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1731UMDE - Unidentified Male

Artistic rendering
Reconstructions of the victim by Michael McNicholas and Frank Bender.

Date of Discovery: September 13, 1993
Location of Discovery: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Estimated Date of Death: 2 weeks
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 25-40 years old
Race: Asian, Native American or Eskimo
Gender: Male
Height: 5'09" to 5'11"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Black, straight, 4" to 6" in length.
Eye Color: Dark brown.
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Evidence of possible previous neck injury. Missing part of right ring finger from the distal joint - stump well-healed. Extra long left pinkie fingernail.


Dentals: Available. X-rays and photographs are available. Maxillary incisors were "shovel-shaped". There were generalized wear facets in varying degrees on all teeth. Heavy tartar and tobacco deposits. No evident restorations or existing decay. Wear facets and heavy deposits suggest individual was probably over 30 years of age.
Fingerprints: Available with FBI IAFIS, high-resolution scans available with DE-OCME, and copies available with NamUs.
DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available with UNT (ref #10-2540).

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Light-colored Ralph Lauren Polo jacket, short sleeved T-shirt, tan Bugle Boy trousers (size 28 medium), white boxer shorts with turquoise squared design, bikini-type light colored jockey shorts, and brown or tan, leather-like slip-on shoes with rubber soles. A seven-digit number was written in one shoe, possibly the former phone number of a Domino’s Pizza in Brick, New Jersey.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: In the right front pants pocket was a piece of tissue wrapped around with three unspent .38 caliber bullets.

Circumstances of Discovery

A motorist found the remains of the decedent in a wooded area off of Marsh Road, east of Carr Road. He had been blindfolded, wrapped and dumped along the road side.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Hal Brown
Agency Phone Number: 302-577-3421
Agency E-Mail: hal.brown(at)
Agency Case Number: 93-N-956

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 2266

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/2/2016

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