Facial approximation and sketches of the victim (mouse over to enlarge); Photos of victim's personal effects (Photo by Jack Friess, RCCO Deputy Coroner, Analyst)
Date of Discovery: November 26, 1995
Location of Discovery: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin
Estimated Date of Death: 1994 (1 year prior to discovery)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - 98% skeletalized
Cause/Manner of Death: Undetermined
Physical Description** Listed information is
Estimated Age: 17-20 years old
Height: 55 to 57
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, straight and collar length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: None.
Dentals: Available - dental chart, x-rays, and photos.
Fingerprints: Not Available.
DNA: Available at UNT and uploaded to NDIS.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Urban camouflage fatigues (size small/regular), black T-shirt bearing gold in color "Venom" heavy metal rock logo consisting of a five-pointed star encompassing a ram's head, blue/maroon/white plaid flannel jacket/lined, black 1993 Nike Air Bound basketball shoes (size 9 1/2), boxers with Bart Simpson design (size medium/34).
Jewelry: Black Aquatech quartz watch. Homemade metallic (fork) "Goat's Head" pendant
Additional Personal Items: Tube of Carmex lip balm. Budweiser butane disposable lighter.
The victim's skeletal remains were located by hunters in a heavily wooded area along Turtle Creek near Clinton.
A subsequent investigation and witness interviews revealed that a man wearing the above described clothing was observed running in the Turtle Creek on October 16, 1994, near the location where the remains were discovered. This subject was described as appearing intoxicated at the time.
The young man is buried in Johnstown Center Cemetery.
Investigating Agency(s)If you have any
information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Rock County Coroner's Office (RCCO)
Agency Contact Person: Louis C. Smit, BA, F-ABMDI, N.A.M.E.
Agency Phone Number: 608-757-5908
Agency Name: Rock County Sheriff's Office (RCSO)
Agency Contact Person: Detective Warren Yoerger
Agency Phone Number: 608-757-7927
Agency Name: Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-800THE-HOPE (1-800-843-4673)
Agency Case Number: RCCO: 95-14453; RCSO: 95-7116
NCIC Case Number: U090002894
NamUs Case Number: UP #4757
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency
with information regarding this case.
Rock County Coroner's Office
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