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Case File: 1729UMDE

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: March 12, 1972
  • Location of Discovery: Minquadale, New Castle County, Delaware
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1960-1972
  • State of Remains: Skeletal remains
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Skeletal findings (refer to NamUs documents: File 72_N_161_ANTHRO.pdf).
  • Dentals: Available. Large mandibular tori present on lingual of both right and left lower jaw. Evidence of moderate periodontal disease especially around the distal of the lower left 1st molar #19. Skull is at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None located.
  • Jewelry: None located.
  • Additional Personal Items: None located.
  • Case History

    Two boys found the decedent's skull on the Christiana River bank behind the Ellis Drive-in Theatre. The boys took the skull to a nearby convenience store and called the police. Investigators found most of the bones near the high-tide line under two rotten sheets of plywood.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Delaware State Medical Examiners Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Hal Brown
  • Agency Phone Number: 302-577-3420
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 72-N-161
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #6235
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2172
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • The Morning News, Wilmington Edition News Archive

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    Last Updated: 2/21/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator

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