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Case File: 1702UMAL

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: April 15, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Marshall County, Alabama
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1997
  • State of Remains: Mummified Remains
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 19-34 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7"-5'9"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Body hair was sandy or reddish
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: None listed.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: nucDNA available in FBI NMPDD.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Short-sleeved Faded Glory blue, green, and gray, vertically striped, pullover shirt; Levi Strauss 501 jeans (32W-30L).
  • Jewelry: None listed.
  • Additional Personal Items: None listed.
  • Case History

    A man looking for a place to fish in a creek in the Ruth community discovered the decedent's remains around 11 a.m. and called authorities. The remains were found off Eagle Point Road, about three miles west of Arab and about half a mile from the Morgan County line. The body was partly in the creek and was missing the head, hands, and feet. A rope was tied to the his legs.

    Investigators believe he may be the victim of a homicide and murdered elsewhere before being dumped at the location where he was found.

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

  • Agency Name: Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
  • Agency Contact Person: James Perry
  • Agency Phone Number: 256-539-1401 x 210
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Marshall County Sheriff's Office (AL)
  • Agency Contact Person: Keith Wilson
  • Agency Phone Number: 256-582-2034

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 97HV02257; LE: 970400317
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #888
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1120
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • The Huntsville Times News Archive

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    Last Updated: 2/17/12 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator


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