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1868UMKY - Unidentified Male

Reconstructions of the victim.

Date of Discovery: September 1, 1980
Location of Discovery: Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky
Estimated Date of Death: 4-8 months prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Homicide - Blunt force trauma to the back of the head

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 40-55 years old
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'8 to 5'9"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown, light to medium.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Evidence of a previous broken nose, left ankle, and foot. Possibly right-handed. May have suffered from arthritis. Possible evidence of poor nourishment and/or drug use.


Dentals: Available, victim had no teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None located.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

Partial skeletal remains of the victim were located on September 1, 1980 after flood waters receded on the Ohio River near Carrollton. On November 11, 1980, additional remains were found on the riverbank behind Kentucky Utilities Plant in Ghent. It is believed that both sets of remains may belong to the same individual.

In May 2017, a potential link between the remains and missing Constable George Hawkins was discovered. Hawkins disappeared in 1961 and is believed to have been killed by mobsters and bore a resemblance to the reconstruction of this victim.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Carroll County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Amy Burrows-Beckham
Agency Phone Number: 502-525-2306 or 502-852-5587
Agency E-Mail: Amy-Burrows(at)
Agency Case Number: 80-F-26

Agency Name: Kentucky State Police
Agency Contact Person: Lt. Jeff Medley
Agency Phone Number: 877-416-1226
Agency E-Mail: jeff.medley(at)
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 104
Former Hot Case Number: 200

Information Source(s)

Kentucky State Police
Local 12

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2013; Last Updated: 11/16/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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