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(NBC News)   The '80's called. They want their "Members Only" jacket back   (investigations.nbcnews.com) divider line 73
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2013-10-19 05:23:40 AM  
That's Gary Dellabate' aka baba Booey
 
2013-10-19 09:40:00 AM  
They can have it when they pry it from my cold, dead, non-reversible body.
 
2013-10-19 09:41:21 AM  
The Jerk store called too!
 
2013-10-19 09:44:23 AM  
media2.s-nbcnews.com

Tim Curry?

slumberpartymovies.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-19 09:45:07 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

abhorrent1: The Jerk store called too!


You did this while I was in GIS!
 
2013-10-19 09:46:39 AM  
blogs.houstonpress.com
 
2013-10-19 09:51:33 AM  
Yeah, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that jacket. In a bag!
 
2013-10-19 09:52:05 AM  
Ohhhhhh Rocky!
 
2013-10-19 09:56:08 AM  
Okay but I'm keeping my Walkman. There's no other way to get my choice of music for my on the go lifestyle.
 
2013-10-19 09:56:27 AM  
media2.s-nbcnews.com
www.okayplayer.com
/yeah, he was dead once the New Power Generation started
 
2013-10-19 10:01:49 AM  

TheWhoppah: [media2.s-nbcnews.com image 600x450]

Tim Curry?

[slumberpartymovies.files.wordpress.com image 577x421]


THANK YOU!!!!
 
2013-10-19 10:06:10 AM  
Well, I still value my Stray Cats Tour '83 satin jacket....
 
2013-10-19 10:15:51 AM  
Sounds like a...leaf raking mystery.

YEEEÀAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
 
2013-10-19 10:16:29 AM  
The police have his teeth. Why not extract some DNA and "fingerprint" his genetic background?
 
2013-10-19 10:22:15 AM  
A "Members Only" jacket? On Long Island?

S**t, that could be ANYONE! :-(
 
2013-10-19 10:28:34 AM  

TheWhoppah: [blogs.houstonpress.com image 620x350]


Well, how 'bout that?
 
2013-10-19 10:29:44 AM  
It is obviously the guy who shot Tony Soprano. Paulie Walnuts got him....
 
2013-10-19 10:32:56 AM  
"You are the Puma Man."

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-19 10:42:50 AM  
The single most distinctive thing about the dead man, however, was his height. When his skeleton was first pulled from the leaves, police thought he might have been a child, because he was only 5 foot 1. But dental examination by a forensic anthropologist put his age at anywhere from 35 to 55.

sanfranciscoba.files.wordpress.com

PRIME SUSPECT
 
2013-10-19 10:49:15 AM  

Mugato: "You are the Puma Man."

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 240x180]


"Puma Man, he flies like a moron! *dun dun duh*
 
2013-10-19 10:51:16 AM  
Looks exactly like Steve-O
 
2013-10-19 10:58:52 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Mugato: "You are the Puma Man."

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 240x180]

"Puma Man, he flies like a moron! *dun dun duh*


Thanks, now I have that song stuck in my head. I have only myself to blame.
 
2013-10-19 11:01:14 AM  
looks like BaBa Booey to me
 
2013-10-19 11:06:17 AM  
Let's get the FaFaFooey "resemblance" out of the way. Gary's teeth are much larger, too large for him to close those rubbery lips.
www.examiner.com
 
2013-10-19 11:30:08 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Tommy DeSimone
 
2013-10-19 11:32:21 AM  
Early eighties?

About the time the Goodfellas were active.

Mock up looks southern European.

Any witnesses missing from that era?
 
2013-10-19 11:37:54 AM  

Another Government Employee: Early eighties?

About the time the Goodfellas were active.

Mock up looks southern European.

Any witnesses missing from that era?


"Winesses?  Yeah, that dead guy is Sal. Who was killed by Vinny.  Who was whacked by Joey.  Who was offed by Tommy.  Who was shot by Johnny.  Who was drowned by Tony.  Who was made to disappear by Mikey."
 
2013-10-19 11:45:26 AM  
maybe this wasn't from the 80's... he might have been the last member...
also, I was in a Burlington Coat Factory last month and they still sell Member's Only jackets.
 
