U.S. Marshals will release identity of Joseph Newton Chandler III on Thursday

U.S. Marshals will release identity of Joseph Newton Chandler III on Thursday

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Marshals announced they will release the identity of Joseph Newton Chandler III on Thursday.

U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott said this announcement is solving one of the biggest and most complex mysteries in the area.

The press conference will be held at 1 p.m. on June 21.

Back in 2002 an unidentified person committed suicide in Eastlake, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System said the man was living under the name of Joseph Newton Chandler III. Investigators said they realized the man who committed suicide was not the real Chandler.

Authorities said the real Chandler was a 9-year-old boy who died in a traffic accident in Texas in 1945.

What the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System knows about the unidentified person:

  • He was an electrical designer and draftsman
  • He was talented in electronics and drafting
  • He was a loner
  • Investigators said they believed he was on the run from law enforcement since at least 1978.

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