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85UMNSW - Unidentified Male

Reconstruction of the victim

Date of Discovery: August 11, 1994
Location of Discovery: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Estimated Date of Death: 3 years prior
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 25-45 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 160-166 cm (5'2" to 5'4")
Weight: xx lbs.
Hair Color: Dark brown.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available. Straight teeth with no fillings. One tooth missing.
Fingerprints: Unknown
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Black No Sweat tracksuit pants (large), black polo Everything Australian T-shirt (medium), and blue and white striped Sparrow underpants (medium).
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's body was found after dredging at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River. He was wrapped in plastic and wired to an iron rack that was custom made for his size. It is believed that he was dumped near Broken Bay.

He is possibly of Mediterranean or Central to East European origin, maybe Italian or Austrian.

In the press he is known as The Rack Man.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Shellshear Forensic Craniofacial Identification Unit
Agency Contact Person: Homicide Squad Detectives
Agency Phone Number: 02-94110940 or 02-94110948
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: E48293

Information Source(s)

Australian Missing Persons Register
Shellshear Forensic Craniofacial Identification Unit

Admin Notes

Added: 7/22/00; Last Updated: 8/14/16

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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