Artistic renderings of the victim (NCMEC & Harvey Pratt); Victim's jewelry and boot.
Date of Discovery: April 18, 1973
Location of Discovery: Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas
Estimated Date of Death: 2 to 4 weeks prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Homicide; skull fracture present
Estimated Age: 17-20 years old
Height: 5'8" to 5'10"
Weight: 140-150 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, wavy, and about 5" in length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Slender build.
Dentals: Available. Lower baby teeth present.
Fingerprints: Available. Left hand missing post-mortem.
Clothing: Blue jeans with a stop sign patch symbol on the back left pocket, a black leather belt with a large buffalo nickel buckle, waist-length brown Sturdy Wear corduroy hack with a zipper closure (size Small), a green JC Penney long-sleeved button-up shirt (size Small), black leather gloves, a navy blue stocking cap, blue socks, and brown Vomper hiking boots.
Jewelry: Two gold rings with crosses, a third ring bearing the numbers “78”, and a silver chain with a large silver cross approximately 2 inches in length.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
A landowner discovered the victim's remains in a small stream in a wooded area 180 feet from 1550 Road, three miles southeast of Garnett in rural Anderson County.
Authorities believe the victim may have been a hitchhiker.
Agency Name: Anderson County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Don Nungesser
Agency Phone Number: 785-448-8865
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 09-22941
NCIC Case Number: U183072533
NamUs Case Number: 2344
NCMEC Case Number: 1184272
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Added: 5/11/08; Last Updated: 8/7/16
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