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Case File: 1717UMUT

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: March 13, 1982
  • Location of Discovery: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Estimated Date of Death: Months prior to discovery (1981-1982)
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
  • Race: White/Other
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'3" to 5'5"
  • Weight: 140-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black or dark brown with moderate graying on sides and back, medium lenght. Had a black mustache
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: X-rays indicated lower back surgery. The incision was on the front part of his body just below the navel. Linear scar extending from right upper abdominal quadrant vertically past the umbilicus on the right to the suprapubic region. Faint linear scars on back of left wrist and forearm. Abundant dark brown/black hair over torso and back.
  • Dentals: Available. X-rays are available. Number nine chipped 12, 15, 21, MODFLCR /5 cavity present.
  • Fingerprints: Available in AFIS. RT: 11 pm 58 co 15; LT: 29 pm 01 10 09.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Levi jeans, a heavy coat with wool lining, a brown and white vertically striped shirt with a western design, jockey shorts, and long wool socks. No shoes were located.
  • Jewelry: Silver Seiko digital wrist watch. The watch was an hour ahead of the local time and was still working. The watch was made in 1980.
  • Additional Personal Items: Blue handkerchief.
  • Case History

    A couple canoeing in the area found the body of the decedent floating in the Surplus Canal near 1800 North 4900 West in Salt Lake city. The canal is located northwest of the Salt Lake International Airport. He had a wire around his neck but it did not appear to cause injury. He had been in the canal for several months.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Utah State Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Cody Lougy
  • Agency Phone Number: 801-584-8410
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  • Agency Case Number: 1982-20551 or 198200250
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #6948
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2141
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • The Deseret News Archive

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