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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: January 26, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Shenedoah National Park, Warren County, Virginia.
  • Estimated Date of Death: Several months prior to discovery.
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 28-38 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. A porcelain fused to metal bridge exists, Teeth #6 and #11 are the abutments and teeth #7, #8, #9, and #10 are pontics.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Samples submitted - tests not complete.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Authentic Mountain Tex short sleeve tan shirt (size L), tan pants with legs that zip-off, 29" black synthetic belt, green socks, red/green/white bandana in a pants pocket, and Raichle brown tongueless hiking boots (size 11 1/2).
  • Jewelry: None listed.
  • Additional Personal Items: None listed.
  • Case History

    A hiker found the skeletal remains of the decedent in a heavily wooded area of the Shenedoah National Park, about 10 miles south of Front Royal. The remains were approximately 150 yards off of the Appalachian Trail near Hogwallow.

    No campsite, camping gear, or other personal belongings were located near the discovery. Park representatives stated that there were no open investigations for missing persons or abandoned vehicles.

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

  • Agency Name: Northern District ME Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Shane Chittenden
  • Agency Phone Number: 703-530-2600
  • Agency Name: N/A
  • Agency Contact Person: David Baldwin
  • Agency Phone Number: 757-683-8366
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: N1997-41248
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6303
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2036
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch - January 29, 1997

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