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Case File: 1708UMAL

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: July 16, 2007
  • Location of Discovery: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Estimated Date of Death: February 2007
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-99 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wire from oculoplastic reconstruction, inferior rim of left orbit.
  • Dentals: Available. 14 teeth recovered.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A sleeveless navy vest jacket (size 3 XL) that zipped all the way up in front. Right and left pockets on the jacket have zippers. The pockets were empty. Written on the left breast is a logo.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Eyeglasses with silvery metal rims and posts. The lenses magnify (correct far sightedness).
  • Case History

    Investigators, acting on an anonymous tip, located the skeletal remains of a man beaten to death in February 2007, in the 2000 block of Vanderbilt Road in Birmingham. He had been buried in shallow grave behind an abandoned textile business near train tracks.

    The assailants reported that the decedent was black and that they disposed of his identification. They also stated that the decedent had ridden a train from Texas. The victim was most likely a transient.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office (AL)
  • Agency Contact Person: Gregory Davis
  • Agency Phone Number: 205-930-3603
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 2007-0932
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #578
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1568
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Birmingham News Archive

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