The Doe Network:
Case File 1398UMDE

Reconstruction of Victim by Carl Koppelman

Unidentified Hispanic Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 25-35 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 138 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black, wavy, well groomed hair, “widow’s peak” on forehead. Brown eyes. Clean shaven, trimmed mustache. Well manicured nails.
  • Clothing: Shirt - long sleeve, button front, size Medium, color gray/white and tan label, made in Panama. Pants - Long, size medium, color Khaki. Shorts, black in color worn under khaki pants, rolled at waist, too large for decedent. Belt - Dress type, dark brown, fold colored buckle. Socks - Dress type, thin material, color black. Underwear - T-shirt, white in color, size medium 38-40, label "Fruit of the Loom". Wallet - Leather [folding type] brown in color. No identification. Money – Fifteen one-dollar bills, 1 nickel, bill serial numbers were from all over the country.
  • Dentals: Available. Teeth in excellent condition with no fillings. Evidence of moderate to severe periodontal disease present around lower first molars. Heavy calculus present between the teeth.
  • Fingerprints: Available

Case History
The victim was located along the westbound lanes of Basin Road near New Castle. Route 141 is a well-travelled highway and very close to Interstate 95. He was wrapped in a blanket and appeared to have been dumped at the location.
A witness reported to police that a van had been parked on the shoulder of the roadway earlier (where the body was found) and that the driver was a white male.

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