Artistic rendering of the victim
Date of Discovery: May 2, 1983
Location of Discovery: West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas
Estimated Date of Death: Same day
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Pedestrian/auto accident
Estimated Age: 30-60 years old
Height: 5'6" (Measured)
Weight: 129 lbs. (Measured)
Hair Color: Black-gray, short with a mustache and beard.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Available. Upper dentures recovered.
Clothing: Blue coat, blue pants, T-shirt, brown and white shirt, jockey shorts, a black belt with a large gold-colored buckle with the word "Walt" enscribed, socks, and a brown shoe (right).
Jewelry: Gold-colored ring with a clear stone.
Additional Personal Items: A brown wallet containing $30.92 in cash. A small bible. Two pieces of paper with apparent names and numbers. A red cigarette lighter. A pack of Lucky cigarettes and Salem cigarettes.
The victim was walking in the middle of I-40 in the eastbound lane near the I-55 junction when an 18 wheeler driver tried to avoid him but struck him.
Agency Name: Crittenden County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Chris Edwards
Agency Phone Number: 870-735-5855
Agency E-Mail: chris.edwards(at)crimelab.arkansas.gov
Agency Case Number: 222-83
NCIC Case Number: U110023755
NamUs Case Number: 2907
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/14/16
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** Listed information may be estimated.