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Case File: 1756UMOR

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: September 9, 1979
  • Location of Discovery: Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1977 to 1979
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-35 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black, short.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Fillings or crowns were present.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT (Ref #10-2078).
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Light forest green shirt, blue denim jeans, black leather belt (size 32), brown suede leather jacket with sheep skin collar labeled "Made in Mexico," old style yellow baseball cap with two inch high black felt letters "NT," and light brown high top hiking boots (size 9.5).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Gold rimmed eyeglasses, taped together in several places.
  • Case History

    Hikers discovered the victim's skeletal remains on Climber's Descent Trail from Cougar Rocks,approximately 1 mile east of Multnomah Falls.

    The state medical examiner could not determine the cause of death. In 2008, the Smithsonian Institution completed an examination of the skeleton but were not able to rule out homicide.

    Some sources list the date of discovery as September 14, 1979.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
  • Agency Phone Number: (971) 673-8300/A
  • E-Mail


  • Agency Case Number: LE: 79-1862
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6585
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1948
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

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    Added: 5/19/12; Last Updated: 5/13/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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