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Case File 1311UMFL


Unidentified Black Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 57-62 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 170 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Likely of a muscular build.
  • Dentals: His upper row of teeth were missing with three remaining on the lower row.
  • Clothing: a brown shirt, brown pants, and bright blue - size 10 penny loafer style shoes. The victim had in his possession a men's stainless steel Ermano brand diver's style watch.


Case History
On January 23rd 1977 at approximately 16.45, the skeletal remains of an unidentified male were discovered off of S.R. 44, approximately 5 miles west of Interstate 75.
The remains were uncovered inside what is known as the Ventura Ranch just inside the fence line. The cause of death was determined to be a homicide as a result of trauma to the head.

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Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
Captain Gary Brannen

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Source Information:
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

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