| ||The Doe Network
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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
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.
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.
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
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.