Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jorry Palm – Earthly Body Located, July 31, 2012

Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk has confirmed that the remains found inside a car that crashed into a swampy area on Route 46 in Niles belong to a man reported missing in Akron June 9.A helicopter pilot saw a wrecked car in the area of the bike trail near the Weathersfield border on Tuesday afternoon and contacted the Ohio State Highway Patrol. After a short search, police found a red Mazda belonging to Jorry Palm, 28, who has family in Niles. “He had pretty much ruled out foul play. He is hanging on to the remains for a few more days, just to do some follow up testing, but he is fairly comfortable at this time that no foul play was involved,” said Niles Police Capt. Ken Criswell.
The car was found off state Route 46, a heavily traveled roadway, but it was not easily visible from that road.
“Unfortunately he went off the road, the car became airborne, we had minimal trails and not a good location from his cell phone records, couldn’t pinpoint where his last activity was on his phone,” Criswell said.
The remains were identified using dental records, according to the coroner. Criswell said toxicology tests will not be performed because the body was too badly decomposed
The cause of death has been listed as drowning associated with blunt force trauma as a result of the crash.
The cause of the accident is unknown, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a press release on Tuesday that the car was traveling north on Route 46 at a high rate of speed, went off the left side of the road, struck a large area of concrete/brick debris, went into a wooded area, over a ravine and came to rest on its roof. The impact split the car into two pieces.
The vehicle was found laying in about 18 inches of water.
Family members and friends of Palm said it is too difficult for them to talk at this time, but said he was a wonderful person who will be missed. They also thanked the community for all of the support.
Niles detectives have been assisting Akron police since early June in an attempt to locate Palm. Criswell said numerous agencies, including the state Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation also assisted in the case.  Jorry was a brilliant young man who worked at Lockheed Martin and is loved and will be missed by many. His last message to him mom, as posted on her fridge was the below note:

AKRON – Jorry Michael Palm, 28, formerly of Niles, died Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Jorry was born March 7, 1984, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Steve Palm and Cheri Van Dyke.
He worked for Lockheed-Martin in Akron.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Cassandra and Lindsey Palm; a brother, Jarod Palm; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Karr; and his paternal grandmother, Eileen Swesey.
Jorry’s life will be celebrated with a service at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Church at Warren in Cortland.
Interment has taken place at Crown Hill Burial Park.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral Services Co.
Previous reports: Jorry Palm, 28, is missing. He was seen at Tiny’s Tavern, his best friend’s club, on Triplett Boulvard in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, June 9, 2012. He left the club and went to the ATM at the PNC Bank on West Wilbeth Road. Shortly after he went to the Karam’s Lounge on Brown Street in the city of Akron at about 2:30 a.m. He never arrived. Neither Jorry or his vehicle have been seen since. His last cell ping was in the town of Niles, Ohio. Police are also looking for Jorry’s missing car, a red four-door Mazda Speed 6 with an Ohio license plate number of FDX-3947.
Jorry graduated from Kent State University with a Computer Science Degree and works for Lockheed – Martin in Akron, OH as a Software Engineer. Jorry has a home that he shares with two roommates. This is totally out of his character. Jorry’s parents, family and friends are extremely worried. His mom and dad are taking this extremely hard.  He and his mom always talked numerous times throughout the days either via the phone or through text messaging. They ask if anyone has information, no matter how insignificant, to please contact authorities or send an anonymous letter or message.
Date Missing: June 09, 2012
Last Seen: Akron, Ohio
Age at Time Missing: 28 yrs
Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’7″ Weight: 180 lbs
Clothing: Khaki shorts and gray OSU shirt
Transportation: Also missing, a red four-door Mazda Speed 6
with an Ohio plate number FDX-3947, with with translucent green tape on cracked rear spoiler.
Other: May be wearing glasses or contact lenses.
If you have any information you are asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2530, the Niles police at 330-652-9944, or your local police.

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