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Case File: 1244UMTX

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 2, 1986
  • Location of Discovery: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Recognizable
  • Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'0" to 6'2"
  • Weight: 154 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark blond or light brown, straight and layered in approximately 4" layers.
  • Eye Color: Blue or gray
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Light freckles across the center of face.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: White JC Penney T-shirt (size 46-48), Gap Pioneer blue jeans (size 32 waist), black cloth army style belt (size 29-30), and white JC Penney jockey shorts.
  • Jewelry: White metal link chain with a black and white metal pendant. A black Casio digital watch.
  • Additional Personal Items: A brown billfold with the initials "PJK." The billfold was empty.
  • Case History

    The decedent was found hanging in a room at the La Casita Motel located at 4300 Harry Hines Boulevard in Dallas. His death was ruled a suicide.

    The man, most likely in his twenties, used the name John Smith while checking into the motel. He claimed that he was from New York City and that he had cancer.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Dallas County Medical Examiners Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 214-920-5900
  • Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 512-424-5074 or 800-346-3243

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 245782T; TXDPS: U8710001
  • NCIC Case Number: U211154991
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4469
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • TXDPS Media Release

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