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Case File: 1723UMIN

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: April 17, 1993
  • Location of Discovery: Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1 1/2 to 3 years prior to discovery
  • State of Remains: Partial Skeleton - 70% recovered at the scene.
  • Cause of Death: Foul play suspected
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 14-30 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 4'10" to 5'3"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: The sternum had two holes rather than the more common single hole. The trait is shared by only 5 percent of the population.
  • Dentals: Available. Based on root formation of the apex of the third molar, the dental age in the anthropology report is minimally 17 years old.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available at UNT (ref #06-4526.1B)
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None located
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    Three boys playing in a rear field at 1095 Vicksburg Drive found bones lying on the open ground. The area is in a subdivision about 300 to 400 yards west of I-65, and about a quarter-mile south of the Greenwood interchange. Greenwood Police Department detectives were called and conducted a complete search. Over the course of a month, 150 bones were recovered. The only whole bones were femurs. Many of the bones had cut marks.

    The remains, which had most likely been left on the surface of the farm field used to grow corn and soybeans, had not been there much longer than 3 years. The remains were widely scattered by tilling and plowing. Detectives theorized that farming equipment plowing the field had cut the bones and moved them around. Detectives walked the field with metal detectors but couldn't find a purse, personal belongings or a weapon such as gun, knife or spent cartridges. The lack of personal items heightened the theory that the victim died as a result of foul play.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Johnson County Coroner's Officel (IN)
  • Agency Contact Person: David Lutz
  • Agency Phone Number: 317-534-8344
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  • Agency Name: Greenwood Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Sgt. Eric Klinkowski
  • Agency Phone Number: 317-859-4484

  • Agency Case Number: 93-4071
  • NCIC Case Number: U648105051
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #1828
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1791
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Greenwood Police Department

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    Last Updated: 2/29/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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