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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 19, 2004
  • Location of Discovery: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Date of Death: At least one year prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35 to 45 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Tooth #32 (lower right wisdom tooth) impacted.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: mtDNA available in FBI NMPDD.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Green hooded sweatshirt (size large), blue St Johns Bay shirt (size large), blue work pants (size large), Fruit of the Loom underwear (size medium), white Pro Wing hi top sneakers (size 8).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    On August 19, 2004, the skeletal remains of the victim were found in the elevator shaft in a vacant Center City building. It was speculated that the man may have been scavenging for scrap and fell down the shaft. The skeleton was found partially submerged in water and buried under trash that filled about 1 1/2 stories of the shaft. The building, located at 2200 Arch Street, is the former Belber Building. It had been vacant for 15-20 years and, at the time the skeleton was found, was being converted to luxury condominiums. A construction worker was clearing the trash out of the elevator shaft when he came upon the remains.

    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: 215-823-7472
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 04-3518
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #5184
  • Former Hot Case Number: 313
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Pennsylvania Missing
  • Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office

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