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Case File: 1886UMAR

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 12, 1983
  • Location of Discovery: Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1983
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 143 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, fine and 6" long with a mustache and beard 1 1/2" to 2" long.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Tooth #1 occlusive, #8 chip right toward cutting edge, #9 and #10 small caries mid liguinal dorsal, #15 cavity dorsal, #16 cavity mesial-tiny cavity occlusive, #17 occlusive cavity toward the buccal aspect, #19 decay-fragmented into two pieces-crown absent, and #30 small caries (block) occlusive dorsal.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT (ref #08-7786).
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Green calf-length ribbed socks, short sleeved Lord & Taylor polo shirt (size medium), Dickies blue denim jacket lined with red pile (size 40) and a label "made in Mexico," black belt with large brass buckle (size 39"), blue jeans (size 31x 32), and dark blue athletic type shoes with white side panels (size 10).
  • Jewelry: Silver ID bracelet with "Stg. A Co." inscribed on it.
  • Additional Personal Items: Blue handkerchief with a white butterfly pattern. Two-blade knife with a wooden handle; One blade is like a screwdriver with arc-like depression on dull edge. Papermate pen with a silver-like top and red bottom of barrel (complimentary from Richard E. Frank-Geiger Bros). A small buckle. A black comb.
  • Case History

    The victim was found floating in the Arkansas River by personnel at the Lock and Dam 13 Southend 4th gate on the west side. There is a possibility that he might have floated from Oklahoma considering that this location is only 4 miles from the Oklahoma and Arkansas state line. There are also several homeless camps close to the river.

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

  • Agency Name: Sebastian County Coroners Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 479-783-0630
  • Agency Name: Arkansas State Crime Laboratory
  • Agency Contact Person: Chris Edwards
  • Agency Phone Number: 501-227-5936
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 239-83
  • NCIC Case Number: U470023211
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2848
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1627
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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    Last Updated: 2/15/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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