Another Human Skeleton Found in Phoenix

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A demolition crew tearing down the old Jockey Club building at 2200 East Highland Avenue found human skeletal remains this morning.

This is the third skeleton found in Phoenix since March, when two sets of human bones were found in Phoenix in less than 24 hours.

According to Phoenix police, a crane operator wash tearing down the building this morning when he found what he believed to human skeletal remains.

Police were called about 10:45 a.m.

Sergeant Trent Crump says homicide detectives and the Medical Examiner's Office have each determined that the bones were human remains.

Because it's a skeleton, Crump says, no victim information is available.

In March, police found a skeleton in the desert near Pinnacle Peak and Tatum roads.

Less than 24 hours earlier, another human skeleton was found by Arizona Department of Transportation workers in a storm drain near the Interstate 10 on-ramp at Loop 202 just north of Washington Street.

The drain is about 70 feet underground, and ADOT says it's been several years since it was last checked, so the remains could have been there for quite a while.

As for the human skeleton found in Phoenix today, Crump says a death investigation has commenced.
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Diluvsavon
Diluvsavon

I really wish people could be a little more sensitive to these situations.  This man was not a mobster, he was not Jimmy Hoffa.  He was someone's son, brother, uncle, cousin.  He was a sweet man who never hurt a soul in his life.  He was delt a bad hand in life and ended up living on the streets.  We have been looking for him for 5 years.  Now we have found him and will bring him home where he belongs. 

Me
Me

So, whats new? Phoenix has been mob connected since the 1940s. Anyone who has lived in Phx. metro for very long knows that. Phoenix was once the hub for Mafia who ran Las Vegas. They might have made their money in Las Vegas, but they called Phoenix their home. Phoenix folks are kidding themselves if they think Phoenix is a "clean" city. As for the ------ ----, and several others like it, and many which came before it; Phx. has a rich history in Mafia run bars, restaurants, night-clubs and money laundering through many varied enterprises. For anyone who does not understand this, I would suggest the following book. Suggested reading: "The Arizona Project" by Michael F. Wendland, published in 1977. Good luck finding a copy. Miami, Florida and Las Vegas pale when compared to Phoenix in organized crime. And what is so funny--it is such a well kept secret.

Guest
Guest

George Jay Vandermark disappeared in August-September of 1976 in Phoenix. Last seen at 24th St. and Camelback.

Mr. Vandermark stole $7 million from casinos in Nevada, giving $4 million to the mob and keeping $3 million for himself. His son was murdered shortly after Vandermark disappeared.

The Jockey Club construction site would have been blocks away from where Vandermark disappeared. If the construction times match up to the time Vandermark disappeared it would be interesting to see what DNA would reveal.

Jim
Jim

I believe it was called Vince's in the early to mid *80's. Then it was later called "  The Roxy." cannot recall the name in between those two clubs. The Jockey Club was at Central & Camelback. I had lots of good times there.

Joanne85301
Joanne85301

It was The Roxy, next door to Ed Debevic's; not the Jockey club.  Ref. New Times WAR ON HIP-HOP, 1995-12-21

Joanne85301
Joanne85301

The 2200 block of E. Highland was not the Jockey Club. The Jockey Club was located at Central and Camelback, closed in November 1995. Ed Debevic's was located at 2102 East Highland Ave.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

At least one of these is the remains of Matt Salmon's dignity. The next would be what's left of McCain's integrity. I guess the third would be all that we have as evidence that Jan Brewer ever had the brains to survive in this big scary world for this long.

For those who wonder why I left Arpaio and Pearce out, they don't have souls, and as a result, don't have skeletons either, they're just animated blobs of hatred, that's all.

goomba
goomba

Jim, I think it was Vinny's, not Vince's.  Moved there from Scottsdale and Camelback.

Compucolorwest
Compucolorwest

In 1971, Lieb opened a jazz joint in the former Greyhound Tower, at Second Avenue and Clarendon in Phoenix. He called it Herb's Underground."When I first came to Phoenix, Herb's Underground was the only place where people of color could go and not feel threatened or get thrown out," says Marcus Wright, a Phoenix radio personality. "I spent a lot of time at Herb's Underground."Four years later, Greyhound bought out Lieb's lease. A year after that, Lieb built a new club in the 2100 block of Highland. He called it the Jockey Club and sold private memberships. And, although the majority of the clientele was white, it was not a segregated club.Please read the entire New Times aticle:

cousinoliver
cousinoliver

It originally opened as The Jockey Club in late Seventies just east of what later became Ed Debevic. Was still operating under that name into early-mid Eighties. After that, who knows?

DELINQ
DELINQ

I'm guessing it was the Roxy, a onetime Hip-Hop club that shared a parking lot with Debevic's.

Jeince
Jeince

There was a Jockey Club there in the 70's and 80's.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Of course it wasn't Arpaio or Pearce. The story said they were HUMAN remains.

Morbid Mafia
Morbid Mafia

Those remains are probably those of Jimmy Hoffa or something. You know the shit from height of mafia don at that time. Looks like they found him.

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