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115UMTX - Unidentified Male

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Artistic renderings of the decedent

Date of Discovery: February 2, 1997
Location of Discovery: Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: One year prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
Race: Black with possible Hispanic, Asian, or Native influence
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" to 5'9"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: No broken bones.

Identifiers

Dentals: Not Available. No restorations.
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue cotton Duckhead shirt with a multi-colored design (size XL), black Levi jeans (size W31 L32), boxer shorts, and black Nike Air Tenacity basketball shoes (size 11.5). The shoes were manufactured on 3/5/1995.
Jewelry: Golden Pearl watch with a woven metal band painted gold and a bezel encircled with settings for clear stones.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

A fisherman cutting through a field in the 1200 block of Oakland Boulevard, just north of Interstate 30, found the decedent's skeletal remains under a tree in a brushy ravine. A barrel was found nearby and a clothesline-like cord with a noose dangled from a tree.

The acre of field is not entirely secluded but surrounded by a neighborhood, it's just vacant enough to be off the beaten path.

A review of all Fort Worth missing persons cases at the time yielded no clues to the man's identity, nor did a check with the Missing Persons Clearing House.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Nizam Peerwani
Agency Phone Number: 817-920-5700 ext 161
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 970567T

Agency Name: Fort Worth Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 817-392-4330
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 97066752

NCIC Case Number: U104236080
NamUs Case Number: 3661
NCMEC Case Number: 1104374

Information Source(s)

Namus
Baldon Art
NCMEC
TXDPS
Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office

Admin Notes

Added: 7/22/00; Last Updated: 3/9/16


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