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Case File: 1910UMPA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: January 8, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Charred/burned
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-35 years old
  • Race: White and/or Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 151 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red or auburn, tightly curled approximately one-inch in length.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced left earlobe. Tattoo on the left side of his chest of a heart with "one love inside."
  • Dentals: Available. Fillings present.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Samples submitted - tests not complete.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Charred remnants of a brown striped shirt.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Charred remnants of a green blanket.
  • Case History

    The victim was found wrapped and bound inside a mattress that was placed inside a dumpster and set aflame on the premises of a church called Iglesia DeCristo Missionera on 2400 North Orianna Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

  • Agency Name: Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Steve Olszewski
  • Agency Phone Number: 215-685-7445

  • Agency Case Number: 97-0122
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2686
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1526
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Pennsylvania Missing

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    Last Updated: 2/28/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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