Doe Network

1337UMNE - Unidentified Male

2010 Facial Reconstruction Original Facial Reconstruction
Updated (2010) facial reconstruction and original facial reconstruction of the decedent

Date of Discovery: June 24, 1981
Location of Discovery: Morrill County, Nebraska
Estimated Date of Death: 1975 to 1980
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Not apparent. No anomalies noted.

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
Race: Native American, possibly Navajo.
Gender: Male
Height: 5'3" to 5'5"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown, but most likely dark brown or black.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None.
Jewelry: None.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim is suspected to be an itinerant railroad worker. Authorities have speculated that the man may have been one of about 80 Navajo who worked on a Union Pacific Railroad track crew in the Broadwater area for several months in 1979.

No residents of Native American descent in the Morrill County area had been reported missing at the time, nor did the remains appear to match any missing persons reports.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Morrill County Attorney
Agency Contact Person: Audrey Meyer
Agency Phone Number: 308-262-2000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: E2010-0926-00656

Agency Name: Nebraska State Patrol
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. Dana Korell
Agency Phone Number: 308-632-1211
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 9939

Information Source(s)

The Daily News Archive

Admin Notes

Added: 11/12/09; Last Updated: 4/18/16

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