Timothy Jack “Tim” McCoy

Timothy Jack “Tim” McCoy

Birth
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Death
2 Jan 1972 (aged 16)
Norwood Park Township, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
West Haven Garden Lot 30 Space 2
Memorial ID
153216679 View Source

Timothy Jack McCoy was a teenager passing through Chicago, around the age of 17-18. He had been visiting an aunt in Michigan and was heading back home to Glenwood, Iowa, via bus transit.

Originally an unidentified victim, he was identified in the late 80's, but previously interred under an anonymous gravestone in Chicago, Illinois. His remains were returned to Iowa, where he lived with his aunt and uncle, but was buried in Nebraska because he was from there originally. Identification was made through dental records from a dentist in Florida, where majority of Timothy's family lived. A belt buckle with a "Model T-Ford" on it also helped with identification.

According to a cousin, they were like brothers and both worked at Blue Star Foods Inc. at Council Bluffs. Both worked 12 hour days and when Timothy didn't return, the FBI and police were notified.

"We thought he had amnesia and just vanished. Some thought he might have been murdered, but nobody really knew."

Timothy was preceded in death by his father, Jack McCoy.

From a 1986 article:

"In a west suburban cemetery, the remains of Timothy Jack McCoy lie beneath a simple gravestone marked "We Remembered."

Later this week, the remains of McCoy...will be going home to Glenwood, Iowa.

McCoy...was identified recently by WLS-Channel 7 reporter Russ Ewing and Cook County officials through dental charts.

Since McCoy's parents have little money, the cost is being picked up by a funeral director and an airline, said Thomas Moriarty, executive director of the Funeral Directors Services Organization of Greater Chicago.

McCoy, believed to be 17 to 19 years old, apparently was visiting friends in Michigan in 1972 and was en route back to Iowa... Moriarty said.

McCoy was believed to have been murdered New Year's Day, 1973."

Timothy Jack McCoy was a teenager passing through Chicago, around the age of 17-18. He had been visiting an aunt in Michigan and was heading back home to Glenwood, Iowa, via bus transit.

Originally an unidentified victim, he was identified in the late 80's, but previously interred under an anonymous gravestone in Chicago, Illinois. His remains were returned to Iowa, where he lived with his aunt and uncle, but was buried in Nebraska because he was from there originally. Identification was made through dental records from a dentist in Florida, where majority of Timothy's family lived. A belt buckle with a "Model T-Ford" on it also helped with identification.

According to a cousin, they were like brothers and both worked at Blue Star Foods Inc. at Council Bluffs. Both worked 12 hour days and when Timothy didn't return, the FBI and police were notified.

"We thought he had amnesia and just vanished. Some thought he might have been murdered, but nobody really knew."

Timothy was preceded in death by his father, Jack McCoy.

From a 1986 article:

"In a west suburban cemetery, the remains of Timothy Jack McCoy lie beneath a simple gravestone marked "We Remembered."

Later this week, the remains of McCoy...will be going home to Glenwood, Iowa.

McCoy...was identified recently by WLS-Channel 7 reporter Russ Ewing and Cook County officials through dental charts.

Since McCoy's parents have little money, the cost is being picked up by a funeral director and an airline, said Thomas Moriarty, executive director of the Funeral Directors Services Organization of Greater Chicago.

McCoy, believed to be 17 to 19 years old, apparently was visiting friends in Michigan in 1972 and was en route back to Iowa... Moriarty said.

McCoy was believed to have been murdered New Year's Day, 1973."


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