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Case File 168UMWI

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Reconstructions of Victim

Unidentified White Male

  • Located on September 21, 1982 in Dallas, Barron County, Wisconsin.
  • Estimated Date of Death: April to May 1982
  • Cause of death was homicide. It appears that the victim was stabbed to death.
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 18 - 24 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7"-5'9"; 180-195 lbs. Husky build
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Remnants of brown/sandy hair were found on the body. He had surgical repair to the left knee, evidenced by a screw and staple installed in the tibia. The procedure would have required a sophisticated hospital, an extended hospitalization and a long recovery period, possibly 6 months to a year. The pin and staple were numbered, but the manufacturer had no way of tracing where the product had been used.
  • Dentals: He had a full set of teeth, with extensive, recent dental work. Crowding of lower incisors.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans with a size 38 waist, a long-sleeved plaid cotton Western-style plaid shirt with pearl buttons. A lined denim jacket , Maverick brand and blue tennis shoes with white vertical stripes, size 10.
  • DNA: Available
  • Dentals: Available

Case History
In September 1982, loggers were working in a woods about 4 miles north of Ridgeland near Highway 25. 
At about 15.00 on a Tuesday afternoon the loggers came across a decomposed body in the woods near an open field. At first they thought they had found a pile of clothing but then discovered the clothing contained a skeleton.

No eyeglasses were found at the scene, but the victim may have worn glasses. There was no billfold or other identification on the body.
Cut marks in the shirt and jacket correspond to cut marks on the thoracic vertebra.

It isnít known if the person was killed at the scene or if the body was deposited there after the murder. Also unknown is how long the body was there before it was discovered. It may have been there since the fall, then frozen over the winter to be discovered the following September.

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Clothing of Victim

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Barron County Sheriff's Department
Barron County Coroners Office

Agency Case Number: 114382

NCIC Number:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: Wisconsin Department of Justice
NamUs UP#8061

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