The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 1401UMCA

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Artistic rendering of the victim (NCMEC, Carl Koppelman)

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: September 19, 1979
  • Location of Discovery: Bell, Los Angeles County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 129 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown, short and thin.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Appendix present.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue pants, Hawaiian print KMART shirt, brown leather belt, white socks with a red stripe at the top, and underwear.
  • Jewelry: None.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was located in the Los Angeles riverbed, north of the Patata Street overpass/trestle in Bell.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0754 or 323-222-0343
  • E-Mail


  • Agency Case Number: ME: 1979-11760; NCMEC: 1184184
  • NCIC Case Number: U170020176
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4399
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Los Angeles County Coroner's Office

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    Added: 3/25/10; Last Updated: 9/27/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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