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Case File: 1151UMTX

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Victim's clothing and comb

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 14, 1987
  • Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
  • Estimated Date of Death: 6-12 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
  • Race: White and/or Hispanic, perhaps with Native American admixture.
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
  • Weight: Unknown, possibly 120 lbs. if the passport found with the decedent is his.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown, straight.
  • Eye Color: Unknown, possibly brown if the passport found with the decedent is his.
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Use injuries to the distal femora, abscess anterior dentition of mandible, bifid spinous process of cervical vertebra #6. His skeletal development suggested he did strenuous labor, requiring him to bend and squat.
  • Dentals: Available. Teeth described as in good condition with one filling on the right lower second molar. Teeth 1, 16, 17, and 32 are in the process of eruption abscess at lingual aspect of teeth 25 and 26.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available. Full STR and mtDNA profiles uploaded to national CODIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Long-sleeved yellow shirt with black stripes, red gym shorts with white side stripes, brief underwear with yellow and brown stripes, and white athletic socks with green and yellow bands.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Black plastic pocket comb. A brass-type key with the letters "IN" and "3" on it. A wallet. A passport from El Salvador belonging to "Reynaldo Portello Leija" with an issue date of 9/10/197X. The passport listed the father's name as Jose Efrain, the mother's name as Fidelina Portillo, eyes brown, weight 120 lbs. and the city in El Salvador as Canton.
  • Case History

    A passerby discovered the victim's skeletal remains in a wooded area near 2103 FM 1960 West in Houston. Investigators have been unable to confirm if the passport found with the victim belonged to him.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Agency Contact Person: MEO ID Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6819
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Agency Contact Person: Forensic Services Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

  • Agency Case Number: ME: ML87-4744; NCMEC: NCMU1105687; HCSO: 87-151106
  • NCIC Case Number: U530004184
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2625
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • HCIFS
  • NCMEC
  • Houston Chronicle News Archive

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    Last Updated: 8/21/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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