Author Topic: POINSETT COUNTY JOHN DOE: BM, 16-19, found near Marked Tree, AR - 12 August 2001  (Read 147 times)

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http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1104263/1#poster
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/5876

On August 12, 2001 the partial skull of an unidentified male was located in a wooded area along the Saint Francis River near the old siphons on Lock and Dam Road in Poinsett County, Arkansas. DNA testing confirmed that the skull belonged to a male. Anthropological assessments determined that the male was African American between the ages of 16-19 years old.

A slightly healed fracture of the nose was also seen but it is unknown when the injury could have occurred. The mandible was not recovered and all upper teeth were broken off so dental characteristics are unknown. It is believed that the male had been deceased at least one year prior to being found. The image above is a composite created by a NCMEC Forensic Artist depicting what the male may have looked like in life. Features, such as the ears and hairstyle are the artistís estimations and should not be used as significant markers for identification.

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tp://www.doenetwork.org/cases/661umar.html



Date of Discovery: August 12, 2001
Location of Discovery: Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Arkansas
Estimated Date of Death: At least one year prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown
Physical Description

Estimated Age: 16 - 19 years
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Slightly healed fracture on nasal bones, but it is unknown when the injury could have occurred
Identifiers

Dentals: Not available. The mandible was not recovered and all upper teeth were broken off so dental characteristics are unknown
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available
Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
A fisherman found the victim's partial skull in a wooded area along the Saint Francis River near the old siphons on Lock and Dam Road in Poinsett County.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Arkansas Crime Lab
Agency Contact Person: Chris Edwards
Agency Phone Number: 501-227-5936
Agency Case Number: 723-01

Agency Name: Pointsett County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Chief Deputy Kevin Molder
Agency Phone Number: 870-578-5411
Agency Case Number: P01-541

NCIC Case Number: U940022431 (previously U980022357)
NamUs Case Number: UP #5876
NCMEC Case Number: 1104263

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marked_Tree_Lock_and_Siphons

The Marked Tree Lock and Siphons are a flood control facility on the St. Francis River in Poinsett County, Arkansas. These facilities are located about 9 miles (14 km) north of Marked Tree. Built in 1926, the lock is located on a now disused and partially filled artificial channel west of the main river. It has a concrete trough about 130 feet (40 m) long and 30 feet (9.1 m) high, with a small brick control house from which four gates are operated to regulate water flow through the lock. The lock gates have been removed and that area filled in and topped by a roadway. The siphons are located on a levee that impounds the main river channel several hundred feet upstream from the lock, and consist of a series large metal tubes, whose ends are mounted in submerged concrete structures above and below the levee. The siphons were built in 1939 to solve the problem of water flow regulation in the wake of repeated major flooding events on the river, and are described by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as unique in the nation for their scope and efficiency.

The lock and siphons were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

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One of the siphon pipes