|Submitted||April 1, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Mugshots for a man named Michael Bneses.
According to information on the internet, this Mr. Bneses was charged and convicted of at least two crimes in Texas. A marijuana possession charge in 1982, and a sex offense against a child. The marijuana possession charge was out of San Antonio in June of 1982.
Here is a website that details the charges:
Information on the internet indicates a DOB of either April 1st 1940 or April 1st 1935.
I believe that the Michael Bneses who was arrested in San Antonio in 1982, could be the identity of a homeless man who was pulled out of the Hudson River in New York in 1991.
See NamUs UP 9015 for more information: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/9015?page=clothing_accessories
The digitization and release of a mugshot for Michael Bneses could help in the identification process for this John Doe.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
My name is Robert Hurst and I am a Public Information Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Your request for a mug shot of Michael Bneses was forwarded to me for handling.
I have checked our database at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for anyone with the name of Michael Bnses (or anyone with a name similar to it) with a DOB in either 1935 or 1940.
Unfortunately, I do not show anyone with that name and date of birth(s) in our database.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may email or call me. My contact information is in my signature.
Robert C. Hurst
Public Information Officer, TDCJ
(936) 437-6052 - phone
(936) 437-6055 - fax
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I just received an email from Bexar county stating that they had located documents for a Michael Bneses who was arrested in the early 1980s in Brexar county.
However, I am still researching several things about this John Doe from New York City. If at all could you conduct an additional search for any "Michael Bneses" you might have in your system - this time to see if there is anyone with DOB of April 1, 1950 listed?
There is no one in the TDCJ database with that name or a name similar to it.
A no responsive documents response.