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1324UMFL - Unidentified Male

Reconstructions of the victim by Samantha Steinberg and the University of South Florida; reconstruction of victim's hat.

Date of Discovery: February 2, 1981
Location of Discovery: Dade City, Pasco County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 5-12 Months Prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 40-50 years old
Race: White with possibly Native American admixture
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed nasal fracture and numerous healed fractures to both left and right ribs in the area of upper front chest. He also had a healed fracture to the left clavicle and osteoarthritis throughout the joints in his arms, legs, hands and feet, and spinal column. He would have walked with a stoop and had apparent arthritis.


Dentals:Available. Tooth 8 had root tip remaining, covered with bone. Possibly chewed tobacco due to teeth condition. Lingual Tori located lingually to tooth 22. Severe generalized periodontitis with bone loss on tooth 18 and 19. Teeth 1, 7, 12, 21, 27 fallen out postmortem.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue/black pants, inseam 30 with red stitching in crotch; 27 inch white belt, with two extra holes and metal buckle secured with cooper wire; black cloth/mesh baseball style hat, one green, heavy knit sock, and one yellow, fine/light sock. Brown ankle high, leather shoes with white shoe strings, tied in right hand bow. Soles worn less on heels.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Two small keys on a string were tied to the man's belt. One was a brass “Master” key and the other was a small metal key for an inexpensive padlock. In his pockets were buttons and five quarters. Two were dated 1965, two were dated 1967 and one dated 1974. A plastic fertilizer/feed bag and two small foil/plastic bags believed to be for the purpose of containing tobacco were also found at the scene.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent was located in wooded area in a dry ditch between US 98 and railroad tracks, near Tuskeegee Avenue in Dade City by a pair of boys.

Lead isotope testing indicated the man was likely born in the United States and appeared to be most consistant with a Florida origin.

Previous investigation revealed the man could have been from North Carolina and used the names "Dakota" or "Kenneth Salnang."

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Dade City Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Richardson
Agency Phone Number: 352-521-5604
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1981-057

Agency Name: District 6 Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 727-582-6800
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 81-0303

NCIC Case Number: U820023820
NamUs Case Number: 2307

Information Source(s)

University of South Florida

Admin Notes

Added: 10/13/09; Last Updated: 7/30/17

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