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1179UMCA - Unidentified Male

Sketch of the decedent

Date of Discovery: February 25, 1979
Location of Discovery: Perris, Riverside County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 2 to 6 days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Drowning

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 25-30 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8", Measured
Weight: 210 lbs., Measured
Hair Color: Black, short and curly.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He wore a small mustache. No tattoos, scars or disfigurements were found.


Dentals: Available. He had extensive dental work.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: white JC Penney T-shirt only.
Jewelry: None found.
Additional Personal Items: None found.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent was located floating in deep, cold water in Lake Perris the first warm day after a week of rain and cool weather. No one at the lake knew him. Despite an extensive search of the Lake Perris State Park, no vehicle nor pile of unattended clothing was discovered.

It is unknown how and when he entered the lake. No trauma was found on the body and no drugs were found in his body.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Riverside County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Dawna Wimsatt
Agency Phone Number: 951-443-2300
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 42398

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7215

Information Source(s)

Riverside County Coroner/Sheriff's Office

Admin Notes

Added: 11/26/08; Last Updated: 2/20/16

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** Listed information may be estimated.

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