The Doe Network:
Case File 1180UMID

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Reconstruction of Victim

Unidentified White Male


Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 24-26 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: The size and shape of the bones indicated the person had performed heavy lifting during his lifetime.
  • Dentals: Available.


Case History
The victim was located buried in an unmarked and shallow grave at the Normal Hill Cemetery. This man likely wouldn't have been found had grave diggers not discovered his bones while preparing another plot for burial on September 21, 1989. The cemetery began digging a hole for a plot, which no one was supposed to be in, they got down not very far and discovered some bones.
Buried 2 feet down and without a casket, the bones were conspicuous from the beginning.
The man had been buried in a north-south direction adjacent to other graves, while plots are buried on an east-west diagram in the cemetery.
Cemetery workers at first suspected they had discovered the bones of a person previously buried legitimately at the cemetery. But the relatively young age of the remains, buried within 10 years of their discovery in 1989, made it nearly impossible for the man to have escaped cemetery record-keeping. And police note that a change in the law in the 1960s led to the requirement that all deceased subjects be buried in a vault or casket.


Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Lewiston Police Department
208-746-0171

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Source Information:
The Olympian


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