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Artistic rendering and composites of the victim; Victim's shirt.
Date of Discovery: January 2, 2006
Location of Discovery: Ruskin, Hillsborough County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: Years prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fracture of the left femur, left thumb and nose. Analysis revealed that the man suffered from fractures to several body parts during the course of his life including the chest, left arm, and left leg. His nose was broken and may have appeared crooked. His left hand was injured and may have affected its use and mobility. Fractures to the neck and lower back likely caused chronic pain and mobility problems. His left leg was shorter than his right which caused the man to walk with a distorted gait. His left foot had a deformity/healed fractures.
Dentals: Available. Tooth #19 with model yellow gold inlay/outlay; #14 appears to have had a full crown preparation. Missing all 4 wisdom teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: A Tampa Bay Rays hat, a light blue button up shirt, and a black long-sleeve shirt with the word “Gimme” printed multiple times in orange and green letters on the front.
Additional Personal Items: Eye glasses, two glass bottles, a small clock radio, a razor blade holder, and a plastic tobacco package.
A woman discovered a human bone while cleaning her yard and believed that her dog must have retrieved it from the land surrounding her property. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies located more remains off of Highway 674, approximately ½ mile west of Interstate 75.
More than two years later on November 19, 2008, the husband of the woman who made the initial discovery was walking through the nearby woods when he located an orange camping tent with black trim between some bushes. As he approached the tent, he found additional remains. These remains were linked via DNA to those found in 2006.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office
Agency Contact Person: Amanda Whidden
Agency Phone Number: 813-914-4500
Agency Case Number: 06-00026 (related to HCME #08-06938)
NCIC Case Number: U460019218
NamUs Case Number: UP #52
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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