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Case File: 1706UMAL

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: September 24, 2005
  • Location of Discovery: Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Alabama
  • Estimated Date of Death: September 24, 2005
  • State of Remains: Recognizable
  • Cause of Death: Drowning
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: Early 20s
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'5" to 5'6"
  • Weight: 125-148 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black with a mustache and goatee.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scars: Left side of abdomen (1" long), right knee (several), and left knee (1" long). No Tattoos.
  • Dentals: Unknown.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Unknown.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown.
  • Jewelry: Unknown.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
  • Case History

    The decedent drowned at the Gulf Shores Public Beach near the West Second Street beach access after being swept under in heavy surf caused by Hurricane Rita. It is believed that the man was with three other men and all were in the U.S. illegally. Witnesses report that one of the men tried to save the victim. When police and paramedics arrived, the three remaining men left the scene. Police believe the men have not come forward for fear of being deported.

    It is believed that the men were visiting from outside of the Gulf Shores area. The victim's fingerprints were run but did not match with any on file with the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization nor the FBI. His photograph was shown to Hispanic residents in south Baldwin County but no one recognized him.

    The man is buried in a pauper's grave in the Baldwin Cemetery in Foley.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Baldwin County Coroner's Office (AL)
  • Agency Contact Person: James Small
  • Agency Phone Number: 251-970-4051

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1567
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Mobile Register News Archive

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


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