Social Security records indicated that Dave worked at Maverick Construction Inc in 1979. We have been unable to find any reference to the company currently or in 1979. See earlier blog. 11/4 I called the Casper Library and talked with Kelly the reference librarian and she went and got the 1979 phone book. She looked for Maverick Construction and there was none. The phone book also had the phone numbers listed by address and Kelly looked up 708 1/2 south 6th ave and was a 702 and a 712 and nothing in between. Then I called the WY Secretary of State again this time to check for sole proprietorship and partnerships. They told me that sole proprietors don't need to be registered and there were no partnerships named Maverick Construction in 1979. I called the Casper city road department and talked with Constance and she said there was no south 6th Ave in Casper but there was in Mills WY a couple miles over. I called Mills city and had them check and the address and there never was a 708 1/2 and the zip code was 82644 in 1979. It seems to me that the social security report was wrong or it was a bogus corporation. I talked with Senator Franken's office and it doesn't sound sound like the IRS will provide us with any information on the corporation.
I was contacted by Lori from Pueblo CO about a guy that was found in I989. She had read in the Deathbed chapter about a psychic reading by Tom Trotta said "The bones will be found by the letter P. This is a place, a road or a town." and also the psychic reference to smoke stacks.
8/2/2013 - 1989 Cold Case Homicide
Pueblo Police Detectives are seeking public assistance in identifying a John Doe homicide victim from August 1989.
The victim was murdered and his body was dumped in a river in the City of Pueblo. The victim`s identity still remains unknown.
Victim description at the time of his death are as follows:
I called the NAMUS contact for this case and he informed me that this John Doe's DNA is on file and that if there was a match with Dave it would be automatic. He did say he would flag it so someone would look at it.
Update- Called 5/12/2015 Brad is at training again , maybe that is code for something?
Update - /called Brad Parks 11/05/2014 left message he is at training
Called 12/08/2014 at training
12/18/2014 Brad Parks called he received Dave's dental X rays and will have the file from Atlanta mid next week to compare the two.
I received this email from Jerrie at missingpersonsofamerica.com/2014/10/dave-thomson-missing-since-1979.html A guy in jail led police to this John Doe's scattered remains and gave police the info about the guy and i assume he also work with the police artist for this sketch. I called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and gave the supervisor information and he said he will get back to me this week. The height and weight are a match and the sketch could be Dave.
Hi Peter, Tracey is another advocate and read your story on my blog and wanted to pass this information on to you. I don’t like to make an assumption if there is a match or not on someone, so I just wanted to pass all the information on to you and you can do what you may with it.
“Jerrie, I know it’s a hard thing to do, but can you please ask Peter if he can check with Georgia authorities to see if an exhumation can be ordered to get this Doe’s DNA? I know sketches/recreations can be tricky, but he’s a STUNNING match to Dave by an aged 15 years. According to Debbie Miller on Websleuthers, the info about Doe regarding his possible name, state lived in, being in a gang, trucker info & name, etc all came from an inmate who claimed to have killed him. Inmates lie. And Dave Thomson’s old dental records would be no use cuz only a partial skull with no teeth & bits & pieces of John Doe were found. What do you think??
Update: Received a letter from Senator Al Franken office. It was not what I hoped for. They could not tell me anything about the corporations that Dave worked for.
I mailed this 10/22/2014
Senator Al Franken 10/22/14
I have a brother David Bird Thomson who has been missing since July 1979. With the help of Senator Paul Wellstone our family was able to get access to Dave’s social security records, enclosed. He worked for two companies in the second half of 1979. I called the Wyoming secretary of State and they don’t show any Maverick Construction Inc in their records. I asked them about the fed ID number on the social security records but they said that they don’t use that number. I called the IRS but the guy I talked to couldn’t give me any Information. I would be interested in finding any contact information on the 2 companies and if it is possible to find out which company Dave worked at last as that might give us a direction of travel. There has been no activity on Dave’s social security number after these two companies. We know it has been along time, but we would like to know what happen to our brother.
Maverick Construction Inc
708 ½ S 6th Ave
Casper WY 82601
Fed id# 830237963
Lewmont Drilling Associates Inc.
1255 17th ST STE 1475
Denver CO 80202
Fed id# 840460381
I called George Adams at the UNT Center for Human Identification to ask him about the wording for the reward offered. It had stated,
$5000.00 Reward for information that leads to finding Dave Thomson or any Male who is found in a 200 mile radius of Roundup MT and who is determined to have died around 1979 and was born before 1970 and after 1930 If a body is found near Roundup Montana that isn't Dave I want to exclude bodies of people who it would not be the possible for them to be the victim in the deathbed confession. I ask George about determining the year of death on skeletal remains and he said that he wouldn't even guess at determining the year of death. As far as the sex of skeletal remains found the only reliable method of determining the sex is the DNA marker. George said that there was a case where a John Doe was thought to be a woman for 20+ years. I asked him about determining the age of a body found and he said a rough guess would be plus or minus 10 years.
Dave's social security records show him working for Maverick Construction Inc after July 1979 and earning $350.00. I called the Wyoming Secretary of State to see if they could use the EIN federal ID number to find the company but they don't use that number. I talked with the director Gerry and she checked again but their were no Maverick Construction Inc in WY in 1979. I then called Montana Secretary of State and they never had a Maverick Construction Inc. It took a while but I found a number for the IRS and after a hour on hold I asked them if the first 2 digits of the fed ID number was the state code but he said he didn't know and I should write the Service Center which I did and I will post the results when I get them.
Does any one out there know how to decipher the FED, I tried FEINSearch.com but it came back with no match
Maverick Construction Inc, 708 1/2 S 6th Ave. Casper WY
-- 10/26/14 update Called Maverick Burley ID they were never in WY. --Maverick, Sheridan WY called and he was in the Army in 1979 --
After receiving Dave's Social Security records thanks to the late Paul Wellstone we were able to see that the last time his social security number was used was in 1979.
We were hoping since we knew the employers name's we could track them down and see if there was any chance they remembered Dave. However after talking to the Colorado and Wyoming Secretary of State Offices neither had any record of either business ever existing. Another dead end.
If you have any information about either business please contact me.
Lewmont Drilling Associates Inc.
1225 17th Street Ste 1475, Denver, Colorado 80202
Maverick Construction Inc.
708 1/2 S 6th Ave, Casper, Wyoming 82601
Dave briefly worked at both businesses in 1979 however records are unable to show us the exact dates he was employed.
Have you heard of either of these businesses?
In 1979 he published his book In The Shining Mountains but before he could receive praise for this beautiful novel Dave disappeared.
He was last seen in his hometown of Minnetonka, Minnesota in July of 1979 on the corner of Highway 7 and Williston Road. His last Social Security records show that he briefly worked in Casper, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. That is when all traces and clues of where Dave might be have vanished. Information about his missing person report can be found here.
The family has never stopped searching. Not knowing what happened to such a beloved member of the family weighs heavy on our hearts.
Where is he and what happened? If you know of anyone that knew Dave or anything that might involve Dave since July of 1979 please contact us.