The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Hot Cases

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Hot Cases are cases of unidentified persons located 2009 or later, or missing persons missing since 2003 or later. These cases are profiled at Law Enforcement's or Medical Examiner's request only.

Unidentified Persons

2336UMIL
The skull of a white man was found in Jackson Township, Illinois in 2013.

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2228UMAB
The remains of a white man were found in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada in 2012. He had previously broken his nose.

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1839UMFL
The remains of a black man were found in Wimauma, Florida in 2012. He may have been homeless and possibly gone by the street name "Can Man."

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1638UMPA
The remains of a white and/or Hispanic man were found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2011. He previously had surgery on both knees and left shoulder. He wore his hair in a long ponytail.

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1677UMMI
The remains of an Asian, Hispanic, or Native American man were found on a Lake Michigan beach in Covert Township, Michigan in 2010. He may have been from Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois.

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1676UMNC
The remains of a black man were found in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2009. He may have gone by the name "T-Bone" and may have had a speech impediment.

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Missing Persons

Rachel Natacha Owens - 3355DFNC
The 15-year-old disappeared on May 5, 2011 from Southport, Brunswick County, North Carolina. She expressed interest in going to Mexico and is known to frequently dye her hair.

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Earnest Edward Frances - 4786DMWV
The 32-year-old disappeared on May 4, 2011 from New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia. He has several tattoos, including a large spider, the grim reaper, a scorpion, and "googly eyes." He also has several piercings.

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Jeffrey Wayne Nelson - 4784DMLA
The 46-year-old disappeared on September 10, 2009 from Berwick, Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana. He has a tattoo of the name "Nelson" and a dragon.

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NOTE: All Hot Cases are included in the chronological and geographical index of the Unidentified and Missing
To submit a Hot Case case, please use our Unidentified Remains Intake Form or Missing Persons' Intake Form.

For assistance or to report an update or error regarding a current Hot Case, please contact Unidentified Persons Coordinator Dawn Duke or Missing Persons Coordinator Becky Roberts

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