In Death, Nigerian's Secret Life in Syracuse, New York Slowly Revealed

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - A man engulfed in flames hung out a car door as the vehicle sped down Old Liverpool Road the morning of Jan. 11 before smashing into a wall. The man was dead before firefighters arrived. So began the final mysterious chapter of two lives lived by one man. The investigation into the fiery car crash would eventually tell the tale of a black man living under a white man's name, a Nigerian musician who became an unemployed American mechanic, and a secret revealed only by death. Detective Jon Seeber and several other detectives from the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office began the tedious process that morning of piecing together what clues they could find. Their goal was to identify the man and notify his family. The body was badly burned. The car's registration gave detectives a name: George Clark. Fire investigators soon sifted through the wreckage. A New York driver's license in the man's wallet - which he had been sitting on - was spared from the flames. It also belonged to George Clark. The driver's license listed an address at P.O. Box 26, at the Postal Service's South Salina Street office in Syracuse. As several detectives talked with witnesses to the crash, others searched for........ Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Photo Caption - Grave of Eteng Ikpi Itam ( lived double life as George Clark ) at Loomis Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, New York, USA. 

 
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