Doe Network

1391UMCA - Unidentified Male

Reconstruction of the victim by Carl Koppelman. To view a postmortem photograph, please click here.

Date of Discovery: February 9, 1968
Location of Discovery: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Minutes prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: One or more gunshots

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 18+ years old
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 156 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Small frame.


Dentals: Unknown
Fingerprints: Unknown
DNA: Unknown

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Brown belt, avocado green sweater, two-tone green turtleneck shirt, blue pants, olive green socks, gray high top shoes, and white boxer shorts.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was surprised by police officers during an alleged attempted burglery at 3870 S. Normandie Ave at 5:13 AM. The unidentified male hid inside of a trash bin and tried to flee the scene when ordered to come out. One officer fired as the male attempted to climb a fence and the second officer fired, assuming he was being shot at. It is not known which shot killed the decedent.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Daniel Machian
Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0754 or 323-222-0343
Agency E-Mail: dmachian(at)
Agency Case Number: 1968-01481

NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: Not entered

Information Source(s)

Los Angeles County Coroner
Crime Watch Daily
Los Angeles Times archive

Admin Notes

Added: 8/12/08; Last Updated: 8/7/17

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

** Listed information may be estimated.

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