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Case File: 1743UMWV

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 24, 1986
  • Location of Discovery: Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia
  • Estimated Date of Death: Months prior.
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Homicide - Shot in the head.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 22-25 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: None noted.
  • Dentals: X-rays and photographs available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT (Ref #11-1136.1A). Uploaded to NDIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Long sleeve brown shirt with "surf" on it, swimming trunks, khaki pants, work half top shoes, and a belt.
  • Jewelry: None noted.
  • Additional Personal Items: None noted.
  • Case History

    The decedent was found face down in a wooded area off of Warm Springs Road near Kearneysville, West Virginia, on August 24, 1986. He had been wrapped in a rug and placed along the tree line.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: OCME
  • Agency Contact Person: Regina Reynolds
  • Agency Phone Number: 304-558-6921 x4017
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: WV-86-227
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #2177
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1795
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Times Herald-Record News Archive

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    Last Updated: 5/11/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator

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