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Artistic rendering of the victim
Date of Discovery: September 10, 1981
Location of Discovery: Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado
Estimated Date of Death: 5 years prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 15-19 years old
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Clothing scraps were found nearby which consisted of a pair of blue jeans (33x31), a green and brown corduroy shirt or jacket, and a T-shirt.
Additional Personal Items: Several matchbooks of matches, one from Plaza Bowling in Illinois, and one from Eugene Hoaster Insurance Co. in Pennsylvania.
The victim's skeletal remains were located in a wooded area near Clear Creek Resevoir in an unicorporated area of northern Chaffee County.
In 1986, more bones were found in the same general area. They were compared to the ones found in 1981 and ruled to probably be the same person in each finding by the original pathologist. There were three cartridge shell casings found near the second set of bones.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Chaffee County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 719-539-2596
Agency Name: Chaffee County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Randal Amettis
Agency Phone Number: 719-539-3831
Agency Case Number: ME: 81-2352; LE: 86-2020
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #9272
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Colorado Bureau of Investigations
Chaffee County Sheriff's Office