at: http://www.mymcmedia.org/police-investigating-death-germantown-homicide/

Update: Victim Identified in Germantown Shooting | Montgomery …

Update Friday: The dead man found in Germantown on Wednesday has been identified as Maurice Cortez Mercer, 30, of the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, Montgomery County police said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled his death as a homicide by gunshot wound.


About 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, Germantown District officers responded to a home in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, police said.

They were told of a suspicious situation — a man was unresponsive, police said.

“We get the call, and we don’t know what we’re walking into, and this is what we find,” Officer Rick Goodale said.

Police have not released the man’s name.

He had trauma to his body, police said.

This death is being investigated as a homicide, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to decide the manner and

Read more at: http://www.mymcmedia.org/police-investigating-death-germantown-homicide/

Human skull identified; man last seen alive in 2011

Wayne County Coroner Edward R. Howell has reported the positive identification of a human skull that was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Gouldsboro, approximately two and a half years ago.

LEHIGH TWP. – Wayne County Coroner Edward R. Howell has reported the positive identification of a human skull that was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Gouldsboro, approximately two and a half years ago.

Using DNA evidence, the deceased has been identified as George Julian Rymko, who would be about 51 or 52 if he were still living. Rymko was from Waterbury, Connecticut.

How he died, however, remains a mystery.

On April 28, 2015, Coroner Howell was dispatched to Lehigh Township in the far southern end of Wayne County, specifically to a wooded area near 827 Main St., Gouldsboro. Coroner Howell met the PA State Police at the scene.

At 3:40 p.m. that day,

Read more at: http://www.neagle.com/news/20171214/human-skull-identified-man-last-seen-alive-in-2011

Skull found in Wayne County years ago identified as missing man – Scranton Times

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A human skull discovered more than two years ago in Wayne County is that of a Connecticut man who disappeared in 2011, Coroner Edward Howell said today.

The remains were positively identified as

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Human remains found behind Brookeville cemetery identified

A Brookeville resident walking his dogs in a wooded path behind the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery the evening of Sunday, Nov. 12 discovered what appeared to be human bones and contacted police. Police responded and found a shallow grave with skeletal remains.

The remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to be examined.

Yamada, commander of the 4th district, assured those in attendance at a Brookeville town hall meeting on Nov. 20 that there was nothing to show that there was an immediate threat to local residents. He also indicated the possibility that there may have been more than one person was involved with the burial of the remains.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Read more at: http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/news/local/item/6112-human-remains-found-behind-brookeville-cemetery-identified

Human Remains in Brookeville Identified as Silver Spring Teen

He was reported missing in September; death is considered suspicious

Harry Ryan Detwiler

Harry Ryan Detwiler

FROM NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING EXPLOITED CHILDREN

The skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Brookeville have been identified as a teen from Silver Spring, according to police.

The chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore determined the body was Harry Ryan Detwiler, 19, of the 10700 block of Margate Road, according to a Montgomery County police press release. His family reported him missing to police in September.

A report on the National Center for Missing Exploited Children website says Detwiler had been missing since May 15 and was last seen in Silver Spring.

A dog walker noticed what appeared to be human bones in the woods on Nov. 12 and called police. When officers arrived, they found a shallow grave with skeletal remains.

Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious

Read more at: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Human-Remains-in-Brookville-Identified-as-Silver-Spring-Teen/

Human Remains in Brookeville Identified as Silver Spring Teen …

He was reported missing in September; death is considered suspicious

Harry Ryan Detwiler

Harry Ryan Detwiler

FROM NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING EXPLOITED CHILDREN

The skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Brookeville have been identified as a teen from Silver Spring, according to police.

The chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore determined the body was Harry Ryan Detwiler, 19, of the 10700 block of Margate Road, according to a Montgomery County police press release. His family reported him missing to police in September.

A report on the National Center for Missing Exploited Children website says Detwiler had been missing since May 15 and was last seen in Silver Spring.

A dog walker noticed what appeared to be human bones in the woods on Nov. 12 and called police. When officers arrived, they found a shallow grave with skeletal remains.

Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious

Read more at: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Human-Remains-in-Brookville-Identified-as-Silver-Spring-Teen/

Remains of man missing since 2013 identified – Dansville

University of North Texas Center for Human Identification identifies Orrin Mastin of Bath

BATH — Skeletal remains discovered by a hiker last February in the woods just outside the Village of Bath have been positively identified as a Bath man who went missing in January of 2013, New York State Police investigators said Wednesday.

Through a complicated and lengthy process that utilized the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, anthropology experts in Texas, and DNA from a local family member, State Police investigators were able to identify the remains as belonging to Orrin Mastin of Bath.

Although the cause of death has not been released, there is no evidence of foul play, a State Police senior investigator said.

According to authorities, Mastin was last seen on Jan. 18, 2013, and was subsequently reported missing to the Bath Village Police Department. An investigation conducted in 2013 by Bath police failed to develop any

Read more at: http://www.dansvilleonline.com/news/20171130/remains-of-man-missing-since-2013-identified

Remains of man missing since 2013 identified

University of North Texas Center for Human Identification identifies Orrin Mastin of Bath

BATH — Skeletal remains discovered by a hiker last February in the woods just outside the Village of Bath have been positively identified as a Bath man who went missing in January of 2013, New York State Police investigators said Wednesday.

Through a complicated and lengthy process that utilized the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, anthropology experts in Texas, and DNA from a local family member, State Police investigators were able to identify the remains as belonging to Orrin Mastin of Bath.

Although the cause of death has not been released, there is no evidence of foul play, a State Police senior investigator said.

According to authorities, Mastin was last seen on Jan. 18, 2013, and was subsequently reported missing to the Bath Village Police Department. An investigation conducted in 2013 by Bath police failed to develop any

Read more at: http://www.eveningtribune.com/news/20171130/remains-of-man-missing-since-2013-identified