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874UMUK - Unidentified Male

Artistic renderings of the victim

Date of Discovery: March 27, 1971
Location of Discovery: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Estimated Date of Death: up to 15 months prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 23-39 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown, short.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The man suffered from torticollis - a neck condition that would have caused his head to lean to his right. His chin may have noticeably stuck out.


Dentals: Unknown. Upper dentures and extensive dental work on the bottom teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Socks.
Jewelry: Gold wedding ring.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

A passer-by found a partially buried skull in a field near a mill in Burton upon Trent, Staffs, in March 1971. The rest of the body was discovered in a shallow grave. The buried body was in a kneeling position with his hands and ankles tied.

He was ruled out as being the remains of John Henry Jones in 2017.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Staffordshire Police
Agency Contact Person: Detective Chief Inspector Dave Garrett
Agency Phone Number: 01785 234953
Agency E-Mail: Unknown
Agency Case Number: Unknown

Information Source(s)

Burton Mail
Wikipedia: UK Cases

Admin Notes

Added: 5/13/14; Last Updated: 8/5/17

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

** Listed information may be estimated.

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