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Date of Discovery: September 17, 1996
Location of Discovery: Dennison Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: Between September 3, 1996 and September 7, 1996
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Drug overdose
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 30-35 years old
Height: 5'9" to 6'0"
Weight: 170-200 lbs.
Hair Color: Black, short.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Possible scar, circular in shape, located just below and to the right of umbilicus. Toxicology report indicated the following drugs present in the victim's body: Ethyl alcohol, Opiate Cross- Reactives, Morphine (conjugated and unconjugated-morphine, heroin and/or codeine or derivatives) and Lorazepam(Ativan-Benzodiazepine/anti-anxiety). The victim may have been a drug/alcohol abuser.
Dentals: Available. Dental codes entered from NCIC charting only. Attempting to locate dental radiographs and examination records.
Fingerprints: Available in AFIS
DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT (ref #11-2089.1).
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Possibly black or blue Levi 505 denim jeans (size 36X34), black two-hole belt, white Christopher Hayes cotton brief underwear (size 34), and white tube socks. No shoes were located.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
On September 17, 1996, PennDot employees discovered the victim's body approximately 20-25 feet north of Interstate 80 west bound. The head of the victim was to the north and his feet to the south indicating that he was dragged to his final location.
The victim was clothed, except for a shirt, and partially wrapped in a multi-colored comforter. The victim's legs were bound with white nylon twine in the area of the knees.
Police said the man may be from New York or New Jersey.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Police - Troop N - West Hazelton
Agency Contact Person: Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit
Agency Phone Number: 570-459-3890
Agency Name: Luzerne County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 570-825-1664
Agency Case Number: ME: N1-429562
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #8923
Former Hot Case Number: 888
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Pennsylvania State Police
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