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Case File: 1912UMPA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 27, 1997
  • Location of Discovery: Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: Unknown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'1" to 6'2"
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown but close-cropped or shaved. No facial hair.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Slim build. No apparent tattoos.
  • Dentals: Unknown
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Green Tommy Hilfiger T-Shirt (size XL), green Tommy Hilfiger slacks, a belt (size 32), and Ellesse sneakers (size XL).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    On Thursday, November 27, 1997, Thanksgiving Day, a woman visiting her boyfriend on the Bristol Township side of Neshaminy Creek was looking for birds through binoculars from her boyfriends house. She thought she'd spotted a heron on the other side of the creek, but realized what she saw were two sneakers among the rocks. Her boyfriend watched for a few minutes and, when the body didn't move, called the police.

    It was unclear how long the body was in the creek, but a policeman at the scene stated that it didn't appear that the man had been in the water for very long. Missing persons reports in the area were checked with negative results.

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

  • Agency Name: Bensalem Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Chris McMullin
  • Agency Phone Number: 215-633-3726
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 97-22513
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2242
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1552
  • 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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