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
Estimated Age: 25-30 years old
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: white JC Penney T-shirt only.
Jewelry: None found.
Additional Personal Items: None found.
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.
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
Riverside County Coroner/Sheriff's Office
Added: 11/26/08; Last Updated: 2/20/16
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** Listed information may be estimated.