Doe Network

1278UMFL - Unidentified Male

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Reconstructions of the victim by the University of South Florida and William Maples

Date of Discovery: February 13, 1979
Location of Discovery: LOCATION
Estimated Date of Death: 6-12 months
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 22-45 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" to 5'6"
Weight: Unknown, but muscular build
Hair Color: Blond or red hair.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fractures on both the left and right sides of the upper front ribs in the chest.


Dentals: Available. Some antemortem tooth loss and fillings.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Brown tie-up shoes, brown pants, a light colored short-sleeved shirt, and a light blue windbreaker jacket.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was located on February 13, 1979 in the woods near the High Springs exit of I-75, under a noose in a tree.

Testing showed the man was not likely born in Florida and probably hadn't spent more than a few days to months before his death.

Further testing showed he could have been native to northern GA and AL, NC, VA, TN, KY, IN, OH.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Alachua County Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 352-733-0340
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ME78-79

NCIC Case Number: U240023376
NamUs Case Number: 5286

Information Source(s)

University of South Florida
Gainesville Sun

Admin Notes

Added: 06/12/09; Last Updated: 11/21/16

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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