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Artistic rendering of the victim (by Samantha Steinberg); Victim's shirt and duffel bag
Date of Discovery: December 29, 1992
Location of Discovery: Silver Springs, Marion County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 1985 to 1992
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Suicide by gunshot
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 17-30 years old
Height: 5'7" to 6'2"
Weight: 150-180 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Suffered from spina bifida occulta. Thin to medium build.
Dentals: Available. He had an overbite.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Docker pants, Hanes underwear (32-inch waist), Levi jacket, two T-shirts (size Medium) - one with a picture of a sailboat with the slogan "Rum Runners Bermuda" and one with "Miami Vice" bearing characters from the T.V. show, and Nike Air sneakers (size 10 or 11).
Additional Personal Items: Sunglasses. A blue nylon Adidas duffel bag with white trim that contained a shaving kit, hairbrush, zippered gun pouch, and roll-on deodorant dated 10 Sep 91. A .38 caliber Charter Arms revolver (serial #7813) with rubber target grips and a barrel stamped "off-duty 38 special."
The victim's skeletal remains were located at a campsite in the Ocala National Forest 100 yards south of State Road 40 near the Juniper Springs recreation area entrance. Investigators believe he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: District 5 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Dona Faber
Agency Phone Number: 352-326-5961
Agency Name: Marion County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Rhonda Stroup
Agency Phone Number: 352-732-9111
Agency Case Number: S-92-33018
NCIC Case Number: U617473061
NamUs Case Number: UP #6052
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Marion County Sheriff's Office