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Case File 1031UMFL

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Reconstruction of Victim by Sharon Long

Unidentified White Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 28-43 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2-5'7"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Possibly Hispanic. In life, he was injured in both calves and ankles; had healed fractures to his ribs and chest.
  • Dentals: No current dental care. He had large unfilled cavities, an abscess, old silver fillings and periodontal disease. He had three out of four wisdom teeth. Dental work consistent with US
  • Other: He may have lived a transient lifestyle.

Case History
On March 23, 2007 Fort Myers police recovered the bones from nearly eight complete bodies with the help of area agencies, cadaver dogs and forensic experts, in a wooded forest near Rockfill and Arcadia Streets in Fort Myers. The location is an isolated one where the roads consist mostly of sandy dirt. Police discovered eight skulls and various other bones. Police at first found three skeletons, but a search turned up five more nearby. The land where the remains were found is owned by the City of Fort Myers. Investigators found no clothing and no remnants of coffins, body bags or anything else that might be used to hold human remains. There were no footprints or other signs that anyone had recently been to the scene.
After a thorough examination of the remains, forensic evidence indicated that all eight were men ranging from 18 to 49 years old. They learned that seven of the eight men had first-rate dental care. One of the men was believed to have been homeless or had a rough life based on bone damage and poor dental care. Experts said that the men known as the "Fort Myers Eight" were found within 50 yards of one another, and had been killed between 1980 and 2000. There was no skin or clothing left on the remains. There was also no trauma immediately evident.
Thanks to DNA, police were able to identify two of the eight men in November 2007.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Fort Myers Police Department
877-667-1296 or 239-339-4008

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 2007-250
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Fort Myers Police Department

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