2013-10-19 11:49:50 AM  
The only Member's Only jacket I ever seen that I wanted was a LEATHER Member's Only jacket.
 
2013-10-19 11:59:13 AM  

Feel_the_velvet: Another Government Employee: Early eighties?

About the time the Goodfellas were active.

Mock up looks southern European.

Any witnesses missing from that era?

"Winesses?  Yeah, that dead guy is Sal. Who was killed by Vinny.  Who was whacked by Joey.  Who was offed by Tommy.  Who was shot by Johnny.  Who was drowned by Tony.  Who was made to disappear by Mikey."



Been meaning to talk to you about that thing with Mikey. You know. That thing. Yeah, THAT thing.
 
2013-10-19 12:03:49 PM  
If the guy is 5'1" you'd think that would make it easier to match a missing person report with the victim. I mean 5'1" is short for a woman, much less a man
 
2013-10-19 12:08:37 PM  
The 80's? OMG! Did you warn them about Osama bin Laden and Ramsey Yusef? Tell me you at least told them not to create a housing bubble!
 
2013-10-19 12:13:48 PM  
The records from that era aren't computerized, so I'd do a DNA comparison against whatever they have in their database and hope for a hit.   That could save a lot of man hours of searching through old paperwork.
 
2013-10-19 12:24:06 PM  
Body dumped on Long Island in the 80's?

Cocaine's a helluva drug.
 
2013-10-19 12:24:30 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-10-19 12:52:59 PM  
Dismembers Only?
 
2013-10-19 01:05:46 PM  
Get Jimcy on the case!
 
2013-10-19 01:11:31 PM  
Her sedan was stuck on top of some early spring brambles, and she'd need to borrow a cellphone to call a tow-truck and her husband

WTF?  Even the poor have cellphones
 
2013-10-19 01:17:50 PM  

trappedspirit: Her sedan was stuck on top of some early spring brambles, and she'd need to borrow a cellphone to call a tow-truck and her husband

WTF?  Even the poor have cellphones


Back in 2004?
 
2013-10-19 01:19:57 PM  


The police still haven't found the serial killer that has been dumping bodies on Long Island for the past 15 years.


Maybe he got an early start?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island_serial_killer
 
2013-10-19 01:22:19 PM  
Article is better if you have this sound going in the background after each paragraph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8lDYrvTILc
 
2013-10-19 01:32:54 PM  

Delay: The police have his teeth. Why not extract some DNA and "fingerprint" his genetic background?


Birnone: The records from that era aren't computerized, so I'd do a DNA comparison against whatever they have in their database and hope for a hit.   That could save a lot of man hours of searching through old paperwork.


They may have already submitted the DNA for extraction from the teeth, but that takes time and money: might be in the line-up. And, they'll need to match it to an existing sample. With such a small stature and the physical characteristics, he might have been an immigrant or refugee from another country. This is pre-internet, so folks would've been limited to telephone, letters and wires to connect with him AND with any authorities if/when they stopped hearing from him. Even if they made contact with the authorities, many jurisdictions won't do much investigation on a missing adult in good health unless there's solid evidence of foul play.

Sad story on many levels.
 
2013-10-19 01:34:39 PM  
Until I read the part about the expensive watch, I was thinking he was probably a homeless guy wearing old clothes that had been donated to a shelter. It also makes you wonder about the actual difficulty in getting rid of a body. Movies and tv make it seem like a difficult task but dumping in plain sight rather than trying to dissolve it in a bathtub, drop it into a support pillar at a stadium, etc, might be the way to go. Maybe it worked in this case because it was in an area that there wouldn't be any pedestrian traffic to notice the initial scent of decay.

It's too bad the records from that era haven't been computerized because that would likely make quick work of finding leads. There are tons of senior citizens and other bored people who want to feel useful, couldn't there be some sort of Records Corp that lets people volunteer to do data entry or document scanning? Imagine grandpa having something to brag about at Thanksgiving because a record he entered helped solve a cold case. Privacy issues could arise but those probably could be dealt with by requiring an NDA and a minor degree of supervision. Guess like always it comes down to money for  running the oversight portion of a volunteer operation.
 
