Author Topic: MONROE COUNTY JOHN DOE: UM, 55-70, found in a wooded area - 2 May 2004 *Steven Gabbard*  (Read 213 times)

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The victim was located in a wooded area near Lake Lemon in the northeastern corner of Monroe County. He had been shot, but half of his remains were missing.

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/12236?nav



Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP12236Male, Uncertain
Date Body Found
May 2, 2004
Location Found
Bloomington, Indiana
Estimated Age Range
55-70 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers

NCMEC Number
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ME/C Case Number
04-899

Demographics
Sex
Male
Race / Ethnicity
Uncertain

Estimated Age Group
Adult - Pre 70
Estimated Age Range (Years)
55-70
Estimated Year of Death
2003-2004
Estimated PMI
--
Height
5' 11"(71 inches) , Estimated
Weight
Cannot Estimate
Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found
May 2, 2004
NamUs Case Created
March 14, 2014
ME/C QA Reviewed
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Location Found Map
Location
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
County
Monroe County
GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped)
39-17' 52" N 86 17' 21"W

Circumstances of Recovery
Found in wooded area in eastern Monroe County, Indiana, in the Unionville area near Lake Lemon.
Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
One or more limbs not recovered
Condition of Remains
Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

Physical Description
Hair Color
Black
Head Hair Description
"dark, straight head hair present"
Body Hair Description
--
Facial Hair Description
--
Left Eye Color
Unknown
Right Eye Color
Unknown
Eye Description
--
Distinctive Physical Features

Item
Description
Other distinctive physical characteristichealing fractures at sternal ends of L rib #s 6, 7, occurring within 2-4 mos prior to death.
well-healed boxer's fractures present on 2nd and 4th metacarpals of R hand of ventral (palmer) bowing of heads.

Investigating Agencies

Monroe County Sheriff's Office
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Agency Case Number
04-899
Brad Swain, Detective Sgt.
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Case Contributors
Brad Swain, Law Enforcement

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/792umin.html

The Doe Network:
Case File 792UMIN





Reconstruction of Victim by Sandy Mays

Unidentified East Asian, Hispanic, or Native Male


The victim was discovered in May 4, 2004 in Monroe County, Indiana
Estimated Date of Death: January - August, 2003.
Cause of Death: Shot to death.
Skeletal remains

Vital Statistics

Estimated age: At least 55 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'11"; medium build .
Dentals: He had some dental work done. Dental scoring is in the NCIC file

Case History
The victim was located in a wooded area near Lake Lemon in the northeastern corner of Monroe County. He had been shot, but half of his remains were missing.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Monroe County Sheriff's Department
812-349-2727
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

ViCAP Number: 2010YFK00003

NCIC Number:
U710023907
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Monroe County Sheriff's Department
INDY Com 9/30/2006

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Monroe County John Doe has been identified as 38-year-old Steven Gabbard who went missing from Louisville, KY on June 10, 2002.


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https://dnasolves.com/articles/monroe-county-steven-gabbard/

Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teams with Othram to Identify 2004 Homicide Victim
 Published October 17, 2022 by Michael Vogen

In May 2004, the unidentified remains of a male homicide victim were found by turkey hunters, in a wooded area in eastern Monroe County, Indiana, in the Unionville area near Lake Lemon. The man was estimated to be 55-70 at the time of his death and about 5'11" tall. Investigators believed that he likely was murdered within the past year before he was found. Through the years, attempts to identify these remains were made by entry of DNA into a federal database; facial reconstruction through forensic computer programs and modeling clay methods; and numerous press releases requesting assistance had been conducted. The case was entered into NCIC and into NamUs as UP12236.

In 2022, Monroe County Sheriff investigators obtained funding for a forensic genetic genealogy DNA examination through Othram. Skeletal remains were sent to Othram and Othram scientists used Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing® to develop a comprehensive DNA profile for the unidentified homicide victim. Othram's in-house genealogy team developed investigative leads based on the DNA profile and returned these leads back to law enforcement.

Detective Alex Hahn continued the investigation and made contact with potential family members. Through additional investigative work and confirmation DNA testing, the unknown man was confirmed to be Steven Gabbard of Louisville, Kentucky, aged 38 at the time he was reported missing by family members. He was last known to have been in Indianapolis, IN. An investigation regarding Gabbard by authorities in the Indianapolis area from this same time period, indicated he may have been met with foul play.

Gabbard has been reported missing and is listed in NamUs as a missing persons as MP9476. An investigation into his death continues and we will provide updates as they become available.