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Case File: 1645UMNY

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Photo of man and child Cross necklace Top of loafers Bottom of loafers Up-close of man in photo
From left to right: Photo found in the victim's wallet; Gold or bronze cross necklace found on victim; Loafers, top and bottom; Close-up of man in photo (unknown if this is the victim).

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 15, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Kingston, Ulster County, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: August 11, 1988
  • State of Remains: Decomposed
  • Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the head
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-50 (most likely 40-50).
  • Race: White. Believed to be of European descent.
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'11" to 6'3" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 185-205 lbs. (84-93 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Appendectomy scar described as an oblique linear scar measuring 4 1/2 inches by 1/4 inch present in the right abdominal quadrant. Uncircumcised.
  • Medical: Organ absent (most likely appendix).
  • Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work with maxillary fixed bridge, porcelain fused to white metal.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Pair of Rene Lezard: Femme & Homme" green/black or blue plaid, pleated pants (size 98) with a label which reads "Pure New Wool" in English and three other languages; pair of brief white underwear with red stripes; "Chemise Lacoste" blue pullover knit shirt (with an alligator profile as the logo); pair of worn, black loafers with black tassels on top and the word "Hikers" printed on the sole of the right shoe along with "9" printed on the inner sole; and a pair of white socks with dark blue and light blue stripes. The shirt and pants show French tags and sizes.
  • Jewelry: Bulova quartz gold wrist watch with no inscriptions on the back. One thin, delicate, yellow-metallic, chain clasp necklace with a bronze or gold-colored cross attached.
  • Additional Personal Items: Found in the back pocket of the victim's pants was a soft, black, leather wallet, appearing to be of good quality, The wallet contains a "1988 Comerzbank Calender". Also found was a colored photograph of a white male with long, wavy, brown hair, wearing a green sweater and holding a white infant with a spoon in his mouth and a bib on his chest.
  • Case History

    The victim was found in a wooded area near the Wiltwyck Cemetery behind Pine Grove Avenue in Kingston on August 15, 1988.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Ulster County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Ronald Brunelli
  • Agency Phone Number: 845-340-3323
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 89-0423
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #6018
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2082
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • The Post-Standard News Archive
  • Department of Police Services, City of Kingston, New York (August 19, 1988)
  • Interpol

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    Last Updated: 10/17/11 - By: DD / HC Coord

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