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Case File: 1921UMPA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: July 14, 2006
  • Location of Discovery: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Date of Death: 3 to 7 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 55-65 years old
  • Race: White and/or Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'3" to 5'7"
  • Weight: 130 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray, fine and wavy about 3-5 inches in length. Pulled into ponytail. Some thinning and frontal receding. Bushy goatee and mustache.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoos of "mirian" and "true love" with an arrow-pierced heart and an indecipherable banner over the lateral right upper arm. Tattoo of a heart and banner with "Elsie" on the volar right forearm. Tattoo of two birds and a heart with a blank banner on the lateral left upper arm.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Numerous layers of clothing including a striped multicolor pullover sweatshirt, black dress pants, black Coach belt (size 34), and a pair of women's white Nike Air Max sneakers (size 6).
  • Jewelry: Seven white metal rings, two white metal wrist bracelets, and two white metal watches.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's remains were found in the Delaware River by the United States Coast Guard near an area known as Penn Treaty Park, located at 1199 N. Delaware Avenue, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 2006.

    He appeared to be a homeless.

    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: 06-3048 (PD)
  • NCIC Case Number: U850018444
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #460
  • Former Hot Case Number: 619
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Pennsylvania Missing
  • Philly.com News Archive

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


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