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Case File 1249UMMN

Sketch of Victim

Unidentified Black Male

  • The victim was discovered on February 29, 2000 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 40-50 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 6'3-6'5"; 201 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes. Mustache. Nonspecific scars on the knees.
  • Clothing: Blue "Kenyon", insulated underwear bottoms. Gray socks with red tops. Black, "Western Pack" hip pouch. Black, "Rockport Pro Walkers", size 12W.
  • DNA: Available
  • Dentals: Available

Case History
The victim was found floating in the Mississippi River, north of the 10th Avenue Bridge. The man had no apparent injuries. The medical examiner's office ruled that he had drowned. But investigators do not know how long the body was in the river, let alone where it entered the water.
The one clue investigators did find, a piece of paper with a telephone number found inside a fanny pack, proved fruitless. The person at that number could think of no one missing.
His description was compared to local missing persons reports. An artist's sketch was made and shown on local media. Minneapolis police took the man's fingerprints and compared them with its database. Because the body's decaying state prevented officers from getting a complete set of 10 fingerprints, a national database could not be used.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office
Owen Middleton

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Source Information:
NamUs UP #762
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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