2013-10-19 01:38:39 PM  

Und Becks: trappedspirit: Her sedan was stuck on top of some early spring brambles, and she'd need to borrow a cellphone to call a tow-truck and her husband

WTF?  Even the poor have cellphones

Back in 2004?


Ok, so maybe at least flip phones
 
2013-10-19 01:41:26 PM  
in the 80's, my boyfriend liked these jackets so much he got 2 of them. One gray, one burgandy. Aside from the ugly thing going on with the shoulder part of the jacket, I always thought the jackets were way too short. Guys shirts would stick out from under the jacket like a little skirt......
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-10-19 01:44:08 PM  
FTFA: "Investigators believe leaves had covered the body for 20 or more years."

That's our wonderful DPW at work folks!

20

Farking

Years!
 
2013-10-19 01:45:25 PM  

lethological_lassie: Delay: The police have his teeth. Why not extract some DNA and "fingerprint" his genetic background?

Birnone: The records from that era aren't computerized, so I'd do a DNA comparison against whatever they have in their database and hope for a hit.   That could save a lot of man hours of searching through old paperwork.

They may have already submitted the DNA for extraction from the teeth, but that takes time and money: might be in the line-up. And, they'll need to match it to an existing sample. With such a small stature and the physical characteristics, he might have been an immigrant or refugee from another country. This is pre-internet, so folks would've been limited to telephone, letters and wires to connect with him AND with any authorities if/when they stopped hearing from him. Even if they made contact with the authorities, many jurisdictions won't do much investigation on a missing adult in good health unless there's solid evidence of foul play.

Sad story on many levels.


I'm not a detective, but if I were one, I would contact the folks who test DNA routinely. There is a company founded in part by Google, 23andme, there is a company, Oxford Ancestors, founded by Bryan Sykes and there is Life Technologies whose instruments made the human genome project possible. I would challenge them to find a close match with the records in their database.
 
2013-10-19 01:55:41 PM  
Get the new Hardy Boys thriller, "The Mystery of the Members Only Murder."
 
2013-10-19 02:11:58 PM  

Delay: lethological_lassie: Delay: The police have his teeth. Why not extract some DNA and "fingerprint" his genetic background?

Birnone: The records from that era aren't computerized, so I'd do a DNA comparison against whatever they have in their database and hope for a hit.   That could save a lot of man hours of searching through old paperwork.

They may have already submitted the DNA for extraction from the teeth, but that takes time and money: might be in the line-up. And, they'll need to match it to an existing sample. With such a small stature and the physical characteristics, he might have been an immigrant or refugee from another country. This is pre-internet, so folks would've been limited to telephone, letters and wires to connect with him AND with any authorities if/when they stopped hearing from him. Even if they made contact with the authorities, many jurisdictions won't do much investigation on a missing adult in good health unless there's solid evidence of foul play.

Sad story on many levels.

I'm not a detective, but if I were one, I would contact the folks who test DNA routinely. There is a company founded in part by Google, 23andme, there is a company, Oxford Ancestors, founded by Bryan Sykes and there is Life Technologies whose instruments made the human genome project possible. I would challenge them to find a close match with the records in their database.


Good idea, esp for the mtDNA and SNPs, etc that might indicate ancestry. Even just narrowing the man's identity down to a region of the world would be helpful so those communities in the area frequented by those folks could be targeted for more information about the missing guy. :)
 
2013-10-19 02:22:11 PM  

lethological_lassie: Even if they made contact with the authorities, many jurisdictions won't do much investigation on a missing adult in good health unless there's solid evidence of foul play.

Sad story on many levels.

I'm not a detective, but if I were one, I would contact the folks who test DNA routinely. There is a company founded in part by Google, 23andme, there is a company, Oxford Ancestors, founded by Bryan Sykes and there is Life Technologies whose instruments made the human genome project possible. I would challenge them to find a close match with the records in their database.

Good idea, esp for the mtDNA and SNPs, etc that might indicate ancestry. Even just narrowing the man's identity down to a region of the world would be helpful so those communities in the area frequented by those folks could be targeted for more information about the missing guy. :)


The corpse was stuffed into a plastic bag and discarded on a freeway median. My hunch is he did not die of natural causes. The plastic bag and disposal site are solid evidence of foul play.
 
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