Bodies Discovered But Not Identified, Claimed, Or Accounted For

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I occasionally lurk on the WebSleuths forum, and there is an international group of volunteers on there and their off-forum buddies who essentially try to correlate missing persons reports with the unidentified dead, mostly in the US.

They've had some striking successes including the somewhat famous 'Grateful Doe' case where one of them got a pretty good photo together from postmortem sketches and clothing details and then used social media to publicise him. Jason Callaghan was eventually identifed and his family was able to give him a funeral.

It's an area that interests me somewhat, having known someone who went missing from his family for almost 10 years, he was alive and well and I helped to bring them in touch again. There's a national register of unidentified people found in the UK, with cases going back over 50 years. https://missingpersons.police.uk/en-gb/home

Someone, somewhere on the planet could still be hoping and waiting for them to return or at least to have news. I think this is what motivates the WebSleuths groups - it's not morbid nor kudos-seeking but simply wanting to help and having empathy for the families who are still waiting and wondering.
 
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This body may finally be named and claimed.

A Thai family believe a woman who is thought to have been murdered and then dumped in a mountain stream in England is their missing relative.

The body was found by walkers wrapped around rocks near Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales in 2004. Her identity has never been established by North Yorkshire Police but officers think she was a murdered "Thai bride". A press conference in north-east Thailand heard a family had come forward about a missing relative. The Udon Thani Provincial Justice Office was told the woman, who the BBC is not naming for legal reasons, married a British man in 1991 and moved to the north-west of England four years later. Her mother told the Thai Women's Network (TWN), which organised Thursday's press conference, she had not heard from her daughter since 2004.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46994879
 

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This body may finally be named and claimed.

A Thai family believe a woman who is thought to have been murdered and then dumped in a mountain stream in England is their missing relative.

The body was found by walkers wrapped around rocks near Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales in 2004. Her identity has never been established by North Yorkshire Police but officers think she was a murdered "Thai bride". A press conference in north-east Thailand heard a family had come forward about a missing relative. The Udon Thani Provincial Justice Office was told the woman, who the BBC is not naming for legal reasons, married a British man in 1991 and moved to the north-west of England four years later. Her mother told the Thai Women's Network (TWN), which organised Thursday's press conference, she had not heard from her daughter since 2004.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46994879
A woman whose body was found in the Yorkshire Dales 15 years ago has been identified, police have confirmed.
North Yorkshire Police said the woman who was found in a stream near Pen-y-ghent in 2004 was Lamduan Armitage, nee Seekanya.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-47623296
 
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