My grandfather's beloved uncle Walter Steeves went missing on a trip to California approx 1925.
The recent GEDmatch security breach showed (briefly) a victim ID kit that seemed to be from that side of the family in a possible cM range.
Of course it could be a totally different one of my thousands of Steeves cousins, or a complete error from every angle. But it got me thinking. If Walter's remains are ever found and his DNA ever makes it to a lab, I want the researchers to have a fighting chance of picking him out of the family tree as a possible missing person from that time period.
Until all this happened, Walter's profile here at WikiTree just looked like any other branch that no-one was following up on. In the last few days, i've tried to indicate something about his fate, hoping that would help him be considered as a candidate for his own DNA if it ever showed up.
Is there anything more i can do with Walter's profile to help John Doe researchers make the connection, if that day ever comes?