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Case File: 1521UMTX

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Artistic rendering Tattoo 1 Tattoo 2
Left to right: Artistic rendering of victim, tattoo on upper left-side of chest, and tattoo on upper right side of chest

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 22, 2007
  • Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
  • Estimated Date of Death: August 22, 2007
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Pedestrian-auto accident
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 40-70 years old
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'2 to 5'4"
  • Weight: 135-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray and brown, coarse
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Small-framed. He has several single color tattoos on his chest, shoulders, and left thigh.
  • Dentals: Not available - edentulous.
  • Fingerprints: Available - RT: P0 60 12 17 07; LT: 05 07 12 14 10
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT (Ref# 08-6813)
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue denim pants, a brown belt with a white metal buckle, and blue and white striped boxer underwear.
  • Jewelry: Two white metal rings.
  • Additional Personal Items: A billfold and assorted papers.
  • Case History

    The decedent was standing on a roadway median at 2500 S. Dairy Ashford in Houston selling newspapers for the Houston Chronicle when he was struck by a vehicle. His first name may have been Rafael.

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

  • Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (TX)
  • Agency Contact Person: MEO ID Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 713-796-9292
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Houston Police Department (TX)
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 713-731-5223
  • Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243

  • Agency Case Number: ME ML07-2872; LE 1241741070; TXDPS U0806001
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #2975
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Rangers

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    Last Updated: 2/6/12 - By: DD / TX AD
    Case verified: 2/6/12 - By: DD / TX AD


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