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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Duane Ball mystery
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 16:44:35 -0600
This article wasn't posted to up-set family members. I was hoping the mother
would find her son.
Thanks for posting, Vera
> Duane Ball was my father-in-law's older brother.
> There has been much discussion about this in the Ball family. The young
> man with amnesia, disappeared from the hospital before Amy Conrad Ball was
> able to get to Tulsa and definately say it was (or was not) her son.
> Amy's sister, really believed that the man in the hospital was Duane
> Ball. I believe Amy's sister said the young man had a scar that matched
> a scar that Duane had.
> This upset Duane's father (Winiford Ball...spelled as many ways as you
> can imagine) so much that it was a "banned" subject for many years.
> Family members still have old newspaper clippings. The picture of the
> amnesia victim is suppose to bare a striking resemblence to Duane.
> During WWII identification of remains was not the precise science it is
> today. Today they would use DNA. Even during Vietnam era they would
> have used dental records. Duane's body was identified by the dog-tags on
> the badly smashed body. Was someone else wearing Duane's dog-tags when
> they got run over???
> The amnesia vicitim disappeared...and never tried to contact the Ball
> family. Some believe Duane was the amnesia victim...other's believe that
> Duane really is buried in Jones Cemetery.
> DNA evidence comparing the body buried in Jones cemetery to the remaining
> 6 Ball siblings is probably the only way this subject will ever be solved.
> This probably will never occur.
> Duane Ball was buried in Jones (Conrad) Cemetery not Pirogue Cemetery.
> I'll send more info on Pirogue Cemetery in my next email.
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