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Case File: 1348UMVA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 10, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Ruther Glen, Caroline County, Virginia
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2 months to one year prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 17-25 years old
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'3" to 5'7"
  • Weight: 135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Congenital absence of a left transverse process on a lumbar vertebra. Wide nose and a thin build, as determined by the anthropology exam.
  • Dentals: Available. No restorations noted in teeth recovered; some teeth missing post-mortem. All four third molars extracted. The teeth could have been extracted earlier in life or congenitally absent.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available - Insufficient DNA for profiling.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue and gray TRAX short sleeved V-neck T-Shirt (boys size Large), blue Rustler denim jeans with folded cuffs to shorten the length (30x28; style # 89681), and red and black cowboy boots (size 8 D) with minimal wear, appearing new.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: All of his personal effects are related to the Hispanic culture.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were found in a wooded area along I-95 near the Ladysmith Road exit or 112 mile marker. He was found with the skeletal remains of a another male. Forensic testing has suggested both males are paternally related, possibly a parent-child relationship, but their specific relationship is unknown.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Agency Contact Person: Kevin Whaley
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-804-786-3174
  • Agency Name: Virginia State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-804-553-3444

  • Agency Case Number: ME: C1988-13135 or C113135/657-88; NCMEC: 1184371
  • NCIC Case Number: U510231589
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6301
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC

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    Added: 12/8/09; Last Updated: 10/27/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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