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Date of Discovery: December 2, 1984
Location of Discovery: New Lenox, Will County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 12 hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 70-80 years old
Height: 5'9" to 5'10"
Hair Color: Gray, neatly trimmed (about 2" long). White beard.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Neatly trimmed fingernails.
Dentals: Teeth #2 and #3 prominently fanged and elongated. All other teeth were missing.
Fingerprints: Available at the Will County Sheriff Evidence section.
DNA: mtDNA available at UNT local database only (Ref #09-0961).
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Knee-length gray top coat, green/white/gold cardigan sweater, yellow long sleeve shirt, Black Jack blue jeans, underwear (size 42), and slip-on canvas shoes.
Jewelry: None noted.
Additional Personal Items: None noted.
The decedent was found in a wooded area near Gougar Road and Route 6, in New Lenox, Illinois, on December 2, 1984. He most likely died elsewhere and appears to have been carried to the scene. His lack of muscle mass and body fat indicate severe illness or starvation. Toxicological testing indicates the presence of phenothiazine metabolite (tranquilizer).
He is known as "The Man From the Woods" by authorities. He was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Lemont.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Will County Coroner's Office (IL)
Agency Contact Person: Gene Sullivan
Agency Phone Number: 815-727-8455
Agency Case Number: UN 84-01
NCIC Case Number: U830021923
NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #5208
Former Hot Case Number: 1776
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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