Case File: 1686UMSC
|The Doe Network
Physical Description** Listed information is approximate
Clothing & Personal Items
The victim was found lying in the back of a Dodge van that was in the back of a junk car lot at 598 Meeting Street.
According to investigators, employees working for Gilchrist Towing were removing cars from the lot when they smelled a strange odor. They were searching the vehicles in the lot when they found the deceased.
Of the business cards located in the backpack, there was one from a landscaping company. Investigators found the landscape company owner who stated that approximately one month prior he went to the Meeting Street shelter looking for a few men willing to work one Saturday. Two Hispanic males agreed to work. He said their names were named Eddie and Raoul. According to the owner, Eddie spoke a little English and told him that they had been living in cars that were in a junkyard. He stated that they were just passing through and had come here from New York City. Raoul did not speak English and was carrying a back pack. The owner of the company described Eddie as being between the ages of 20-30, with a short stocky build. He describes Raoul as being in his 40s and being taller with facial hair. The owner states that Eddie asked him on a couple of occasions where they could to get some drugs. After working for him that day, he dropped them off at the Rite Aid on Meeting Street. He gave them each a business card and told them if they wanted to work more to call him. He never heard from them again.
Other leads were followed including the shelters, Hispanic ministries and the Hispanic newspaper. It is possible that the deceased is indeed Raoul, but investigators have not been able to confirm his identity. The death is believed to be suspicious.
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Last Updated: 1/5/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator